This used, in excellent condition 2017 NAMM bass was built with the body shape of the original Contrabass, Anthony Jackson’s first signature Fodera. While the shape was later replaced with Anthony’s Presentation and Presentation II hollow-body, the AJ Contrabass shape remains a memorable piece of Fodera’s legacy. The instrument features a Mahogany body, Swamp Ash tone block, and Bocote fingerboard. Bocote is not a common fingerboard material for us, but it is dense and similar to Ebony in tone. Combined with the other woods on this creates a rich and punchy tone with a powerful, low end, aggressive, growling mids, and crystal-clear highs.
To go along with the “old-school” Fodera vibe of the AJ Contrabass body shape, this build features a hand-rubbed oil finish, as well as a gorgeous Flamed Mango solid-top and a Bocote wood and Mother of Pearl butterfly!
• AJ Contrabass
• Mahogany Body
• Ash Tone Block
• Flame Mango Top (solid)
• Bocote Fingerboard
• 5-pc. Maple Neck w/ Ebony Stringers
• Blank Inlays
• Neckthrough Construction
• 34″ Scale Length
• 5 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
• 24 Frets (large frets)
• Fodera / Pope 4-Band Standard Preamp
• Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
• Standard Control Layout