Big price drop!! Now asking $4400 shipped in the US
This is a 1995 Fodera Emperor 5 bolt-on in great condition.
Body wood is white ash with a curly ash top. It seems to go from a quilt at the neck end to a flame at the bridge. Beautiful birdseye maple fingerboard. Mike Pope preamp with Lane Poor pickups. Apparently the original Lane Poor pickups were replaced, probably with Seymour Duncans though I haven't been able to confirm that yet
Included are two custom made ramps. These were mounted with double sided tape and I've removed them. In doing so I discovered the only issue with this bass. There is some discoloration from where the ramps were mounted, primarily between the pickups. I don't think this is due to the adhesive, I think it's because the ramps were presumably mounted a long time and the area outside the ramp has yellowed somewhat. It looks to me like a center section on a neck-thru and never bothered me but it's there and I feel I've reflected that in my price. Of course if you like having a ramp then it won't bother you at all!
There is some slight tarnishing on the tuners.
Bass sounds and plays as you would expect from a Fodera.
Comes with a OHSC that's seen some bumps and bruises but protects the bass well.
I'm asking $4900 shipped in the US. Not really looking for trades but you can ask. It would have to be something really special and involve some cash from you
Lots more pics here