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SOLD F/S: Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5-String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by funkydanbass, Jan 1, 2014.

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  1. Up for sale is my beloved Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5 String bass. I am the original and only owner. The bass is in exceptional condition with no dings or scratches.
    The only sign of age is some very light fading on the bridge / hardware. (Nothing that a good polish couldn't fix). The maple / walnut spec is a rare Fodera combination that delivers an amazing tone!

    Specs are as follows:

    Birth Year: Late 2007
    Model: Emperor Deluxe 5 String
    Top Wood: 5A Quilted Maple
    Body Wood: Walnut
    Fingerboard Wood: Birdseye Maple
    Neck: 3 Piece Maple
    Neck Joint: Dovetail
    Scale Length: 35"
    Strings: 5 - 19mm Spacing
    Frets: 24
    Hardware: Gold
    Pickups: Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
    Pickup Covers: Black Plastic (Exposed Poles)**
    Preamp: Fodera / Pipe Custom Shop 3-Band (Pre 2010)
    Deluxe Fodera Hardshell Case

    *Bass originally shipped with black plastic preamp controls. Bass now has matching gold preamp controls. Will ship with original black plastic controls too.
    **Bass will ship with spare set of Fodera Black Plastic pickup covers, (non-exposed poles).

    Bass is located in Melbourne, Australia.

    An identical bass ordered today with these specs would list at $10K USD.

    Emperor = $8,150
    Quilt Top = $750
    Maple FB = $500
    Duncans = $600

    Total = $10,000

    [DEL]I'm looking for $10K (Australian Dollars), which works out roughly at $8,915USD at todays exchange rate, (www.xe.com). [/DEL]
    Price Drop to sell. Buyer to pay shipping.
    [DEL]Looking for $8000USD. [/DEL]Now asking for $7500 USD!
    Not interested in Trades.






  2. zackthompson

    zackthompson Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    The top on that is stunning! GLWTS
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  4. Thanks!

    FYI to all, not interested in trades. Thank you.
  5. gruvbob


    Aug 12, 2004
  6. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    Why would you sell something like that?! It's beautiful...and I don't usually like Fodera's
  7. I have two Fodera's that are more similar in tone than they are dis-similar...
    Lots of money to have tied up in just two instruments, so I'm hoping to turn this into 2 or 3 other basses that will diversify my tonal arsenal...

    Will definitely be hard to let it go though, that's for sure!
  8. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008
    The top is awesome, and that walnut is insane. GLWS
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    It's the %@#&ing Catalina Wine Mixer!
    I was just thinking the same.

    Beyond the figuring, the dark walnut and light maple top look killer together. Very cool contrast.
  10. Thanks all. It is certainly a beautiful bass! I'll be sad to let it go!
  11. Make me an offer bump!
  12. Exchange rate is favouring a US buyer at the moment! Make me an offer!
  13. Price Drop of sorts! The aussie dollar is tanking! $10KAUD is about $8800USD...
    Make me an offer!
  14. Price drop bump. Looking for $8k USD.
  15. Price drop bump. Now asking for $7500 USD!
  16. moorebass

    moorebass Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Can't afford it, but I look at this ad every day. Beautiful bass and great price for a Fodera.
  17. Make Me An Offer Bump!

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