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F/S: Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5-String

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


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  1. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    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.

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  2. zackthompson

    zackthompson Supporting Member

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    The top on that is stunning! GLWTS
  3. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks!

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

    gruvbob

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    Awesome!
  5. DannyBob

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    Why would you sell something like that?! It's beautiful...and I don't usually like Fodera's
  6. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    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!
  7. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

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    The top is awesome, and that walnut is insane. GLWS
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    I was just thinking the same.

    Beyond the figuring, the dark walnut and light maple top look killer together. Very cool contrast.
  9. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks all. It is certainly a beautiful bass! I'll be sad to let it go!
  10. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Make me an offer bump!
  11. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Exchange rate is favouring a US buyer at the moment! Make me an offer!
  12. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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  13. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Price Drop of sorts! The aussie dollar is tanking! $10KAUD is about $8800USD...
    Make me an offer!
  14. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Price drop bump. Looking for $8k USD.
  15. funkydanbass

    funkydanbass Supporting Member

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    Price drop bump. Now asking for $7500 USD!
  16. moorebass

    moorebass Supporting Member

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    Can't afford it, but I look at this ad every day. Beautiful bass and great price for a Fodera.
  17. funkydanbass

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  18. funkydanbass

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    Make Me An Offer Bump!
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