SOLD BRW Fodera Emperor II Elite - YouTube Clips Included! - Looking for trades!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassballs27, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    This is a fantastic bass in every regard. Action and playability are second to none, Fodera definitely broke the mold with this one!
    Please see the videos below to see and hear this bass in action.

    Emperor II Elite 5 Specs:
    -Walnut Body
    -Flamed Maple Tone Block
    -100 year old BRW Top with Sapwood (Solid)
    -Highly Figured Macassar Ebony Fretboard
    -3-pc. Hard Rock Maple
    -Side dot markers with no inlays
    -Birth Year– 2007 (Known as the "real Fodera" era to some)
    -Neck-Through Construction (Elite)
    -35" Scale Length (Provides a really nice tight B)
    -5 String Configuration (19mm Spacing)
    -24 Frets (Large)
    -Capable of super low action and superior playability
    -Weight - 10.5 lbs

    Electronics Options:
    Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp with active / passive, dual / single coil, and on / off switches
    Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
    Emperor Control Layout
    Matching pick-ups covers in BRW with Sapwood

    Truss rod works beautifully and the way this bass is setup, it virtually plays itself! Comes with Fodera original hard shell case in excellent condition.

    I purchased this bass from The Bass Shop Seattle from Chad Beeler
    Fodera Emperor Elite II 5st. 2007 Brazilian Rosewood

    Here is the 2008 brother to my bass:
    Fodera Masterbuilt Emperor II 5 Elite 25th Anniversary Falcon #3 of 25

    Selling price is $9500 U.S.

    As for trades, I'm interested in 5 string fretted or fretless basses mainly, I might consider 4 string fretted basses too. Not interested in 6 strings thanks.
    Send in your trade suggestions.

    Brands of interest: Fodera, Alleva Coppolo, Wal, Vintage (Pre-CBS or CBS era) Fenders, F-Bass, Sadowsky, Carl Thompson, Ken Lawrence, etc. Send in your trade proposals, I may be open to other brands that what has been listed.
    Will consider a 2 for 1, 1 bass plus cash, or possibly 2 basses plus cash, but let me know what you have in mind by starting a conversation with me.
    Preference for cash coming my way.......


    More pictures can be viewed here:
    2007 Fodera Emperor II Slideshow by bassballs27

    And here are the specs direct from the Fodera database:


    After a lot of requests to hear this bass, here is a sample of my first EVER YouTube videos.

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017
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  2. zenok


    May 1, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
    Beautiful bass !
    But you are not interesting my Fodera haha
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  3. elkkid2

    elkkid2 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Rio Vista, Ca
    Wow. Stunned.
  4. Auslander77

    Auslander77 Guest

    Nov 19, 2015
    Asti, Itay
    PM'ed :)
  5. magichand

    magichand Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    holy mama ... this is insane ...
    Chris is a great guy to deal with .
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  6. Auslander77

    Auslander77 Guest

    Nov 19, 2015
    Asti, Itay
    A stunning bass from a serious seller. Come on Men!
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  7. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    Lol at game ending's a beautiful bass for sure...don't know what could compare with something like that...
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  8. carlis


    Dec 28, 2005
    The tone block looks alder to me. Whatever it is, the addition makes a perfect balance tonewise and lookwise...
  9. RussT

    RussT Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2012
  10. ursusaltered


    Feb 23, 2009
    Madison WI
    No offense intended, but if it's so game ending, why selling?
  11. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine | Marketing Manager- Trickfish Amplification
    gorgeous bass! I just have to ask, what does this mean? "one of those 'Real Foderas'"
  12. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    For those that remember Fodera back then and earlier as they grew.
    They're much more streamlined now then they were then.
  13. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine | Marketing Manager- Trickfish Amplification
    Gotcha. I remember back then, having followed them since the late 90's. Just curious what you were referencing.

    GLWTS, this bass is out of hand amazing!
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  14. BostonJazz72

    BostonJazz72 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2010
    Wow! Really amazing bass! GLWTS!
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  15. Amazing bass from a great dude to deal with.

    I still have the Matt Garrison I got from Chris a couple of years ago. Dude keeps his basses immaculate.

    This one is killer!
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  16. GHOST AT


    May 24, 2011
    I saw this bass in person pictures don't do it justice,somebody is going to be very happy!!
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  17. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    I've played the bass....sweet tone and great the beautiful elegant Brazilian that looks even better in person. Rare gem.
    Chris is also a great guy to deal with. GLWTS!
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  18. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    This is one of the most beautiful Foderas I've seen!

    All the best with the sale!
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  19. HI
    may i Pm you this afternoon?
  20. RamblerKW


    Sep 13, 2014
    Sick bass, BR is the only wood that could pry me away from carbon-fiber. GLWTS
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