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SOLD Chambered Walnut Fodera Imperial Elite 5 String 33" MG Shape

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Damian Coccio, Apr 30, 2016.


  1. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    Price:
    9800
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I am selling my 5 string Fodera Imperial Elite Matt Garrison Shape with an insane Koa top and chambered walnut body. These are the same specs as my main bass and its a great sounding spec. Condition is very good, it's been well cared for, other than a couple of pencil point dings, this Fodera really is in amazing condition. The bass is essentially "broken in" - these instruments really open up over time, become more articulate & open. Great Koa sounds and looks amazing, but it is becoming very rare and harder for even Fodera to source.
    DSC01028. DSC01029. DSC01033. DSC01034.

    Vinny Fodera adding mojo:
    IMG_0037.JPG

    REASON FOR SALE

    Cash. I've listed this for sale two times before and lifted the ads because I
    couldn't part with it, but now I want to raise some cash and need to let it go.

    PRICE
    Current price with options would be almost $14K. You can see the price list here: http://fodera.com/content/FoderaPriceList2016.pdf
    (I was not a Fodera endorsing artist when I purchased this and paid full price.)

    Bass Club Chicago sold very similar bass used for $10,500 last year.

    Price does not include insured shipping.


    FODERA SPECIFICATIONS
    -Fodera Imperial Elite Matt Garrison Shape
    -RIDICULOUS 3D Presentation grade AAAAA flame Koa top
    -Ebony fingerboard with abalone inlays
    -33" scale maple neck (thin/fast) w/flame maple neck center
    -26 small frets
    -Drop D tuner
    -Ebony ramp
    -Ebony pickup covers
    -Chambered walnut body, ash tone block
    -Weight is ~10.2lbs
    -Fodera / Duncan dual coils, pope preamp.

    TONE!!!!
    This bass can get a bright articulate tone and also a really warm, smooth, thick tone that Fodera is famous for. The Bass is setup for E-C tuning, but can be changed to B to G if you prefer. In a B to G setup, the bass has deep punchy articulate lows.

    Used supportively, the bass has a powerful tone, punchy and rich with a nice low mid growl. The tones that can be achieved from the 33" scale are amazing, better than some 34" basses.


    PLAYABILITY
    Capable of ridiculously low buzz free action. If you like to run the action low, I challenge you to find a bas that can play lower. Effortless.

    VIDEO CLIPS

    Multiple Video clips on my YT Channel: Damian Coccio

    (Video Featured in No Treble & Bass the world)

    ALBUMS
    Something New Again: (on Threatening Return, Kalahari, Debajo de la Vina, Red, Sneaking suspicion)


    Waves of Spring: (on The Long Way, Upstate, Purple Dress, Persistence Effect, Eshericks Window)


    Trial By Light: (on all songs that aren’t fretless)


    PICTURES
    Fodera's newborn gallery: Flame Koa Imperial 5 Elite

    Thanks for looking. I am hoping it finds its way to a great home.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
  2. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Great playing and beautiful bass Damian! GLWTS!
     
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  3. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    Thank you much, I appreciate it!
     
  4. Amazing bass Damian
     
  5. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    Thanks Christian! Someones' going to get a beauty of a Fodera
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  6. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    This amazing Fodera is still available. I've had some some nice offers, but not quite where they need to be.
     
  7. Wallytrm

    Wallytrm

    Aug 26, 2013
    Moscow, Russia
    Such a great bass!!!! Good luck to you with the selling process ;)
     
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  8. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    Thank you, it's a special Fodera!
     
  9. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    Another price drop, for an amazing Fodera.
     
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  10. Damian Coccio

    Damian Coccio Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    USA
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Guitars
    Another clip of this Fodera Imperial
     
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