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For Sale/Trade Curly Walnut Fodera Imperial MG Shape 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassballs27, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:28 PM.

  1. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Here we have a rather impressive Imperial that defies it specs!
    I may keep this one, but wouldn’t be opposed to a sale or trade at this time.

    Here is the newborn page:
    Curly Walnut Imperial MG 5 Bolt-on

    Highlighting some interesting traits and added details:
    -2017 build
    -Curly Walnut top
    -35” scale
    -1 and 3/4” nut width
    -19mm string spacing
    -Weighs 10.18 lbs on my Rapala Fish Scale
    -Pickup in Lincoln Goines Position which 2 and 3/16” from the bridge (Lincoln position has a slightly more lower mids as opposed to 60s which is 1 and 3/4” from the bridge. So a little less bark but more P bass like to sit nicely in the mix)
    -Nice Flatsawn Bacote Fretboard
    -Roasted Ash body (much preferred to my ears over regular ash)
    -Red oak neck for some more upper mids and a comfortable profile! :)
    -Fodera Active Preamp (3 Pots Bass, Mid, Treble) and Passive Tone knob is inside the control cavity
    -Volume knob is push / pull for active passive so you can set a different active eq and switch back to passive with the preset passive tone)
    -Original Volume know has been changed to an African Blackwood knob which was made by F-Bass (Sorry but I don't have the original knob from Fodera)
    -Condition is very good, some marks on the front of the bass that look worse in light than they actually are.
    For a bass that sounds like it does of course it’s been played! This is no museum piece.
    -Ships in premium Fodera case (these are around $400USD now!)

    Asking price is $8000USD with shipping included within Canada or to the United States via FedEx Ground and payment via PayPal. International shipping possible at a premium.

    As for trades, interested in some more unique builds with nice woods! Fretted or fretless, 30” to 38” scale. 4, 5, or 6 strings! I like them all and play them all! Brands of high interest are Alleva Coppolo, Dingwall, Carl Thompson, Fodera, Wal, Hilton, Ken Lawrence, Fbass, Sadowsky, MTD, etc.

    Something I thought I'd mention that this Imperial offers that all the neck through elite models won't, you could easily get Fodera to build a fretless neck for this bass...and you'd have two styles of instruments in one bass. :)

    I've thought of adding piezo pick-ups in the bridge as well...could be a fun upgrade. Mods can easily be done but I like this bass just as it is. Thought I'd spark a vision for someone else that may take this instrument to another level if they wanted to. :)

    Enjoy the pictures...this one is a beauty!

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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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  2. sfbabali


    May 11, 2009
    That 12th fret!!!
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  3. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    WOW, indeed! :drool:
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