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.