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For Sale/Trade ..:: Fodera Camatillo Imperial MG 5 Elite ::..

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by brandinstroy, Dec 6, 2017.


  1. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Price:
    $9700.00
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm offering up my custom build V. Fodera and the team delivered to me a year ago. The only reason is I need the cash for an unforeseen expense. We have to move out of our place and find a new one immediately. With the housing shortage due to the flood here in Houston the demand has caused the market to raise. With that, I have decided to sell this amazing bass which I DO NOT WANT TO DO.

    Camatillo Imperial MG 5 Elite

    This MG-shaped Imperial 5-string was built for a direct customer (ME) in the U.S. and features a Chambered Walnut body, Alder tone block, and Ebony fingerboard. Tonally this bass is warm and punchy, with a deep, fat low end and clear, bell-like highs.

    This instrument also features a remarkable Camatillo solid top with intricate figure and sapwood!

    Specs for Camatillo Imperial MG 5 Elite

    Body Woods
    • Imperial MG
    • Walnut Body
    • Alder Tone Block
    • Camatillo Top (non-solid)

    Neck Woods
    • Ebony Fingerboard
    • 3-pc. Red Oak Neck
    • Abalone Dot Inlays

    Construction Specs
    • Birth Date - November 2016
    • Neckthrough Construction
    • 34" Scale Length
    • 5 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
    • 24 Frets (large frets)

    Electronics Options
    • Fodera / Pope 3-Band Custom Preamp
    • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
    • Matt G Control Layout

    Additional Photos can be seen here - Camatillo Imperial MG 5 Elite

    To have Fodera build one to these with the same specs would cost you nearly $12,500 plus shipping. Instant gratification and a substantial discount on what is very much a brand-new Fodera! $9,700 Shipped/Insured within the lower 48. Willing to meet for a local deal. TRADE ONLY FOR FODERA EMPEROR STANDARD 5 WITH PICKGUARD PLUS CASH please.

    OHSC (also as new) and Tools will all be included, as well as the signed Certificate of Authenticity from the partners.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
  2. bassicg

    bassicg

    Jul 24, 2006
    Muskegon, MI
    Your'e a mean man!.....This bass is mak'n me cry!:crying:
     
  3. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    It's making me cry putting it up on this board.
     
  4. JRN

    JRN

    Aug 4, 2010
    CO 80443
    Without a doubt . . . some fine bass porn, thanks! GLWTS
     
  5. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Yes, this bass is quite unique.
     
  6. Nine-and-three-Quarters

    Nine-and-three-Quarters Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Atlanta, GA Area
    Hey brandinstroy,

    Nice bass! I believe that would be considered a "non-solid top." Not solid. How much does she weigh? Also did you order with a thin/fast neck or standard profile?
     
  7. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    I pulled the text from their site.

    As far as weight it’s just under 10lbs. Neck is between the thin/fast and the standard.

    Thanks for asking
     
  8. Nine-and-three-Quarters

    Nine-and-three-Quarters Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Atlanta, GA Area
    Thanks for the response....Here’s what I saw when I click on the link you have. I copied this direct from Fodera.

    Specs for Camatillo Imperial MG 5 Elite

    Body Woods
    • Imperial MG
    • Walnut Body
    • Alder Tone Block
    • Camatillo Top (non-solid)

    Neck Woods
    • Ebony Fingerboard
    • 3-pc. Red Oak Neck
    • Abalone Dot Inlays

    Construction Specs
    • Birth Date - November 2016
    • Neckthrough Construction
    • 34" Scale Length
    • 5 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
    • 24 Frets (large frets)

    Electronics Options
    • Fodera / Pope 3-Band Custom Preamp
    • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
    • Matt G Control Layout


    It does appear to have a bit of sapwood on the edges of the Camarillo top but most of the middle appears to be the alder tone block.
     
  9. Soundworks

    Soundworks Supporting Member

    May 12, 2012
    Santa Cruz Mountains
    Sweet.

    I actually prefer non-solid tops — love that the bridge anchors to the neck directly — less compressed sounding to my ears. (Not to mention it’s visually obvious that it’s non-solid... unlike the chestnut elite in my avatar (also non-solid).)
     
  10. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Yes it is a non-solid top. Fix the original post to reflect that.

    All PMs responded to.
     
  11. Gorgeous!
     
  12. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Yes it is! And more importantly sounds impressively amazing.
     
  13. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Lets bring this back to the top
     
  14. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Bump with lower price at $9,700.00
     
  15. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Need to move this bass. Lets talk.
     
  16. That top wood grain is INSANE!!! If I had the money, this would be in Ohio by now. GLWTS
     
  17. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Thanks! And yes, the grain is unbelievably awesome! It really is beautiful. Not another like it I’ve seen.
     
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  18. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Adjustments made to this sale. Willing to trade for a Fodera Emperor Standard 5 with or without pickguard + cash. Let me know what you got.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
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  19. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    I may even entertain the idea of a 4 string Monarch PJ
     
  20. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Still available