I am selling this ONLY because I just repurchased my 2003 Ken Lawrence Brase I that I very foolishly sold and have been kicking myself ever since. I HAD to buy it to prevent the heartache and bruises I caused myself (my Wife is laughing at me!) The bass is amazing and is in excellent condition - almost new! Never abused, played by a little old guy only in churches - you know the story. Yes, I do only play in churches. Now, for the meat of the ad- Specs from the Fodera website. Medium-Weight Ash 1-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck / Pau Ferro Fretboard 2-Tone 5A Flame Maple Top Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils 34" Scale, 24 Frets, 5 String Black Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge and Tuners ($150 upcharge) Fodera / Pope 4-Band Upgraded Preamp (dual Mids) Fodera teardrop case included Emperor 5 Our Emperor Standard bass guitar model blends the aesthetics, tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera. By building just one configuration, with no options, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Based on our acclaimed Monarch Standard, the Emperor Standard was designed using a combination of tone-woods that works beautifully on virtually any gig and playing situation with the added range of a tight and responsible low-b and our ergonomic Emperor body shape. Hand-selected, medium weight ash bodies with 5A flame maple tops matched with our incredibly stable, 3-pc quarter-sawn hard rock maple necks with Pau Ferro fingerboards, delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic palette. It also offers a 24-fret, compound-radius fingerboard, providing the effortless playability Fodera has become known for as well as the powerful sustain and resonance from our fully adjustable, custom designed, bell-brass bridge. The Emperor Standard features a set of our Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. Designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, our passive Dual Coil pickups were designed to provide a punchy and focused tone with a natural and smooth upper midrange. Compared to an active soapbar style pickup, the tone is warmer and more organic. Wired in parallel, these pickups offer a noise-free, single-coil sound with added body and weight yet come with the added flexibility of full single-coil operation providing the snap, warmth, and mid-range punch of classic single-coil jazz bass pickups. Designed for optimal performance, our 3-band Fodera/Pope preamp offers an incredibly low noise flow, a very musical sounding EQ, and active/passive operation for the utmost reliability and flexibility whether you’re on stage or in the studio. Together, these electronics let you tailor your tone, from deep and round to bright and punchy and everything in between. Every Emperor Standard bass guitar is hand-crafted right here in our Brooklyn, New York shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and materials as our Custom basses. View attachment 3860989 View attachment 3860990 View attachment 3860991 View attachment 3860992 View attachment 3860993 View attachment 3860995 View attachment 3860996 View attachment 3860997 View attachment 3860998 AND NOW, the details. I will only sell this bass going to a lower 48 state address in the USA (I got ripped off on a sale to Canada). The price is firm and I will pay for shipping and will accept PayPal. Let me know if you have questions - FWIW, I have a lot more pictures but they are bigger than TalkBass allows.