No longer available Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic - Alder Rosewood. E5SC - As New!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by crossover, May 8, 2021.


  1. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Price:
    $5200
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic - a tonal Swiss-army knife of a bass!
    Made and purchased in the third-quarter of 2020. I am the sole owner from new and she remains in immaculate condition.
    If you missed out on a Satin White finish or desire an abalone/MOP (position markers & butterfly logo), here's your chance as they are both now discontinued barring a Custom Build.


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    SPECIFICATIONS:
    • Alder Body
    • 24-frets: PLEK’d Compound radius fingerboard
    • 3-piece Quarter-sawn hard rock maple neck
    • Rosewood Fingerboard (+$150 option)
    • Satin White Finish (no longer available)
    • White Pickguard (plus a brand new extra Tort Guard - protective plastic still in tact)
    • 19mm bridge spacing
    • Fodera/Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
    • Fodera / Pope 3-Band Preamp
    • Controls: volume, pickup blend, tone, stacked bass/treble and midrange control. Spit coil & active/passive switches
    • Certificate of Authenticity, Tools and all Case Candy
    • Mono Vertigo M80 Series Case*
    • Weight: 9.4 lbs

    *This was provided by Fodera from new. Likely due to their standard case causing staining to the Satin White finish. Retail is of equal value.


    A new build with these options would total $6375 (+SHP and/or sales tax) with the extra pickguard. Avoid the wait-time, and get a substantial discount on what is very much a brand-new Fodera! $5200 + Shipping* within the lower 48. Willing to meet for a local deal. NO TRADES please. Paypal ok.

    *Shipping/Insurance at a lateral cost can be expected to run $85 - $130
     
  2. bassclef04

    bassclef04 Bass and Beyond! Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Nice!!
     
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  3. Joshua Tan

    Joshua Tan

    Feb 2, 2021
    Ugh! If only this was in a JJ setup! Nice bass! GLWTS
     
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  4. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Single Coil Mode + Preamp On with a slight Mid Cut; Blend and Tone controls to taste will get you there.
    Having the options and added flexibility with this setup is really convenient.
     
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  5. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Back up for sale- don’t miss out!

    Back off the market- you missed out!
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2021
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  6. Alan Onymous

    Alan Onymous

    Jun 12, 2021
    PMed!
     
  7. Randy W Lopez

    Randy W Lopez Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    Endorsing Artist-MESA BOOGIE
    Does this one have the flatter neck profile or the rounder P bass type of profile?
     
  8. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    I've had several of these and have yet to experience a profile I'd correlate to a P-Bass, though I understand where you're coming from.
    Profiles have differed from a production run as short as six months apart; it makes me wonder how close ones would be within the same run.
     
  9. Randy W Lopez

    Randy W Lopez Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    Endorsing Artist-MESA BOOGIE
    How about more of a D shape or a C shape when using the photo I provided?
    Also, 34 or 35" scale length?
    Thanks
     
  10. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Sorry, I should've been more clear. None of them were C-shaped, all (including this one) were variants of a D-shape profile; 34" Scale
     
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  11. WorktheWood

    WorktheWood Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    Really? I could be totally wrong in my describing of necks shapes as it relates to a letter, but every Fodera I've owned seemed more C shaped to me, with a skinnier shoulder carve than a D shape compared to the posted pic above.

     
  12. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    A very subjective question for sure; proof by opposing opinions from two members who've owned more than a few Foderas.
    I purposely avoid labeling C vs D (or carves in general) but wanted to try and answer @Randy W Lopez - a compound radius (as these have) further blur those lines.

    This chart confirms that we all likely know nothing ;)

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  13. WorktheWood

    WorktheWood Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    I agree, we all know nothing;) I've owned 35 or more Fodera's over the years and can say the necks aren't exactly consistent even within the same thing/fast or standard carves. I also don't like the letter description for neck carves. The compound radius refers to the fingerboard, not the neck carve.

     
  14. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Yes, I was referring to its impact in correlation to (the perception of) the carve.
     

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