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No longer available Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Special - Mint, As New!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by crossover, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    New York
    Offering up my as new Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Special. Beautiful Transparent Black Burst, built within the last few months; I’m the sole owner from new. Immaculate condition and sounds every bit as good as she looks. I’ve had all three wood combinations of their Standard Classic series and while each were special in their own right. This one (ash/rosewood) has *it* in spades! Purchased the Tortoiseshell Pickguard (GORGEOUS!) prior to receiving; you will receive it (installed) and the original (Black) in the case, still with the plastic. Recently cleaned and oiled the fingerboard along with adding some new Fodera Nickel strings. She’s all set for her future owner - ready to bring some joy and versatility to your playing?

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    The beauty of the her true color and detail of the burst were so hard to accurately capture without the surrounding reflections of the finish.


    • Ash Body
    • 24-frets: PLEK’d Compound radius fingerboard
    • 3-piece Quarter-sawn hard rock maple neck
    • Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
    • Black Burst Gloss Finish, 3-Ply Tortiseshell Pickguard *(Original 3-Ply Black also included)
    • 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
    • Fodera Tear Drop case
    • Weight: 10.2 lbs

    Newly sold for $5850 + another $75 for the pickguard, plus shipping. Totaling nearly $6000; avoid the wait-time on a build and get a deal on what is very much a brand-new Fodera! $4960 Shipped/Insured within the lower 48. Willing to meet for a local deal. Paypal ok.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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  2. BCook

    BCook Supporting Member

    I have this duplicate bass - literally the next build, serial # 007 - and can 100% vouch for the world class sound and in-person beauty of the black burst. Seriously, I wouldn't trade mine for even one of the Fodera customs. Can't imagine why you'd sell this baby, but GLWTS - whomever gets this is getting a steal of a deal!
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  3. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    ... I can see you have great taste! ;)

    Thank you -moving forward, I'll be representing another luthier/company as an artist; selling my "other brands" (as they'd be played seldom to not) out of respect.
    Agreed - it's a nice discount in general, but being a bit more rare, and sounding this good! I know... what am I thinking?!
  4. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Nice bass! GLWTS!
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  5. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Thank you - that's surely a compliment with all the beauties you have, and have had!
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  6. Mr.Ace

    Mr.Ace Bass players rule!

    Sep 8, 2015
    Endorsed by Fusion ( maker of killer gig bags)
    I can vouch for this seller. Great guy, and 100% honest. If you’re thinking of pulling the trigger don’t hesitate. These basses are amazing.
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  7. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Thank you kindly; likewise sir!

    See, told you he was honest ;)
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  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Wow, what a cool colour/burst!

    These are the real deal. These are as good as the Customs IME.

    Great deal on a bass that is only a few months old...
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  9. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Thank you, and I agree with your observations/experience 100%... though I could be accused of being biased.
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  10. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    I should mention this bass has been put away since listing it and is awaiting a new owner. Come and get your new "dance" partner!
  11. macieq


    Nov 24, 2004
    Pretty :)
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  12. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Another one sold outside of the forum - I tried guys.

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