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SOLD Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5 Stunning Top!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by honest abe, Oct 31, 2013.


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  1. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    I'm putting up this wonderful instrument for trade [DEL]or sale[/DEL]. It is a 2008 Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5 string with gorgeous presentation grade top, mahagony body, 35" scale maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. Although it weighs 10.1 lbs it is comfortable to play on a strap for long periods of time as it balances very well. It comes with original teardrop case in good condition. One of the case latches doesnt work but the bass is secured fine. [DEL]Asking $8,885.[/DEL] Now asking $7885 plus shipping through BLACK FRIDAY!

    Specs:
    35" scale neck with 24 frets
    Indian Rosewood fingerboard
    Mohagany body
    Buckeye Burl Top
    Weighs 10.1 lbs on trusty fishing scale
    Seymour Duncan/Fodera Custom Dual Coils Pickups
    Mike Pope 3 band pre plus tone control with switchable active/passive, single coil/humbucking, and mute



    Looking for only these basses plus cash:



    Alleva Coppolo 5

    Dingwall Super J 5

    Sadowsky Will Lee 5

    Marcus Miller 5

    Nordy 5

    Fodera Emperor Standard 5

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  2. drgroove111

    drgroove111 Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    trade value???
     
  3. slamsinger

    slamsinger Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Coventry RI
    Go get em socks!! Stunning bass
     
  4. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    Trade value is 9 grand. The bass is in 9.7 out of ten condition with only a couple of tiny dings on tip of headstock and and near the bottom straplock that won't show up in pics. Face and back of bass have no blemishes. The black hardwear shows a bit of fading on some edges. There is no discernable fretwear.
     
  5. Bump for a great guy to work with and n awesome Fodera. Best of luck bro!
     
  6. trujo777

    trujo777 Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Central Texas USA
    Free bump for a Very very Honest Abe man!
    Beautiful bass too. too bad I cant afford this baby ;)
     
  7. carlis

    carlis

    Dec 28, 2005
    What is the weight, please?
     
  8. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Isn't that the same scale you used for that "10 lbs" bluegill you caught?

    Incredible bass. Stunning, really. Can you tell more about how she plays for those of us whom have only admired Fodera's from afar?
     
  9. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    Well......she plays as good as she looks. This is clearly the most versatile bass I've ever owned in terms of useable sounds. It sounds like an amazing jazz (although more focused) in single coil mode and sounds very Rhodes like in humbucking mode. Playing with pickup positions reveals all sorts of gorgeous sounds. I rarely feel the need to even touch the 3 band eq. The neck plays super fast and light with no buzz. I'm just gravitate toward more traditional cosmetics right now.
     
  10. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Are you sure you don't need a custom Warwick Thumb NT 5? ? ?

    Surely you must!

    I cannot stop looking at this thread.
     
  11. capnjim

    capnjim

    Mar 13, 2008
    Would you trade for a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan? It was 28,000$ new......shirley it can't have depreciated that much!!! Gotta be worth, 17-18k?????
    Plus, I'll throw in my KC and the Sunshine band Casette! (Its actually stuck in the tape deck,,but still works and sounds fine!!
     
  12. Timbeat

    Timbeat

    Jul 3, 2012
    Sadosky usa
     
  13. jonno1707

    jonno1707

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    WOW bump for an amazing Fodera and one of the top sellers on TB...
     
  14. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Still stunning. Still here.

    Sunday night Bump
     
  15. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    I'm in the process of building a new home. I need cash to buy all new appliances and Black Friday is the best time to do it. For that reason I'm dropping the price $1000! Bass now for sale only at $7885.
     
  16. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    ...pending payment.
     
  17. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Good job Abe! Hope it pans out.
     
  18. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    ...shipped.
     

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