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For Sale Fodera Emperor Deluxe - Koa/Alder Brazilian Rosewood/Maple. Immaculate - As New! *New Price*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by crossover, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    New York
    Offering up my Fodera Emperor Deluxe Bass. The comprised woods were selected and masterfully crafted by the maestro himself, Mr. Vinny Fodera! Tonally rich, and wonderfully complex, if this bass had a name, it’d likely be Mojo.

    • 34” Scale
    • Alder body
    • Flamed Koa Top/ Spalted Maple Back
    • Matching headstock
    • 24-frets: PLEK’d Compound radius fingerboard
    • 3-piece Quarter-sawn hard rock maple neck
    • 100 year old Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
    • 1.54” Nut width
    • 19mm bridge spacing
    • Fodera Custom 3-band preamp (V/T, Bl & B/T, M). Coil Split, A/P and Mute (switches)
    • Fodera Tear Drop case
    • Weight: 9.1 lbs

    B8982707-00B5-41E6-BD00-F9497AAC1FC5. 25564EF3-EE0A-4361-A950-C0DAF6E3FB07. DD11B51A-D0D9-414A-94D5-CCECC21CAE7D. 4BB33245-AEED-444A-9671-ED36943A688B. BDEE83AB-67DD-469B-B827-2BDC278D4508. 233427AE-F316-4C82-8CA6-AB126879B7A8. 411E5A65-AE45-4EE3-BC2E-42D52BC49FD3. 01052E9D-7A4E-41BD-9BB4-03F724D2DCAB. 4626DF60-E46B-4887-99B5-7437EE94B92D. D23662AE-604E-43C0-B0C8-9761B79BE6B4. 00FF23D5-4062-4898-807E-0A8E9CB01AF6. B1C95069-F4AA-41BA-9CBD-E0D692D03C08. DD167654-9B30-44E0-ABE2-7ED774F605A4. 00F2B38B-B327-47ED-A119-23D33BF61569. D5FC8A97-9981-49DC-A409-08369EDCED4B.

    Selling new this build would run in in excess of $11,000+ SHP/INS, and not likely to be tonally duplicated. Get this masterpiece at $6500 Shipped/Insured within the lower 48. NO TRADES* and low-ball offers will be kindly ignored. Please PM with any inquiries. Willing to meet for a local deal. Paypal ok.

    *Only exceptions: 24-fret BN5 / VF5, or a BN6 (either +cash), but must be mint
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
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  2. What year was this built?
  3. greykatz

    greykatz Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    OMG!!! I am weak in the knees!!! It possibly one of the most beautiful basses I have ever seen!!!!!!!
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  4. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    2008 - was back to Fodera in 2016 for PLEK Service and inspection... she could pass for new!
  5. Kevin Teed

    Kevin Teed

    Mar 8, 2013
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  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
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  7. greykatz

    greykatz Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    inspecting the bridge pic, can these strings be moved closer together and not compromise the pups ability to pick up the string vibe? Can you tell me , I know it is subjective, how the bass plays and sounds unamplified? Thank you so much!!
  8. greykatz

    greykatz Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    It also appears to have a tone plate front and back, am I correct? if so, what are the tone plates? Thank you again!
  9. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Answered all of your questions by PM as to keep the thread/listing tidy.
  10. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Now, $6500 - need a new favorite bass?
  11. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Any pics of the whole bass?
  12. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    I don’t have any at the moment, but I can certainly take a couple to post when I’m back home later tonight.
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  13. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Whole bass photos, front & back:

    BF74D73F-BA91-4FEF-B8C3-FADEE878A0A1. EE15BC55-8D47-49E0-8FED-8AD3DEA81EE7.
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  14. movinngruvin


    Feb 21, 2005
    Key West, FL
    Amazing looking bass...I think it's time to start a TB layaway program. ;)
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  15. greykatz

    greykatz Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    It is just the best looking bass I have seen in a long time!! I am seriously thinking about this one!!!!
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  16. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Bump because if some more-deserving person does not buy this thing, I am going to mortgage my ex-wife's house to get it! ( seriously, GLTWS )
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  17. GHOST AT


    May 24, 2011
    70s pickup spacing?
  18. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Yes :thumbsup:
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  19. I was just going post the same comment.
    If I had 6500.00 laying around,
    I would be in the car going to pick it up instead of sitting on my couch totally jealous of whomever gets this bass.
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  20. purpleflyhunter


    Feb 11, 2005
    Excellent seller here folks and fine person, to boot!

    I’ve done an expensive (to me, at least) transaction on one of his other basses and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

    Buy with great confidence!
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