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No longer available Fodera Emperor Laurel burl top - One of a Kind!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Latinbass, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    New Jersey
    This is a beautiful 2012 Fodera Emperor deluxe in excellent ++ condition that I acquired in a trade deal. This bass has a ridiculous low action, it is easy to play, a thunderous low end with a killer finger and slap tone.

    I including the newborn page below for a more detailed description and clear pictures.

    Laurel Burl Emperor 5 Deluxe - Fodera Burl

    Emperor 5 Deluxe

    One-of-a-kind Emperor Deluxe
    35" Scale 22-fret Dovetail neck (5-piece construction Ash with Ebony stringers)
    Birdseye Maple FB with 19mm spacing
    Presentation Grade Chilean Mountain Laurel Burl top
    Walnut body
    no tone block
    Birth Date: April 2012
    Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
    Fodera Dual Coils
    Emperor Control Layout
    Weight is 10.3 lbs

    Will ship with a Fodera Standard Case

    TRADES ACCEPTED: Trade offers must include cash
    No trades of equal value please!

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
    TolerancEJ, jsxtal, DrZ and 12 others like this.
  2. rashrader


    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
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  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I would be too afraid to play something that nice.
    bassicg and Reedt2000 like this.
  4. RhynoRock


    Dec 19, 2012
    Fredonia, NY
    Definitely something I'd keep at home. Holy smokes.
  5. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Tom7, BassQ and alzabass like this.
  6. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    That’s an amazing built! :thumbsup:

    ...but it’s very difficult to capture its beauty so future owner, get ready to be stunted! :)

    bassman06 and Fred312b like this.
  7. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Everything Al has mentioned about this is 100% correct.
    As a previous owner, it does not disappoint in any way shape or form.
    All you have to do is...BUY IT! :)
    jsxtal, bassicg and Latinbass like this.
  8. phephron

    phephron Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Owning a Fodera Monarch Deluxe with The Chilean Laurel Burl, all I can say is that picture don’t even come close to the beauty of this wood.
    Granted, its not the beauty of the wood that creates the sound, but we all know that Fodera does not disappoint when it comes to sound and tonal versatility.
    The Laurel Burl is extremely difficult to come by making this bass an exceptional value.
    bassicg and Latinbass like this.
  9. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Great seller and beautiful bass! Very nice...
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  10. Grassman42


    Nov 5, 2018
    Hey. It is very rare to find a bass with a ash-tree, you yourself ordered with such specifications, if so, what caused such a decision. I mean, for some reason, the producers of bass usually do not make the ash vulture, as for me, very much in vain.
  11. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    still available!
  12. Wowzer!! I can also see a cute beaver with his arms on his hips in the middle of that amazing burl :)
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  13. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    More demos with this bass:

  14. dabass

    dabass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Killin me!!!

    Unreal bass!! Awesome TBer here ladies and gents!!!
  15. jsxtal

    jsxtal Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Ft. Worth
    What trades are you thinking?
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  16. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    You can PM me details of what you got.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  17. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    Please no trades of equal value - will only accept trades + Cash. Thank you!


    Oct 13, 2011
    This was 34....the bass would be at home...
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  19. Latinbass

    Latinbass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Northern New Jersey
    Although it is 35” scale, it’s very comfortable to play. I go back and forth between 34 and 35 with no problem .
  20. More or Les

    More or Les Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2014
    Long Island, NY
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