This Emperor Standard came from that great batch Fodera made initially. I can understand why some players who played customs picked these up because in many cases they outshined the much fancier ones! Many people know I'm not a fan of pau ferro, but man this particular bass has me second guessing that distinction! Fodera definitely makes great stuff. This is a very reliable and cutting bass for sure! And as I indicated this bass as being one of the good ones....people always ask, then why would you let go of this bass? Simple reason....in order to get something good....you need to offer something good! Weight is 9.25 lbs on my Rapala Fish Scale 19mm String Spacing 1 and 7/8" Nut Width Pau Ferro Fretboard Beautiful Flame Maple Top Ash body Gold hardware Mike Pope Standard 4 Band EQ - Boost and Cut! Ships with Fodera Standard Case Selling price is $5000 U.S. shipped to the USA (Lower 48 States) or within Canada. International shipping available at a premium. Trade Brands of high interest: Alleva Coppolo, Wal, Carl Thompson. I may consider other brands, but I will be VERY picky. I'm only interested in 4 or 5 string basses. 34" Scale prefered, but will consider other scales. No 6 strings please or basses strung with High C's. Will consider fretless too. I will consider a bass plus cash or possibly trade for a preamp, amplifier, or bass cabinet. Preference for all tube and sealed cabs. Let me know what you have.