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No longer available Fodera Koa Imperial Elite Matt Garrison Shaped Custom - Amazing Top!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassballs27, Apr 4, 2021.


  1. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Price:
    $9000
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Fodera Imperial Elite MG Shaped 5 string Custom
    Here's the Fodera Newborn page:
    Koa Imperial 5 Elite MG Shape

    Specs
    -33” scale
    -Solid / Full Koa "Special Reserve" Presentation Grade top!
    -Walnut body
    -Alder toneblock
    -Ash neck
    -Ebony Fretboard with Ramp
    -26 frets
    -August 2014
    -Strung E to C, with a fresh set of Fodera Nickel strings (100 to 28)
    Note: Existing nut can accommodate B to G, but recommended using Fodera light 120 to 40 strings
    -Fodera / Mike Pope Custom Preamp
    -Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups under plastic pickup covers
    -Nut width is 1 and 7/8”
    -17.5mm string spacing
    -Weight 9.96lbs on my Rapala Fish Scale
    -D tuner on E string which works with a Low B (for Low A) too
    -Ships in Fodera Cedar Creek Deluxe Embroidered Logo Hard Case
    -Condition is excellent, but not mint.
    Light finish crack in the acrylic only at nut and at neck joint, both are shown in the pictures below.
    Barely noticeable and absolutely doesn’t affect playability or tone.
    The bridge shows some wear as this bass has been played!
    -The output on this bass is impressive for a neck through/elite Fodera, very lively and a joy to play!

    This bass sold for $12,500USD back in 2014 when it was built.
    Today, I'm sure, it would likely be worth more!
    For Sale - Fodera Koa Imperial 5 Elite/MG ** Reserve-grade UNSANE top

    My price is $9000USD with shipping included and payment via PayPal to the Continental United States or within Canada via FedEx Ground. International shipping available at a premium.

    As for trades, brands of high interest: Alleva Coppolo, Carl Thompson, Pete Hilton, and Wal.
    I'm interested in any string configuration (4, 5, or 6) in fretted or fretless and virtually any scale.
    I may not be opposed to a unique instrument or other brands not listed.

    Contact me via private message / start a conversation with me please include pictures and/or specs of your trade.

    Side note, if anyone is looking for a Fodera Deluxe Case, check out this link as I happen to have a spare:
    For Sale - Fodera Deluxe Cedar Creek Case

    Enjoy the photos!

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    These cracks are very common at the nut on a Fodera. I've owned a bunch and the picture makes it look worse than it really is:
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    Last edited: May 9, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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  2. KUETSUM

    KUETSUM Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Hong Kong
    Woooow
     
  3. Mik Walker

    Mik Walker Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 1999
    That's a beauty!
     
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  4. iMilanek

    iMilanek

    Nov 19, 2015
    OMG!!!!
     
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  5. Charlie Tuna

    Charlie Tuna

    Feb 21, 2005
    Key West, FL
    :drool: Speechless. GLWTS
     
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  6. Gnal

    Gnal

    Apr 22, 2014
    Your killing me! GLWTS

    Great TBer here folks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2021
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  7. Bogun

    Bogun Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    Seattle
    Incredible bass, awesome seller here!
    Wow that Koa!
    GLWTS
     
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  8. mgauction

    mgauction Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Absolutely beautiful! I previously had a rare MG 4-string in Chestnut but I'm happy with the one I got from you!
     
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  9. Marc Decho

    Marc Decho Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Quebec, Canada
    Ooooooooooo Eeeeeeeeee!!
     
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  10. RyanSaranich

    RyanSaranich Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2021
    Charlotte, NC
    Endorser of EBS Amplification, Neotech Straps
    Saw this one pop up on Reverb. Gorgeous. Can’t figure out how it hasn’t sold yet! I’d be interested......but I already have a Koa Fodera
     
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  11. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    And a video...
     
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  12. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Why not...

     
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  13. jaysbassspace

    jaysbassspace Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    Hoboken, NJ
    Wow. Drooooooollllling........
     
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  14. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Virginia
    Wow! :drool:
    This is the nicest I’ve seen.

    -ScottM
     
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  15. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
  16. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Change of plans this bass is off the market
     
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