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SOLD FS - 2012 Fodera Richard Bona Imperial Elite

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by crossstick, Jan 24, 2014.

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  1. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    2012 Fodera Richard Bona Imperial Elite $9500USD - REDUCED $8999 Shipped Worldwide (from Australia).

    • Birth Month: June
    • Birth Year: 2012
    • Model: Richard Bona Signature Imperial 5
    • Top Wood: Olive
    • Body Wood: Ash (Swamp Ash Tone Block)
    • Fingerboard Wood: Birdseye Maple
    • Neck Wood: 3-pc. Hard Rock Maple
    • Neck Joint: Neck-Through
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Strings: 5 (19.0mm spacing)
    • Frets 24 (Large)
    • FB Inlay: Ebony Dots
    • Pickups: EMG 40 J
    • Preamp: Fodera / Pope Custom Shop 3-Band
    • Control Layout: Emperor / Imperial Layout

    Unique Features
    It's been Richard Bona Imperial Month here at the shop -- three of them in as many weeks.* Of course each one of them is one of our babies and bringing them into the World probably gives us at least as much joy as our customers (hopefully) get when playing them.

    In many of our builds the top wood plays a fairly small role in the overall tone of the finished instrument.* Not so with a Bona Imperial.* The density and weight of Olive wood adds some definite brightness to the overall mix.


    Bass is 100% Perfect Condition, not a single mark or scratch on it. Has not been gigged with and has only been used in a smoke free studio. Comes in original fodera case with all paperwork and accessories.

    Will ship out from Australia through DHL Express to anywhere in the world, 3-5 business day transit time (unless customs hold it up), US buyers won't have to pay import duties (as it's made in the US) but other countries outside Australia and the US probably will.

    Price is firm, only possible trade i'd consider would be a Jerzy Drozd 33" Oracle with 17mm spacing. Preferably 6 string but would also consider a 5 string. I will give you a fair price on trade for the right bass. NO OTHER TRADES !!!!!

    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014
  2. Classic5


    Mar 31, 2002
    I am speechless.
  3. AforB


    Jan 26, 2011
    Leo makes an earthquake... GLwts man, awesome foderass...:bassist::bassist:
  4. im2jazzc4you


    Oct 29, 2010
    Holllyyyy... :eek: :eek: :eek:
  5. warrior5st


    Oct 12, 2013
    a work of art
  6. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    My personal opinion is this is the best looking Fodera, i know there are lots of really fancy tops out there but there is something about this one. Maybe because it looks exactly like it sounds, Warm and buttery.
  7. asbs


    Oct 11, 2010
    When I ordered my Fodera, I realy wanted the same top....But no more...
    Awesome bass
  8. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    If you have an Oracle you wish to trade could you include the specs in the first PM you send me, that way i can let you know straight away if we should continue discussions or not.

    Just makes it a little easier and time saving.
  9. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley

    My question is, why would you want to sell this bass, this bass looks like it has everything- looks,craftsmanship,& most important tonal ecstasy, what more could you want.
    Believe me if I had the funds I would be buying this bass from you.
  10. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    Each bass plays and sounds different, it's not about technically the best built bass, it's just about the right bass for me, could be a $1000 bass, who knows.
  11. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Great wood combination on this one. Good luck with the sale crosstick!
    Jacob Ackerman likes this.
  12. Beautiful! I didn't know there was another one in Australia... Maybe not for much longer!
    Good luck with the sale!
  13. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
  14. jsb22257


    Mar 23, 2010
    PM sent, I have Jerzy Drozd Prodigy Limited 6 strings>
  15. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    There's quite a few Fodera owners here, i think like me we're all just worried our basses will get pinched if to many people know.

    Closet Fodera owners. :bag:
  16. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    bump :)
  17. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    Sold pending payment.
  18. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    And eCheque bounced, back on the market.
  19. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    Just an update of trade, not looking for any now, just chasing a sale.
  20. crossstick


    Dec 19, 2009
    Going to give this one a bump, would also be interested in Alleva Coppolo J's, preferably 4 string but will look at 5's as well.

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