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SOLD FS: Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Matt Call, Oct 11, 2013.


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  1. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    This is a phenomenal instrument that I'm just not playing. I find myself gravitating to Fenders 4-strings 99% of the time, so this one has (unfortunately) spent plenty of time in it's case.

    About the bass:

    I am the original owner and purchased the bass from Planet Bass in Maple Grove, MN. It was built in July of 2011. It sounds incredible, plays incredible, and looks like a million bucks.

    The details:

    - Fodera Emperor 5 Deluxe
    - Extended Low B Headstock
    - Buckeye Burl Top
    - 34" scale
    - Indian Rosewood fingerboard and pickup covers
    - Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
    - 3 piece hard rock maple neck
    - Walnut body
    - Fodera/Pope preamp
    - Fodera Custom Shop Case

    Here's a link to the bass on Fodera's newborn gallery: http://www.fodera.com/Main/NewBornDetails.aspx?FeaturedItemID=213

    With the exception of a small ding in the back (see photos), the bass is the same as the day I got it.

    Edit: While taking pictures of the bass, I noticed what appear to be cracks in the finish. They seem to follow the pattern of the wood. It may just be me being paranoid. They're shown in the photos.

    I'm asking [DEL]$8300 shipped, obo[/DEL]. TRADED


    Pictures are here: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/opaquebass/library/Talkbass Stuff/Fodera?sort=3&page=1

    IMG_0316_zps76d1159b.
     
  2. ctufankjian

    ctufankjian

    Sep 28, 2007
    Vermont
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    Jesus Christ that's a nice bass
    :D
     
  3. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    Got dang.
     
  4. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    That's possibly the nicest buckeye top I've seen on a Fodera... beautiful bass!
     
  5. ctufankjian

    ctufankjian

    Sep 28, 2007
    Vermont
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    Agreed, that's private reserve stuff right there.

    :D
     
  6. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    Easily one of the nicest Emperors I have seen in some time! Great tonewood combination... The Walnut bodied Foderas simply slay!

    Best,

    Mike
     
  7. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    All i can say is wow. Just ... wow.
     
  8. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    The Fodera write up on the newborn page for this bass is awesome.

    They're geeking out over how cool this one is :) that's a good sign.
     
  9. ctufankjian

    ctufankjian

    Sep 28, 2007
    Vermont
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    I'm disgusted with envy
    :D
     
  10. Lugzy

    Lugzy Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    London, UK
    Man, this is one of my top 10 favourite Fodera basses. Stunning bass, I believe they (Fodera) named it the Chocolate bass..If only I had the cash!

    Good luck with the sale.
     
  11. rbutler2

    rbutler2 Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Wow Matt, didn't know you were the owner of this bass. I got the chance to play this at Planet Bass.. All things considered. .. It's the single nicest 5 string fretted bass I've ever played. Someone is going to be very happy.
     
  12. Really? :D :bassist: :hyper: :ninja:


     
  13. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    This one is headed to Reno!
     
  14. portraitoftracy

    portraitoftracy Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    AKA Danny Rocha....
     
  15. Be cool Ari Gagne :D
     
  16. ctufankjian

    ctufankjian

    Sep 28, 2007
    Vermont
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    That's going to be one hell or a NBD. Might want to have someone keep an eye on you in case things get too crazy.;)
     

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