Fodera Imperial 5 Elite 5-String Bass (2009)
We offer this top-quality hand-made Fodera Imperial 5 Elite. This is a 5-string bass built in the Fodera shop in Brooklyn, NY in March of 2009. It has only been lightly played and remains in excellent, near-mint condition. It is of neck-through construction and features a beautiful bird's-eye Maple top with matching headstock overlay, lovely dark black Ebony fretboard, and Walnut body wood. The bass features 3 band e.q., coil tap switches and dual volume knob with a collar that controls the second pickup. We believe the pickups to be Fodera Duncan dual coils. These features allow this instrument to create a rich array of sound shapes and tones making this bass great for both live playing and for recording.
Comes with its original hard Fodera case.
A bit on Fodera excerpted from their website:
Fodera Guitars was established in 1983 by Vinny Fodera, a skilled custom guitar builder and Joey Lauricella, a professional bass player. Together, they set out on a mission to build distinctive, handmade instruments that played effortlessly and allowed artists to achieve tonal nuances unavailable from any other instrument on the market. Ever since opening the doors of its first small shop in Brooklyn, NY, Fodera Guitars has established itself as one of the most highly sought custom guitars in the world. Today, musicians travel from around the globe for Fodera custom bass and solid-body electric guitars. Every craftsperson at Fodera is passionately committed to meticulous handwork and detail. Fodera Guitars is also proud to offer one of the largest selections of premium tone woods in the world.