F-Bass BNF-5, beautiful flamed ash body with flamed maple center taper/ exhibition grade koa top, 5 piece flamed maple neck/ lined fretless ebony fingerboard, matching headstock and heel, F Bass deluxe gig case. 10 pounds, 7.1 ounces
List $8199. Please call for quote.
Fodera Emperor 5 Standard, 34” scale, 24 frets, medium weight ash body/ bi- colored flamed maple top, one piece hard rock maple bolt- on neck/ pau ferro fingerboard, Fodera dual coil pickups in black plastic covers, deluxe Fodera hardshell case.
Weight: 10 lbs, 3.8 oz
Selling price $5750.
*Notes about Emperor Standard 5 #36:
Fodera Emperor Standard 5 #36 is slightly denser/ heavier, and has a slight bit more compression, and excellent solidity. It’s low “B” is well defined with clear “form” and strong attack to the “body of the note.”
(from Fodera Guitars website)
EMPEROR 5 STANDARD
The Emperor 5 Standard (E5S) was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance we are capable of delivering based on our 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World.
By building just one configuration, with no options, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every E5S is built right here in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools.
For tone woods we use a mixture of ingredients that we feel works beautifully on virtually any gig…medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboards — all perfectly complimented by stunning 5A Bi-Color Flame Maple tops.
Rounding out the package is our Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and our own Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The E5S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation.
Fodera Emperor II Elite 5 string, 34” scale, “Specially selected” Presentation Masur Birch top with medium lightweight ash body, flamed maple tone block, 5 piece hard rock maple neck with bubinga stringers, premium CITES certified Brazilian rosewood fretboard with Fodera large frets, Mother Of Pearl block inlays, Seymore Duncan dual coil pick-ups with top matching wooden covers, Fodera / Pope preamp, Fodera deluxe hardshell case. Weight: 10lbs, 13oz
List price: $13,650
Call for selling price and further details!
This is one of the most comfortable, and ergonomic instruments that I have ever played. The detail, and level of workmanship is nothing short of superb. The forearm contour carve is perfect, and feels extremely comforting as you rest your right forearm against it in playing position.
The bass balances perfectly, and is surprisingly lighter in feel than the scale indicates. With just the right balance of responsiveness and solidity this instrument will evoke and translate any and every creative musical idea.
The fingerboard and frets are what we have come to expect from Fodera. This one if perfect, and playing at even very low action is clean, articulate, and controllable. If higher action is your preference this can deliver your desires as “near effortless” execution and maneuvering is the order of the day. This neck is just so comfortable. Not too thick… nor too thin.
Its voicing is clear, and round with excellent “down the center” tendencies that allow subtleties and nuances to emerge, but also remains “authoritative, and powerful.” Excellent articulation, and evenness from note to note, and string to string.
Appearance wise this is one spectacular “select” Masur birch top capping a most “organically” stunningly figured medium ash body.
All of the wood was expertly selected by Vinnie, and is cohesive, and complementary to this most sublime instrument.
Please contact Glenn for more of his impressions, and information.
Fodera Imperial 5 Richard Bona Signature, medium light weight ash body, exquisite olive wood top, swamp ash tone block, 3 piece maple neck/ birdseye maple fingerboard, ebony dot position markers, 34” scale, 24 frets, gold hardware, Duncan Dual coil pickups in matching olive wood cases, Fodera/ Pope preamp, 3+2 headstock, deluxe Fodera hardshell case.
Weight: 10lbs 4.8oz
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Fodera Matt Garrison Imperial Signature featuring the “Last of Fodera’s horse chestnut stock”
Walnut body/ horse chestnut top/alder tone block, 3 piece ash neck/ ebony fingerboard, 26 fret, 33” scale, Duncan dual coil pickups in ebony pickup covers, ebony finger ramp, Fodera/ Pope preamp, drop D tuner, Fodera deluxe hardshell case. Weight: 10 pounds, 5 ounces.
This is a select piece of horse chestnut that was put away, and “forgotten about.” It was recently discovered, and ABT is honored to make available this last of the MG Imperial Signatures with rare, and now “unavailable” horse chestnut top.
List price: $12,825.00, Call for selling price
Fodera Monarch Standard, ash body/ flamed “bi-colored” maple top, one piece hard rock maple bolt-on neck/ pau ferro fingerboard, 24 frets/ 34” scale, Fodera dual coils in black plastic cases/ Fodera Pope Standard 3 band preamp, Fodera deluxe hardshell case. Serial number M4S7
This bass is available now. Please call for additional details.
MTD Andrew Gouche Signature 5 string bass, alder body/ custom specification maple burl top, maple neck/ purple heart fingerboard, matching peg head veneer and truss rod cover, burgundy burst finish, MTD “A.G.” logo, dual toned (black and chrome) hardware, custom A.G. gauge/ Dean Markley SR2000 strings, MTD custom hardshell case.
Weight: 8 pounds, 8.8 ounces.
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This Andrew Gouche Signature 5 string was “cherry picked” from the selection available at NAMM. This is a stellar “specimen” of the state of the art of Michael Tobias’ mastery.
This is Andrew’s new signature model, and is the result of years of collaboration between him, and Michael Tobias. This particular bass was hand selected by ABT, and has tremendous punch, excellent evenness of volume from note to note, and throughout the entire range. If you love Andrew’s sound, and “vibe” this bass is as close to having it “built into it”… and remarkably, it’s there even when played thru a variety of amplifiers/ cabinets. Michael really “dialed this one in”.
MTD 534-24, Beautiful Highly Figured Ash Top / Ash Body, 34” scale ash neck / highly figured birdseye maple fingerboard, titanium reinforcement bars inlaid along the truss rod in neck, Luminlay side dots, body matching peg head veneer and truss rod cover. matching wooden control knobs, MTD “the World” Logo, MTD custom hardshell case.
Weight: 9lbs, 10.8oz. Serial #2318.
List Price: $7540. Call for selling price.
MTD 535-24, Spectacular Flamed Redwood Top / Ash body, 35” scale maple neck / Indian Rosewood fingerboard, Luminlay side dots, body matching peg head veneer and truss rod cover, matching wooden control knobs, MTD “the World” Logo, MTD custom hardshell case.
Weight: 9lbs, 7.8oz. Serial #2317.
List Price: $6830. Call for selling price.