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Fodera - Emperor 5 Standard - Figured Walnut

SKU: 742867 Model: EMP5-FW
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Fodera - Emperor 5 Standard - Figured Walnut
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Price: $7550

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Emperor Standard Classic

The Emperor 5 Standard Classic features the very best of over 30 years of building experience in an instrument that blends the tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera with a more traditional look that will be at home on any stage. This model features a hand-selected alder or ash body, quarter-sawn 3-piece hard rock maple neck with birdseye maple or Indian rosewood fingerboard to deliver classic tonal combinations. The PLEK’d compound-radius fingerboard provides the effortless playability that Fodera has become known for. Add to that the powerful sustain and resonance from our fully adjustable, custom-designed, bell-brass bridge, and the Emperor Standard Classic delivers the look and feel you’ll only get from a hand-crafted Fodera bass.

The Emperor 5 Standard Classic features a set of our Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard 3- Band Preamp. Designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, our passive Dual Coil pickups were designed to provide a punchy and focused tone with a natural and smooth upper midrange. Compared to an active soapbar style pickup, the tone is warmer and more organic. Wired in parallel, these pickups offer a noise-free single coil sound with added body and weight, yet come with the added flexibility of full single-coil operation providing the snap, warmth, and mid-range punch of classic single coil jazz bass pickups. Designed for optimal performance, our 3-Band Fodera/Pope Preamp offers an incredibly low noise flow, a musical sounding EQ, and active/passive operation for maximum reliability and flexibility whether you’re on stage or in the studio. Together, these electronics let you tailor your tone, from deep and round to bright and punchy and everything in between.

Handcrafted here in our Brooklyn, NY shop by the same team utilizing same materials as our Custom Series, the Emperor Standard Classic is built to offer a lifetime of enjoyment with over three decades of craftsmanship behind every note you play.


Hand-Selected, Aged Tone Woods
24 Frets
PLEK’d Compound Radius Fingerboard
3-Piece, Quarter-Sawn Hard Rock Maple Neck
High-Mass, Proprietary, Adjustable, Bell-Brass Bridge
Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Fodera/Pope 3-Band Preamp