Fodera Introduces the Emperor-J 5 Standard Classic - BassPlayer.com
The Emperor-J 5 Standard Classic is currently available for pre-order with delivery as early as December 2018

The Fodera Emperor-J 5 continues our Emperor-J Series in a 5-string configuration for players needing extended range from their low-B string. Featuring Fodera / Seymour Duncan single coil JJ pickups, this bass provides accurate vintage tone with Fodera playability and construction. Additionally, the Emperor-J 5 includes our revered Fodera Standard Preamp offering players a musical and transparent sounding preamp enabling you to dial in your sound for any room or situation. With its 19mm string spacing and 22-frets, this bass is great for slap style playing while also being a great instrument for 4-string players looking to transition to a 5-string bass.

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The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or in a 70’s jazz-style configuration of an Ash body/ Maple FB with its pickups in 70’s location. Built in Brooklyn, New York utilizing the same tone woods and crafted from the same hands as our Custom Line of instruments, our Standards provide players with over 30 years of legendary Fodera craftsmanship and playability.

List Price – $5,450

The Emperor-J 5 Standard Classic is currently available for pre-order with delivery as early as December 2018

Customer’s Choice of:

·Ash body w/ Birdseye Maple fingerboard (70’s spacing)

·Alder body w/ Indian Rosewood or Pau Ferro fingerboard (60’s spacing) **Please note that there is a $150 upcharge for Indian Rosewood**

·Customer’s Choice of Paint Colors (Satin or High Gloss):

o Vintage Sunburst

o Natural

o Fiesta Red

o Black

o Olympic White

o Candy Apple Red

o Charcoal Metallic Frost

o Pelham Blue

o Butterscotch Blonde

o Dealer Exclusive Colors (contact your local Fodera Dealer to purchase any of these additional colors!)

·Customer’s Choice of Pickguards:

o Tortoiseshell

o Black

o White

· 5-string

·34″ Scale Length

·22-frets, large frets

·19.0mm string spacing

·PLEK’d Compound Radius Fingerboard

· 3-Piece, Quarter-Sawn Hard Rock Maple Neck

·Seymour Duncan Single Coil JJ Pickups

Fodera Standard 3-band Preamp

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