In crafting Artie Reynolds’ Signature instrument, one of the most important design criteria was that it would offer Artie tremendous tonal flexibility.  To achieve this we used an Elite (Neck-through) construction with an Alder body and Ash tone block.  We built the 35″ scale neck using three pieces of Hard Rock Maple and a highly figured Birdseye Maple fingerboard.  Artie selected a piece of 5A Quilted Maple for his instrument’s solid top.

This blend of tonewoods offers Artie a very neutral tonal palate that he can than alter using various playing techniques or our highly versatile Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil pickups and Fodera / Pope Custom Shop Preamp.

Specs for the Artie Reynolds Emperor 5 Elite:

  • Alder Body
  • Quilted Maple Top
  • Birdseye Maple Fingerboard
  • 3-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck
  • Abalone Dot Inlays
  • Neck-through Construction
  • 35″ Scale Length, 5-String, 19.0mm String Spacing
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups