Below is a list of currently available instruments. To purchase any one of these instruments, please contact info@fodera.com

Masterbuilt – “Woodblock”

Masterbuilt “Woodblock” – The image that Vinny chose to draw on this instrument was adapted from a photograph taken by Vadim of a Ukrainian Church in his hometown of Kiev. Vadim visits Ukraine often and the area surrounding the church adapted in the drawing is where he was born and raised. To create this image, a solid Holly top was chosen for its tight grain that would allow Vinny to draw with great detail various shades and textures using Prisma colored pencils. Considered by fine artists to be the best colored pencils available, these Prisma pencils allowed Vinny to replicate various color tones found in both Vadim’s original image as well as those found in Toshi Yoshida’s prints.

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Burmese Sal Viceroy 5 Elite

Our NAMM instrument #5 for 2018 is a Viceroy 5 Elite.  First used for Mike Pope, the Viceroy body shape combines our Emperor and Monarch body shapes to create a best-of-both-worlds shape which has become a customer favorite in recent years.  Keeping with that spirit, we spec’d this instrument out using some of the new and interesting materials that we have received in the past few years as well, such as the Roasted Ash body, Black Limba Korina tone block, and Burmese Sal top.  Tonally, this instrument is tight and punchy, with a dark, thunderous low end, snappy, articulate highs, and a natural mid-scoop.  This instrument begs to be played in a big setting, where it can cut through the mix and be a rock-solid support to a big band or a choir, but it also shines in a quiet setting.
Visually this bass bring a lot to the table, with a highly-figured Burmese Sal solid top complete with matching pickup covers and a 5A Birdseye Maple fingerboard with Black Pearl block inlays for a gorgeous and refined look.

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Buckeye Burl Imperial 5 Elite

This used Buckeye Burl Imperial features a bunch of unique and special upgrades including a 9-piece highly figured Flame Maple, Purpleheart, and Ebony neck, Quilted Maple back, and Ebony pickup covers and matching ramp. With it’s Ash body and Birdseye Maple fingerboard, this bass delivers aggressive and punchy lows with a snappy top end. This bass is used and shows signs of wear including superficial scratches and some dings along the body edge and headstock (see pictures) but is in perfect playing condition. It also comes with a one-year warranty for wood and electronics.

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Koa Emperor 5 Elite CPO

This Emperor 5 Elite features an Ash body, Alder tone block, and Ebony fingerboard. Tonally this bass is fairly bright and punchy with a deep, solid low end, precise mids, and clear, bell-like highs.  This instrument also features a stunning Flame Koa solid top with tight figure, complimented by black hardware.

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