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

Also, visit our Reverb Store to see used and CPO instruments

Pelham Blue Emperor Classic Guitar

This excellent condition Emperor Classic Guitar offers the classic sparkle and chime of ‘60’s and ‘70’s blues and surf sounds with added tonal flexibility for today’s player. Using a premium, hand-selected Alder body and Indian Rosewood fingerboard paired with a 3-piece Birdseye Maple neck and angled back headstock, this Emperor guitar offers a rich, balanced, and even tone. With its unique pickup and control layout this guitar provides a much broader tonal pallet compared to traditional s-style guitars, all handcrafted in our Brooklyn shop. This instrument is in mint condition and comes with a full Fodera warranty.

Burmese Sal Viceroy 5 Elite

This instrument features some of the new and interesting materials that we have received in the past few years, 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.

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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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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Flame Mango AJ Contrabass 5 Elite

This used, in excellent condition 2017 NAMM bass was built with the body shape of the original Contrabass, Anthony Jackson’s first signature Fodera.  While the shape was later replaced with Anthony’s Presentation and Presentation II hollow-body, the AJ Contrabass shape remains a memorable piece of Fodera’s legacy.  The instrument features a Mahogany body, Swamp Ash tone block, and Bocote fingerboard.  Bocote is not a common fingerboard material for us, but it is dense and similar to Ebony in tone.  Combined with the other woods on this creates a rich and punchy tone with a powerful, low end, aggressive, growling mids, and crystal-clear highs.

To go along with the “old-school” Fodera vibe of the AJ Contrabass body shape,  this build features a hand-rubbed oil finish, as well as a gorgeous Flamed Mango solid-top and a Bocote wood and Mother of Pearl butterfly!

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Redwood Burl Imperial 5 Elite

This used, excellent condition Imperial 5 Elite features a Mahogany body, Swamp Ash tone block, Red Oak neck, and Macassar Ebony fingerboard. This instrument has a rich, powerful tone with a warm, driving low end, fat, growling mids, and clear, bell-like highs.

We selected a highly figured Redwood Burl to use as the solid top to adorn the front of this instrument, combined with a gorgeous Macassar Ebony fingerboard.  Turn the bass over, and you will see a 5-piece neck that is Red Oak, Wenge stringers, and a Maple center, leading to a beautiful Ribbon Striped Mahogany body!  There is literally no part of this instrument that is not extremely pleasant to look at.  More importantly, all of these elements also create an amazing sound!

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