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We are pleased to present our second offering for NAMM 2014 — an Imperial 5 Elite with a striking, solid Crotch Bastogne Walnut top. The iridescent, almost three-dimensional quality of this top is a sight to behold and photos simply do not do it justice. Bastogne Walnut is the rarest of the rare and is a natural hybrid of English and Claro Walnut.  We have used an Ash body and Alder tone block to provide an even, well balanced response across the tonal spectrum.  The highly figured Birds Eye Maple fingerboard provides a strong visual contrast to the Bastogne Walnut top along with providing a nice tonal compliment to the body woods. The Bubinga stringers in the five-piece neck add an additional level of refinement. An instrument built with the pro player in mind, a Fodera through and through.


Specs for the Bastogne Walnut Imperial 5 Elite include:

Body Woods

  • Ash Body
  • Alder Tone Block
  • Bastogne Walnut Topwood (Solid)

Neck Woods

  • Birdseye Maple Fingerboard
  • 5-pc Maple Neck with Bubinga Stringers
  • Abalone Blocks

Construction Specs

  • Birth Date – January 2014
  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 34″ Scale Length
  • 5 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
  • 24 Frets (Large)

Electronics Options

  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Emperor / Imperial Layout
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups