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This Emperor 5 elite is an excellent example of marrying both form and function — beautiful aesthetics with tone to match. The presentation grade Buckeye Burl top has so much depth to its figure that when looking at the instrument in person, you can almost get lost in it. The Alder body and tone block combination provide a deep, warm tone that is rich in low-end response. The 5-piece maple neck provides just enough brightness to the sound while the CITES Certified Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard rounds it all out with its extraordinarily balanced tonal spectrum. The electronics package combines the unmatched flexibility of our Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups and with our Fodera / Pope Custom Shop Preamp making this bass a veritable Swiss army knife of tone — a players instrument all the way.



Specs for the Buckeye Burl Emperor 5 Elite include:

Body Woods

  • Alder Body
  • Alder Tone Block
  • Buckeye Burl Topwood (Solid)

Neck Woods

  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 5-pc Maple Neck with Walnut Stringers
  • Mother-of-Pearl Dots

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