A mainstay of the New York City jazz / Latin / studio scene for over 20 years and noted for his exceptional versatility and fluid style, Lincoln Goines has recorded and performed internationally with an extensive list of premier artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Gato Barbieri, Dave Grusin, Paquito D’Rivera, Michel Camilo, Tania Maria, Eliane Elias, Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, and Wayne Krantz.

He is a published composer in his own right and his compositions can be heard on recordings by Dave Valentin, Ryo Kawasaki, and most recently on the CD “Night and Day”, a collaboration with drummer Kim Plainfield released in 2002.

In addition, he is an acclaimed music educator and a member of the faculty at the Bass Collective in New York City, he is a contributing author for the book Bass Lessons with the Greats (Warner Bros.) and co-author of the book and video Funkifying the Clave: Afro-Cuban grooves for bass and drums (Warner Bros.)

The Lincoln Goines Signature Imperial features a 33″ scale 3-pc. Ash neck, Ebony fingerboard, and a solid Flame Koa body.  Electronics include a single Fodera / Seymour Duncan humbucking pickup and a proprietary Fodera / Pope pre-amp which contains bass, mid and treble cut and boost mini-pots that are accessed by removing the backplate. The only visible control is a volume/push-pull pot which acts as an active passive control.

Price – USD $10,750


  • Solid Koa Body
  • Non-Solid Top
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 3-pc Ash Neck
  • Blank Inlays
  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 33″ inch scale, 24 large frets, 5-string
  • 19.0mm string spacing
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Custom Control Lyout
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickup