Fodera Unveils 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe Bass

Fodera 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe 5 Bass

Fodera Guitars is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a limited run of basses. The 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe will come in four and five-string versions and will be available through their dealer network.

“40 years. It has been a long journey – a pursuit of a dream that started right here in Brooklyn, where we are, still to this day,” the company writes. “Though our team has grown, our founders Vinny & Joey are still here continuing the legacy they started back in 1983.”

40th anniversaries are usually celebrated with rubies. As such, Fodera picked Japanese Maple for the model’s top for its red hue. They also utilized bloodwood for the Butterfly logo on the headstock. Other features include a three-piece maple neck, an ash body, an ebony fingerboard, and Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil pickups matched to a Fodera/Pope custom 3-band preamp.

Get the lowdown on the bass from Mike Bendy:

The Fodera 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe is built in their Custom Shop. It is available exclusively from their dealer network with prices of $9,300 for the four-string and $10,200 for the five-string.

Fodera 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe Bass Specs:

Strings:4 or 5
Construction:Dovetail Neck Joint
Top:Japanese Maple
Neck:3-piece Maple
Inlays:Holly Dots
Pickups:Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
Pickup Placement:60’s Pickup Spacing
Electronics:Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
Other:Bloodwood Classic Butterfly / Holly “f”, 40th Anniversary Commemorative Plaque on Back of Headstock

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