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Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&
Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&
Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&
Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&
Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&
Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&
Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70&

Serial Number: E4SJ0090

Fodera Emperor-J Classic Vintage Sunburst, Custom 70's Spacing with Alder and Rosewood

Condition: New

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Regular price $3,999.99 Sale price$3,399.99

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This bass has a custom pickup spacing option - 70's spacing, but with alder body and rosewood fretboard - you cannot order this combination usually! 

The Fodera Emperor-J continues our Standard Classic series; but available in a passive configuration featuring Seymour Duncan’s latest Retrospect Series of pickups providing accurate vintage tone with Fodera playability and construction. The Emperor-J is built in Brooklyn, New York utilizing the same tone woods and crafted from the same hands as our Custom Line of instruments, providing players with over 30 years of legendary Fodera craftsmanship. Available in 4-string configuration, the Emperor-J is available in either a 60’s Jazz-style configuration of an Alder Body / Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or in a 70’s Jazz-style configuration of an Ash Body / Maple FB with its pickups in 70’s location. 

While the Emperor-J is passive, a control cavity has been routed should you decide to add our Fodera / Pope Standard preamp in the future allowing for minimal body modification. The new Emperor-Js feature Seymour Duncan’s Retrospecd Pickups which are the culmination of Duncan’s 40 year archive of data on pickup design, detailing every nuance, down to the smallest detail. With this knowledge they have developed a pickup that provides period-correct authentic, vintage tone.

Specifications Include:

•  Hand selected, premium tone woods

•  34-inch scale length

•  22-frets

•  PLEK’d Compound radius fingerboard

•  3-pc Quarter-sawn Hard Rock Maple neck

•  High-mass, proprietary, adjustable, bell-brass bridge

•  Seymour Duncan Retrospecd JJ Pickups 

•  Passive Electronics

We are an authorized Fodera Dealer. Please ask for international shipping.

weight: 9lb 9oz


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