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Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5
Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5

Serial Number: SQ3308605

Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5

  • Free Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$4,799.00

We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

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Financing (like a credit card, with a credit check)

  • Affirm 0% financing up to $17,500
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To get started: add gear to your cart, start the checkout process, and then select Affirm or Klarna as your payment option. You will do a super easy credit app and be good to go!

Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.


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Orders placed before 2PM EST will ship same-day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your order leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.


You can return an item for any reason up to 5 days from receipt of the item, with the exception of international orders or instruments that have been modified at the customer's request. You will need to pay the return shipping cost and outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method (usually a 3-10% fee, specific amounts can be found at the link below).

We highly recommend reviewing our full return policy before purchasing so there are no surprises.

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This Used Fodera Emperor Standard 5 is exactly how you would expect it. Gorgeous, fast playing, and incredibly well built.

If you're a bassist, you know Fodera. Victor Wooten's choice since 1983, Fodera is quite simply the biggest name in boutique basses.

The Emperor Standard 5 is just like a Custom Emperor, just built in batches with no available options and a bolt on neck. This is how Fodera offers the same amazing bass for $4000 less than a custom. This is still an expensive bass, but it might just be the value of the decade. 

The top of this Emperor is flamed maple, with a punchy sounding Ash body. The neck is made from 3 pieces of Rock Maple with a Pau Ferro fretboard for a perfectly balanced definition and warmth. 

The electronics are custom designed for Fodera by Mike Pope and handbuilt for extreme quality. The tonal variations are endless. 

As a used Fodera, this bass show a few very small signs of wear. The truss rod  hole has a few nicks in it from adjust the neck. Other than that, it is near mint with very little general wear.

Includes original hard case. Used Fodera's Emperor Standard 5's do not come up often (or any Fodera for that matter), so get this bass before its too late! (And save yourself a 6 month build time and over $1000 over a new build).

We are an authorized Fodera dealer.


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We go beyond your typical guitar store. Each instrument is inspected at our in-house luthier shop before, during, and after its stay with us.


Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

Devin, L'arrivee D-60

Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

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