Fodera Emperor 6 Standard - Natural

6-string Electric Bass with Flame Maple Top, Ash Body, Hard Rock Maple Neck, Pao Ferro Fingerboard, 2 Dual-coil Pickups, and Active 3-band EQ - Natural
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Custom Fodera Performance in a Production Bass

Ask any serious bass player, and they'll tell you that Fodera is among the best of the best bass makers in the world, and you can see that reputation reflected in their Emperor 6 Standard model. This premium 6-string bass was handcrafted by the same luthiers in the same shop responsible for creating Fodera's world-class custom instruments, and the materials used are second to none. The 5A flame maple top on the medium-weight ash body is breathtaking to behold, while an old-growth pau ferro fingerboard on a quartersawn rock maple neck plays like a fine-tuned Formula 1 racer. Top it off with Fodera dual-coil pickups, and you can't go wrong with an Emperor 6 Standard.

Fodera Emperor 6 Standard 6-string Bass at a Glance:
  • Expect the best from top-quality tonewoods and design
  • In-house dual-coil pickups meet Fodora/Pope electronics
  • Built in Brooklyn, New York, by Fodera's top-notch luthiers
Expect the best from top-quality tonewoods and design

Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery sees a lot of stunning instruments, which is why it really says something that the first Foderas to arrive here instantly turned heads, and the same holds true for the whole line. This Emperor 6 Standard displays the vivid figuring of a bicolored 5A flame maple top on a medium-weight ash body that's a sheer joy to hold. Likewise, even the most discerning player will feel at home with the Emperor 6 Standard's 1-piece, quartersawn hard rock maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard. But the parts hardly do justice to the whole - this bass hums with vitality and demands to be played!

In-house dual-coil pickups meet Fodora/Pope electronics

Forget about outboard EQs or studio magic - when you're rocking an Emperor 6 Standard, the magic happens in the bass. That's because the Emperor 6 Standard features Fodera's acclaimed dual-coil pickups and a Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. Together, these elements let you craft an absolutely massive range of bass tone, from deep and round R&B tones to bright and popping slap bass punch. What's particularly cool about this combination is how clean and clear the tone is, so no matter how dramatically you tweak your tone, you don't have to worry about noise.

Built in Brooklyn, New York, by Fodera's top-notch luthiers

When you're a small instrument company like Fodera, you don't have a custom shop for high-end orders and a main production shop for standard models - you simply have a shop, and the same guys crafting the made-to-order instruments make the production models, such as the Emperor 6 Standard. In fact, each Emperor 6 Standard is handcrafted with the same materials used for custom orders by the same people who make them, and if you wanted to order a custom model with these exact specifications, you'd get the exact same bass. Pretty cool, right? That's well over three decades of master craftsmanship behind literally every instrument that leaves the shop, and you'll feel it in every note you play.

Fodera Emperor 6 Standard 6-string Bass Features:
  • A breathtaking, handcrafted 6-string bass guitar with active electronics
  • Built by top luthiers using the same materials found in Fodera's custom models
  • Medium-weight ash body with bicolored 5A flame maple top plays and looks amazing
  • 1-piece, quartersawn hard rock maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard feel superb
  • Fodera dual-coil pickups and Fodera/Pope 3-band preamp provide endless tone
Treat yourself to exquisite sound and decadent looks with a Fodera Emperor 6 Standard bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Emperor
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Color Natural
Body Material Ash body with Flame 5A Maple Top
Body Finish Acrylic Lacquer
Scale Length 34"
Number of Frets 24
Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Neck Material 3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Bridge/Tailpiece Fodera High-mass Bell Brass standard bridge
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume/tone (stacked), 1 x bass/treble (stacked), 1 x pan, 1 x midrange, active/passive switch, coil-tap switch
Strings 34125 Stainless Steel Strings
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number E6S

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