Imperial Matthew Garrison shape with custom specifications.
4000-4500 GBP is the ballpark amount of cash I would look for to be included in a trade with a fretted bass I am looking for.
I am enthusiastic to negotiate part trades for your:
early 1970s Jazz bass, especially naturally highly relic'd, not mint condition.
Lakland USA Joe Osborn 4 string Jazz bass.
Pre-EB Musicman Stingray.
Stunning single-cut bass made in the Fodera workshop in Brooklyn, NYC. This is not the Standard bolt-on model.
Buckeye top. Walnut body. Ebony fingerboard.
Fodera/Duncan singlecoil pickups with buckeye covers.
Matching buckeye ramp.
Extended B string.
26 'fret' positions.
19mm string spacing at the bridge.
48m nut width.
Fodera premium padded gig bag.
Excellent overall condition. Some minor surface bumps which are unnoticeable unless closely inspected.
3 band EQ with selectable mid frequency selector and coil tap switches.
Selling this one is a tough decision really, in fact I would never have expected selling it, but times are changing for me and I am thinning the herd which leads to selling great basses that happen to be in the same sonic area as others I have.
Up for sale is my fat, funky, Fender-ish Fodera VW Deluxe Custom 5 built in 2004.
35” (easy to play: no additional stretching compared to most 34” basses)
Madascar Kingwood board
Dove-tail maple neck
Tiger maple front
Mahogany body (I think)
Seymour Duncan dual coils
Dual action truss rod
Some playing wear but overall in very good condition and technically 100%. Very solid bass, (low) action, string spacing (+/- 19mm) and neck curve anyway you like it.
Comes with original hard shell case
The bass is in good condition, technically tiptop, with usual optical used tracks (on the back of the body) and on the top plate smaller things, which I captured in the photos as best as possible.
*now 2.500 € for a straight sale*
The tone and response is extremely direct and resonant. The playability very comfortable.
Here are some soundfiles, recorded at home.
2006 Jerzy Drozd Obsession Excellency 6 Strings
3 Piece Maple Neck
7 Screws Bolt-on Maple Neck
Two pieces Jerzy Drozd Bridge
Two Jerzy Drozd Single Coils Pickup
Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp
18mm strings spacing, possible to up to 19mm or down to 16.5mm.
9mm at nut
Asymetrical D Neck
Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Medium 400hz or 800hz/Treble
Trussrod : One double-acting fully working
Weight : 4.4kg
Machine heads : Gotoh
Controls Knobs : Wood, maple and Zebrawood.
Selling a Fodera Emperor II Elite from 2001 with the following specs:
Amazing Buckeye Burl Full Top
Brazilian Rosewood Board w 21 frets !
35" scale, 19mm String spacing at bridge
Pope Preamp, Seymour Duncan Single Coils in 70s positions
Top codition with only 2 dings on the body back (ca 2-3 mm).
The 21 frets board and the 70s single coils make this a slap monster with a warm timbre due to the board wood !
Low action. Everything works fine.
Asking 6200 GBP (6800 EUR) plus shipping from Duesseldorf (Germany).
Not looking for trades unless you have a nice Fodera Neckthrough 6 with 34" or less.