Fodera Imperial 5 Brazilian Tulipwood - SOLD
Duesseldorf / Germany
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Up for sale is this wonderful Fodera Monarch Elite 4. Very rare Elite model (top of the line) and especially in 4 string version. Bass is absolute beauty, plays and sounds fantastic as you would expect from Elite Fodera.
- Mahogany body
- Alder tone block
- Curly walnut top - nearly magical pattern to look at
- Ebony fingerboard
- Abalone blocks/inlays
- Duncan Dual Coils
- Pope Electronics
- Comes from "golden" era of Fodera, when everything was done exclusively by Vinny
Bass is in perfect condition, everything is original.
Shipped from Czech Republic and shipping is included in the price, UK buyers please PM me and we manage postBrexit conditions somehow.
6350€ or whatever equivalent in GBP.
Important note: Buyer‘s from within UK should be aware that for imports from EU to UK since Jan 1st the UK VAT will be applicable. This VAT has to be paid by the UK buyer once the goods are crossing the borders.
Selling my 90s Fodera Imperial 6 - which has the nicest body and neck shape - and the deepest and most crisp sound of any Fodera I owned (and I had some ...).
Mahogany body (up to 2000 or so Vinnie used frequently Honduran Mahogany, a wood that is used in Acoustic Guitars and is well known for its extraordinarily tonal capabilities.
36" Neck with a Rosewood Board (looks like Kingwood or Amazon, close to Brazilian) and 28 frets
19mm at Bridge
Fodera Teardrop Case
The neck is asymmetrically shaped (like the older Tobias basses) which feels great ! The body is nicely shaped (like all of the 90s Imperials) and thinner than usual.
The action is VERY low and allows neckbreaking fast licks (if they are in the fingers). Frets are top, everything works fine.
NEW PRICE £5999
A Fodera Monarch Deluxe made in October 2014, in stunning condition with deluxe case.
Featuring the same tone wood and pickup combination as the Victor Wooten Classic: A Mahogany body, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, and EMG P/J’s. "This bass delivers a rich, articulate tone with deep, warm lows, clear, bell-like highs, and an overall modern vibe".
This bass also features a dark Buckeye Burl top with lost of dark, intricate figure, as well as tulip inlays at the 12th and 24th frets!
• Mahogany Body
• No Tone Block
• Buckeye Burl Top (Solid)
• Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
• 3-pc. Hard Rock Maple
• Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays w/ Tulips on 12th and 24th frets
• Birth Date - October 2014
• Dovetail Construction
• 34" Scale Length
• 4 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
• 24 Frets (Large)
• Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
• EMG P / J Pickups
• Monarch Control Layout
Update by Jan 1st: Buyer‘s from within UK should be aware that for imports from EU to UK since Jan 1st the UK VAT will be applicable. This VAT has to be paid by the UK buyer once the goods are crossing the borders. Note: As a private seller in EU I can not reduce the price for second hand goods as VAT has never been included in the price.
This is the original Matt Garrison Signature 5 model in top condition !
Amazing Chestnut Burl Top
5pc Ash Neck, 33"
Chestnut Tone Block
Chestnut Ramp (curved)
Newer (post 2009) Pope preamp with all the jumpers
Aguilar DCB5 pickups (original Seymour Duncan Duals shown in the pics will come with the bass !)
Weight 4.9 kg
Original Fodera HC
Everything works fine, technically and aesthetically top ! The Aguilars provide a more aggressive timbre compared to the Duncans. I personally like that Aguilar sound - consider Janek Gwizdalas Fodera which is also a 33" with Aguilars.
The Aguilars are not splittable so the Single/Parallel Switch is now a kill switch. The other switches are active/passive and a frequency selector for the EQ.
Asking 7900 EUR (approx. 7100 GBP today) plus shipping from Duesseldorf/Germany.
!!! SOLD !!! WOOD & TRONICS Zoid 5, early model, naturally reliced, £1599 GBP delivered (see ad) !!!By Hellzero
Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
WOOD & TRONICS Zoid 5 (to me their best design), naturally reliced : some pay huge amounts for this by 7ender, here it's free !
NO TRADES !
NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1599 GBP !!! A new one would cost you at least twice the asking price if you order it today with the same specifications and a few months to get it.
Shipping to United Kingdom is, of course, possible, but with an extra customs fee (VAT + other taxes + courier fee), because U.K. is now outside EEC.
In fully working condition, with some 13 years of use, but no abuse.
Here are the specifications :
Body : swamp ash wings with quilted maple top (and magnetic electronics lid)
Neck : 3 pieces flamed maple through neck
Fingerboard : rosewood with brass dots on the side and abalone on the fretboard
Frets : 24 mandolin frets in perfect condition
Headstock : 3 + 2 with matched quilted maple top
Pickups : Nordstrand DC 5 with switch (chrome) working for the both pickups together in parallel / single coil / series (so you have no strange sounds when blending them)
Preamp : Aguilar OBP-3
Controls : volume, balance, bass, mid with one switch (chrome) for the 400 / 800 Hz frequency, treble
Tuners : Hipshot Licensed
Bridge : original two parts Wood & Tronics (ETS)
Strings spacing at bridge : 19 mm
Nut : brass
Strings spacing at nut : 10 mm
Knobs : original metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : gold except the switches and the output jack, which are chrome
Truss rod : one (real Fodera)
Finish : light gloss
Land of craftsmanship : Italy
Serial number : unknown
Year : 2007
Weight : 3.905 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with an unbranded hard case.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has been fitted with a new battery and a (now used) set of Fodera Nickel strings (45 - 65 - 85 -105 - 135).
Early hollowed model à la Fodera, totally hand made (look at the lid), with that sweet and detailed sound typical from that period. Lots of wear and a few dings for this player, but don't be afraid, everything is working fine without any electronics scratches (except the usual Aguilar crack when switching the mids) and no hidden issues... The price asked reflects that condition.
Link to the old Wood & Tronics page : ZOID Custom Variations Wood & Tronics (wtbasses.net)
Here a video by Enrico PASINI himself to give you an idea of how a Zoid 5 can sound :
And another one, made by Arnaud MORIN aka @tournesol74 (33 inches scale, ebony fretboard and different pickups, but the "sound" of the Zoid 5 is there) :
What you see is what you get !
Look at the photos taken at different angles to see the real condition, the wear and dents. Absolutely no real damage, only wear of time and playing !
All the 36 photos are here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_xP_ULUN5NmnkamMIseIWb2Gd53RhFDX?usp=sharing
Don't hesitate to ask for more.