On March 14th, 2022 Fodera Guitars is celebrating its 39th year in business! 🦋

To commemorate this year, we will be building a limited run of the Emperor 5 Deluxe! This Emperor features a solid Bubinga top, solid Butternut body, 3-piece hard rock Maple neck, and Ebony fingerboard. The Butternut body provides a warm tone similar to Alder, but with the mid punch of Walnut, and the Bubinga top adds some high end definition for a balanced overall sound.

While a Custom Emperor 5 Deluxe with all of these options would normally carry a list price of $10,300, we want to celebrate Fodera's birthday with as wide an audience as possible, so we will be offering this instrument for the base price of $8550. This is an exciting opportunity to own a piece of Fodera history built by our Custom Shop at an incredible price.


  • Butternut Body
  • Bubinga Top
  • 3-Piece Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Holly Dots
  • Ebony Butterfly / Holly “f”
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Fodera Standard Neck Profile
  • 34” Scale, 24 Fret, 5 String
  • 19.0mm String Spacing
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
  • Garrison Pickup Spacing
  • Fodera / Pope Standard 4-Band Preamp


As this model is a dealer exclusive limited edition, please contact the following dealers for availability: 

Doctor Bass - doctorbass.net
Ish Guitars - ish.guitars
Music Force - basscollection.co.kr
Slapstore - slapstore.cl
Sweetwater - sweetwater.com
Ven Corporation - ven-jp.com
Your Music SRL - yourmusiconline.it