On March 14th, 2023 Fodera Guitars is celebrating its 40th year in business! 🦋

To commemorate this year, we will be building a limited run of the Emperor 4 and 5 Deluxe! This Emperor features a solid Japanese Maple top, solid Ash body, 3-piece hard rock Maple neck, and Ebony fingerboard. The Ash body provides a crisp and well defined tone with a slightly scooped midrange, and the Japanese Maple top adds some high end definition for a balanced overall sound. They also feature a special 40th anniversary commemorative plaque on the back of each headstock.

This is an exciting opportunity to own a piece of Fodera history built by our Custom Shop at an incredible price of $9,300 for the Emperor 4 and $10,200 for the Emperor 5.


  • 4 and 5 String Configuration
  • Ash Body
  • Japanese Maple Top
  • 3-Piece Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Holly Dots
  • Bloodwood Classic Butterfly / Holly “f”
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Fodera Standard Neck Profile
  • 34” Scale, 24 Fret
  • 19.0mm String Spacing
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
  • 60's Pickup Spacing
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp






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

Guitars,etc. - guitarsetc.com
Ish Guitars - ish.guitars
Music Force - musicforceglobal.com
Music Loft - musicloft.com
Musician’s Friend - musiciansfriend.com
Slapstore - slapstore.cl
Sweetwater - sweetwater.com
Thomann - thomann.de
Ven Corporation - ven-jp.com
Your Music SRL - yourmusiconline.it