Emperor 5 Standard Fretless

The Emperor 5 Standard Fretless was designed from the ground up to combine stunning fretless tone with the legendary playability and pro-player reliability that you expect from Fodera.

The E5SF features a Walnut-Ash-Walnut body, Ebony fingerboard, and quartersawn, one-piece Red Oak neck. The result is a warm and smooth, yet beautifully articulate fretless tone. Red Oak, being a strong but fairly porous wood, has many tiny air pockets that act as “resonating chambers,” enhancing the “growl” of the instrument. Round it out with our proprietary Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups and Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp and you have yourself an incredible instrument just dying to be played.


  • Walnut / Ash Body
  • Curly Walnut Top
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 1-Piece Red Oak Neck
  • No Fingerboard Inlay (Side Dots Only)
  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 34″ Scale
  • Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups