$1,000.00 Regular price

Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT

-Please note that this is a deposit page only and that you will be notified of shipping costs when final payment is due.-

The starting list price for an Emperor 5 Standard Classic is $6,600 and after your $1,000 deposit, you will have a remaining balance of $5,600 plus shipping. The $1,000 deposit ensures your order and serial number. Additional charges will be included in your final quote should you choose any up-charged options. You must pay the remaining balance of your quoted price upon completion plus shipping. Once a deposit is made, a Fodera team member will contact you with an expected completion date. Your Deposit is subject to all of of our normal terms and conditions. To review our full payment policy click here.


Emperor Standard Classic

The Emperor 5 Standard Classic features the very best of over 40 years of building experience in an instrument that blends the tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera with a more traditional look that will be at home on any stage. This model features a hand-selected alder or ash body, quarter-sawn 3-piece hard rock maple neck with Birdseye maple or Indian rosewood fingerboard to deliver classic tonal combinations. The PLEK’d compound-radius fingerboard provides the effortless playability that Fodera has become known for. Add to that the powerful sustain and resonance from our fully adjustable, custom-designed, bell-brass bridge, and the Emperor Standard Classic delivers the look and feel you’ll only get from a hand-crafted Fodera bass.

The Emperor 5 Standard Classic features a set of our Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard 3- Band Preamp. Designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, our passive Dual Coil pickups were designed to provide a punchy and focused tone with a natural and smooth upper midrange. Compared to an active soapbar style pickup, the tone is warmer and more organic. Wired in parallel, these pickups offer a noise-free single coil sound with added body and weight, yet come with the added flexibility of full single-coil operation providing the snap, warmth, and mid-range punch of classic single coil jazz bass pickups. Designed for optimal performance, our 3-Band Fodera/Pope Preamp offers an incredibly low noise floor, a musical sounding EQ, and active/passive operation for maximum reliability and flexibility whether you’re on stage or in the studio. Together, these electronics let you tailor your tone, from deep and round to bright and punchy and everything in between.

Handcrafted here in our Brooklyn, NY shop by the same team utilizing same materials as our Custom Series, the Emperor Standard Classic is built to offer a lifetime of enjoyment with over three decades of craftsmanship behind every note you play.



  • Hand-Selected, Aged Tone Woods
  • 24 Frets
  • PLEK’d Compound Radius Fingerboard
  • 3-Piece, Quarter-Sawn Hard Rock Maple Neck
  • High-Mass, Proprietary, Adjustable, Bell-Brass Bridge
  • Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
  • Fodera/Pope 3-Band Preamp
  • Customer’s Choice of Wood Combinations:
    • Ash Body / Maple Fingerboard [+$250]
    • Alder Body / Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Holly “F” / Buckeye Butterfly / Clay Dots
  • Customer’s Choice of Paint Colors (Satin):
    • Vintage Sunburst [+$500]
    • Olympic White
    • Fiesta Red
    • Black
    • Candy Apple Red [+$500]
    • Charcoal Forst Metallic [+$500]
    • Pelham Blue [+$500]
    • Transparent Black
    • Transparent Cream
  • Customer’s Choice of Pickguard:
    • 3-Ply Tortoiseshell
    • Black
    • White
Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT
Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT
Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT
Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT
Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT
Emperor 5 Standard Classic - DEPOSIT

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