Fodera Imperial 5 Elite MG with Madagascar Kingwood fingerboard
Stunning 2014 Fodera Imperial 5 Elite Matt Garrison
Imperial (MG Shape)
Walnut Body with Alder Tone Block
Solid Maple Burl Top (Gorgeous!)
3-pc. Hard Rock Maple Neck (Neck-Through Construction)
34″ Scale Length
Madagascar Kingwood Fingerboard w/Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
Built April 2014
5 String Configuration (17.5mm Spacing)
26 Frets (Large)
Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band 18V Preamp
Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
Matt Garrison Control Layout
- Pots: Volume/Passive Tone, Pickup Blend, Treble, Midrange, Bass
- Switches: Active/Passive, Single/Dual Coil, High/Low Midrange Center Frequency
Weight: 10.75 lbs.
This bass is a total joy to play. The neck feel is as good as it gets, and the ideal wood combination makes for a sweet, full and rich tone that packs a punch.
My favorite Foderas have all had a Walnut body and Alder tone block, which is the perfect recipe for tone in my opinion.
This bass has been played, and deservedly so. It has not been a closet queen, so there are numerous minor nicks and dings here and there, none of which have any impact whatsoever on the playability, stability or reliability. The gold plating is even worn off on some areas of the bridge, a sure sign that this bass has been enjoyed quite a bit. No doubt you will enjoy it just as much. Get it while you can - you will definitely NOT be disappointed!
Additional Photos can be found here in the Fodera Newborn Gallery.