Koa Emperor 5 Elite
This Emperor 5 Elite features an Ash body, Alder tone block, and Ebony fingerboard. Tonally this bass is fairly bright and punchy with a deep, solid low end, precise mids, and clear, bell-like highs. This instrument also features a stunning Flame Koa solid top with tight figure, complimented by black hardware.
- Ash Body
- Alder Toneblock
- Flame Koa Topwood
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 3pc Maple Neck
- Abalone Dot Inlays
- 34" Scale Length, 19mm string spacing,
- 24-frets, large
- Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups
- Emperor Control Layout
5 stars out of 5
Posted by Joe Luongo on 31st Aug 2016
I got my Emperor Standard 5 Classic in June. It's Fiesta Red, with White Pickguard, Ash Body with Maple Neck and Birdseye Maple Fingerboard. Don't let the old school vibe fool you, it's every inch a Fodera. Though it's different than my Custom Neck-thru, I love it just as much. My favorite of the two is whichever one I'm playing at the time. I've played many others over the years, Fender, PRS, Pudula, Yamaha, Guild and Gibson. There's nothing like a Fodera. Pricy, yes and worth every penny. I started playing Fodera basses in 1989 and I've never looked back.