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Fodera Imperial 5 string bass
Private collection.
Photography: Harry Schnitzler.


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Builder: Fodera Guitars (Vinnie Fodera and Joey Lauricella)
Model: Imperial 5
Case/Gigbag: original Fodera teardrop hardshell case.

Dimensions:
Scale Length: 35inches.
Neck Shape: flat oval.
Width at Nut: 1 7/8 inches.
String Width at Bridge: adjustable, currently at 3.1 inches.
Overall Length: 46 inches.
Widest: 14 inches.

Construction:
Neck: 3-piece maple, neck through.
Fingerboard: rosewood, 24 frets with pearl dot inlay position markers.
Body: burled chestnut top, alder back.
Finish: satin.

Hardware:
Bridge: Fodera, adjustable for string height, intonation, and width (gold).
Tuners: Fodera minis, gold.
Strap buttons: inset Dunlop locking (gold).
Outputs: one 1/4" mono.

Electronics:
Pickups: Duncan dual-coils in wood covers.
Controls: passive section: concentric master volume/master tone (vintage-style high-end roll-off) and blend control. active section: bass, midrange, and treble cut and boost-style controls with center notches. mini switches for standby, coil tap, and active preamp on/off.
Preamp: Fodera/Pope preamp.

Notes:
Overall condition: near mint.

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