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Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Walnut Lined Fretless - On Order! Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Black 7334 - Preowned Fodera Monarch Standard Fretless - Delivery July 2022
Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Fretless Curly Walnut top, with lined fretless Ebony fretboard, and side dots.

Scale: 34"
Neck: Bolt On
Frets: Lined Fretless (24)
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Dual Coil
Body: Walnut
Top: Curly Walnut
Neck: One Piece Red Oak
Fingerboard: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh
Bridge Spacing: 19.0mm
Electronics: Fodera/Pope 3 Band EQ

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This Fodera was only owned for a few months, and is virtually pristine. It was traded in for a fretless Fodera Emperor 5, when it became available. This is a gorgeous bass, and as close to new as you can get.

Emperor 5 Standard Classic 5 String Black Gloss, Bolt On Neck, Alder Body, 3 Piece Hard Rock Maple Neck, Indian Rosewood (+$150), Gotoh Bridge, 19.0mm String Spacing, Chrome Hardware, Fodera/Pope 3 Band Preamp, 34" Scale, 24 Large Frets, Seymour Duncan Dual Coils

This bass would street at $6450 today.

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The Monarch Standard Fretless blends the aesthetics, tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera. Based on our acclaimed Monarch Standard, the Monarch Standard Fretless features a unique tone-wood combination that delivers an incredibly rich, organic, and nuanced tone. The Walnut body provides a warm yet punchy sound that supports low frequencies very well and has a slightly compressed midrange. We then matched it with a hand carved, 1-pc Red Oak neck and a lined Ebony fingerboard that results 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. The Monarch Standard Fretless features a set of our Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. 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 flow, a very musical sounding EQ, and active / passive operation for the utmost 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.

Every Monarch Standard is hand-crafted right here in our Brooklyn, New York shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and materials as our Custom basses.

Specifications:
Walnut body
1-pc Red Oak Neck/ Ebony FB
Figured Walnut Top
Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
34 inch scale, 24 large frets, 19.0mm spacing
Black Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge,
9.75 pounds
Hardshell case included
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Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Classic Sunburst Fodera Emperor 5 Standard 2-Tone Flame Maple 9413 Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Buckeye BCC 10 year Anniversary 6469
Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Classic Vintage Sunburst

* Hand Selected, Aged Alder Body
* Aged Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
* Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
* Fodera / Pope 3-band Preamp
* 24 frets
* PLEK'd Compound Radius Fretboard
* 3 piece Quarter Sawn Hard Rock Maple Neck
* High-mass, proprietary, adjustable, bell-brass bridge
* 3 ply Tortoise Pickguard
* Includes Fodera Hardshell Teardrop case
9.0 lbs

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The Emperor 5 Standard (E5S) was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance Fodera is capable of delivering based on their 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World. By building just one configuration, with no options, Fodera is able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every E5S is built in their Brooklyn, NY shop alongside their custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools. For tonewoods they use medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboards -- all perfectly complimented by stunning 5A Bi-Color Flame Maple tops. Rounding out the package is the Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The E5S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation.

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BASS CLUB CHICAGO EXCLUSIVE! We wanted to do something special for the 10 Year Anniversary of Bass Club Chicago, so we commissioned this very special Monarch Standard, which is not available anywhere else. We took the most popular features requested in the Monarch to create the Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Buckeye BCC 10 year Anniversary bass. This is one of 6, and the least expensive Buckeye Burl Fodera money can buy.

The Monarch 4 Standard (M4S) was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance we are capable of delivering based on our 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World. By building just one configuration, with no options, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every M4S is built right here in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools. For tonewoods we use a mixture of ingredients that we feel works beautifully on virtually any gig...medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboards -- all perfectly complimented by stunning Buckeye Burl tops. Rounding out the package is our Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and our own Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The M4S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation. Ash Body, Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fretboards, MPO Dots, Buckeye Burl Top, Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp, 34" scale, 24 frets, 19 mm spacing, Black Hardware, and Fodera Dual Coil Pickups.

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This bass features a (1) piece Ash Body, and weighs in at only 8.5 lbs!

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Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Black Diamond Firemist 8021 Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Pelham Blue Match Headstock Rosewood 8022 Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Butterscotch Blonde
Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic Black Diamond Firemist (+$500), Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups, 34" Scale, 24 frets, Bolt-on Neck, MOP Dots, 3-Band Fodera/Pope Preamp, Alder Body, 3 Piece Hard Rock Maple Neck, Indian Rosewood Fretboard (+$150), Matching Headstock (+$500), Black Hardware, 19.0mm String Spacing. Includes Fodera Hardshell Case.


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Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic in Pelham Blue finish with matching headstock, and upgraded rosewood fretboard. You may know that Fodera Standards come stock with Pau Ferro fretboards, and rosewood is an upgrade. This bass also features a matching headstock, which is also an upgrade, and really completes the Pelham Blue look from top to bottom.

Specifications include:

Pelham Blue Finish (+$500)
Hand-selected, aged Alder Body
Indian Rosewood Fingerboard (+$150)
Mother of Pearl Dots
19 mm spacing
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
Bolt On Neck
Matching headstock (+$500)
Chrome Hardware
Gotoh Tuners
Fodera premium hardshell case included
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The Emperor 5 Standard Classic was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance Fodera is capable of delivering based on their 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the world.

By building just one configuration, with no options, Fodera is able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every E5S is built in their Brooklyn, NY shop alongside their custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools.

For tonewoods they use medium weight Ash bodies (+$250), quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Birdseye Maple fingerboards (+$500). Rounding out the package is the Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The E5S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation.

A unique feature for this Emperor 5 is the Gloss Nitro option (+$750), which is a thinner finish identical to vintage basses of the 50's & 60's, and offers a warmer & more organic tone over standard poly gloss.

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Fodera Monarch Deluxe 4 Olive 37th Anniversary - SOLD! Fodera Monarch 4 Deluxe Walnut Burl 7563 Preowned Fodera Monarch 4 Crotch Walnut Bolt On 6763
Fodera decided to produce a very limited run of these, using a very rare batch of high quality Olive, available only through dealers. Normally, a bass with identical specs would tag at $9900, but Fodera is making these limited and rare Monarch Deluxe 4's available at an equally rare price of $7750!

Features include a solid Olive top, Mahogany Body, Pau Ferro fingerboard, 34" Scale, 24 frets, 19 mm spacing, Black Hardware, and 3-piece Maple neck. This limited run 37th Anniversary Monarch Deluxe combines classic Fodera tone and looks, paired with modern electronics and playability. The builders adopted an early Fodera wood combination of Mahogany body, and a Pau Ferro fretboard. In the early days of Fodera guitars, Vinny chose this combination for it's broad range of tone; able to capture warm lows and have the articulation needed for bass players stepping out into more solo work at the time. To mimic the look of Fodera's original oil-finished instruments, they've stained the instrument to match the golden hues of a well played oil-finished instrument, while still utilizing Fodera's satin acrylic finsih known for it's breathability and durability. Finally, Fodera matched that with their latest preamp and proprietary Fodera/Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups, and utilized a Dovetail neck joint found on original Fodera instruments like Victor Wooten's 87 Monarch.

Fodera Custom Hardshell Case included

9.1 lbs

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Fodera Monarch Deluxe 4 Solid Walnut Burl top, Mahogany Body, Indian Rosewood Fretboard, Abalone Dot Inlays with Tulips at 12th & 24th frets, 3-Piece Maple Neck, Dovetail Set Neck, 34" scale, 19 mm spacing, 24 frets, Fodera/Pope 3-Band Preamp, Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups, Original Fodera Teardrop Hardshell Case included. Bass is in mint condition.  No scuffs or noticable playwear.  Rates a 10 of 10  Original price $9800   8.9 lbs


Fodera Monarch 4 with Crotch Walnut top, Matching Headstock, Alder body, Indian Rosewood Fretboard, EMG P/J pickups, 24 Frets, 34" Scale, 19mm String spacing, 3pc Hard Rock Maple Bolt on Neck, Satin Finish, Fodera/Pope 3 band preamp, Gold Hardware, and Fodera Custom Hardshell case.

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Fodera Monarch Deluxe 5 Olive 37th Anniversary - SALE PENDING! Fodera Monarch 5 Custom Koa Bolt On Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Flame Redwood 6454
Fodera decided to produce a very limited run of these, using a very rare batch of high quality Olive, available only through dealers.

Features include a solid Olive top, Mahogany Body, Pau Ferro fingerboard, 34" Scale, 24 frets, 17.5 mm spacing, Black Hardware, and 3-piece Maple neck. This limited run 37th Anniversary Monarch Deluxe combines classic Fodera tone and looks, paired with modern electronics and playability. The builders adopted an early Fodera wood combination of Mahogany body, and a Pau Ferro fretboard. In the early days of Fodera guitars, Vinny chose this combination for it's broad range of tone; able to capture warm lows and have the articulation needed for bass players stepping out into more solo work at the time. To mimic the look of Fodera's original oil-finished instruments, they've stained the instrument to match the golden hues of a well played oil-finished instrument, while still utilizing Fodera's satin acrylic finsih known for it's breathability and durability. Finally, Fodera matched that with their latest preamp and proprietary Fodera/Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups, and utilized a Dovetail neck joint found on original Fodera instruments like Victor Wooten's 87 Monarch.

Fodera Custom Hardshell Case included

9.4 lbs

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Fodera Monarch 5 Figured Koa Bolt On, Matching Headstock, Alder body, Indian Rosewood Fretboard, Fodera Duncan Dual Coil, 24 Frets, 34" Scale, 19mm String spacing, 3pc Hard Rock Maple Neck, Satin Finish, Fodera/Pope 3 band preamp, and a hardshell case.

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Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Flame Redwood

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•Imperial 5 Elite
•34" scale, 24 large frets, 19.0 mm bridge
•Flame Redwood Top
•Roasted Ash Body with Alder Tone Block (+$500)
•3-pc Maple neck with matching / angled peghead
•Indian Rosewood Fretboard (+$150)
•Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
•Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups (+$600)
•Fodera Custom Shop Preamp
•Gold Hardware (including custom shop bridge)
•Retail Price: $8950.00

This bass is a pre-2021 model, and should street at $10,000 according to Fodera's 2021 price sheet.

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Fodera Emperor 4 Deluxe Myrtle Burl Fodera Emperor 5 Bolt On Flame Koa 6079 - SOLD! Fodera Emperor 5 Deluxe Maple Burl 6173
Another gorgeous bass from Fodera! Fodera Emperor 4 Myrtle Burl Deluxe with dovetail neck, Ash Body, Birdseye Maple Fretboard, 3 piece Rock Maple Dovetail neck, 34" scale, 24 fret, Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups, Gold Hardware, Acrylic Satin Finish, Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing, Active/Passive 3 band Fodera/Pope preamp. Includes Fodera Hardshell case.

8.4lbs

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Fodera Emperor 5 Exhibition Grade Flame Koa top, matching Headstock. This is one of the most stunning Koa tops, from one of the best bass manufacturers in the world.

Exhibition Grade Flame Koa Top
Ash Body
Birdseye Maple Fretboard
3 piece Rock Maple Bolt On neck
Black Hardware
34" scale
24 fret
Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Acrylic Satin Finish
Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing (adjustable)
3 band Fodera/Pope preamp (Active/Passive)
Includes Fodera Hardshell case.

9.3 lbs

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The Maple Burl top on this Fodera Deluxe is spectacular, and one of the best we've seen. The figuring, tight grain, and quality of the maple means it is from a slow growth tree, which produces figuring and tone you will rarely find in todays wood. Fodera makes some of the finest instruments in the world and we have been a proud dealer for nearly a decade. These basses offer lots of clarity, versatility, and definitely look amazing. You can get everything from vintage to very modern tones, and a playability that is unparalleled by most manufacturers today. Once a customer plays a Fodera, they find it hard to go back to anything else.

Specs:
Dovetail Neck Joint
34" Scale @ 24 Frets
Aguilar DCB D4 Dual Coil Pickups
Ash Body
Maple Burl Top with matching Peghead
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
Gotoh Tuners
19mm String Spacing (Adjustable)
Black Hardware
Fodera/Pope Preamp 3 Band (active/passive)
Hardshell case

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Fodera Emperor 5 Deluxe Flame Koa 6191 Fodera Emperor 5 Deluxe Chestnut 6777 Fodera Emperor 5 Deluxe Quilted Mahogany and BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD!  REDUCED!
Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5 Flame Koa 6191

Specs:

Flame Koa with Matching Headstock
Mahogany Body
Dovetail Neck Joint
34" Scale
24 Frets
Aguilar DCB Dual Coil Pickups
Mahogany Body
Birdseye Maple Fretboard
Ebony Dots
Gotoh Tuners
19mm String Spacing (Adjustable)
Black Hardware
Fodera/Pope Preamp 3 Band (active/passive)
Hardshell case

9.8 lbs

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This Chestnut Fodera Deluxe is rare indeed, and the only Chestnut Fodera we've ever been able to obtain from Fodera. At one time, Chestnut was once one of Fodera's most popular and requested tops. Many years ago however, Chestnut became incredibly hard to source, and has not been available from Fodera for many years. As a matter of fact, we've never been able to spec this option from Fodera since we started as a dealer back in 2005! The Chestnut on this Deluxe is rich and with lots of character. If you've ever wanted a Chestnut Fodera, this may be your last chance!

Fodera makes some of the finest instruments in the world and we have been a proud dealer for nearly a decade. These basses offer lots of clarity, versatility, and definitely look amazing. You can get everything from vintage to very modern tones, and a playability that is unparalleled by most manufacturers today. Once a customer plays a Fodera, they find it hard to go back to anything else.

Specs:
Dovetail Neck Joint
34" Scale @ 24 Frets
Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Mahogany Body
Chestnut top with matching Peghead
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
Gotoh Tuners
19mm String Spacing (Adjustable)
Black Hardware
Fodera/Pope Preamp 3 Band (active/passive)
Hardshell case

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This is another spectacular example of an instrument you can only get from Fodera. Fodera has acquired a small selection of Quilted Mahogany pieces, and produced only a few of these basses. We have 2 on order, and this is the first. This striking Mahogany is matched with an Ash body, 3 piece Hard Rock Maple Neck, and a very special Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, which is CITES Certified and is deep & rich in color, and looks amazing. Fodera has given us approval to reduce the price of this bass from $11,800 to it's current $10,750 The price of this top should list for more due to it's rarity and beauty, but is now available for a discount of over $1000 from it's regular price.

Specs:
Dovetail Neck Joint
34" Scale @ 24 Frets
Seymour Duncan Vintage JJ Pickups
Ash Body
Quilt Mahogany Top with matching Peghead
Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard CITES Certified
Gotoh Tuners
19mm String Spacing (Adjustable)
Black Hardware
Fodera/Pope Preamp 3 Band (active/passive)
Hardshell case
9.5 lbs

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Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Presentation Grade Box Elder 6691 Fodera Emperor 4 Elite Walnut Neck Thru 6536 Fodera Emperor 5 Elite Buckeye Neck Through

Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Presentation Grade Box Elder Burl - STUNNING!

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•Imperial 5 Elite
•34" scale, 24 large frets, 19.0 mm bridge
•Presentation Grade Box Elder Burl Top
•Walnut Body with Alder Tone Block
•3-pc Red Oak Neck with matching / angled peghead
•Ebony Fretboard
•Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
•Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups
•Fodera Custom Shop Preamp
•Black Hardware (including custom shop bridge)

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This amazing Fodera Emperor Elite 4 with Crotch Walnut top, has tight punch from the walnut, and lots of cut and clarity from the J pickups. The lows are full but pristine, with no hint of muddiness. If you want to stand out in a mix, this is your bass.

Emperor Elite 4 String
Neck-Through Body
Seymour Duncan J/J Single Coil Pickups
Ash Body
Crotch Walnut Top
34" Scale and 24 frets
3 Piece Maple Hard Rock
Indian Rosewood Fretboard

Includes Fodera Custom Teardrop Hardshell Case

9.3 lbs

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Fodera Emperor 5 Elite Buckeye Burl Top Neck Through

Buckeye Burl Top
Alder Body
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
3 piece Rock Maple
Gold Hardware
34" scale
24 fret
Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Matching Wood Pickup Covers
Acrylic Satin Finish
Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing (adjustable)
3 band Fodera/Pope preamp (Active/Passive)
Includes Fodera Hardshell case.

This bass is offered at pre-2020 pricing. Identical bass today would list at $13,200

9.6 lbs

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Fodera Emperor 4 Elite II Poplar Burl Brazilian Rosewood Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Redwood Pin Burl 6893 Brazilian Fretboard!
Some of the best features Fodera has to offer all in one bass! Fodera Emperor Elite II 4 Poplar Burl, Neck Through construction, Alder Body, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, 5 piece Rock Maple with stringers, 34" scale, 24 fret, Mother of Pearl fretboard dots, Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups, Gold Hardware, Acrylic Satin Finish, Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing, Active/Passive 3 band Fodera/Pope preamp. Includes Fodera Hardshell case. 9.4 lbs FREE SHIPPING!

SIMPLY AMAZING! We've seen alot of Fodera's pass through our shop, but this one is truly exceptional. Overall, the bass is stunning. From the highly figured Redwood Pin Burl top, to the rich mix of browns and chocolates in the Brazilian Fretboard, this bass is an example of a bass making at it's best. The tone is detailed, thick, and resonant, with sustain for days. It may just be another 12 years before we see another one like this!

Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Redwood Pin Burl.

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•Imperial 5 Elite
•33" scale, 24 large frets, 17.5 mm bridge
•Redwood Pin Burl Top
•Ash Body with Ash Tone Block
•3-pc Maple Neck with Stringers & Matching / Angled Peghead
•Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard
•Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
•Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups
•Fodera/Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
•Gold Hardware (including Custom Bridge)

9.5 lbs

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