The concept behind the N.Y.C. basses is a more affordable "stock" instrument hand crafted, using the same quality woods as we use in the more expensive Fodera custom models. In order to keep the cost down we build these in small batches, using the best of a limited palette of fine woods. Most N.Y.C. basses will be capped with a flame or quilted maple top. Other woods will offered occassionally as they come available.
Currently the Empire model is available in 5 string versions.
:The Specifications are as follow:
•Number of frets: 21
•Double cutaway, solid body bolt-on neck design
•3-piece hard maple neck
•Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
•lightweight Ash or Alder body
•Single coil JJ pickups
•Specially designed and built Mike Pope Circuit w/Master Volume/Master Tone stackpot, blend, bass cut-boost, treble cut-boost, standby switch
As with all Fodera instruments, N.Y.C. basses are made with loving care from the best aged and select wood, hand fit, finished and setup to play like a dream. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, the N.Y.C. basses will perform for you.