Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents the Emperor II 5 Select Limited Run Spalted Maple electric bass, with help from world-famous bassist Matthew Garrison. It's easy to imagine that this limited-run Fodera Emperor II 5 Select 5-string bass came out of Fodera's custom shop, and in a manner of speaking, it did. That's because Fodera's luthiers build all their instruments using the same quality tonewoods. In this case, that's an enchanting spalted maple top on an alder body, along with an ash tone block and pau ferro-topped quartersawn hard rock maple neck. Complete with Fodera's dual-coil pickups and their go-to 3-band preamp, the Emperor II 5 Select has all the tone you could ask for in a 5-string bass.