Part of a collection we took in for an Estate from a local player who passed away. This stunning Fodera Imperial Richard Bona Signature is an amazing playing and sounding bass.
From the Fodera site: We have had the great pleasure of working with Richard Bona for over ten years. He is one of the most wonderfully musical people we know and is constantly writing, touring, singing, recording and performing — whether on his own, as a much in demand sideman, or as a first call session player.
Interestingly, Richard’s original Fodera was actually purchased used in 1998 at the Sam Ash on 48th Street in New York City. He was recording a session locally and wanted a five-string so that he would no longer need to de-tune his Jazz Bass. Asking for “the best 5-string bass that you have in the store,” Richard was handed the instrument that has since become synonymous with his musical voice. Richard calls this Imperial “Bassey.” In the late fall of 2010, we completed an exact replica of Bassey for Richard so that he could always keep one of his beloved Foderas in his studio and tour with the other.