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G.Gould GGi5 Fretless - Walnut/Swamp Ash

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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G. Gould GGi5 Fretless 5-String Bass — Walnut Top, Swamp Ash Body

We’re big fans of G. Gould basses because [A] they’re some of the best basses made; [B] Geoff Gould invented the carbon-fiber composite neck*; and [C] his woods/finishes are some of the nicest to come into our store—and this one lives up to the reputation.

This GGi5 features a striking walnut top, over a thin layer of purpleheart, and a lightweight swamp ash body. We rarely see walnut with this much color and grain—this piece is stunning. The graphite neck has a fretless phenolic fingerboard with 24 fret markers, classic pearl dots and a comfortable 35” scale. Tuners are black Gotoh Res-o-lites.

The electronics package features EMG X pickups through a G. Gould EQ system with Volume, Blend, and separate active Bass and Treble controls. The 18V power supply offers more headroom and sonic range. The bass comes with a set of GHS Balanced Nickel 5M-NB strings—they sound great and create less wear on the fingerboard. Great tone to match the gorgeous look. 

*If you’re not familiar with G. Gould, Geoff Gould is known as “the Godfather of Graphite.” As founder and president of Modulus Graphite, Geoff introduced the world to carbon fiber composite-neck basses. Now he’s crafting spectacular instruments with his eponymous G.Gould Music brand.

Features

  • Marbled Walnut Decadence top (bookmatched, colorful, curly marbled walnut)
  • One-piece ultra-lightweight Swamp Ash body
  • Purpleheart “sandwich” layer
  • Clear high-gloss finish
  • Full-molded graphite/epoxy neck
  • Phenolic fretless fingerboard
  • 35” scale
  • PLEK computerized fret mill
  • EMG X active pickups/electronics package
  • EMG-BTS EQ
  • Master Volume/Blend/Bass/Treble controls
  • Black aluminum bridge
  • Black Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners
  • Black hardware
  • 18V power, Gotoh Quick-Change battery holder
  • GHS Balanced Nickel 5M-NB strings
  • Serial No.1298
  • 8.8 lbs.

Why We Like G. Gould Basses 

Our G. Gould basses turn heads. The workmanship is first-class; the finish and sound are outstanding; and Geoff’s innovative contributions to the bass world speak for themselves. These are custom instruments, in every sense. We’re proud to be one of just a few stores carrying this elite brand.

Features

  • Marbled Walnut Decadence top (bookmatched, colorful, curly marbled walnut)
  • Lightweight Swamp Ash body
  • Purpleheart “sandwich” layer
  • Clear gloss finish
  • Carbon Fiber Composite neck
  • Phenolic fretless fingerboard
  • 24 fret markers
  • 35” scale
  • EMG X active pickups/electronics package
  • Master Volume/Blend/Bass/Treble controls
  • Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners
  • GHS Balanced Nickel 5M-NB strings
  • Black hardware
  • 18V power
  • 8.8 lbs.