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G. Gould - GGi5 Fretless - Spalted Maple

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G. Gouls GGi5 Fretless  -  Spalted Maple

This bass was recently purchased and returned (buyer is ordering a fretted version, instead). It is in like-new condition.

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 Fretless features a striking spalted maple top, over a lightweight alder body. The graphite neck has a fretless phenolic fingerboard with 24 fret markers, classic pearl dots and a comfortable 35” scale. 

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.


  • Spalted Maple top
  • One-piece lightweight Alder body
  • Clear high-gloss finish
  • Full-molded graphite/epoxy neck
  • Phenolic fretless fingerboard w/ markers
  • 35” scale
  • PLEK computerized fret mill
  • EMG X active pickups/electronics package
  • Master Volume/Blend/Bass/Treble controls
  • Black aluminum bridge
  • Chrome Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners
  • Black body hardware
  • 18V power, Gotoh Quick-Change battery holder
  • Serial No.1311
  • 9.2 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.