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G.Gould GGi5 - Walnut/Swamp Ash

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G. Gould GGi5 Active 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 rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets, classic pearl dots and a comfortable 35” scale. Tuners are black Gotoh Res-o-lites.

The electronics package features EMG X pickups (EMG-40CSX humbucker in the bridge, and a 40CSX-GG in the neck**) 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. Great sound 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. 

**The 40CSX-GG is made exclusively for Geoff. It's a CSX with one of the magnets removed, which gives the neck pickup a more dynamic, single-coil tone with good output.

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.


  • 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
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 35” scale, 24 frets
  • PLEK computerized fret mill
  • EMG X active pickups/electronics package (40CSX-GG neck, 40CSX bridge)
  • Master Volume/Blend/Bass/Treble controls
  • Black ABS aluminum bridge
  • Black Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners
  • Black hardware
  • 18V power, Gotoh Quick-Change battery holder
  • 8.6 lbs.


  • Figured Walnut top
  • Lightweight Swamp Ash body
  • Purpleheart “sandwich” layer
  • Clear gloss finish
  • Carbon Fiber Composite neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 frets
  • 34” scale
  • EMG X active pickups/electronics package (35PX neck/35CSX bridge)
  • Master Volume/Blend/Bass/Treble controls
  • Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners
  • Black hardware
  • 18V power
  • 8.4 lbs.