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Ibanez Gary Willis Signature GWB205 5-String Fretless Bass, Tequila Sunrise Flat

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Ibanez Gary Willis Signature GWB205 5-String Fretless Bass, Tequila Sunrise Flat


Player's Perspective

As premier Ibanez dealers, we're proud to present this Ibanez Gary Willis Signature GWB205 in a contemporary but absolutely classic Tequila Sunrise Flat finish! Gary Willis is a true virtuoso on the bass who is known the world over as a venerable fusion bassist both as a solo performer, a member of the band Tribal Tech, as well as a frequent collaborator with some of the industry's biggest names. As a discerning player and gear savant, he turned to Ibanez to help him create instruments that suited his preferences and playing perfectly. The GWB205 is no exception.

This bass features a toneful ash body, beautiful fretless ebony fingerboard on a 3-ply maple neck and strap buttons that allow for ergonomic adjustment of the bass' overall balance while playing with a strap. Electronically, it's loaded with an amazing-sounding Bartolini® GWB pickup in the bridge bolstered by a Bartolini® NTBT 2-band EQ system. This instrument also features Willis' signature "Willis ramp" that keeps the right hand in optimal playing position for a lighter touch and faster playing.

Manufacturer's Description

The design of the GWB doesn't try to reinvent the wheel but still has innovations going for it that you won't find in other basses. And it's hand-crafted from beginning to end with a passion for details.

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Gary Willis has released 5 solo CD's, 10 as co-leader of Tribal Tech and has been a part of a multitude of other projects including playing alongside Wayne Shorter, Allan Holdsworth, Hubert Laws and many others. His own works include legends Dennis Chambers, Steve Tavaglione, Bob Berg, Gergo Borlai, Kirk Covington and Scott Kinsey.

Ebony Fretboard - Ebony produces a tight low and mid range with an iconic attack on the high end. It also features a quick response and rich sustain.

Finger Ramp - The detachable finger ramp, designed by Gary Willis, encourages players to not "dig in too deep" and allows a more consistent attack with quick recovery time.

Bartolini GWB PU & NTBT EQ - Bartolini® GWB PU & NTBT EQ Curved Bartolini® pickup provides separate coils for precise string balance.

Machine Heads - Gary's special shaped machinehead.



  • Model: GWB205TQF Gary Willis Signature
  • Color: Tequila Sunrise Flat
  • Body: Ash


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Ebony / off-set white dot inlays
  • Fretless
  • Neck: GWB / 3-Ply Maple
  • Scale: 34"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.771" (45mm)
  • 1st to 12th Fret Thickness: 19mm - 21mm


  • Bridge: Std. Bridge 16.5mm String Spacing
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh
  • Hardware Finish: Black


  • Bridge Pickup: Bartolini® GWB (Passive)
  • Preamp: Bartolini® NTBT 2-band EQ
  • Controls: Bass Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Volume w/ EQ Bypass Switch


  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Instrument Weight: 9.1 lbs
  • Serial #: I221003547

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ibanez. This Gary Willis GWB205 is 100% brand-new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.