I am the proud owner of a set of these basses--after spending years saving, watching, and waiting. I've got the fretless model from 2003 and the fretted model (GWB2, purchased from a forum member in 1/2012) from 1999, both MIJ - FujuGen Gakki.
Ever since I purchased it, I've been confused about exactly what fretless model I have. These questions take a back seat when I play it, of course, because these are the best instruments I've ever owned, and as far as *I* care, the sound, playability, durability, and looks all take a front seat to the label.
So the question only comes up... when I think about selling them.
It's possible that the model year is definitive, but I can't seem to nail that down in my research (here and elsewhere). The confusion stems from the following:
Blonde faceplate on headstock, w/sig (GWB1/105?)
No-screw-ramps (Certainly 1? Def not 1005) - double-sided tape came with them (ramps not pictured)
BUT I'm pretty sure the fretless fingerboard is Ebonol. (So, is it NOT a 1?)
Can anyone tell me for sure which models these are, and why?
Thanks in Advance!