TLDR:Refer to subj. I'm looking at getting my first bass, a fretless italia imola 5 string. I had decided to go with the fretless 5 string as I plan on only really jamming around with some jazzy funk riffs. I'm trying to decide if it's me justifying wanting a fretless bass, as i like the way they feel in the hand more, but i think it may help me in the long run by starting out on a fretless anyway. Just as a little bit of background about myself: I like to think I'm pretty musically inclined, i've played woodwinds my whole life and dabbled with a guitar from time to time. I have a good ear for tone and key, so I'm thinking it wouldn't be diving off the deep end, starting with a fretless board. Should i go with my (better?) judgement and grab the fretted version of the same bass? A litte more info about the Imola: -5 string -korina wood, half hollow body with one f hole (based on the ampeg web which i love) -fretboard-maple -WBBC Wilkinson bass bridge -WBJ Wilkinson jazz pickups As far as i know before having it, i'm assuming the only thing i will really want to do to it at first is put flatwound strings on it. comments/suggestions appreciated!