Both are nice (G&L is a sunburst, Ibby is root beer). Both are a great deal ($250 for the Ibby, $350 for the G&L). I've played the Ibby, and it's perfect other than needing a new jack. I've played a 2500, but not this one... It's a 2.5 hour drive to see it. I had a GSR 105, good player but limited tone options, the 405 fixes that... but I've wanted a G&L for 25 years. Pros? Cons? My current 4 stringers are a Fender JP -90 and a Yamaha RBX 170, both play excellently. ...and I'm a cheapskate at heart.