I want to start by saying I hope no Tribute owner is offended by the thread. I plan on owning one soon too. I played a G&L the other day for the first time and was really impressed with sound and playability. It was at the Sam Ash in hollywood and the price was about $1600. I came home to do a little research and found GLs on ebay for about $500 and then only realized that there was a Tribute series. I have searched this forum and most people say they love their Tribute and is very comparable to the "real thing" but one report said that they don't even say that it is a tribute but tell people it is a G&L. It kinda sounded like they were embarrassed that it was a tribute and I have seen similar behavior with people who own Squires. I don't want to offend anyone, and personally i see nothing wrong with a squire (reggie wooten plays one on bass day dvd), but I just want to know if that is pretty much the analogy?