I've tried both and the quality is equal. Both are capable of the vintage jazz sound. The Lakland is a Fender copy (excuse the term) and the G&L basically is a (Leo)Fender per say but doesn't have the classic tort shell,tear drop body...look. G&L is handmade in Amer. and Lakland Skyline series is made in Korea but with no loss in quality since it goes thru a strict US prep shop! Well you know the basses. The price is about the same . Which would you spring for ? Why?