Sound — 10
I play a lot of stuff ranging from Folk to rock and even gothic. This guitar does it very well. It has a bright but well-balanced tone with prominent bass, and the tone is amazingly rich and projection is quite good for this class of guitar. It does it's job very well, I'd even use it in the studio, but I won't use it as my main guitar Live. I'll come to why soon enough.
Overall Impression — 8
It is a good match for what I play. I've been playing for around six years now. I also own an Ibanez SGT120 acoustic, a Samick LW-015 acoustic and an Ibanez GSA60 electric. The SGT120 is my main acoustic for now as it's the best of what I have, but this Yamaha is definitely good as a backup instrument, or for studio use. If it were stolen, I'd probably get something else, but I'm on the overall very satisfied with it. I just wish the fretboard didn't look so cheap. Otherwise, it's great.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I said that I wouldn't use it Live, but it's definitely reliable. It stays in tune very well and the tuners are very smooth. It feels great. There is only one strap button, and it's a flimsy plastic thing at the base of the guitar but it doesn't matter, I play acoustic sitting down usually.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar has a decent set-up though the action was quite high, but I appreciate that in an acoustic. Call me weird. The bridge was well aligned with the neck. The main flaw on this one I'd say is the cheap-looking fretboard, which is why I probably won't play this Live. But it has great tone. Finishing was very even.
Features — 7
This Yamaha F-310 I have was given to me to make good use of it. For free! Lucky, ain't I! Anyway, this guitar was made in Indonesia. Not quite sure about which year but it's a number of years old now. It is a simple, no-frills pure acoustic guitar that would be great to learn on and to use in the studio because the tone is awesome for a low-end guitar. The guitar is a standard dreadnought. It has a laminated spruce top. Mine has a sunburst finish. Back and sides are meranti, which is a common tree in Southeast Asia where I come from. Cheap wood. What do you expect? The neck is NATO and the fretboard is rosewood, with 20 frets. The finish is light but shiny and transparent. It is a very light guitar, I'm worried it might float to the ceiling. Tuners are non-locking diecast tuners, as expected. It came with an unpadded gig bag but I've since transferred it to a padded gigbag.