Price paid: $ 140
Purchased from: thompson music store
Sound — 8
The sound is completely crisp. Its perfect for country. It does other genres particularly well too. It has a deep, sort of a bassier sound. That makes it suitable for rock. All in all, a great entry-intermediate level guitar. The stock strings are fine (had them changed in a few months) but put in better strings and you can hear wonders.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall, a great guitar. I will recommend this to anyone who wants to start learning the instrument. As I said, great beginner - intermediate level guitar. If it were stolen, I might not buy it again, that's cause I prefer electrics now, but I guarantee this guitar, if well handled, will not let you down.
Reliability & Durability — 7
The guitar is quite solid. I have had it for more than a year and half now. I have dropped it once or twice and one was really severe so got a few scratches. But the sound did not change. It will certainly withstand live play, but I would suggest you change the strap button, and always have a backup in case any string breaks. The sunburst is hand painted (or so I heard) but the finish is perfect. The pick guard is also quite sturdy. Remember to clean it once in a while and it will shine.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was perfectly set up. It stayed in tune quite well. I have had no major problems with this guitar. The only thing that troubled me was the loose strap button (though I did not observe this in my friends F310's). So yeah that was the only faulty thing.
Features — 8
Year of production - 2008. Place of production - Indonesia. Number of frets - 20 (can reach upto the 15 without difficulty). It has a rosewood fretboard. Top is made out of spruce. Sides are made out of meranti. So is the back. The neck is made out of nato. The body comes in a dreadnought shape. Mine is a tobacco sunburst. Also comes in natural and cherry sunburst colours. The tuners are standard Yamaha. I got mine along with a gig bag.