Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 10
Since I spent the first part talking about features I will start gushing now. This guitar is amazing! It fits my style perfectly (classic rock)and makes me happy when I play it. I play it through a Crate 2X12 combo and I sometimes use a Rocktron flanger (good pedal). It's not noisy at all, and has a great sound, the sound you weould expect from a more expensive guitar. I can get a number of sounds, from high sparkling cleans to bluesy overdrive, to gain laden crunch and scream! it really is versatile.
Overall Impression — 10
I play classic rock, and again this is a perfect match. I have been playing about two/ three years and I also own a Squier Strat, my first guitar. This guitar blows it away. The humbuckers sound good, and it's just perfect. If it was stolen, I would hunt them down, kick their ass, and then buy a new one if the first was damaged. if lost, replaced really fast. I love that it is durable, looks nice and sounds great and is versatile. I wish it had trapezoid inlays and a set neck, but for 200 bucks it is nice enough.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is very durable. Playing live it does great. The hardware is durable also. I don't know if the strap buttons were solid because I replaced them with Dunlop straplocks. It is very dependable and I would use it on a gig with out a backup with peace of mind. The finish is excellent, and this guitar is through and through durable. I drop it and it falls (the headstock is heavy) and it just keeps truckin.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I recieved this guitar, it was out of tune but basically ready to play. The pickups were adjusted fine and the bridge and intonation were near perfect. The strings were changed, but other than that nothing did. The guitar had one flaw in it, which was on the finish. After recieving this guitar, very careful examination of my new instrument revealed a tiny, minute speck of black paint, like someone was spray painting near the guitar and a speck floated on it. No one besides me would notice it.
Features — 9
My G-310 was an '06 model and was made in Indonesia, but correct me if I'm wrong, I think epiphones are assembled in the US. Not quite sure. The neck is ebony I think but it is smooth and plays nice. I own the white finish, and I belive it looks the best. It really looks nice. It's a Standard Tune-O-Matic stop bar bridge. It also has the standard 4 knobs, two volume two tone, and a treble/rythm Switch. The tuners are good but g string goes out of tune sometimes.