Epiphone has become a household name in the home of guitarists throughout the world. This company was founded in the year 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos. You might have found that there are lot of similarities between the Epiphone guitars and that of the Gibson models; think no more as the Epiphone company was bought by the Chicago music company who also owned the Gibson guitar corporation in 1957.
In the following review, we will see about one of the most famous models of Epiphone, the SG G-310 Electric Guitar. This guitar is based on the 1967 Gibson SG and it has all the SG styles and features that you would ever want, but at the affordability of a bolt-neck.
Black is a finishing that can never be a failure and the Epiphone G-310 SG style Electric Guitar is a black beauty too. Made out of alder with chrome hardware, the guitar is also available in Ebony (EB), Red (RD) and also Vintage White (VW). For the delight of the left handed guitarists, Epiphone also offers the guitar in left handed ebony. The body of the guitar is incredibly thin and very comfortable to sit down and play with. Its SG style body has a Tune-O-Matic bridge, rosewood fingerboard and Mahogany neck. It has a bolt-on neck and the strap buttons are not of the superior kind. The electric guitar has rosewood dot fingerboard inlay and stop bar tailpiece which allows to have more sustain and string change.
Special care given:
Unlike some of the cheaply designed models, all the Epiphone models come with a fourteen degree headstock that offers more force at the nut which allows you to get extra sustain with fewer tuning problems caused by the “string-tree” devices. With Epiphone’s exclusive double vacuum waxing process, you are ensured with optimal performance.
Reliability and Durability:
Durability and reliability can be never a question with an Epiphone Electric Guitar as they are simply solid. For unparallelled reliability as well as ease of service, Epiphone wiring harnesses feature quick-connectors.
Epiphone G-310 SG Style Electric Guitar comes with a full pick guard and two hot open-coil humbucker controls. The G-310 also sports full volume and tone controls that includes a three way selector switch, two volume and two tone knobs. The SG G-310 has scale length of 24.75” and nut width of 1.68”. The neck will suite the standards of most of the heights.
Epiphone G-310 SG seems to suit most of the styles well, and it will be a special treat for players of Hard Rock, Blues, Metal and Mordern Vibes. Try any AC/DC and some other classic rock, you will realise how responsive the guitar is. The guitar does great with low and mid range distortion; but if you decide to crank the distortion up all way, you might end up with a little unwanted noise. The guitar works better even with not distortion at all. The sound is pretty decent considering its price tag. The squeals are nice and solos seem to be pretty clean. Overall, the sound is rich with a very good blend of bass, mid range and the highs.
The action on the Epiphone G310 is lovely. The solos on this are better than what you would get out of its competitors like the ESPs and Jacksons.
The guitar package also includes a six feet cable and tool for tightening the neck. It fits inside any of the universal coffin cases as well.
The non-locking tuners of the guitar come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. However, the Epiphone G-310 SG electric guitar gets limited lifetime warranty.
The Epiphone G-310 SG electric guitar is great for beginners and pros alike. This will be your ultimate pick if you are just into basically any rock and do not have lots of dough. The only thing we were left wishing for is a tremolo on it; but alas, this is probably the best you will be able to find that this budget. The guitar carries all the style of a venerable SG at a down to earth price. A great first instrument!
Epiphone G-310 SG Guitar – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||Epiphone G-310 SG Electric Guitar|
|Finish||Ebony, Red and Vintage White, Black|
|Neck||Bolt mahogany neck|
|Fretboard||Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays|
|Humbuckers||2 Open Coil humbuckers|
|Finger board||Rosewood fingerboard|
|Warranty||One year warranty for tuners
Limited lifetime warranty