I would recommend this to anyone as an excellent starter guitar.
Where Obtained: Friend
Laminated spruce top, made in Indonesia I believe. Should come with a starter pack - gig bag, an extra set of strings, 3 picks, a strap, capo, truss rod adjustment tool, a string winder, and a pitch pipe. Mine was a hand me down and did not come with these items.
Not the easiest guitar to play. Action is high, feels stiff. I learned to play on this guitar - I realize now that this is actually good for a beginner guitar as it builds strength. Stays in tune very well.
You get used to playing this beast and after a few years it feels like butter, and playing anything else seems easy.
For a starter guitar, in this price range, sound quality is excellent. High E string is not as articulate as in more expensive guitars, but this can be compensated for with technique. I'd put this up with anything in the price range as far as tone goes.
This guitar has been through everything and still looks and functions great. Suitable for gigs - the reason I wanted it was because I knew Elliott Smith played one live.
I like this guitar. My first was a Susuki I bought from a friend while stationed in Japan. I like the Yamaha better. Sounds better and is eaiser to play. I have no hesitation recommending this to anyone needing something to start out with. Enjoy!
Model Year: 2002
Price: $169.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Caldwell Music Abilene TX
6 string acoustic Made in Indonesia. I believe laminated
spruce top. Not sure on all the particulars. I bought this when I started taking lessons in April of this year (2003). It has served me well. Sound great and I enjoy playing it. Couple of screws that hold the tuners on have stripped out but I heard this is common in cheaper guitars. Easy to fix! All in all I'd recommend this for anyone looking for something cheap to learn on.
Guitar plays very well. I restrung and friend of mine lowered the action a littl for me. Truss rod adjusted eaisly and action is low with no buzz. Fretboard is rosewood and everything is straight. Plays well. Nice sound even when compared to some of the more expensive guitars in the class. No complaints, but I'm still learning. I'll get another better acoustic later on. Probably a Yamaha.
Nice bright sound after putting on Martin strings. Although the Yamaha strings on it sounded great too. Works well for struming or fingerstyle. Teacher is really amazed that for a cheaper guitar is sounds great!
Well durability. I'm very careful with my guitar. Still I have managed to drop it once and it has fell over once. That is how the tuner screws got stripped. Eaisly enough repaired. It has taked other bumps and bruises but still looks and sound fine.
I looked all over ,trawled the internet for advice from all over the world about beginners guitars ,for the money all the advice lead to the Yamaha, I'm very pleased with it, I enjoy picking it up fooling around with it and learning to play. My favourite aspect it's mine and I can make music with it. It's worst aspect, none so far but I have a feeling I may want to move to an electric at some stage. I'd certainly buy another and would suggest to anyone looking for a beginners instrument to check an F310 out.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $89.99 uk pounds (new)
Where Obtained: Dawsons chester England
Made in Indonesia just your basic beginners guitar,
no pickups natural finish looks pretty good for a cheapo.
I'm a complete beginner but I like to pick it up and practice anytime ,it has an inviting sort of feel to it.
Sounds pretty good to me ,guy in the shop reckoned it was excellent for the money.
Looks pretty well put together time will tell.
Stays in tune pretty well.
For the price, a quality instrument. i've played some much more expensive guitars that don't sound as good as this one does. sure, its not a martin or a seagull, but damn sure does the job.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $125.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Just Music (Perth, Western Australia)
Laminated spruce top, with glued-in nato neck. slight flaw at the join, but no biggie. overall it looks quite good for a cheap guitar like this. natural finish (looks nice), 20 normal-size frets, no electronics. basically, your classic beginner's guitar.
For a guitar at this price, it plays very well. I found that the neck is quite smooth, with access up to about the 16th fret before playability problems kick in, but what did you expect? its a beginner guitar! its not like its going to have a cutaway or anything!
The tone is very full and resonant, and I like that in a guitar. the bottom end is quite prominent too. the notes on the upper registers of the guitar don't exactly sing out, so this is a guitar definitely for chord hounds, not superstar lead players. in my 6 months or so with it, there have been no problems with fret buzz so far.
You could beat this guitar up and I think it would hold up alright. it is built quite solidly. its taken a few hits so far, and there's been no change in tone or playability so far. its built to take whatever heinous damage a guitar hack can do to it.
I would recomend this guitar for any new player. Its affordable
and comes with a nice gig setup.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $160.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Costco
I started learning with an old Memphis Electric. I then got a
hold of an old clasical. Then I purchased this gig set and boy I
love it. I wanted a solid top guitar but decided I need to start
with a less expensive model and make sure I go throuh with my
The F310 souds great. There is a little bit of frett buzz but I
think some of that is due to my lack of experiance.
Playability is good. Although I am not able to play bar chords
very well. I tend to deaden the first and second strings.
I plan on taking it to a tech to get it adjusted. I hope this will
Nice sound. The large body helps deliver clean crisp chords.
I was new at guitar playing when I bought it, but it sounded very good to me and the price was within my budget at the time.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music store
Plays average, have played better guitars
Rich, deep tone. not as good as some other higher priced guitars.
Fairly durable, but does require tune-ups in this Florida humid weather.