Greetings and salutations from a long-time lurker, first-time poster. I swung a trade last week for a 1996 Epiphone T-310. I had a Squier Jaguar that I just couldn't get the sound I wanted out of and as a result it spent too much time gathering dust. I have a pretty good selection of guitars, but for some reason I've never had a Tele. So I put it up for sale or trade for a T-type. I've read comments online that dismiss the T-310 as a cheap plywood guitar, but I have to say I really like this guitar. I'm 99% sure the body is plywood (can see the layers on the edge of the body through the black paint), but it's not outrageously heavy like most plywood bodies. The maple neck is a nice size, not too chunky. I've heard the T-310s of this era had skinny necks, but I was relieved to find it wasn't the case with this one. Hardware and electronics are sound. There is virtually no hum or buzzing from the guitar, it's well-shielded and the pots are good quality. Pickups are stock and ceramic, but they sound good. The only issue is a bit of microphonic squealing on the bridge pickup while using the gain channel. It's in pristine shape. The seller bought it new in 1996 and played it a handful of times. He's primarily a drummer who collects guitars that he likes the look of. There is no fret wear and only a tiny ding on the back of the guitar. He even gave me the prepack checklist/warranty card that came with the guitar 18 years ago! I like the black pickguard/black finish combo. I know some folks don't care for the batwing headstock with a Tele body, But I dig how it looks. I'm constantly picking this up and enjoying the heck out of it. And kicking myself for playing guitar for 35 years without jumping in the Tele pool!