Greetings. Pardon me if this subject has been discussed to death here but the search function won't respond to 'G-310' or 'SG'. At first I thought these two guitars were exactly the same other than the knobs but there are differences. SG Special- mahogany body maple neck 2 knobs made in Indonesia(by Samick?) G-310- alder body mahogany neck 4 knobs made in China by Epiphone(I think) I have a new SG Special in black and for the price I think it's a fantastic guitar. Not neck heavy, very slim fast neck, and light. Can anyone confirm that the G-310 neck('C'?) is the same size as the special's? I'm not sure that Epiphone neck sizes are always consistent, it seems to depend on which factory makes them. I'm also wondering what the tone difference is between mahogany body/maple neck and alder body/mahogany neck. I mostly play metal and heavy rock so I like thick heavy tones. None of these guitars have the deep sound of a heavier Gibson LP but they still offer good tone in my experience. I'm going to be doing some serious recording coming up and I'm thinking about using my special but I want to upgrade the pickups and upgrade with tuners with perhaps a set of Sperzel locking units.