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RGX121S, STC-Shaped Guitar from Yamaha in the RGX series.


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Yamaha RGX121S tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: RGX121S
  • Series: RGX
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/17/2003

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Yamaha RGX121S user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 10 reviews )
 7 reviews70 %
 3 reviews30 %
MGR/emghzkhtd01/26/2011

MGR/emghzkhtd's review"Yamaha RGX121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
Black Satin finish, 22 frets, 9 gauge standard ernie ball. I have been playing for nearly 10 years on guitar and piano for almost 18 years now. I have been doing mostly just studio work, mostly my own progressive rock compositions. I am a very electic person when it comes to styles of music, i am mainly influence in metal as my primary focus then have ventured out to different genere's i am now just trying to figure out jazz.

Mars Muisc now known as Guitar center, on sale for 199 with gig bag etc.

This guitar can be arguably as a beginner guitar, however looking at the constructions specs its more of a budget guitar. Is this a good beginner guitar yes, for a very enthusiastic and talent promising student. This guitar stock is to be blunt crappy, this was my first guitar. I have owned other guitars from different brands but i use the RGX121s for basically all my recordings. I have upgraded the pick up with dimarzio evolution set pick ups, i have set up this guitar to a lower profile, the rosewood frets makes this a very comfortable feel while making runs, the double cut away gives easy access to the 22 fret registry. The 5 way tone selector gives a variety of Tones. This guitar is a nice weight giving it a nicer tone for a guitar of its price range.

A U neck would make speed runs nice, a higher quality bridge would be nice, it tends to go out of tune after a dive bomb. I placed an extra spring to allow it to go back to tune.

Unlike most low range price guitars this when compared to a squire or start or even an ibanez the quality construction is different, the sound doesn't seem to compare or even the action can't compare to the yamaha. Great feel and sleek finish. Good Sustain if used a better quality bridge.

If yamaha still puts this out, this is a good buy for anyone who is looking for a guitar on a budget. Spends some money on better pick ups. This works well with rectifier amps, and hi gain amps. For jazz tone a fender tube amp gives this a somewhat girtty tone but not really ideal for that really clear tone. Great for the price!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Russ Hillier03/22/2004

MGR/Russ Hillier's review"Yamaha RGX 121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
I paid £200 for my guitar from fret music, and was annoyed at the fact that it's cheaper online. www.zingsmusic.net do a v.good deal on it compared to in store prices. The guitar looked, played, and sounded nice, and as a second guitar i didnt think £200 was a bad price.

The reaction is minimalistic and makes the fretboard and other strings easy to glide across. The body shape is cool and the colour looks brilliant, but i spose its more about what it sounds like. I've put it through a few big amps, not sure of the wattage but they must have been about 100w, if not close to that, and the pickups handled it easily, with no fuzz or cutting out.



The tone knob is quite loose and comes away pretty easily. I also lost power to one of the pickups so little sound travels if i put the selector switch onto that one, and i have checked inside and the wires all seem connected well, so i dunno why that is. I guess i should go to a shop and ask.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Alex Guise12/16/2003

MGR/Alex Guise's review"Yamaha RGX121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
I bought this guitar for £189 at PMT in October. The RGX caught my eye as I was looking for a guitar that not only adhered to my rock requirements but also looked good. The glittery purple paint is a great touch and looks brilliant under stage lights.

For me, the best feauture of this guitar is the thin fretboard. I play powerchords with my two middle fingers behind the fretboard so it's obviously much easier when the neck is so thin. I also like the 2 humbuckers and single coil pick-ups, as they look great exposed in black plastic. I've never liked the look of typical strats with the scratch boards, the RGX121S has no scratchboards. The strings are also to easy to play as they do not dig into your fingers too hard when pushing down.

Mine kept going out of tune very easily. However I found later that it was a manufacturing fault as the bridge had not been properly tightened. Since then it has stayed in tune brilliantly, I've been very impressed. Another small problem I've found is that it doesn't sound very good when you palm-mute the strings and play, not like a Tom DeLonge signature Fender Strat for example which sounds great when you mute.

I love the construction. As I mentioned, it looks great .. no scratchboards .. glittery paint .. and seems to be built like a tank. The black chrome tuners and bridge are solid and will keep your guitar in tune for ages. The two metal knobs (volume and tone) have been known to fall off easily, however I have not experienced this or had any problems with them.

If you are an aspiring rock guitarist looking to make a step up then I can honestly recommend the Yamaha RGX121S. It is relatively cheap, but a bargain deal for your money. However, if you are a more advanced guitarist then you may find some feautures of the RGX primative which may limit you in your playing. Bottom line, for an average player like myself .. I love this guitar!!!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Anonymous11/10/2003

MGR/Anonymous's review"Yamaha RGX121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
I got this guitar from sharon music in for £205 but i wanted it with an amp and that so it was £250. I was realy excited because i had been playing a crappy clasic guitar for ages and was sick of it.so i got this guitar and took it home.

Such good quality and was easy to play and so atractive to look at.The wood (rosewood ) was realy strong and the guitar was easy to tune aswell.MY friends at school were realy jealous and wanted it realy badly.But it is mine!

WEll the price was kinda too high is you have to mow the lawn to earn money but who cares.THis guitar is so good it would be a sin to speak illy of it.

As i said Fine fine quality and worth the money.

If you want to start the guitar GET THIS ONE!

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