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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 10 reviews )
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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!

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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.

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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!!!

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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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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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MGR/Jonny G07/27/2003

MGR/Jonny G's review"Yamaha RGX121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
I bought this from Soundslive in newcastle for £181 as a cheap guitar to replace my squire strat

The colours were great (metallic blue, black, metallic red or purple)
Has a very 'metal' look.
Light
Has such a versatile sound allowing you to use it for any type of music.

flismy knobs (i broke one within a week of getting the guitar)


Generally extremely good. the only exception being the volume and tone knobs

This guitar is a great starter guitar. It looks feels and plays great. The only problem with it is that its not a gibson.

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MGR/enraged05/05/2003

MGR/enraged's review"Yamaha RGX 121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
I got this guitar at Archambault in Quebec. I paid about $270+ Canadian dollars for it. very very decent for the price, might i add! I picked it up because it had 2 humbuckers, was light, and looked pretty nice all together:D

um, basically everything. It's a really good beginner's guitar. If you know absolutely nothing about buying a guitar or what kind of guitar you want, get this one. It's a very well rounded guitar.

It has 2 humbuckers (not the greatest for humbuckers, but they do sound a hell of a lot better than those crappy cheap pickups) and a pick up in the middle (...which sounds like absolute crap, but it's ok if you know how to work your way around a good amp;)

The action is absolutely freaking excellent for the price you pay. before purchasing this guitar i borrowed my friend's shitty mock strat from some half assed company, and that piece of crap costed her over $500. and the action on that sucked. and alot of guitars dont have the close action that this one has.

The Floyd Rose tremolo is pretty fun. but once you use it too much, sometimes it can get outta tune...or maybe it's cuz my strings are old haha.

well the tone and volume knobs fell off. if you stick them back they just fall off again (and i haven't even dropped it or anything, not even gigged). um...the low "E" buzzes more often than most guitars, but the sound doesnt get picked up by the amp so that's alright. that's it really, it's a great guitar for it's price.

pretty good quality i guess. i've never dropped it, so i wouldn't know. it's incredibly light. it seems to be sturdy. i dont know...go find one and drop it!!! :P

Excellent guitar. you will not find a better guitar for it's freaking cheap price! the only thing i wish to change is to have more frets (it only has 22) and better pickups and humbuckers. but for $270, i really can't complain.

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MGR/Adam Adams04/11/2003

MGR/Adam Adams's review"Yamaha RGX 121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
Around after christmas, my birthday was coming up in January. We went to the guitar shop to have a look, I could'nt find anything. But as me, my dad and my brother left, i saw a Yamaha hanging on a strap above the counter. I played it, loved it and my dad bought it.

The unit was £110 second hand (was £220).
It has a single coil pickup, 2 humbuckers, a volume control, a tone control with a black finish. It has a nice action, stays in tune, and with the tone control, sounds great with a BOSS MT-2 Distortion pedal.

Nothing really, i would like it with 2 tone controls but does'nt really bother me.

The condition was fantastic! I thought it was brand new but whoever had it before me really looked after it! The 1st string broke but that is because I plucked it to hard! Thew tremelo unit is good although I don't know how to use it!

This is my first, fantastic, heavy-metal guitar which i will keep forever (hopefully).

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MGR/L12/17/2002

MGR/L's review"Yamaha RGX 121S"

Yamaha RGX121S
I bought the RGX 121S when it was just out in the stores. It was only 680 guilders which comes down to some 340 Dollars. I bought this guitar because I had a really bad guitar and I wanted something better.

The guitar plays very lights and the guitar itself isn't that heavy. Whenever I play on an Ibanez or a Gibson Les Paul model, the guitars are just to heavy.
Furthermore, the guitar is equiped with two humbuckers and one single coil. A nice dark sound this means. This what I like about the Yamaha RGX.

There isn't anything that I don't like about the guitar. Maybe only the fact that a lot of people don't think Yamaha produces good guitars, while my guitar plays much better than the 3000 dollar Gibsons!

The construction is something I don't know that much about. I just play the thing, I don't want to build it! The quality however is terrific. It's very strong (I dropped it a couple of times by accident and still there weren't any problems).

I think a lot of people don't see how Yamaha in fact does make good guitars. Ofcourse, a Fender mustang/Stratocaster is always much better, but you have to pay substantially more for those.

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pukhammet09/29/2006

pukhammet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha RGX121S
22 frets 2 humbuckers micro (bass and treble positions) and a single coil position (medium)
A volume knob gnral and gnral Tone, 5-way switch
Channel trs end, allowing a bare trs prcis and excellent gliss.

I does aps 10 for the lack of knob (volume treble and bass, for example)

UTILIZATION

Channel trs end, excellent gliss Access in acute is the same trs ais 6em string (because of the delicacy of the handle correctly)
Idalie guitar for a set of solliste.

It is no problem of this equilibrated ct. Pluttlgre guitar (I bought ais rptter 4H in a row because I had a Les Paul type)

Easily obtained a good sound, as always with a proper hardware downstream. Rglages level, each select combinations of microphones provides a trs diffrent amending Whereas the dynamics, shine or smoothness.

CRITERIA 1 to a use "which is not surprising any fawn Yamaha.

SOUNDS

It suits my style of music as a j'ulise xtlive pod, so I do what I want with it. Before I had a multi-effects pedals zoom and AC was carefree.

Guitar oriented rock / mtal EHJV for its position and brightness acute, which highlights the distorted sounds (especially the solos sound)
Should also to progressive rock / garage, sounds as dry mdium position.

For blues, ca glue, but the sounds are a bit serious position "search", so it's not his strong point

I play with pod xt live and a fender amp lamp (super 210)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years

+ What I like: The sound powerful and "pchu" the ease of play thanks to the handle, the good rev lgret maitient the tuning on my MODEL , of the sober look

What I like least: It lacks a pair of knobs deuxime rgler for acute low volume and tonal indpendament, which is not trsg ^ ing, using as a selector = yay 5 positions