Bill Alston

YGX Guitars


Like the YG the real mystery about these guitars is why they exist at all. They seem to be rebranded RGS models, which in turn are very like Pacificas, there are four models all made in Taiwan. They are yet another Yamaha Strat clone Seemingly made for the Asian market only appearing in the Japanese catalogues. Not particularly high spec, probably at the lower end of the Pacifica range.
All are 648mm scale and 350mm radius.

112P

Specifications
Body Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Bubingha 22 frets
Headstock Yamaha wriiten on in capitals followed by Advance form YGX 112p 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Standard Yamaha diecast
Pickups Black SSH configuration
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 1 5 way switch
Nut 41mms
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 6 pivot trem
Pickguard Black strat style
Colours Black, White or Red
Years available oct 1991 to 1993
Price on release 38000 yen



The 112P


The 121D

Specifications
Body Alder or Basswood
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Bubingha 22 frets
Headstock Yamaha wriiten on in capitals followed by Advance form YGX 121D 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Standard Yamaha diecast
Pickups Black HSH configuration
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 1 5 way switch
Nut 41mms
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 6 pivot trem
Pickguard None
Colours Yellow Natural Satin, Blue Metallic, Black or Vintage Red
Years available Oct 1993 to 1995
Price on release 33000 yen



The 121d the controls on the top picture are not original


The 121P

The main differences between this and the 121D are a pickguard and according to the archives a coil tap. I have not been able to verify the coil tap but considering the archives gives the wrong number of frets for this guitar you can't always assume it's accurate.

Specifications
Body Alder or Basswood
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Rosewood 22 frets
Headstock Yamaha wriiten on in capitals followed by Advance form YGX 121P 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Standard Yamaha diecast
Pickups Black HSH configuration
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 1 5 way switch
Nut 41mms
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 6 pivot trem
Pickguard Black Strat style
Colours Yellow Natural Satin, Black or Aqua
Years available April 1995 to 1995
Price on release 33000 yen



One in Aqua and one in Yellow Natural Satin

121FP

This model features the Free Art Pickguard also found on the RGX and I think available at times on Pacificas. It is a clear plastic pickguard covering the whole body and a choice of 4 designs to go under the guard.
Specifications
Body Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Bubingha 22 frets
Headstock Yamaha wriiten on in capitals followed by Advance form YGX 121FP 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Standard Yamaha diecast
Pickups Black HSH configuration
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 1 5 way switch
Nut 41mms
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 6 pivot trem
Pickguard see above
Colours Black or White
Years available Dec 1991 to 1994
Price on release 45000 yen


Catalogue showing the FP any other pictures would be appreciated.

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