Bill Alston RGX Pages

The 121Z is dealt on the current models page

The RGX 100 range

I don't intend to go into a huge amount of detail on these, they are the bottom of the range and whilst there are some really good guitars there are also some of the worst guitars Yamaha produced. I will deal with them in groups according to pickup configuration.

The 110

This single humbucker guitar featured trapezoid tuners, which are amongst the worse types fitted to any guitars. It was produced from 1987 to 1991 they are in western catalogues but not in Japanese ones nor are they in the Archives Yamaha has made some very good single pickup guitars but this isn't one of them. Made in Taiwan.
Specifications
Body Basswood
Neck Bolt on Mahogany Painted Black
Fretboard Buvingha 628mm scale 350mm radius 24 Frets Dot Markers 2 at 12th and 24th Fret
Headstock see pictures
Tuners Chrome Traps
Pickups 1 Ceramic Humbucker
Controls 1 Volume 1
Nut Urea not locking 43mms
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage 11
Pickguard None
Colours Black, White, Red or Power Purple


Some Pictures

 

120D


This guitar was produced from 1994 to 2002. Made in Taiwan again only in the Western catalogues not the Archives or Japanese catalogues
Specifications
Body Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Rosewood 648mm scale 350mm radius 22 Frets Dot Markers
Headstock see pictures
Tuners Chrome Diecast
Pickups 2 Ceramic Humbuckers
Controls 1 Volume 1 Tone 3 way switch No coil tap
Nut 43mms not locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage Vibrato
Pickguard None
Colours Black, White or Vintage Red

Pictures

The 112 range

There are 2 models in the western catalogues the 112 and the 112P, the archives refer to a 112JII and I have seen pictures of a 112J. So probably 4 models.
So taking the "Western models" first

Model 112 112P
Body Basswood Alder
Neck Bolt on Mahogany Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Bubinga 628mm scale 350mm radius 24 frets dot markers Bubinga 628mm scale 350mm radius 22 frets dot markers
Tuners Chrome trap Chrome diecast
Pickups SSH Ceramics SSH Unspecified
Nut Not locking 41mms not locking
Hardware Chrome Chrome
Bridge Vint II Vint II
Colours Black, White, Red or Light Blue Metallic Black, White or Vivid Red Red
Made 1988-1001 1991-1993




The 112



The 112P

The 112JII appears in the archives but I can find no other reference to it there are pictures of a 112J about but no other information so specs from the archives of the 112JII


Specifications
Body Alder
Neck Bolt on Mahogany
Fretboard Bubinga 628mm scale 350mm radius 24 frets
Tuners Chrome
Pickups 1 GHF1B Humbucker 2 GSF3B Scs
Controls 1 Volume 1 Tone 3 way switch No coil tap
Nut
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage II Vibrato
Pickguard None
Colours Black or White
Produced 1990-1991

Some pictures of the 112J which may or may not be the same guitar





The 121s

Models
The 121 D & DM
The 121S
The 121
The 121FP
The 121SJ
The 121Z Covered in current models

The 121 and 121FP



These guitars were made from 1991 to 1994 in Taiwan. they are essentially the same guitar but with the addition of the free art pickguard (see RGX intro page)

Specifications
Body Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Bubinga 648mm scale 350mm radius 22 frets
Tuners Chrome diecast
Pickups 1 single coil 2 Humbuckers not specified
Controls 1 Volume 1 Tone 5 way switch No coil tap
Nut not locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage II Vibrato
Pickguard None (Free Art on the FP)
Colours Black or White Vivid red on the 121 only

The Headstocks
 


The 121 top next 121FP and a decorated 121FP

The 121D and DM


These guitars are the same model differing only in the board and the colours made in Taiwan from 1995 to 2000 appearing only in Western catalogues.

Specifications
Body Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Rosewood or Maple 648mm scale 350mm radius 22 frets dot markers
Tuners Chrome diecast
Pickups 1 single coil 2 Humbuckers not specified
Controls 1 Volume 1 Tone 5 way switch No coil tap
Nut not locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage Vibrato
Pickguard None
Colours 121DM Blue Indo, Antique Sunburst or Satin Black
121D Black, Red, Natural Satin

Some Pictures


The 121S and The 121SJ

The 121S appears in several catalogues and was made from 2000 to 2003 the SJ appears nowhere that I can find but pictures showing serial numbers show that the guitar was made around 2003 in both Taiwan and Indonesia. I am not sure of the full specs for the SJ I haven't been able to find them anywhere so the info below is as far as the SJ is concerned is from reviews sales etc and is incomplete all additional information welcome.

Model S SJ
Body Alder Probably Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Rosewood 22 frets 350mm radius 648mm scale dot markers Rosewood 22 frets 350mm radius 648mm scale dot markers
Headstock Black Tuning Fork logo Yamaha Model detail on back Black Tuning Fork logo Yamaha No Model detail
Tuners Black Diecast Black Diecast
Pickups HSH all ceramic HSH no details
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 5 way switch no coil tap 1 volume 1 tone 5 way switch no coil tap
Nut not locking not locking
Hardware Black Black
Bridge Vintage Trem Vintage Trem
Colours Mist Purple, Mist Raspberry, Satin Black or Shelby Blue Seen Satin Black, Natural and Shelby Blue

These guitars are very similar and other than colours and slightly different headstocks I am hard pushed to distinguish between them





The above are pictures of the 121S below are the SJ



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