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The RGX 1200 range Domestic Models

As always some domestic models will find their way to the west. All models Made in Japan

Domestic Models


An extract from the 1987 Japanese Catalogue

According to the Archives the earliest of these was launched in 1986 and they certainly appear in the 1987 Japanese catalogues. These are very high quality guitars with only small variations between models. Generally pickups and switching differences. There were 8 models available between 1986 and 1991 and a rather strange limited edition launched in 1991.
Here's some brief details of the first 8 models:

Model 1220 1220G 1220J 1220R 1212 1212G 1212J 1212R
Body Alder Alder Alder Alder Alder Alder Alder Alder
Neck Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany Through neck 5 layer Maple and Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony 24 Frets shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets 6100 shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets shark tooth markers Ebony 24 Frets 6100 shark tooth markers
Radius 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Tuners Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black
Pickups 2 Spinex HBs 2 Spinex HBs Live GH1 Alnico V 2 Spinex HBs 2 spinex SCs 1 Spinex HB 2 spinex SCs 1 Spinex HB 2 Live Alnico SC 1 live Alnico HB 2 spinex SCs 1 Spinex HB
Controls 2 volume 1 tone coil split 3 way switch 2 Volume 1 tone 3 way switch and 3 way mini switch 2 Volume 1 tone 3 way switch and 3 way mini switch 2 Volume 1 tone 3 way switch and 3 way mini switch 2 volume 1 tone coil split 3 way switch 1 volume 2 tones 5way switch and coil tap 1 volume 2 tone 3 mini switches 1 volume 2 tone 3 mini switches
Nut locking locking locking locking locking locking locking locking
Hardware Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black
Bridge RMii RMii RM Pro RMii RMii RMii RM Pro RMii
Colours Black, Pearl White, Mellow Pink or Purple Black, Pearl White, Shocking Pink or Silver Pearl Black, pearl white, sparkling red, silver pearl Black, pearl white, shocking pink, silver pearl Black, Pearl White, Mellow Pink or Purple Black, Pearl White, Shocking Pink or Silver Pearl Black, pearl white, sparkling red, silver pearl Black, pearl white, shocking pink, silver pearl
Available 1986 1986-87 1987-90 1987 1986 1986-87 1987-90 1987

The RGX1212V
This was a limited edition made at the end of 1991 for a couple of months only. It differs from the rest of the range in that it has a bolt on neck with dot markers and peculiar set of pickups here's what we know.
Specifications
Body Mahogany
Neck Bolt on Maple 628mm scale
Fretboard Rosewood 24 Frets 350mm radius Dot Markers
Tuners Black Finish
Pickups YGHR-F1B Ceramic single coil LIVE-GS3 Alnico V USA single coil LIVE-GH3 Alnico V USA Humbucker
Controls 1 volume 1 tone coil tap 5 way switch
Hardware Black
Bridge RM Proii
Pickguard Looks perloid black
Colours Metallic black, translucent blue, antique brown, gold pearl white

 
Body and headstock of a 1212 in Mellow Pink



This is a 1212R if you look closely you can see that there is a nut before the locking nut strange!


The elusive 1220G which also seems to have the 2 nut system


This is the oddball the 1212V I believe it should have a pickguard
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