Bill Alston RGX Pages

The RGX 300 range



No 300s appear in the Archives, but there are several models. There is a 312 model and 5 or 6 321 models all made in Taiwan or Indonesia. It appears in Western catalogues but not in any Japanese ones that I have access to maybe just an export model.

The 312



Scan from 1988 catalogue showing the 312 in White and Silver Pearl

This model was launched in 1987 and was produced until 1993

Specifications
Body Alder or Basswood*
Neck Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Bubinga 628mm scale 350mm radius 24 Frets Dot Markers 2 on the 12th and 24th fret
Headstock see picture
Tuners Chrome Diecast
Pickups 2 single coils 1 Humbucker no specific details available
Controls Chrome 1 Volume 1 Tone 5 way switch includes coil tap
Nut 43mms locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge RMX 11
Pickguard None
Colours 1988 USA Catalogue says Black, White, Red, Silver Pearl
Colours 1990 USA Catalogue says Black, White, Lake Placid Blue, Vivid Red or Yellow
* Some catalogues say Alder some say Basswood I have seen some adverts saying Basswood and some saying Alder so suspect made in both woods.


Details of the 312

The 321 the 321P and FP

These three guitars were made from 1991 to 1994 really only 2 models the FP is just a P with a transparent pickguard which allows you to customise the look of the guitar by putting artwork under the pickguard. For more detail see RGX home page


An example of an FP Body

Specifications
Model 321 321P and 321FP
Body Alder Alder
Neck Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Rosewood 24 Frets 648mms scale 350mm radius dot markers 2 on the 12th and 24th frets Rosewood 24 Frets 648mms scale 350mm radius dot markers 2 on the 12th and 24th Fret
Headstock see pictures below see pictures below
Tuners Chrome Diecast Chrome Diecast
Hardware Chrome Chrome
Nut 43mms locking 43mms locking
Bridge RM std RM std
Pickguard None Black 3 ply
Pickups HSH Unbranded Ceramic Pickups HSH Unknown unbranded pickups
Controls Black or Chrome 1 Volume 1 Tone 5 way switch inc coil tap Black or Chrome 1 volume 1 tone 5 way switch inc coil tap
Colours Black, White Crimson Red or Dark Blue Metallic Black, White, Crimson Red or Dark Blue Metallic
Made 1993 to 1999 1993 to 1999

The more observant of you will notice that the only real difference between the 2 models is a pickguard, the pickups may be different but I doubt it.

Some catalogue scans of the 321 and the 321P

As well as the pickguard you can see that the P has different controls but I haven't been able to ascertain if this is true for all of them or if it's a body colour thing


The headstock which is the same on all three models with the exception of the model name

320FZ

Made in Indonesia from 2004 to 2007 featuring the 3 a side headstock this model features in the Western catalogues but I have no Japanese ones for the period so can't say if it was for sale in Japan.

Specifications
Body Bound Mahogany
Neck Set Mahogany
Fretboard Bound Rosewood 648mm scale 350mm radius 22 Frets Dot Markers
Headstock Matching 3 a side tuners Tuning Fork Logo and Yamaha on Face, Model Number on the reverse
Tuners Chrome Diecast
Pickups 2 Ceramic Humbuckers
Controls Chrome 1 Volume 1 Tone 3 way switch no coil tap
Nut 43mms not locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Yamaha AES
Pickguard None
Colours Black or Pewter


The 320FZ

321D and 321DM

These guitars are not featured in any catalogues I have access to nor in the archives and information on the web is sparse. A while back a man called Rod Francis published information on every Yamaha guitar he could find. I was helping him with a new version in 2017 but he didn't complete it. The information I have on these guitars is from him thanks Rod. There are a few pictures of these about so they certainly exist.
This is the information Rod had in the 2017 draft
25.5" scale 24 Fret access angle neck joint Alder body maple bolt on neck rosewood fingerboard Rockin Magin Standard trem 6 on one side tuners uncovered ceramic pickups no pickguard chrome pots 5 way switch 1 volume 1 tone
RGM321DM Maple Board

the DM




and the D


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