The RGZ Export series

Bill Alston

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The RGZ Export Series continued


An RGZ 612p


All models other than on previous pages are Made in Taiwan. There are 7 models listed in the 1990 catalogue these are along with the custom and standard from the previous pages: 612 including an L left handed model, 621, 611M, 312 and 211M. In the 1992 catalogue all the 1990 models have gone and the current models are now 612P which includes a PL left handed model, 621P, 621PR 321P, 112P and 121P. In addition not in either catalogue there is a 112 and a 121. It would be interesting to see what is in the 1991 catalogue but I have no access to this. The first series have non matching headstocks with Yamaha written in black and then the model number on the front of the headstock, the later 6 series Ps have Matching headstocks with Yamaha written in white and colour with the model number on the back of the headstock. As so often in Yamaha the first number is the series, the second number the number of humbuckers and the third the number of single coils.


The 600s


Comparison of on the left a 612P and on the right a 612 headstock


Some Spec comparisons
*This switch is also described in the catalogue as Direct drive, Normal, Bright Rythym.
612 & 612L 612P Pl and PR 621 621P 611M
Body Alder Alder Alder Alder Alder
Neck Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on
Fretboard Rosewood 24 frets Rosewood 24 frets Rosewood 24 frets Rosewood 24 frets Maple 24 frets
Measurements 350mm radius 648mm scale 43mm nut 350mm radius 648mm scale 43mm nut 350mm radius 648mm scale 43mm nut 350mm radius 648mm scale 43mm nut 350mm radius 648mm scale 43mm nut
Vibrato RM-Pro11 TRS Pro RM-Pro11 TRS pro RM-Pro11
Pickups 2 live SS-1 single coils and 1 live GH-2 Humbucker Live US Made Alnico Vs 2 Single Coil and 1 Humbucker 2 live SS-1 single coils and 2 live GH-2 Humbuckers Live US Made Alnico Vs 1 Single Coil and 2 Humbuckers 2 live SS-1 single coils and 1 live GH-2 Humbucker
Controls 1 vol 2 tone 5 way switch with coil tap on HB tone control I Vol 1 tone 5 way switch coil tap via pickup selector 1 vol 1 tone 5 way switch coil tap via tone control I Vol 1 tone 5 way switch coil tap via pickup selector 1 volume 1 tone coil split by mini switch plus second mini toggle
Colours Black, Pearl White, 3D red, Light Violet Metallic Black, Dark Red Metallic, Lightning Blue, Silver Flake Black, Pearl White, 3D red, Pacific Blue Black, Dark Red Metallic, 3D Red, 3 colour flake Black, Pearl White, 3D Red, Yellow
Comment
PR is reversed headstock Direct out switch for rear pickup
2nd mini toggle is 3 way Rear pickup direct out, through controls, through controls with condenser*


Some 6 series photos
 
Body and Headstock of 611M


Catalogue scan from 1992 showing the 621p note the logos I have no pictures of the 1990 621

Update Sept 2017
I have found a 621 for sale on Ebay here are a couple of pictures



The 612 note differences headstock, Bridge and Controls to the P models shown at the top of the page.

The 2 and 3 Series
I can find only two 3 series models the 312 launched in 1990 and the 321p in the 1992 catalogue. Only 1 2 series the 211M again in the 1990 catalogue. The P has similar headstock and logo to the 6 series P models and the 312 has headstocks and logos like the 612 etc. The 211M has a slightly funkier headstock and logo similar to the p series.


A 312 front a 321 front and back and a 211M

Some Specs


312 321P 211M
Body Alder Alder Alder
Neck Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on
Fretboard Rosewood 24 frets Rosewood 24 frets Maple 24 frets
Measurements 648mm scale 350mm radius 43mm nut 648mm scale 350mm radius 43mm nut 648mm scale 350mm radius 43mm nut
Vibrato RM-Std RM-Std RMX111
Pickups HSS High output HHS High output HS High output
Controls 1 vol 1 tone 5 way switch coil split 1 vol 1 tone 5 way switch coil split by pickup selector 1 vol 1 tone 3 way switch coil tap
Colours Black, White, Metallic Red, Dark Blue Metallic Black, 3D red, lightning blue Black, White, Metallic Red, Yellow
Comments

3 D Headstock






A 211 M body
 
321 body on left 321P on right. Note different style knobs


The 112P and 121P
These are guitars which appear in the 1992 catalogue and don't really appear to belong to the RGZ range. They are really just standard strat clones without the locking nut and locking vibrato and having 22 frets. It maybe that there exist earlier 112 and 121 but I can't find them.


1992 Catalogue page

It can be seen from the above picture that these lack the funky headstocks of the rest of the Ps.

Specs

112P 121P
Body Alder Alder
Neck Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on
Fretboard Buvinga Buvinga
Measurements Scale 648mm radius 350mm nut width 41mm Scale 648mm radius 350mm nut width 41mm
Vibrato Vintage 11 Vintage 11
Pickups HSS HHS
Controls 1 vol 1 tone 5 way switch no coil tap 1 vol 1 tone 5 way switch no coil tap
Colours Black, Vivid Red, Lightning Blue Black, Vivid Red, Lightning Blue


Some Pictures

A 112P


A 121P with aftermarket Roland Type additions.
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