View Full Version : Yamaha RGX-A2 - opinions????
07-23-2011, 08:37 PM
I've been reading up on these online, and my local GC has one available in their used section. Pretty neat idea/design, using a lightweight wood sandwiched between two denser pieces of tonewood. I'm only going off of Youtube vids right now, and I'm planning on going tomorrow afternoon to check out the one I've seen in store.
I wanted to poll the group and see if anyone has played it, and what your thoughts on it might be.
I really like mine and use it alot! And I also have a couple of Gibson Historic LPs, a '69 LP Deluxe, a variety of MIA and MIJ Stratocasters,etc...
07-23-2011, 11:41 PM
I played a couple of early examples and was VERY impressed, especially for the price. It seemed like a fully functional professional-grade instrument for under $500. I didn't buy one, mainly because the lack of a tone control would drive me crazy. But I was tempted...
What's the used one going for?
07-24-2011, 05:58 AM
I like hem, save for the switching system. Gripping that knob with sweaty hands and making it work is a chore.
07-24-2011, 06:04 AM
I flipped one a while back when bestbuy was blowing them out for under $150. Very comfortable guitar. Pickups were ok. Very flat radius, a bit too flat for my liking. Loved the bridge, could easily dial in low buzzfree action and excellent palm muting. Stayed in tune. Guy i sold it to loved it IIRC.
07-24-2011, 07:12 AM
Very plastic feel and the pup switch is a chore to use.
Interesting concept. Try one.
07-24-2011, 07:24 AM
They have it for $260 right now. Not a bad deal, plus I've got some stuff to trade.
07-24-2011, 09:34 AM
07-24-2011, 10:37 AM
I think they are cool. Apparently, there are black ones out there, but I've never seen one in person.
07-24-2011, 10:49 AM
I've seen black, red, white, and navy blue, but the US seemed to get the white ones exclusively. I'm going to check one out this afternoon. If I like it, I just might bring it home.
07-24-2011, 11:07 AM
I have 1 and it's on my keeper list.
Just a fun guitar that takes effects very well.
07-24-2011, 11:09 AM
For $260, I'd buy it.
I guess that means you've got a money-back guarantee...if you don't like it, send it to Canada!
07-24-2011, 04:07 PM
I just got finished checking this one out at GC. I liked the pickups, the tone, and how light it is. This one is in what I would consider rough shape. The battery compartment door is missing and hsas a piece of gaffer's tape covering it. The tuners are not the cylindrical tuners, just generic minis. Ther are quite a few dings and dents.
Long story short - I will keep my eyes open for one of these in better shape.
I think it has a very good clean sound.
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