Yamaha RGXA2

Design of the RGXA2 centered on developing a lightDesign of the RGXA2 centered on developing a lightweight instrument that would bring the guitar and player closer together. The focus was on providing the player with greater freedom, much like an air guitar, breaking down the boundaries between what is in the player’s head and what comes out of the amp.

The Secret of A.I.R. Technology

Alternative Internal Resonance (or A.I.R.) technology utilizes a lightweight wood core sandwiched between a harder, heavier wood on both the front and back of the guitar’s body. Special sound tubes pass through the body so that string vibrations normally resonating only the guitar’s top are transmitted through the entire body. By exciting the entire body structure and shaping the tone with the hard top and back, A.I.R. construction creates a full, powerful, and resonant tone with distinctive presence and body that are truly unique.

A. I. R. (Alternative Internal Resonance) design

Using Yamaha’s original Alternative Internal Resonance technology the RGXA2 and RBX4A2 offer players excellent lightweight characteristics without sacrificing sound quality. -The body consists of a lightweight core sandwiched between hard woods on top and back.(1) -Three metal tubes (sound tubes) installed under the bridge plate transmit string vibration to the body, and return body vibration to the bridge.(2) -The top board quickly responds to string vibration passing through the bridge. Special sound tubes passing through the body produce rich resonance in the core material. The backboard resonates, exciting the entire body structure and creating a full, powerful, and resonant tone with distinctive presence and body that are truly unique.(3)-(8)

Original Pickups

Developed with the custom shop at Yamaha Artist Services, Hollywood, the A2 pickups perfectly compliment the tonal characteristics of the A.I.R. body. Designed with the input of some of the world’s greatest guitar players, the A2’s powerful tone belies its light weight.

Original Bridge

In rethinking bridge design, Yamaha has succeeded at creating a compact, lightweight bridge that delivers outstanding function. Removing protruding screws leaves a simple design that delivers extended performance when playing close to the bridge. Special sound tubes installed under the bridge pass through the body transmitting string vibration directly to the body.

LED Pickup Indicator

The single volume control and a 3 position rotary pickup selector are joined by LEDs surrounding the volume control, providing bright visual indication of the pickup in use.

RGXA2 Neck

Fingerboard width is the same as guitars in the RGX series, like the RGX220DZ, but with a medium thickness. This design makes chords easier to hold and offers greater stability for the left hand. Greater neck mass also contributes to a richer sound.

Original Headstock

Yamaha has moved from tradition with strong design features including twotone 3-D sculpting, cylindrical aluminum machine heads (RGXA2), and perfect weight balance, all wrapped up in sleek, fresh lines.

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Note: This product is discontinued in the United States and may not be available at all dealer locations.

Ibanez XP300FX Xiphos

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The Xiphos body style is instantly recognized a with it’s sharp edges and x shaped from that screams through an amplifier with the the help of it’s high output pickups.

Ibanez X-Series XP300FX-BK Xiphos Electric Guitar – mahogany body, 3-piece bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 24 jumbo frets, white dot inlays, fixed bridge, Cosmo black hardware, INF3 neck and INF4 bridge humbucker pickups, 648mm scale length, includes gig bag and strap.

The Ibanez XP300FX X-series Xiphos is a non-traditional guitar shape that stands out on stage. Powered by dual humbuckers on a mahogany body with 3-piece maple neck. 3-way pickup switching.

Shapes can be shifted, rules can be broken and radical thoughts are the norm. This way of thinking might also apply to Ibanez’s X Series. The wicked Xiphos is like something out of a sorcerer’s nightmare.

Features
– 3 piece Maple Wizard II Neck
– Basswood body
– Bound Rosewood Fingerboard with Jumbo frets
– Pearl dot inlay
– Fixed bridge
– INF3 (Neck) and INF4 (Bridge) Pickups
– Cosmo Black Hardware

Specs
Neck Material: 3 piece Maple
Neck Type: Wizard II
– Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648mm)
– Width at Nut: 1.69 inches (43mm)
– Width Last Fret: 2.2 inches (56mm)
– Thickness 1st Fret: 0.75 inches (19mm)
– Thickness 12th Fret: 0.83 inches (21mm)
– Radius: 15.75 inches (400mm)
Body: Basswood body
Frets: Jumbo frets
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
Bridge: Fixed bridge

Estimate Price: $399.95

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