The RGX A2 electric guitar is a marvel of modern technology.
The proprietary A.I.R. (Alternative Internal Resonance) construction body, LED lit cylindrical diecast knobs, diecast cylindrical tuners, and Yamaha Alnico soapbar pickups make this a high tech transport for your musical creativity.
The A.I.R. construction body offers a 3 ‘sound tube’ bridge design that allows the entire internal interior area to vibrate while the surrounding harder wood material prevents the sound from escaping. These intensified internal vibrations are then efficiently communicated to the pickups by the solid wood Falkata wood core (a very light weight wood similar to Balsawood that is very environmentally friendly) and this core is covered by Agathis.
Useful on a darkened stage is the LED lit cylindrical diecast pickup selector knob (blue and green for the bridge and neck respectively) and this combined with the diecast cylindrical (barrel) tuners, makes the RGX-A2 stand out from any other solid body guitar! Yamaha Alnico soapbar pickups make this guitar sing with sounds that can range from subtle classic to all out modern grinding tones.
Overall the result of the RGX-A2’s design is stunning looks, a fat meaty output, an extremely durable finish, light weight and a surprisingly affordable price too! The RGX-A2 is available in the White/Aircraft Grey finish only.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
- Construction Bolt-on
- Scale Length 25 1/4" (647.7 mm)
- Fingerboard Rosewood
- Radius 13 3/4" (350mm)
- Frets 22
- Body A.I.R.Body
- Neck Maple
- Tuners Diecast with Cylindrical Knob
- Bridge A.I.R. Mounting System Bridge
- Pickups Alnico V Humbuker x 2
- Pickup Switch 3-position Rotary Switch, Pickup Indicator
- Controls Master Volume
Please note that we are only able to supply this item within the UK, Republic of Ireland and Republic of Malta.