I recently became a Yamaha owner with this RGX121S. Only £70 on Ebay and Iím really pleased with it. According to Yamaha, the serial number dates it to 2001. Despite the name and appearance itís closer to an HSH Strat than an Ibanez.
Itís definitely aimed at hard rock\metal users because the pickups are loud! I plan to replace the middle unit with a single coil sized blade humbucker because itís a bit bland but the other two are good enough for now, especially the bridge.
The vintage type tremolo is almost identical in size to my 1962 Strat, I may replace it at some point because thereís only a thin alloy block and the arm wobbles (I fixed that with plumbers tape). I set the tremolo up as per Carl Verheyenís method on Youtube, added graphite to the nut slots and the tuning is very stable. I plan to add some cheap locking tuners to make it even better.
The neck is really easy to play and very well made with immaculate frets. Similar in dimensions to my 62 but not so deep and with a very flat radius. The body on the ĎSí versions is alder and played acoustically itís louder and more resonant than my Strat!
Like a lot of people I ignored Yamahaís in the past, but this guitar which only cost £200 originally has made me think again.