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The RG2027X is a seven string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2000. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The RG2027X features a Double Lo Pro Edge 7 double locking tremolo with a built in L.R. Baggs piezo system which offers an acoustic-like tone. The mahogany body is bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with a pair of small, offset abalone dot position markers at the twelfth fret. Other components include a pair of Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG2027X has dual output jacks. A small push-button controls these outputs. When this switch is in the up position the signal is split with the piezo going only to the upper jack and the magnetic pickup signal going only to the lower jack. When the push-button switch is down the upper jack is disabled and the lower jack provides signal from either the piezo or magnetic pickups based on the position of the 2-way mini toggle switch.

As wired from the factory there is no ability to mix the piezo and magnetic signals through a single jack. A popular aftermarket modification (documented by Kevan J. Geier, thus known as the KJG mod) replaces the 2-way toggle with a 3-way on/on/on toggle which allows the player to send either the piezo, magnetic or both signals to a single jack.[1]

The RG2127X is a nearly identical model (the only apparent difference being the finish) which was offered only in Japan. The RG2020X is a related six string model.

The RG2027X was discontinued after 2002.

Specifications

Specifications for RG2027X
Model name: RG2027X
Year(s) produced: 2000–2002
Sold in: Worldwide; USA 2000 only
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Vintage Violin (VV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Double Lo Pro Edge 7 tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard-7 (RG7)
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Small offset abalone dots on 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH w/ L.R. Baggs piezo
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V87 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V77 (H)
Controls:
Magnetic pickups: Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Piezo: Volume
Output Selection: Output select push-button / 2-way mini-toggle mag/piezo selector
Output jack:
Dual ¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B

Sources

  1. KJG piezo wiring mod diagram, Kevan J. Geier, archived January 2003
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