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Yamaha Revstar RS420 Electric Guitar Black Steel

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Product Price $499.99
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Balance—a simple concept that is often difficult to achieve. The RS420 combines outstanding performance with a character all its own to hit that elus...Click To Read More About This Product

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Stripped down, rev'd up and ready to rock.

Balance—a simple concept that is often difficult to achieve. The RS420 combines outstanding performance with a character all its own to hit that elusive stylistic sweet spot, for a guitar that walks it like it talks it. Case sold separately.

Pickups
Designed from the ground up, Revstar features specially wound YGD pickups that are perfectly matched to each guitar. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets and base plates. Eventually, a spec was settled on for each guitar model and the Revstar pickup series was born. This model features VH3 pickups with Alnico V magnets and German silver baseplate for powerful, open tone

Dry Switch
Designed especially for Revstar, Yamaha's proprietary Dry Switch gives you the versatility of a coil split, but with a tone that's miles ahead. Using a passive filter circuit painstakingly designed to give the perfect frequency response, the Dry Switch filters out low frequencies to give the punch and clarity of a single coil pickup minus the inevitable hum and hollow tone often associated with split humbucking pickups. And because it's a filter circuit, the Dry Switch works on both humbuckers and P90s for a totally unique, usable tone.

Custom Hardware
Inspired by the stripped-down custom Café Racer motorbikes popularized on the streets of London in the 1960s, Revstar's hardware captures the high-performance, individual character of those bikes with a wide range of totally unique, customized hardware. From the unique pickup covers and raw copper scratchplate on the Revstar Professional, to the totally custom floating aluminum tailpiece on the RS502T, each and every component is perfectly calibrated for great performance and unmistakable style—capturing the very essence of a Café Racer.

Sound Image
Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar's sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha's engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Nato
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 13.75"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: Not specified
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: VH3 Vintage output humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: VH3 Vintage output humbucker
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control, dry switch
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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YamahaRevstar RS420 Electric Guitar
 
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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best solid body for the money

By jerry jah

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS420 Electric Guitar:

    Very nice guitar the plastic nut is cut ok evenly.
    Feels and sounds good really nice fender style fretboard with medium frets but a gibson feel neck.
    Pickups are smooth alnico style.
    I have blue looks good.
    Its a keeper.
    I have 17 electric guitars and this is a keeper. Also own ESP Phoenix 1000 gibson firebird copy, Reverend flatroc, fender blacktop jaguar and fender standard mexican telecaster, Steinberger synapse 2-F and Peavey JF-1 semihollow and Vox Double cutaway 33 and Epiphone V-3 1960 reissue and amp Quilter Aviator 100 watt with 2 10 inch celestion speakers

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great vibe!

    By Banabas

    from Serbia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS420 Electric Guitar:

      It feels like a butter. Looks killer!!!! A little bit hallow sound, wich is nice and full of dynamic range.
      For some jazzy-blues-rock style its very very usable instrument. Its definitely NOT a hi-gain beast,
      so leave it clean or maybe some soft dirty pedal and you will like it! Maybe for me the neck is to slim,
      especially on first 4 frets.

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