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Yamaha Revstar RS502 Electric Guitar Billet Green

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Japanese minimalist style is simple to describe but hard to capture. With just enough of everything you need, and nothing that you don’t, the RS502T is exactly what it should be–beautifully simple.&nb... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Japanese minimalist style is simple to describe but hard to capture. With just enough of everything you need, and nothing that you don’t, the RS502T is exactly what it should be–beautifully simple. Includes gig bag.

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 VP5 pickups (8.3k DCR) with Alnico V magnets, German silver baseplate and plain enamel wire for clear, vintage tone with bite.

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.

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FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 13.75"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: Not specified
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: VP5+ Vintage output P-90 with satin nickel plated cover
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: VP5+ Vintage output P-90 with satin nickel plated cover
  • 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: Wraparound
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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YamahaRevstar RS502 Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Amazing Guitar!

By Charlie Star

from Boston

Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS502 Electric Guitar:

Once, maybe twice in a lifetime a guitar manufacturer hits is out of the park. Yamaha did it in the 1970s with the SG2000, and they did it again with the Revstar RS502. First off, the craftsmanship is incredible - beautiful binding, finish, frets - all impeccable. Big jumbo frets!! The custom wound P90 pickups produce beautiful shimmering highs, sweet clear mids, and crip lows. Overall a much clearer sound than my LP Junior Special. The volume and tone pots are truly outstanding - volume swells are very easy, and rolling back the volume creates a ton of wonderful tonal options. Pull up the tone nob on the bridge pickup and this baby starts to sound like a Telecaster at it's nastiest - from hard rock grit to country twang. The bridge plays no small part in the tone as well. Much more versatile than my LP. Stays in tune very nicely, which is not surprising because a) the tuners are excellent, b) the angle between the neck and the headstock is minimal, and c) the headstock tapers in for the D and G strings to lessen the angel of the string between the nut and the tuner. A lot has been written on these topics with respect to LPs and tuning issues. Yamaha has solved this. I play literally for hours bending the strings like crazy and it stays in tune - such a joy to play!!! Is there any down sides? Okay, sure, here they are: 1. Both pickups share the same volume and tone controls and 2. The finish is matte rather than high gloss. So you, if you need P90s and a flashy tiger striped maple top, look elsewhere. Check out the videos online. If you are in the market for a P90 guitar, do yourself a favor - try out some of the big brand name guitars and then play a RS502. You will notice the difference. I suspect that like Yamaha's SG2000, which have increased in value, these guitars will be dearly coveted in the years to come. Obviously, at this price these are an absolutely ridiculous deal.

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