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Yamaha Revstar RS502T Electric Guitar Bowden Green

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1500000002321
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The RS502T represents the purest expression of the Revstar design concept. Balanced perfectly on the point where familiarity and uniqueness coincide, the RS502T is everything you hope it’ll be, with c... 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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Overview

The RS502T represents the purest expression of the Revstar design concept. Balanced perfectly on the point where familiarity and uniqueness coincide, the RS502T is everything you hope it’ll be, with custom-built hardware, the unique Revstar shape, and a tone that inspires. 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.

Case sold separately.

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
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: VP5 Vintage output P-90
Brand: Yamaha
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone, dry switch
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Aluminum Original Tailpiece
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 RS502T Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (4)
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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really cool guitar

By Bob

from St. Petersburg, FL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS502T Electric Guitar:

    From the moment I saw this new line from Yamaha, I was impressed with the cool shape, the cool color combinations, and the upgrades in options model to model. on my 502T I especially loved the brushed nickel back-plate, machine heads and pots. Love the crunch of the P 90 pick ups and the push-pull dry switch provides even more pop. Neck feel is awesome. It is such a different look and feel from my other guitars (why I wanted one) and will become a prominent player at sessions and gigs.

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic guitar!

    By pocketradio

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

      Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS502T Electric Guitar:

      Great sounding P90s and a wonderful retro look and feel. The quality exudes throughout this guitar. The "dry" switch is very effective and is reminescent of the Reverend "contour" tone control. Solid mahogany neck and body with a gorgeous deep green maple cap. Floating aluminum bridge that you can 'waggle' for some interesting trem effects. Great p90 style pickups-smooth if you want and biting if you need it. Very happy with this axe. Highly recommended.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the greatest values on the market

      By SixStringsWide

      from New York, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cool Shape
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS502T Electric Guitar:

        This is one of the best 'mid priced' guitar buys I've come across in a long time. I own many (many) electric and acoustic guitars across all price ranges and feel like this guitar is a true sleeper. I picked it up on impulse at my local store (figuring it sounded as weird as it looked) and couldn't put it down. I took it home that day. The first thing you'll notice is the feel - it feels expensive, and the fit and finish (including the custom nickel hardware) is really beautiful even up close. The odd shape actually fits the body well thanks to a great contour in the back - and the neck is thick but slightly flatter (and wider) than a Les Paul. It feels great and meaty to play. As for the pickups, I've had mixed results with P90s and recently had let go of a new guitar with P90s cause it just didn't stack up. This guitar's proprietary pickups are perfectly matched to the guitar, with low(fish) noise and a thick bottom, excellent midrange and highs. The 3 way switch is accompanied by a high pass pull pot that rolls off some of the bottom end and makes the P90s sound a bit more single coil-like. Sounds great for jazz with the tone rolled slightly town, and perfect for blues and rock. For the ~700 price tag it's a great investment and unique addition to any collection - but most importantly it's a real workhorse that can be played, gigged and taken just about anywhere.

        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gooood.

        By ry0an

        from OR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS502T Electric Guitar:

          Looks like cute but the sounds is storong. I like it.

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