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Yamaha Revstar RS820CR Electric Guitar

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Designed to race from coffee shop to coffee shop on the streets of London in the '60s, Café Racer bikes were high-performance racers stripped down to their bare essentials, but still showcasing the st... 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
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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

Designed to race from coffee shop to coffee shop on the streets of London in the '60s, Café Racer bikes were high-performance racers stripped down to their bare essentials, but still showcasing the style of their owner. The RS820 captures that spirit of total focus on performance, maintaining Yamaha’s unmistakable attention to detail, for a guitar that can’t be fully appreciated until it’s taken out for a test ride. 


Gig bag included.

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 VH5 pickups (8.3k (neck)/8.8k (bridge) DCR) with Alnico V magnets, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for bright, powerful, balanced vintage/modern sound
 
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.

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: HH
  • Neck: VH5+ Vintage output humbucker with satin nickel cover
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: VH5+ Vintage output humbucker with satin nickel 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: Tonepros AVT-II
  • 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 RS820CR Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Fantastic Guitar... Don't Hesitate

By Mr. Flugalhorn

from San Diego, CA

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Pros

  • Clean, Simple Design
  • Comfortable Neck
  • Fantastic Value
  • Fun To Play
  • Good feel ergonomically standing or sitting
  • Great Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Yamaha Revstar RS820CR Electric Guitar:

    The longer I own this guitar the more I love it. It sounds great, has a nice clean design and is a dream to play. I own a premium guitar that costs four times this one and the Revstar 820 is just as easy to play, more ergonomic, lighter and sounds very close in quality. The true beauty of the Revstar in my opinion is simplicity... enough tonal options to play any genre of music without the overkill of separate knobs for each pickup, four way switches, etc. Exceptional build quality and it can take a beating at wild bar gigs....no need to worry about your figured maple top getting dinged. The nickel tuners also stay in tune well. I've always been impressed by Yamaha products... they bring high quality products to market at a great price and they really did a great job on the Revstar 820.

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