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Yamaha RS820CR Revstar - Brushed Black

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Brushed Black
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Inspired by the 1974 Yamaha Super Flighter guitar, the RS820CR Revstar solidbody electric guitar combines distinctive looks with cutting tone. The mahogany body and maple top are contoured for gigging comfort, while the Revstar neck profile and jumbo frets deliver smooth, precise playability. A pair of Yamaha YGD Custom VH5 humbucking pickups serves up a wide tonal range, further enhanced by the push-pull Dry switch that enables single-coil-like tones. With excellent craftsmanship, distinguished tone, and great playability, the Yamaha RS820CR Revstar is an outstanding guitar in its class.

    Yamaha RS820CR Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

    • 3-Piece Mahogany Neck
    • Maple and Mahogany Body
    • Hand Brushed Satin (Steel wool) Finish
    • Humbucking Pickups/Alnico V
    • Aluminum Pickguard
    • Push-Pull "Dry Switch"
    • TonePros AVT-II Bridge

    Yamaha VH5 humbucking pickups for articulate, powerful, well-balanced tone

    Yamaha spent a lot of time fine-tuning the pickups in the Revstar series — they tested over 50 prototypes before settling on the perfect combination of wire, windings, magnets, and baseplates for each guitar model in the series. The YGD Custom VH5 humbuckers in the RS820CR Revstar employ Alnico V magnets, a silver baseplate, and heavy formvar wire. This gives the RS820CR a bright and powerful sound that blends the richness and character of vintage electronics with the intensity and clarity of modern electronics.

    Add snap and presence with a push-pull Dry switch

    Yamaha's innovative Dry switch on the RS820CR Revstar gives you the tone-shaping capabilities of a coil tap circuit, while maintaining the noise-free operation of your humbuckers. The push-pull Dry switch is actually a passive filter that cuts out low frequencies, giving your tone even more clarity and punch to cut through the mix. You'll achieve the same enhanced snap and twang that you'd expect from a single-coil pickup, without introducing any noise into your signal chain.

    Copious sustain from set-neck construction

    The mahogany neck on the Yamaha RS820CR Revstar is set directly into the mahogany body. Guitarists at Music Experience like the set-neck design because it maximizes vibrational transfer throughout the guitar for impressive sustain and helps enhance note definition too. Clean tones ring out like a bell, while overdriven tones can sustain for days.

    Revstar series guitars are packed with personality

    Inspired by the bold styling of London and Tokyo's vintage street-racing motorbikes, Yamaha's Revstar series of electric guitars features dramatic curves, character-packed custom-wound pickups, and delightfully muscular tone. Each model in the Revstar lineup is full of its own distinct personality. These instruments exude a distinctiveness as unique as the guitarists who play them.

    What Yamaha Says...

    Designed to race from coffee shop to coffee shop on the streets of London in the 1960s, 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.

    Yamaha RS820CR Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Mahogany body, maple top; brushed satin finish
    • Mahogany set-neck enhances sustain and note definition
    • Rosewood fingerboard, 13.75" radius, 22 jumbo frets
    • YGD Custom VH5 humbucking pickups deliver bright, powerful tone that can be easily shaped for a variety of styles
    • 3-way pickup selector; master Volume and Tone controls
    • Push-pull Dry switch cuts low frequencies for more clarity and definition

    Expressive vintage tone awaits in the Yamaha RS820CR.

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape RevStar
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material
              Top Material
              Body Finish
              Satin Polyurethane
              Brushed Black
              Neck Material 3-piece Mahogany
              Neck Shape
              Fingerboard Material Rosewood
              Fingerboard Inlay
              White Dots
              Number of Frets
              22, Jumbo
              Scale Length 24.75"
              Nut Width 1.692"
              Nut Material
              TonePros AVT-II
              Neck Pickup
              VH5 Alnico V Humbucker
              Bridge Pickup
              VH5 Alnico V Humbucker
              1 x volume, 1 x tone (push-pull EQ), 3-way blade pickup selector
              Elixir NPS, .010-.046
              Case Included
              Gig bag
              Manufacturer Part Number
              RS820CR BB