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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expressive vintage tone awaits in the Yamaha RS820CR.
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VH5 Alnico V Humbucker
VH5 Alnico V Humbucker
1 x volume, 1 x tone (push-pull EQ), 3-way blade pickup selector
Elixir NPS, .010-.046
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