Inspired by the 1974 Yamaha Super Flighter guitar, the RSP20CR 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 VH7 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 RSP20CR 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 VH7 humbuckers in the RSP20CR Revstar employ Alnico V magnets, a silver baseplate, and heavy formvar wire. This gives the RSP20CR 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 RSP20CR 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 RSP20CR 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.
Using IRA technology, stresses between parts like finish, woods, body, neck, fingerboard are released by applying specific vibrations to the completed guitars. Once this treatment is complete, the guitar responds accurately to the guitarist's performance, and produces sound more easily. It also shortens the time needed for the guitar to adapt to your playing style and it delivers excellent sustain.
Inspired by the stylish lines and effortless performance of the Café Racer bikes that colored the streets of 1960s London, the Revstar Professional wholeheartedly embraces the concept of being a stripped down, tuned up high performance package of sublime guitar craftsmanship. Hand-selected premium parts and materials combined with an ingenuity and know-how that reflects Japan’s detail-oriented engineering ethic, ensure that this guitar is true to the ethos of the Café Racer—function, character, and style to burn.
Expressive vintage tone awaits in the Yamaha RSP20CR.
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Hand Brushed Satin Polyurethane
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Graph Tech TUSQ
VH7 Alnico V Humbucker
VH7 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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