The 700-series models offer Revstar's custom-tuned style and playability with the unique sound and feel of a Bigsby bridge. The RS720BX mixes up the original RS720B's combination of specially voiced low-output pickups and a Flamed Maple top with the classic look of a solid gloss finish, and Yamaha Guitar Development VH5+ medium output Alnico V humbuckers for guitarists who want the power to coax an amp into overdrive. A push-pull switch on the tone knob engages the Dry Switch filter, providing tonal flexibility without the compromises of a coil tap. A deluxe gig bag is included. Vintage White finish.
Yamaha Revstar RS720BX Vintage White
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.
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for bright, powerful, balanced vintage/modern sound. [8.4k (neck) / 8.8k (bridge) DCR]
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.
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.
Comfort Contoured Body
Revstar is a workhorse through and through, but that doesn’t mean there has been any compromise on comfort and playability. With every contour designed from the ground up to look and feel great, Revstar’s body features a deep belly cut, hidden forearm contour and a newly designed neck joint for outstanding upper fret access. This is a guitar made to be played all night.
|Scale Length||24-3/4" (628.6mm)|
|Body||Body Materials||Maple / Mahogany|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck||Neck Materials||Mahogany 3-Piece|
|Neck Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Fingerboard Radius||13-3/4" (350mm)|
|Number of frets||22|
|Neck Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret||43.0 / 52.5 mm|
|Thickness @1st Fret / 12th Fret||21.1 / 25.2 mm|
|Electronics||Neck Pickup||VH5n+: Humbucker/Alnico V|
|Bridge Pickup||VH5b+: Humbucker/Alnico V|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull "Dry Switch")|
|Pickup Switch||3-Position Lever Switch|
|Tuning Machines||Locking Die-Cast|
|Others||String gauge||Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel with Nanoweb Coating / 0.010-0.046|