The arresting style of the Revstar 820CR is directly inspired by the customised Cafe Racer motorcycles of 1960s London and Tokyo, with eye-catching accents like the hand-cut racing stripe finish, satin nickel hardware, and aluminium scratchplate. Custom-voiced VH5 Alnico V humbuckers designed by Yamaha Guitar Development provide warm, balanced tone, while the Dry Switch filter offers the option of brighter sound without the compromises of a coil tap. The design, sound, and playability reflect an attention to every detail that is the hallmark of Japanese craftsmanship. A deluxe gig bag is included. Brushed Teal Blue finish.
Yamaha Revstar RS820CR Brushed Teal Blue
Drawing from the stylish lines and honed performance of the Café Racer bikes that graced the streets of 1960s London, Revstar embraces the concept of being stripped down, tuned up and dialed in.
Attention to detail, heritage and craftsmanship that's unmistakably born in Japan.
Precision crafting and beautiful engineering, driven by a desire to find new limits.
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||Hand Brushed Satin (Steel wool) Finish / 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|
|Others||String gauge||Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel with Nanoweb Coating / 0.010-0.046|