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Sound Demo: Yamaha REVSTAR Series Electric Guitars

October 3, 2017  
Posted by Dave Stutts
Sound Demo: Yamaha REVSTAR Series Electric Guitars

I was lucky enough to spend some time with mayor Andy Winston…like the sound of that! He was bringing us all of the great info we needed about Yamaha REVSTAR electric guitars. They look great, they sound amazing, and Andy kept it short and sweet so we could move through the vast lineup. Let’s check them out!

Yamaha REVSTAR RS720B

The Specs

  • Bigsby Bridge
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Set Neck
  • Great Sustain and Tone
  • Volume Control
  • 2 Low Output Yamaha Guitar Development Pickups
  • 2 Finishes
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Patented Dry Switch (Bass Cut)
  • 24.75 scale length
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 13.75 Radius Fretboard
  • Jumbo Frets
  • Locking Tuners
 

The Roundup

As you can hear, the REVSTAR RS720B (for bigsby) is a tremendous sounding electric guitar. You get lots of great flavors from those Yamaha Guitar Development pickups with the classic tremolo style of the bigsby bridge. And you don’t have to worry about falling out of tune as much with those incredible locking tuners. The nice flat rosewood board is comfortable to play, and that flame maple top can’t be beat!

 

Yamaha REVSTAR RS320

The Specs

  • Nato Body
  • Nato Set Neck
  • 2 Ceramic Humbucking Pickups
  • Volume and Tone Control
  • 3 Finishes
  • 3-Way Switch
  • 24.75 Scale Length
  • 13.75 Radius Fretboard
  • Smaller Frets (Great for Beginners)
 

Rev 2 Rev 3

The Roundup

The RS320 is a beautiful sounding guitar that’s perfect for anyone (especially the beginning player). The ceramic humbuckers have nice bite and growl while the nato body gives us a nice mid range attack. And the standard 24.75 scale length with smaller frets make this guitar a breeze to play.

Yamaha REVSTAR RS420

The Specs

  • Maple Top
  • Nato Back
  • Nato Neck (Set Neck)
  • 2 Alnico 5 Yamaha Guitar Development Humbucking Pickups
  • Volume Control
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Yamaha Patented Dry Switch (Bass Cut)
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 24.75 Scale Length
  • 13.75 Radius Fretboard
  • 3 Finishes
 

Rev4 Rev 5

The Roundup

A nice step up from the 320. We get 3 beautiful finishes and a guitar that’s just as easy and comfortable to play. The lush tones you get from these  Alnico 5 humbuckers will inspire you to keep playing. And that dry switch gives you so much versatility with your tone.

Yamaha REVSTAR RS820CR

The Specs

    • Maple Top
    • Hand Rubbed Finish
    • Mahogany Neck
    • Tilt Back Headstock
    • 2 Alnico 5 Yamaha Guitar Development Humbucking Pickups
    • Tone Pros Wrap Around Bridge
    • Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
  • Volume Control
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Jumbo Frets
  • 24.75 Scale Length
  • 13.75 Radius Fretboard
  • 2 Finishes
 

Rev 6

The Roundup

Look at this amazing finish with those incredible racing stripes! I love it. Its stylish looks are further accented by the awesome tilt back headstock, and it sounds just as good with 2 Alnico 5 pickups. The REVSTAR standard scale length and radius are going to make this one as easy to play as the others. All of that adds up to a great choice for any player looking for some style.

Yamaha REVSTAR RS502T

The Specs

    • Solid Maple Top
    • Mahogany Body
    • Mahogany Set Neck
    • 2 P90 pickups
    • Patented Dry Switch (Bass Cut)
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Jumbo Frets
  • 24.75 Scale Length
  • 13.75 Radius Fretboard
 

rv 7

The Roundup

This guitar maintains all of the amazing style we’ve seen in the REVSTAR line with its slick lines and gorgeous form. The bass cut gives us a lot of tone versatility in harmony with the P90 pickups that offer that really nice blues with bite sound. It’s just as comfortable as the rest with the REVSTAR standard scale length and radius and would make a great addition to any guitarist arsenal.

Conclusion 

The REVSTAR line brings all of what we love about Yamaha to electric guitars. And that is, a full line of instruments from a more stripped down, no frills model, to really nice, lush and beautiful models. That way, with these guitars, it doesn’t matter who you are. Beginner, or a seasoned pro, there is a REVSTAR out there for you. These guitars are so stylish and they sound amazing. So, do yourself a favor and check out REVSTAR today!

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Dave Stutts