Review Yamaha Revstar RS320 Electric Guitar
Yamaha’s Revstar RS320 Electric Guitar is is ready for whatever you can throw at it. This Revstar model 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. Case sold separately.
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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. This model features HH3 pickups with a ceramic magnet and brass baseplate for powerful, punchy tone to match the solid nato wood construction of RS320.
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.
Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar’s sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha’s engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.
- Body Type: Solidbody
- Body Shape: RevStar
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 6
- Body Material: Nato
- Body Finish: High Gloss
- Color: Red Copper
- Neck Material: Nato
- Neck Shape: Thin
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 22, Medium frets
- Scale Length: 24.75″
- Nut Width: 1.692″
- Nut Material: Resin
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Neck Pickup: Ceramic YGD humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Ceramic YGD humbucker
- Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
- Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (0.010-0.046)
- An affordable solidbody electric guitar inspired by Yamaha’s classic motorcycles
- Lightweight nato body delivers pronounced midrange and lightweight comfort
- Ceramic YGD humbuckers yield a classic dual-coil tone
- Thin neck profile and sleek rosewood fretboard offer comfortable playability
- Set-in neck and aluminum bridge with stopbar tailpiece provide enhanced sustain
- Beautiful Sound
- Pickups are better than any alnico V
- Yamaha quality
Excellent quality build. The mahogany body and neck feel solid and comfortable.
I’m never disappointed with a Yamaha guitar! This one is no exception. The build quality is superb, it plays beautifully and sounds great. I will probably put better pickups in, not sure yet, the stock pickups are not bad at all. Only dislike would be not enough range on the tone pot but a simple capacitor replacement will solve this for a dollar or two. I will never again pay top dollar for a big name brand guitar when I can get a Yamaha that looks sounds and plays just as good! I have over a hundred guitars and have been playing for 38 years, you live and you learn!
This is a bare bones guitar, but it sounds great. Nothing fancy just a great playing guitar. It plays like a Gibson except with a very narrow and fast action neck. If your looking for an intermediate or beginners guitar this is it. The action is as low as my Stratocaster and sounds just as good or maybe even better at half the cost! You won’t be sorry for buying this guitar if your looking for a no frills work horse that sounds very good!
I love this guitar! I prefer it to the 2006 Gibson SG that also resides here. The ceramic H3s have a snarl to them that cuts to the marrow. The factory yellow reminds me of the old YZ line of dirt bikes, but i got the black.
Awesome guitar! One of those that you can really lay into on stage and know you’re going to get a cool rock n roll sound.