“The new Revstar series fine-tunes that concept with enhanced playability, versatility, and tone, for players interested in classic style with modern upgrades,” says Dave Miner, Product Marketing Manager for Electric Guitars, Yamaha Guitar Group.
The new Yamaha Revstar series consists of three tiers: Element, Standard, and the made-in-Japan Professional. And we can expect lighter Revstars across the board with a new chambering pattern to 'specifically shape tone and increase resonance' too.
Revstar Element models feature the Dry Switch high-pass filter that was introduced in the original series. Revstar Standard and Professional models, available with either humbuckers or P90-style single-coil pickups, now feature the Focus Switch; 'a passive boost function that evokes the sound of overwound pickups'. This is in addition to a 5-way switching circuit.
In addition, all models feature a new neck slimmer profile, a new range of racing-inspired finishes, and the first left-handed models in the series’ history.
Revstar Professional: $1,999/£2126
RSP20 Swift Blue / Sunset Burst / Moonlight Blue
RSP20X Rusty Brass Charcoal
RSP02T Swift Blue / Sunset Burst / Crisp Gold
Revstar Standard: $799/£873
RSS20 Swift Blue/Sunset Burst/Black/Vintage White/Hot Merlot/Flash Green
RSS20L Swift Blue / Black
RSS02T Swift Blue/Sunset Burst/Black/Hot Merlot
Revstar Element: $499/£543
RSE20 Swift Blue / Black / Vintage White / Red Copper / Neon Yellow
RSE20L Swift Blue / Black