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Designed to race from coffee shop to coffee shop on the streets of London in the 1960s, Café Racer bikes were high-performance racers stripped down to their bare essentials, but still showcasing the style of their owner. The RS820 captures that spirit of total focus on performance, maintaining Yamaha’s unmistakable attention to detail, for a guitar that can’t be fully appreciated until it’s taken out for a test ride.
|Maple / Mahogany
|Hand Brushed Satin (Steel wool) Finish / Polyurethane
|Number of frets
|Neck Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret
|43.0 / 52.5 mm
|Thickness @1st Fret / 12th Fret
|21.1 / 25.2 mm
|VH5n+: Humbucker/Alnico V
|VH5b+: Humbucker/Alnico V
|Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull "Dry Switch")
|3-Position Lever Switch
|Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel with Nanoweb Coating / 0.010-0.046
Every Revstar features custom-wound pickups, designed to perfectly match the character of each guitar.
Workhorse looks combined with a deep belly cut, all-new neck joint and forearm contour for all-night comfort. No compromises.
Used in place of a signature in Japan, the hanko stamp on every Revstar guitar is our seal of approval.
Inspired by custom bike parts, Revstar's hardware features unique designs engineered from the finest materials.
Custom-mixed colours drawn from Japan's engineering heritage and raw, organic textures designed to tell your story with every inch of wear.
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for punchy, dynamic, articulate tone and the perfect balance between gain and clarity. [8.4k (neck) /8.8k (bridge) DCR]
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for bright, powerful, balanced vintage/modern sound. [8.4k (neck) / 8.8k (bridge) DCR]
Alnico V magnets, brass baseplate and underwound polyurethane wire for clear, ringing, low-output tone. [4.3k (neck)/4.9k (bridge) DCR]
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and plain enamel wire for clear, vintage tone with bite. [8.3k DCR]
Alnico V magnet and German silver baseplate for powerful, open tone
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.
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.