Drawing inspiration from London and Tokyo’s vintage street-racing motorbikes, Japan’s heritage of engineering excellence and the 50-year legacy of Yamaha guitar craftsmanship, every detail of each Revstar model has been carefully engineered to bring out the unique personality of each guitar in the lineup. From the curves and contours of the ground-up body design to the distinctive colors and finishes and custom-wound pickups that perfectly match the guitar’s character, the Revstar collection comprises a diverse lineup of instruments as unique as the guitarists who play them. This is Revstar — meet your other half.
Punchy Tone and Bold Personality
The Yamaha RS420 solidbody electric guitar features bold curves, sleek contours, and punchy, powerful tone. The RS420’s maple-topped nato body delivers a brawny combination of meaty midrange, present highs, and sizzling harmonic overtones. This visceral tone is intensified by the RS420’s Yamaha-designed YGD humbuckers. A Dry switch tone control yields hum-free single-coil tones. The RS420’s thin neck profile supplies exceptional playing comfort. Embellished with eye-catching custom hardware, the RS420 draws on Yamaha’s 50-year legacy of guitar craftsmanship to bring you a solidbody electric guitar with unforgettable personality.
Yamaha RS420 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance
- Revstar series guitars are packed with personality
- YGD pickups with Dry switch deliver diverse tones
- Contoured body and thin neck profile yield amazing playing comfort
Revstar series guitars are packed with personality
Inspired by the bold styling of London and Tokyo’s vintage street-racing motorbikes, Yamaha’s Revstar series of electric guitars features dramatic curves, character-packed custom-wound pickups, and delightfully muscular tone. Each model in the Revstar lineup is full of its own distinct personality. These instruments exude a distinctiveness as unique as the guitarists who play them.
YGD pickups with Dry switch deliver diverse tones
The Yamaha RS420’s YGD pickups were specially wound to match its personality. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets, and baseplates before Yamaha spec’d this guitar. The YGD humbuckers in the RS420 make use of an Alnico V magnet and German silver baseplate to create a powerful, open tone. We really like the tonal flexibility provided by the RS420’s Dry switch tone control, which filters out low frequencies to bring you hum-free single-coil tones.
Contoured body and thin neck profile yield amazing playing comfort
Thanks to its contoured shape, the Yamaha RS420 is amazingly comfortable to play. The RS420 features a rear body contour and a neck joint that allows for easy upper-fret access. The RS420’s thin neck profile adds to this guitar’s exceptional playability.
|Scale Length||24 3/4″ (628.6mm)|
|Radius||13 3/4″ (350mm)|
|Body||Maple top, Nato|
|Bridge||Tune-o-matic, Stop Tailpiece|
|Pickups||VH3 ; Vintage output humbucker|
|Pickup Switch||3 position lever|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull, Dry Switch)|