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Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Electric Guitar

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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.

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Raising the Revstar Standard

Yamaha’s Revstar Standard RSS20 is an update of the original Revstar series of guitars, refined to offer improved comfort and even more striking visuals! This maple-topped double-cut’s lightweight chambered mahogany body is loaded with two Yamaha VH5 pickups that deliver bright and punchy tones that excel in almost any sonic application. The neck is comprised of carbon-reinforced mahogany so that it will stay straight and true in even the most challenging of environments. What’s more, Yamaha has equipped this Revstar with their proprietary “focus” switch that shifts your tone’s resonant frequency and supercharges your pickup’s power. If you’re looking for a high-performance, no-nonsense axe with explosive tones, rock-solid playability, and sleek modern aesthetics, the RSS20 sets the standard.

Comfortably curved Revstar body

The Revstar’s curvy lines and classic aesthetics are said to be inspired by the utilitarian British Café racer motorbikes found in 1960s-era London, adding a tough no-frills attitude to these sleek guitars. The unique double-cut chambered body was developed using Yamaha’s Acoustic Design process to optimize the Revstar’s balance, deliver a resonant tone, and reduce weight. One strum of the RSS20 is all it takes to see how Yamaha’s research paid off: the Revstar’s body is a supremely comfortable design that showcases Yamaha’s steadfast dedication to musical innovation!

Yamaha VH5 humbucking pickups for an articulate, powerful, and well-balanced tone

Yamaha spent a lot of time fine-tuning the pickups in the Revstar series — they tested over 50 prototypes before settling on the perfect combination of wire, windings, magnets, and baseplates for each guitar model in the series. The VH5 humbuckers in the RSS20 Revstar employ Alnico V magnets, a silver baseplate, and heavy formvar wire. This gives the RSS20 a bright and powerful sound that blends the richness and character of vintage electronics with the intensity and clarity of modern electronics.

Bring your sound into focus

Yamaha’s Revstar line already introduced their clarity-boosting “Dry” switch, and the RSS20 offers another distinct tonal feature to stand out from the crowd: the “Focus” switch. This dual-purpose push-pull switch adjusts the resonant frequency of your guitar’s tone and kicks up the power. When testing it out, we found that it’s an incredibly versatile feature that’s just as good at achieving “rolled off” jazz tones as it is for boosting your amp into overdrive territory.

Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Electric Guitar Features:

  • Ultra-comfortable and lightweight chambered mahogany body with a maple top
  • 3-piece carbon-reinforced mahogany set neck with double-cutaway offers incredible upper fret access
  • Yamaha VH5 humbucking pickups produce a rich and bright tone that excels in almost any sonic application
  • “Focus” switch shifts your tone’s resonant frequency and amps up your power
  • Jumbo stainless steel frets are highly resistant to wear
  • Highly playable 12-inch fingerboard radius
  • Rock-solid Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Type: Solid body, chambered
  • Body Shape: Revstar Standard
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck Material: 3-piece Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Revstar
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Radius: 12″
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Lines
  • Number of Frets: 22, Jumbo Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Nut Width: 1.649″
  • Nut Material: PPS
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Die-cast
  • Neck Pickup: Yamaha VH5n Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Yamaha VH5b Humbucker
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull focus switch)
  • Switching: 5-way blade pickup switch
  • Strings: Elixir, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag: Gig Bag

Additional Information

Colour Options

Hot Merlot, Sunset Burst, Swift Blue, Flash Green, Vintage White, Black

Photos

  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Black
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Black
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Flash Green
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Flash Green
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Hot Merlot
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Hot Merlot
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Sunset Burst
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Sunset Burst
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Swift Blue
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Swift Blue
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Vintage White
  • Yamaha Revstar Standard RSS20 Vintage White

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