Yamaha RS420Yamaha RS420

Yamaha Electric Guitar REVSTAR RS420

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Balance—a simple concept that is often difficult to achieve. The RS420 combines outstanding performance with a character all its own to hit that elusive stylistic sweet spot, for a guitar that walks it like it talks it

Balance—a simple concept that is often difficult to achieve. The RS420 combines outstanding performance with a character all its own to hit that elusive stylistic sweet spot, for a guitar that walks it like it talks it.

  • Humbucking Pickups/Alnico V
  • Push-Pull “Dry Switch”
  • Thinner Neck Profile
  • Dry Switch

    Dry Switch

    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.

    Custom Hardware

    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.

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    Comfort Contoured Body

    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.

    IRA(Initial Response Acceleration)

    Using IRA technology, stresses between parts like finish, woods, body, neck, fingerboard are released by applying specific vibrations to the completed guitars. Once this treatment is complete, the guitar responds accurately to the guitarist’s performance, and produces sound more easily. It also shortens the time needed for the guitar to adapt to your playing style. And it delivers excellent sustain (RSP20CR)

    The Effects of Initial Response Acceleration (color indicates volume)

    The Effects of Initial Response Acceleration (color indicates volume)

    *Brighter colors indicate increased volume therefore greater resonance.

    *This is a graphic representation of the effects of Initial Response Acceleration.

Additional information

Construction

Set-in

Scale Length

24-3/4" (628.6mm)

Body Materials

Maple / Nato or Mahogany

Neck Materials

Nato or Mahogany

Fingerboard Materials

Rosewood

Rosewood

13-3/4" (350mm)

Neck Pickup

VH3n: Humbucker / Alnico

Bridge Pickup

VH3b: Humbucker / Alnico V

Controls

Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull "Dry Switch"

Pickup Switch

3-Position Lever Switch