Yamaha unveils a new generation of Revstar guitars
03.03.2022

Yamaha unveils a new generation of Revstar guitars

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Words by Eli Duxson

Seven years since the first generation release, Yamaha has upgraded it “for players interested in classic style with modern upgrades”

Yamaha has reintroduced the Revstar guitars seven years after the first generation launched in 2015, building on those guitars and taking it to the next level, while drawing on the brand’s heritage in electric guitar design, and motorcycle design from the Yamaha Motor branch.

What you need to know:

  • Yamaha has reintroduced the Revstar guitars seven years after the first generation launched in 2015.
  • The new Revstar series consists of three tiers starting from the Element, to the Standard, and then to the made-in-Japan Professional. 
  • The whole line also introduces a new neck profile across all models, a new range of racing-inspired finishes, and the first left-handed models in the series’ history.

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The new Revstar series consists of three tiers starting from the Element, to the Standard, and then to the made-in-Japan Professional. 

Each model boasts chambered bodies developed with Yamaha’s Acoustic Design process which uses advanced measurement and modelling tools to develop the chambering pattern to “specifically shape tone and increase resonance while lowering weight and optimising balance”. 

All models share unique switching options for increased versatility, while Revstar Element models feature the Dry Switch high-pass filter that was introduced in the original series.  

Revstar Standard and Professional models feature the Focus Switch, a passive boost function that evokes the sound of overwound pickups, as well as a unique five-way switching circuit that offers a new twist on classic “in-between” sounds. 

Both models are available with either humbuckers or P90-style single-coil pickups, while the whole line also introduces a new neck profile across all models, a new range of racing-inspired finishes, and the first left-handed models in the series’ history.

“The original Revstar concept was inspired by café racer motorcycles – high-performance racing machines that showcased the personality of the riders,” said Dave Miner, Product Marketing Manager for Electric Guitars, Yamaha Guitar Group. 

“The new Revstar series fine-tunes that concept with enhanced playability, versatility, and tone, for players interested in classic style with modern upgrades.”

The Element has an RRP of $999, the Standard has an RRP of $1,599, and the Professional has an RRP of $3,999.

Head to Yamaha for more information.