Klang der elektrischen Violine

Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar’s sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha’s engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.

Spezielle Tonabnehmer

Designed from the ground up, Revstar features specially wound YGD pickups that are perfectly matched to each guitar. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets and base plates. Eventually, a spec was settled on for each guitar model and the Revstar pickup series was born.


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]

VT5 : RS720B

Alnico 5 magnet, brass baseplate and underwound polyurethane wire for clear, ringing, low-output tone. [4.3k (neck)/4.9k (bridge) DCR]

VH5 : RS820CR / 620

Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for bright, powerful, balanced vintage/modern sound. [8.3k (neck) / 8.8k (bridge) DCR]

VP5 : RS502 / 502T

Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and plain enamel wire for clear, vintage tone with bite. [8.3k DCR]

VH3 : RS420

Alnico V magnet and German silver baseplate for powerful, open tone

HH3 :RS320

Ceramic magnet and brass baseplate for powerful, punchy tone to match the solid nato wood construction of RS320.

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.

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.

I.R.A. (Initial Response Acceleration)

Jeder Gitarrist weiß, dass eine neue Gitarre eingespielt werden muss. Hardware, Korpus, Griffbrett, Hals und Lackierung müssen sich erst aneinander gewöhnen, bevor sie als ein einziger Klangkörper funktionieren. Erst nach vielen Spielstunden reagiert das Instrument perfekt auf den Gitarristen und klingt einfach besser. Mit der I.R.A.-Technologie gelingt es Yamaha, die Einzelteile der Gitarre bereits bei der Produktion durch gezielte Vibrationen aufeinander einzustimmen. So reagiert sie von Beginn an genauer, lässt sich mühelos spielen und harmoniert schnell mit dem Gitarristen. Darüber hinaus hat sie ein hervorragendes Sustain!