Yamaha Revstar RS820CR. The Revstar RS720B guitar oozes cool! 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. Clear, ringing, low-output tone from VT5 humbucking pickups. With the same shape as the 320, it swaps to all-mahogany construction (with a thin 5mm maple cap), adds belly and ribcage contours, a crisply bound top edge, a subtly deeper profile neck with bound dot-inlaid fingerboard, bigger frets and matching binding. Yamaha Revstar Series 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. The Revstar line has been very popular since its release, with a number of different models in price ranges that are accessible to all guitarists. Nick Jennison reviews The Yamaha Revstar RS820CR, an instrument built with a "what you see is what you get" mindset. Yamaha has seemingly done the impossible: come up with a new guitar design that both captures vintage vibe and modern style. Taking inspiration from the cafe racer motorcycles found tearing up the streets of London in the 1960s, the RS820CR is engineered to give you optimum performance with nothing extra to slow you down and the classic maple, mahogany and rosewood … Yamaha has hit a home run with the new Revstar series which was first introduced in 2016. The Revstar guitar range was the result of the longest and most expensive development of any Yamaha electric ever and the company’s first new electric guitar design for over a decade. The 502T was pretty much the original design that kick-started the Revstar range. At its launch, the eight-strong collection included a single Japanese-made ‘pro-level’ guitar, the P20CR. Revstar series guitars are packed with personality.