Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2015 Yamaha RS-420 Revstar Fire Red & Used Hard Case





£349.00





What an unexpected delight this guitar is! Sourced in the UK this 2015 guitar just has some very light playing marks. It has barely been used & had been unplayed for the last 4 years at least. A bit grubby & requiring a string change & set up, it now plays really nicely. It's quite lightweight & well balanced. Straightforward controls and a great sound. It also comes with a nice quality hard case which has also barely been used.


The Revstar series from Yamaha have become a very popular model & the RS-420 sits in the middle of the range. It has a set neck, decent Yamaha alnico humbuckers which both have coil splitting for a good variation of sounds. I give it a good "thumbs up" and at this price it's a great deal.



Here's what Yamaha says about the Revstar RS420:


The Yamaha RevStar 420 electric guitars brings a new exciting range of electric guitars for those wanting to be slightly unique. This electric guitar, is perfect for beginners through to professional players, with its Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece. It has a slim profile neck, allowing for quick movement, or those with smaller hands to have an easier playing experience.

Sound


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.


Pickups

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.


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 popularised 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 aluminium 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.


Comfortable 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.


Bespoke Metal

Inspired by custom bike parts, Revstar's hardware features unique designs engineered from the finest materials.


Finish

Custom-mixed colours drawn from Japan's engineering heritage and raw organic textures designed to tell your story with every inch of wear.


Specifications

Body

Body Material: Nato

Body Top: Maple

Body Finish: High Gloss

Neck

Construction: Set-In

Scale Length: 628mm (24.75")

Neck Material: Nato

Neck Profile: Slim

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 350mm (13.75")

Frets: Medium

Nut Material: Plastic

Nut Width: 43mm

Hardware

Hardware Colour: Nickel

Tuners: Diecast

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Electronics​​

Pickups: Alnico Humbuckers

Controls: Master Volume & Tone

Used Hard Case


Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit.  Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag


If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any 
queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy easily and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping