2015 Yamaha RS-420 Revstar Fire Red & Used Hard Case
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspired by custom bike parts, Revstar's hardware features unique designs engineered from the finest materials.
Custom-mixed colours drawn from Japan's engineering heritage and raw organic textures designed to tell your story with every inch of wear.
Body Material: Nato
Body Top: Maple
Body Finish: High Gloss
Scale Length: 628mm (24.75")
Neck Material: Nato
Neck Profile: Slim
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 350mm (13.75")
Nut Material: Plastic
Nut Width: 43mm
Hardware Colour: Nickel
Pickups: Alnico Humbuckers
Controls: Master Volume & Tone
Used Hard Case