Yamaha Revstar RS420 - Black Steel

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Nato Body, Maple Top, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black Steel
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Yamaha Revstar RS420 - Black Steel
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Punchy Tone and Bold Personality

The Yamaha RS420 solidbody electric guitar features bold curves, sleek contours, and punchy, powerful tone. The RS420's maple-topped nato body delivers a brawny combination of meaty midrange, present highs, and sizzling harmonic overtones. This visceral tone is intensified by the RS420's Yamaha-designed YGD humbuckers. A Dry switch tone control yields hum-free single-coil tones. The RS420's thin neck profile supplies exceptional playing comfort. Embellished with eye-catching custom hardware, the RS420 draws on Yamaha's 50-year legacy of guitar craftsmanship to bring you a solidbody electric guitar with unforgettable personality.

Yamaha RS420 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Revstar series guitars are packed with personality
  • YGD pickups with Dry switch deliver diverse tones
  • Contoured body and thin neck profile yield amazing playing comfort
Revstar series guitars are packed with personality

Inspired by the bold styling of London and Tokyo's vintage street-racing motorbikes, Yamaha's Revstar series of electric guitars features dramatic curves, character-packed custom-wound pickups, and delightfully muscular tone. Each model in the Revstar lineup is full of its own distinct personality. These instruments exude a distinctiveness as unique as the guitarists who play them.

YGD pickups with Dry switch deliver diverse tones

The Yamaha RS420's YGD pickups were specially wound to match its personality. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets, and baseplates before Yamaha spec'd this guitar. The YGD humbuckers in the RS420 make use of an Alnico V magnet and German silver baseplate to create a powerful, open tone. At Sweetwater, we dig the tonal flexibility provided by the RS420's Dry switch tone control, which filters out low frequencies to bring you hum-free single-coil tones.

Contoured body and thin neck profile yield amazing playing comfort

Thanks to its contoured shape, the Yamaha RS420 is amazingly comfortable to play. The RS420 features a rear body contour and a neck joint that allows for easy upper-fret access. The RS420's thin neck profile adds to this guitar's exceptional playability.

Yamaha RS420 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Maple-topped nato body delivers meaty midrange, present highs, and sizzling harmonic overtones
  • Covered YGD humbuckers yield a powerful, open tone
  • Dry switch tone control brings you hum-free single-coil tones
  • Rear body contour and thin neck profile provide comfortable playability
  • Set-in neck and Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece for enhanced sustain
  • Elegant bound body and fingerboard plus eye-catching custom hardware
The Yamaha RS420 solidbody electric guitar delivers powerful tone and distinct styling!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape RevStar
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Nato
Top Material Maple
Body Finish High gloss
Color Black Steel
Neck Material Nato
Neck Shape Thin
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 22, Medium frets
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.692"
Nut Material Resin
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Neck Pickup Alnico V YGD humbucker
Bridge Pickup Alnico V YGD humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone (push-pull dry switch), 3-way pickup selector
Strings D'Addario EXL110 (0.010-0.046)
Manufacturer Part Number RS420 BST

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