Yamaha Revstar RS820CR - Steel Rust

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Steel Rust
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Stripped Down for Peak Performance

The Yamaha RS820CR solidbody electric guitar takes its inspiration from the cafe racer motorcycles found tearing up the streets of London in the 1960s. Like those bikes, the RS820CR is engineered to give you optimum performance with nothing extra to slow you down. The mahogany/maple construction delivers a tone that is very familiar and beloved among guitarists. The Yamaha-designed humbucking pickups feature a dry switch for single-coil type tones without the single-coil hum. And the RS820CR's contoured body is comfortable to hold with easy access to all of the frets.

Yamaha RS820CR Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Straightforward design
  • Wealth of tonal options
  • Built with performance in mind
  • Revstar series guitars are packed with personality
Straightforward design

The Yamaha RS820CR is built with a "what you see is what you get" mindset. The classic maple/mahogany/rosewood construction delivers the guitar tones that we all know and love. The chrome hardware is brushed for a sleek satin look and feel. And that design even extends to the guitar's hand-done steel wool finish. This finishing process ensures the surface will age gracefully over time. And the lack of additional ornamentation delivers a stealthy and up front look that Sweetwater players love.

Wealth of tonal options

The tones of the RS820CR are just what you'd expect from a maple/mahogany guitar with dual humbuckers. The Alnico pickups onboard the guitar are designed by Yamaha's YGD department to perfectly complement the instrument's natural character. The only surprise waiting under the hood is a push-pull tone knob that activates the RS820CR's Dry switch. This control engages a passive EQ circuit to emulate single-coil tones while retaining the noiseless performance of humbuckers. The 2-knob layout couldn't be any easier to manipulate.

Built with performance in mind

Yamaha's goal in engineering the Revstar series electric guitars was to make instruments that are free of any unnecessary details that could negatively impact the performance of the guitar. This mindset manifests itself in features like a sculpted neck heel that is comfortable and delivers unimpeded access to all 22 frets. A TonePros AVT-II wraparound bridge offers spot-on intonation with minimal hardware. And the understated racing stripes are a definite tip of the hat to the cafe racer motorcycles that gave birth to the original Revstar inspiration.

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.

Yamaha RS820CR Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Solidbody electric stripped down for optimum performance
  • Inspired by cafe racer motorcycles
  • Familiar maple/mahogany/rosewood construction
  • Comfortable neck heel with great fret access
  • 2 Yamaha designed humbucking pickups
  • Push-pull Dry switch offers noiseless single-coil tone
  • Stable TonePros AVT-II bridge
The Yamaha RS820CR offers just what you need out of a high-performance guitar.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape RevStar
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Color Steel Rust
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.692"
Nut Material Resin
Bridge/Tailpiece TonePros AVT-II bridge
Tuners Diecast tuners
Neck Pickup YGD alnico 5 humbucker with satin nickel cover
Bridge Pickup YGD alnico 5 humbucker with satin nickel cover
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup switch
Strings D'Addario 0.010-0.046
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number RS820CR STR

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