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Yamaha Revstar Element, Standard and Professional models 2022

Yamaha Revstar Element, Standard and Professional models 2022  ·  Source: Yamaha

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With an original concept based around cafe racer motorcycles , the range has now expanded and matured even further for 2022. The Yamaha Revstar range has been revamped, and the Element, Standard and Japanese-made Professional models now have chambered bodies, and new finishes.

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Revamped Revstars

The newly updated Yamaha Revstar range now consists of the affordable Element, mid-priced Standard and made-in-Japan Professional models. Each model has a chambered body and the bodies are now slightly larger than the original 2015 release models, but as they are chambered, they are lighter. Yamaha has managed to increase the guitar’s resonance while the overall lowering weight and optimising the balance by using their Acoustic Design process.

Yamaha Revstar Professional

Yamaha Revstar  Professional

 

“The original Revstar concept was inspired by cafe racer motorcycles – high performance racing machines that showcased the personality of the riders. The new Revstar series fine-tunes that concept with enhanced playability, versatility and tone, for players interested in classic style with modern upgrades.” – Dave Miner, Product Marketing Manager for Electric Guitars at the Yamaha Guitar Group

Yamaha Revstar inspired by the cafe racer motorbbike style

The Yamaha Revstar range was inspired by the cafe racer motorbike style

Advanced Construction

The more affordable Element has a mahogany body and neck, paired with a rosewood fingerboard, while the Standard model adds a maple top and you also get a more stable carbon-reinforced neck. Finally, the Japanese-built Professional features carbon inserts inside the chambered body, which Yamaha states helps to further shape the vibration transfer”, and they also use their proprietary Response Acceleration (IRA) treatment, which they say improves the sound and feel of the guitar, so that they feel like they  have “been played in for years”.

Yamaha Revstar Professional construction

Yamaha Revstar Professional construction

Models & Pickups

The Element is a double humbucker-equipped model and uses the same Dry Switch high-pass filter that was introduced with the original Revstar range back in 2015. Then the Standard and Professional models are both available with either humbuckers or P-90-style single coils, plus a passive boost function and a five-way switching circuit.

Yamaha Revstar 2022

Yamaha Revstar 2022 Element, Standard and Japanese-made Professional models

Yamaha Revstar 2022 Models and Pricing

Below is a list of all the new Yamaha Revstar models, a ‘T’ designates the addition of a custom racing tailpiece in addition to the tune-o-matic style bridge, and ‘X’ refers to the addition of body binding and an anodised aluminium pickguard. Finally, ‘L’ means it is a left handed model.

The more affordable Revstar Element models are available as the RSE20 in either Swift Blue, Black, Vintage White,  Red Copper or Neon Yellow, and the RSE20L in Swift Blue or Black.

RRP – Revstar Element USD 499/ GBP 543

Next up is the Revstar Standard and these are available as the RSS20 in Swift Blue, Sunset Burst, Black, Vintage White, Hot Merlot or Flash Green, and the RSS20L in either Swift Blue or Black, and finally the RSS02T which comes in either Swift Blue, Sunset Burst,  Black or Hot Merlot.

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RRP – Revstar Standard USD 799/ GBP 873

Finally the high end Revstar Professional comes I three models, RSP20 in Swift Blue, Sunset Burst  and Moonlight Blue, the RSP20X is available in Rusty Brass Charcoal and the  RSP02T in Swift Blue,  Sunset Burst and Crisp Gold.

RRP – Revstar Professional USD 1,999/GBP 2126

 

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5 responses to “Yamaha Revstar 2022 range gets an overhaul with chambered bodies and more”

    Jon says:
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    That Daphne-ish blue one with white racing stripes is just gorgeous!

      Jef says:
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      Yes, I would agree with you there. Certainly some tasty designs and some very sweet colour schemes on offer. They should be popular.

    michael c says:
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    Lefties! Thank you Yamaha.

    Alberto Veleiro says:
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    You wrote: “the bodies are now slightly larger than the original 2015 release models, but as they are chambered, they are lighter”
    Really?
    Within the only review that I have seen that talks about weight, it was found that it weighted 8lb 6oz… while my RS620 is 8lb5oz.
    Actually it makes sense, because if the guitar is chambered and the body is as used to be, then it would really have a lighter body and headstock diving could happen.

    Ruben Torres Barbosa says:
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    These guitars are great looking!!!

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