Yamaha Introduces a New Generation of Revstar Guitars
BUENA PARK, Calif. ( March 2, 2022 ) — Yamaha today introduced a brand-new lineup of Revstar® electric guitars. Initially launched in 2015, Revstar was the first new electric guitar series from Yamaha in more than a decade, drawing on the brand's heritage in electric guitar design and the origin of motorcycle design from the Yamaha Motor Company.
"The original Revstar concept was inspired by café racer motorcycles—high-performance racing machines that showcased the riders' personality," says Dave Miner, product marketing manager for electric guitars, yamaha guitar group. "The new Revstar series fine-tunes that concept with enhanced playability, versatility, and tone, for players interested in classic style with modern upgrades."
All new Revstar models feature unique switching options for increased versatility. Revstar Element models feature the Dry Switch high-pass filter introduced in the original series. Revstar Standard and Professional models, available with either humbuckers or P90-style single-coil pickups, feature the Focus Switch—a passive boost function that evokes the sound of overwound pickups—as well as a unique five-way switching circuit that offers a new twist on classic "in-between" sounds.
The new Revstar series comes in three tiers: Element, Standard, and the made-in-Japan Professional. All models feature chambered bodies developed with the signature Yamaha Acoustic Design process. Using advanced measurement and modeling tools, Yamaha developed the chambering pattern to precisely shape tone and increase resonance while lowering weight and optimizing balance.
The renewed lineup also introduces a new neck profile across all models, a new range of racinginspired finishes, and the first left-handed models in the series' history.