Express Pure Professional Tone With The Yamaha REVSTAR Series RS502T
The RS502T represents the purest expression of the Revstar design concept. Balanced perfectly on the point where familiarity and uniqueness coincide, the RS502T is everything you hope it'll be, with custom-built hardware, the unique Revstar shape, and a tone that inspires.
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.
Dry Switch Designed especially for Revstar, Yamaha'ss 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'ss a filter circuit, the Dry Switch works on both humbuckers and P90s for a totally unique, usable tone.
Inspired by the stripped-down custom Cafe Racer motorbikes popularized 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 aluminum tailpiece on the RS502T, each and every component is perfectly calibrated for great performance and unmistakable style-capturing the very essence of a Cafe Racer.
Comfort 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.
IRA (Initial Response Acceleration)
Using IRA technology, stresses between parts like finish, woods, body, neck, fingerboard are released by applying specific vibrations to the completed guitars. Once this treatment is complete, the guitar responds accurately to the guitarist's performance, and produces sound more easily. It also shortens the time needed for the guitar to adapt to your playing style. And it delivers excellent sustain.
- Construction: Set-in
- Scale Length: 24-3/4" (628.6mm)
- Body Materials: Maple / Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck Materials: Mahogany 3-Piece
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 13-3/4" (350mm)
- Fret wire: Jumbo
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut materials: Urea
- Neck Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 43.0 / 52.5 mm
- Thickness @1st Fret / 12th Fret: 21.1 / 25.2 mm
- Neck Pickup: VP5n: P-90 Type Single Coil /Alnico V
- Bridge Pickup: VP5b: P-90 Type Single Coil /Alnico V
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull "Dry Switch")
- Pickup Switch: 3-Position Lever Switch
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- String spacing: 10.5mm
- Tailpiece: Original Aluminum Tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Cream
- Case: Gig Bag
Model: RS502T BGR
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details