2.28mm wide with a height just a shade over 1mm. There are echoes of Yamaha’s past designs in the Revstar: the outline isn’t a million miles away from the Super Fighter series or the classic SG series, which really put Yamaha on the electric guitar map. We wish Yamaha had, too. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Tuning stability with Bigsby may need some attention. As we describe, this model doesn’t hold its tuning perfectly, even after considerable string stretching, so unless you’re handy with your setup tools, we’d suggest swapping the bridge for a tune-o-matic with friction-reducing or roller saddles. There’s a very manageable, mainstream depth on all of these new Revstars at the 1st fret that averages out at just a shade under 21mm, and a nut width that averages 43.29mm - all with a uniform string spacing at the nut of 35.5mm thanks to the regimented black hard plastic Urea nuts. Who is the best acoustic guitarist of 2020? You will receive a verification email shortly. This 700 guitar has Bigsby vibrato and the combination of new strings and a very new guitar can be unfriendly to any vibrato system, not least one of these. Like everything else, prices have edged upwards since then, not least the upper-level models like the 820CR, which now retail at £995. But, no, at this year’s NAMM Show we were finally treated to some new models, primarily the 720BX and 702B in Vintage White and Black respectively, which swap the original 720B’s Filter’Tron-style humbuckers for more standard humbuckers and soapbar single coils. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Yamaha Revstar 702B - $520 (Livonia) View larger image Ad id: 2204200645900644: Views: 7: Price: $520.00. Yamaha Revstar RS-702B Black Yamaha Revstar RS-702B Black E-Guitar That said, within this very unified design, each of our review samples has a noticeably different voice, thanks to different pickups and bridge combinations. The former’s slots (with the exception of one G-string groove) are all fine, and with locking tuners the saddles come under scrutiny: they need some fettling, which is one reason why many brands rightly use a roller-saddle tune-o- matic. Reacquainting ourselves with Revstar reminds us that this is a well-sorted design that certainly leans on the Gibson side of the tone tracks with a surprisingly characterful feel. What better time to reevaluate Revstar? The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. Please refresh the page and try again. Works great with those 60s and 70s Rock & Roll style tunes. This thing had various tonal choices due to pickups and tone pots, plus the neck feel good. Who is the best online guitar personality of 2020? The new 702B swaps from the Filter’Tron style of the 720B’s VT5+ humbuckers to the same VP5 soapbar single coils of the 502T. The slightly flatter-than-Gibson fingerboard radius sports some big ol’ frets, too, again pushing the Revstar into a rockier style: 2.84mm wide with a height of around 1.25mm to 1.3mm. The thin 5mm-thick maple tops, all edge-bound with the same cream plastic, are where the colours alter in the gloss Vintage White and Black of the 720BX and the 702B, and the hand-brushed satin of the 502TFMX, while the 820CR’s top is mostly satin but with a couple of central gloss stripes. It all adds up to quite a specific feel. Compare that with the fretwire Gibson uses on its current Les Pauls, which is approx. Whatever the level, all the models use the same 629mm (24.75-inch) scale length and feature the same slightly offset double-cut design with a rib-cage cutaway (from the 420 upwards) and a forearm contour (from the 502 and 502T upwards). There are two colour additions to the 820CR and two flame maple veneer-based colour options to the RS502T. The glued-in three-piece mahogany neck joins the body at the 19th fret; its full width slots into the body with a foot extended some 34mm under the neck pickup. Der Stil, das Gefühl und der Klang des RS702B sind unverkennbar klassisch, aber kein Detail wurde einfach der Tradition überlassen. There’s no model ID, either. This model and the 720BX are the only new vibrato-loaded Revstar models and the licensed B50 is the obvious choice, along with its rear-locking tuners. At its launch, the eight-strong collection included a single Japanese-made ‘pro-level’ guitar, the P20CR. Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. Becoming my go to guitar. I’ve had this guitar for just a year and it is in mint condition as I have played it rarely. If we’re honest, though, that’s the only minor blip to be found in what is an extremely well-considered contemporary design. The Revstar guitar range was the result of the longest and most expensive development of any Yamaha electric ever and the company’s first new electric guitar design for over a decade. Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. Die individuell abgestimmten Tonabnehmer, das Bigsby-Vibrato, die von der Yamaha 70er Jahre "Super Flighter"-Serie inspirierten Inlays und das elegante Glanz-Finish vereinen zeitlose Inspirationen zu einem modernen Klassiker. All rights reserved. This model and the 720BX are the only new vibrato-loaded Revstar models and the licensed B50 is the obvious choice, along with its rear-locking tuners. Certainly, out-of-the-box tuning stability is far from perfect here. The body measures 44mm front to back, more like a Telecaster than a deeper Les Paul. Once sorted, however, and with similar sonic differences to the hardtail, it makes a rather fine retro-rocker. © Also do a search on YouTube for my unboxing and demo, look up title is: Yamaha RS 720B Revstar … England and Wales company registration number 2008885. The new Revstars share the same build, but any wood identification is near impossible to see - with the exception of the stained and sanded flame maple veneer of the most affordable 502TFMX. The headstock was inspired by Yamaha’s SA-15 from 1966. But this rather ordinary C profile feel in the lower positions flares out quite considerably into much older, classic Les Paul territory by the 12th fret where we have a pretty big-feeling C - but still nicely tapered in the shoulder - that is, on average, 25.35mm deep by the 12th and 53mm wide. CLA EchoSphere: Waves’ free Black Friday VST plugin is a slap delay and plate reverb from Chris Lord-Alge. BA1 1UA. The branding is simply that circular tuning fork logo badge on the headstock face, small lower-case ‘ygd’ (Yamaha Guitar Division) on the pickup covers, and on the rear of the headstock there’s a Japanese Hanko stamp-like decal that means ‘Revstar’. Buyers' guides to all the best music gear, Arturia responds to Behringer’s KeyStep MIDI keyboard lookalike Swing: “This is not fair competition”, The 12 best audio interfaces 2020: top audio interfaces for music-making and production, Free music samples: download loops, hits and multis from SampleRadar, The best DAWs 2020: the best digital audio workstations for PC and Mac, Bidding starts at $1 million, as Eric Clapton's 1954 Fender Stratocaster ”Slowhand” is up for auction. My first Yamaha and I am loving it. Aside from the peel-off CE sticker on the back of the headstock, there is no Yamaha logo. String stretching is obviously very important, and special attention needs to be paid to both the nut and saddles. We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. As ever, these might seem like small differences, but your left hand really feels them. The remaining seven, from the start-up 320 to the top 820CR, were Indonesian-made with a price range spanning £320 to £790. There was a problem. 044 241 40 20 - eMail firstname.lastname@example.org, Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull "Dry Switch"), Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel with Nanoweb Coating / 0.010-0.046. But since that 2016 launch, Yamaha hasn’t added to the range at all (aside from a couple of colour additions), and you wouldn’t be the first to wonder if the guitars had quietly disappeared. Visit our corporate site. About us. The necks and the back and sides of the mahogany bodies are hidden under a deep dark chocolate brown gloss finish that’s slightly translucent. MusicRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Receive news and offers from our other brands? The new 702B swaps from the Filter’Tron style of the 720B’s VT5+ humbuckers to the same VP5 soapbar single coils of the 502T.