New Yamaha REVSTAR Guitar Range

Published on 23 December 2015


Drawing inspiration from London and Tokyo’s vintage street-racing motorbikes, Japan’s heritage of engineering excellence, and Yamaha’s 50-year legacy of guitar craftsmanship, every detail of each Revstar model has been carefully engineered to bring out the unique personality of each guitar in the lineup. From the curves and contours of the ground-up body design to the distinctive colours and finishes and custom-wound pickups that perfectly match the guitar’s character, the Revstar series comprises a lineup as diverse as the guitarists who play them.

Revstar: Things you need to know

  • First completely new electric guitar series from Yamaha for 20 years
  • 8 different models with individual designs and tones
  • Industrially inspired finishes
  • Stage-ready hardware
  • Custom-wound pickups
  • Ultra-playable neck profiles

Push Things Forward

From the moment we started, Revstar had a different approach. We worked with a leading design agency and a global team of designers, to research and develop every element of the guitar, searching for the perfect balance of uniqueness and familiarity in every curve, component and colour. True design process is used in every aspect of our lives, but guitars aren’t designed this way.
Until now.

Test Everything

Nothing made it to Revstar's final design because “that’s how we do it”. Everything was questioned, everything was validated, everything is what we believe is right. Each detail, from the arm cut to the neck joint has been debated, argued about and chosen because it’s what the guitar needed. This isn’t change for the sake of it, it’s the search for perfection.


Every detail of Revstar is designed to make you want to play. To create something amazing. From necks designed to feel great for today’s players, to pickup tones which add a certain something different, this isn’t a guitar to be admired. It’s to be played.

Keep Listening

Hundreds of interviews, thousands of miles and dozens of prototypes. Revstar is a guitar of the players that helped us design it.

RS320 - Black Steel, Red Copper or Stock Yellow high gloss finish


RS420 - Black Steel, Fired Red or Factory Blue high gloss finish


RS502 - Shop Black or Billet Green & RS502T in Bowden Green high gloss finish


Brick Burst/Burnt Charcoal


Ash Grey/Wall Fade


Rusty Rat/Steel Rust


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