Yamaha Revstar Line

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I didn't see anything on the site about this new line of electric guitars from Yamaha. They seem to be already for sale in the UK, but not yet in the US. GAK has a video overview of the range up on Youtube already. https://youtu.be/9pqP7bmw2cM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pqP7bmw2cM&feature=youtu.be


Although the guitars are not up on Musicians Friend or Sweetwater, they are listed on the Yamaha USA site.
REVSTAR Series - Electric Guitars - Guitars & Basses - Musical Instruments - Products - Yamaha United States

Anyway, if these are built in the same factory in China that builds Yamaha acoustics, the quality should be good. Also, they sort of remind of some Reverend models with the mat flamed-maple tops.
 

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Top of the range made in Japan, the rest in Indonesia according to the GuitarGuitar website.
 

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I am going to buy a 502; the sort of guitar you can gig with confidence!
 

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As long as they dont have Pacifica sized necks these should be awesome. Mid priced SG has finally returned (close). Cant wait to try one out.
 

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I didn't see anything on the site about this new line of electric guitars from Yamaha. They seem to be already for sale in the UK, but not yet in the US. GAK has a video overview of the range up on Youtube already. https://youtu.be/9pqP7bmw2cM

Although the guitars are not up on Musicians Friend or Sweetwater, they are listed on the Yamaha USA site.
REVSTAR Series - Electric Guitars - Guitars & Basses - Musical Instruments - Products - Yamaha United States

Anyway, if these are built in the same factory in China that builds Yamaha acoustics, the quality should be good. Also, they sort of remind of some Reverend models with the mat flamed-maple tops.
Sweetwater. Solidbody Guitars | Sweetwater.com
 

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I am going to buy a 502; the sort of guitar you can gig with confidence!
You'll HAVE to give a full report when you do. Because, after seeing this new line (especially the 502) I'm full-on torn between these and it's almost-twin Reverend Sensei 290. I'm talkin' knuckle-biting TORN, here!



Damn.

[Sorry about huge pic.]
 

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Got mine, it rocks. Sits comfortably alongside side my lespauls and strats - :)



 

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All over these. I've played several at my local, but I'm waiting for the 502 to show up before I decide which one comes home with me.

I was considering the Godin Core CT P90, but a small aesthetic change to that model made me look elsewhere.

These Yamahas are amazing!
 

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All over these. I've played several at my local, but I'm waiting for the 502 to show up before I decide which one comes home with me.

I was considering the Godin Core CT P90, but a small aesthetic change to that model made me look elsewhere.

These Yamahas are amazing!
Whats the neck profile like on them?
 

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I have played around with quite a few of these, I'm pretty sure I've had a shot of every model, and I have to say that without exception I have been impressed with them at every price point, it really does feel like you're getting you're monies worth with these models of guitar.

However I don't think they will ever replace the Pacifica or become as popular a guitar as the Pacifica especially among beginners, it's something to do with the shape, the Pacifica is based off a shape that even non guitar players can and do recognize and can even name guitarists who play guitars of the same shape, the Revstar doesn't have that, but then the Revstar is a completely new model and design for Yamaha, and it is quite original, and the guitars it can be claimed to be similar to are obscure guitars, even to the average guitar player.

My favorite is the one with the Bigsby, though I'm not a fan of any of the colours that model is available in.
 

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Well, I can't find any around Toronto in shop that I can look at. That might be a good thing as I don't have the dough anyway. This gives me something to save up for when they finally get some distribution in these parts-usually a year behind.
 

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Yeah, we just have some of them. I simply must see and play the p90 models before I can make up my mind...
 

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No doubt that Yamaha Japan makes some exquisite instruments. But I think that Yamaha is easily one of the best 'bang for the buck' music gear makers. I've owned their electrics made in Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and China. None were duds and could give most guitars in their class a run for their money.

I now have a fixation on that 502T:shock:
 




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