The Yamaha RSS02T Revstar sits comfortably in the Revstar series, nestled between the high-end Professional and the budget-friendly Element models. This guitar is part of the Revstar Standard series, offering a wallet-friendly option with the same quality as its Professional counterparts. It features similar pickups, versatile electronics, and a carbon-reinforced neck. True to the Revstar brand, this solid-body electric guitar is known for its full, rich tone, smooth playability, and a variety of eye-catching finishes.
Chambered Body for Enhanced Tone and Comfort
The heart of the RSS02T’s sound lies in its premium tonewoods and construction. Crafted from Mahogany, known for its warm highs, rich mids, and deep lows, this guitar also features a Maple cap to add clarity and note separation. Yamaha’s unique Acoustic Design process chambers the Mahogany body, enhancing resonance, reducing weight, and improving balance. This makes the RSS02T exceptionally comfortable, especially for players who perform standing up.
Smooth and Versatile Playability
The RSS02T’s playability is augmented by a Rosewood fretboard with 22 Jumbo frets on a set-in 3-piece Mahogany neck. This design caters to various playing styles, from soulful Blues to hard-hitting Rock and intense Metal. The carbon-reinforced neck ensures stability, resistance to temperature changes, and better vibration transfer. A satin-smooth finish on the neck’s back provides a comfortable, well-worn feel.
Alnico V P-90 Pickups for Diverse Sound
This model comes equipped with a pair of Alnico V P-90-style single-coil pickups: a clear, punchy VP5b at the bridge and a warm, articulate VP5n at the neck. The guitar’s sound is shaped by a Master Volume, Master Tone, and a 5-way selector switch, offering unique “in-between” tones with a slight delay in the opposite pickup.
Innovative Focus Switch Feature
The RSS02T includes Yamaha’s Focus Switch, a passive boost simulating an overwound pickup by boosting mid and bass frequencies. This switch is integrated into the Master Tone knob, functioning as a push-pull switch for easy activation.
Options for Humbucker Enthusiasts
For those who prefer humbuckers, Yamaha offers the RSS20 in various finishes (Black, Flash Green, Hot Merlot, Sunset Burst, Swift Blue, Vintage White) and a left-handed version (Black, Swift Blue), extending the versatility and appeal of the Revstar series.