New Gear Review: Yamaha Revstar Guitar Line

Yamaha’s new Revstar electric guitars come in seven different models each taking on the style and feel of a different café racer motorcycle. In the ‘60’s, café racer bikes were very popular on the streets of both Tokyo and London.

There are wild color combinations and finishes that fit the sleek Revstar body design, and the hand-wound pickups and specialized materials also perfectly match each instrument’s character. I liked the Dry Switch for coil splitting and how these guitars draw upon the whole 50-year history of Yamaha Guitars.

Yamaha Revstar Guitars will sell in a price range starting at $629 MSRP for the Model RS320 to $1,549 for the RS820CR. (Model RS820 shown)


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com