Yamaha Revstar Element RSE20

The latest Revstar® models refine the look, sound, and feel of Yamahas original Revstar guitar series. The RSE20 is available in five café racer-inspired finishes and features a chambered body developed using Yamahas exclusive Acoustic Design process to enhance tone, reduce weight, and ensure optimal balance. Dual Alnico V humbucking pickups deliver a powerful sound with a warm midrange. A push/pull Dry Switch high-pass filter built into the Tone knob provides more prominent highs and tighter bass without the decreased volume and added hum of coil-splitting. The RSE20L model for left-handed players is also available.

·5 Café racer-inspired finishes

·Chambered mahogany body

·Mahogany neck

·2 Alnico V humbucking pickups

·Push/pull Dry Switch high-pass filter

·Right-handed RSE20L model also available



The Revstar® series launched in 2015, drawing inspiration from Yamahas heritage of electric guitar design and Yamaha Motors heritage of motorcycle designparticularly vintage café racers. The new Revstar lineup is a complete series update that offers three tiers, two pickup configurations with versatile switching options, and a new range of racing-inspired finishes.


Revstar is for customers searching for a new look or new sounds, whether theyre a guitarist looking to upgrade from their first instrument, an experienced player who wants to add something different to their collection, or a professional artist who values made-in-Japan quality and innovation.


The new Revstar range is not for customers who want a vibrato bridge, or for customers searching for an entry-level guitar. Customers seeking the most affordable options may want to consider the Yamaha Pacifica® 012 and 112 models.


  • Chambered Bodies with Acoustic Design

    • All new Revstar models feature chambered bodies developed with Yamahas Acoustic Design process. This process uses advanced measurement and modeling tools to develop chambering patterns that sculpt the desired tone and increase resonance, in addition to lowering weight and optimising balance. 

  • Carbon Reinforcement

    • Implemented as part of the Acoustic Design process, Revstar Professional and Standard models feature carbon-reinforced necks. Professional models also use carbon reinforcement in the body.

  • 5-Way Switching (Professional/Standard)

    • This original circuit slightly delays the opposite pickup in positions 2 and 4, endowing two-pickup guitars with the versatility of three-pickup guitars.

  • Two Pickup Configurations (Professional/Standard)

    • Professional and Standard models are available with either two humbuckers, or two P90-style single-coil pickups and Yamahas original racing tailpiece, so players can choose the sound and style that is best for them.

  • Dry Switch (Element)

    • Introduced with the original Revstar models, this high-pass filter circuit brightens tone without the power drop or additional noise that can accompany conventional coil splits.

  • Focus Switch (Professional/Standard)

    • This boost function shifts the resonant peaks of the guitars tone and increases power, evoking overwound pickups. Try it for a rolled off jazz tone, or to aggressively push the front of an amp. 

  • Left-Handed Models (Standard/Element)

    • Left-handed Revstar variations are now availablethe first in the series history.

  • Initial Response Acceleration (Professional)

    • Yamahas exclusive IRA process applies specific vibration to completed instruments to release stresses between components, resulting in a played-in sound.


  • Scale Length:        628.6mm (24 ¾")

  • Construction:        Set Neck

  • Body:                      Chambered Mahogany*

  • Neck:                      Mahogany*

  • Fingerboard:         Rosewood

  • Frets:                      22 Jumbo (Stainless Steel on Professional & Standard)

          Origin:                    Indonesia (Standard & Element)

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Revstar II RSE20L Left-Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Left Handed
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Color Family
  • Black
Number of Frets
  • 22

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