Yamaha recently released a line of guitars under the Revstar banner. This is the second from the top model, the RS 820CR. I like it a lot. It's a simple affair, in looks and features, but it delivers big time in tones and comfort. One volume, one tone, two medium output humbuckers and a three way slider switch, along with a 'Dry Switch' (push/pull Tone knob) that is effectively a 'low-cut', are all the controls you'll need to pull some stellar sounds from this guitar. The RS 820CR has a '50's style neck profile (plenty of girth) and a flat radius, rosewood fingerboard with immaculately dressed jumbo frets. It's a joy to play if you're into the larger profiles as I am. Solid hardware - tuners, switch, knobs, jacks - complete the picture on a mahogany/maple neck-thru instrument that should last and inspire a lifetime. I'm impressed. And the colour? Rusty Rat. Now, of course, I want to try the top-of-the-line model (hello Yamaha!)
Guitar: 2018 Yamaha RS 820CR (stock).
Amp: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II XL+ running Carol-Ann Triptik clean and modern amp models.
Extra effects: Reverb, delay - Axe-FX.
Power Supply: N/A
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: Canon 60D and Nikon D5100.
Soundcard: AVID Mbox Pro 3 (for recording) & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II XL+ (recording, mixing and bouncing).
Computer: Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software: Logic Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).