Yamaha Revstar RS502TFMX Ash Grey £499 @ Kennys Music
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Yamaha Revstar RS502TFMX Ash Grey £499 @ Kennys Music

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Posted 10th Oct
Great underrated guitars often over looked for more well known brands. Original and unique guitars. This particular model is a flame maple top and has a switch a bit like a coil tap. Custom P90s make this sing. Gets some great reviews but you have to look hard for them. Not much negative about them.
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Why is this a good deal at £500?

Starter guitar at best.

If anyone actually wanted one they'd be better of typing it into Google and getting it cheaper.

Within 5 seconds I found at £478:

google.com/amp…FMA

A quick look and you could probably find it cheaper again. Shop around people
Edited by: "muppetrider" 11th Oct
muppetrider11/10/2019 01:22

Why is this a good deal at £500? Starter guitar at best.If anyone actually …Why is this a good deal at £500? Starter guitar at best.If anyone actually wanted one they'd be better of typing it into Google and getting it cheaper.Within 5 seconds I found at £478:google.com/amp/s/www.gear4music.com/amp/Guitar-and-Bass/Yamaha-Revstar-RS502-Shop-Black/1FMAA quick look and you could probably find it cheaper again. Shop around people


Next time when you shop around make sure you pick the same comparison. Took me less than 5 seconds on the same site you mentioned. oh and flame tops are generally more expensive than solid colours, in case you didn't know


gear4music.com/Gui…UNY
Edited by: "stevej1976" 11th Oct
stevej197611/10/2019 03:33

Next time when you shop around make sure you pick the same comparison. …Next time when you shop around make sure you pick the same comparison. Took me less than 5 seconds on the same site you mentioned. oh and flame tops are generally more expensive than solid colours, in case you didn't know https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Yamaha-Revstar-RS502TFMX-Ash-Grey/2UNY


They are both the RS502 model.

Just because a sales team at a mail order company prices something up due to a pretty option it doesn't mean it's worth it in any way. But as you bring it up as important, honestly fwiw imo on your one the colour is unworkable.. imo, waste of wood, rather the black than a tacky implementation of the substandard FM that's trying so hard to look like a proper finish but to proper musicians in bands it fails, so I don't see 'black' as a downside given the alternative... But that is 100% beside the point.

Because a couple of mm of obviously low grade maple is not going to significantly improve this guitar in the ways that matter to anyone with £500 intending to actually plug it into an amp or.. actually play it and get a great tone they'll love. I know because I've got a few flame tops that do execute the effect with proper grade maple not this Argos looking stuff, eg: my ibanez S series has an almost holographic butterflied flamed maple finish that you can get lost in and I have swamp ash on another so I understand 'properly' executed aesthetics but.. again.. that's absolutely not why people pay good money (and £500 is around about when you care) for proper guitars, it's about tone and action which comes from a great neck and great pickups and the entire composition of the piece interacting with the long list of everything else being bang on; guitar components hooking up together is a well defined art that great guitar makers have refined to perfection, bridge, nut, frets, neckconstruction (three or 5 piece, truss type, fretboard curve, how cross section varies down the neck: massive for feel), pickup winding, tone potentiometers.. the sound, the feel.. but the 'look' is the last thing budding guitarists need to be concerned about wasting their valuable bit of money on, their one chance to get it right or give up unsatisfied like the majority do. (If looks are most important eBay is full of half-assed guitar's that 'look' good for way less cash wasted, cash that can go towards buying an amp or pedals)

Regarding you arguing about finding a higher price (from the random 1st store I looked at) simply because of aesthetic options on the exact same model.. then you're missing my main point.. I wouldn't pay £400 for either.. let alone £500. But if someone wanted a starter guitar like this I was advising to pay less than £500 if possible. Ideally a lot less

So as to not waste their money. That's all.

I stand 100 percent behind that I would never recommend to a beginner wasting £500 on that guitar regardless of the visual "options" available that obviously won't magically turn it into a grown up guitar, which is all about feel and tone. It will be in the guitar section on eBay in no time with the rest of people's ill advised purchasing errors

Edit: Nothing against Yamaha, my first guitar was a Yamaha, 20 years ago from cash converters for £135, also their acoustic guitars in particular are great, Yamaha better respected for those than their electrics generally and are still sought after by professional players today.

If one of these RS guitars popped up for £300, £400, like a demo model or open box or whatever I'd say go for it, it's better than a fender squire from Argos but if someone's cashing in their £500 savings I'd say woahh there, there's a whole world of guitars.. some are great.. some aren't..
Edited by: "muppetrider" 11th Oct
muppetrider11/10/2019 05:29

They are both the RS502 model. Just because a company prices something up …They are both the RS502 model. Just because a company prices something up due to an option it doesn't mean it's worth it, on your one the colour is unworkable imo. Much rather the black so I don't see that as a downside. A couple of mm of obviously low grade maple is not going to improve this guitar, I know I've got a few, my ibanez S series has an almost holographic butterflied flamed maple finish that you can get lost in but that's not why people pay money for quality guitars, it's about tone and action which comes from a great neck and great pickups and a long list of everything else being bang on, guitar components hooking up together is a well defined art that great guitar makers have refined to perfection, bridge, nut, frets, neck construction, pickup winding, the 'look' is the last thing budding guitarists need to be concerned about. (eBay is full of half-assed guitar's that 'look' good for way less cash wasted)Regarding you arguing about finding a higher price (from the random 1st store I looked at) simply because of aesthetic options on the exact same model.. then you're missing my main point.. I wouldn't pay £400 for either.. let alone £500. But if someone wanted a starter guitar like this I was advising to pay shop around less than £500 if possible. Ideally a lot less I stand 100 percent behind that I would never recommend to a beginner wasting £500 on that guitar regardless of the visual "options" available that obviously won't magically turn it into a grown up guitar, which is all about feel and tone. It will be in the guitar section on eBay in no time with the rest of people's ill advised purchasing errors



This is a deal posted on this particular guitar with this particular finish. As you well know guitar finishes can cost a lot more over the stock variant. You pointed out to the OP that it can be found cheaper with the incorrect colour/finish. I merely corrected it for and it's £100 more expensive.

Sorry if didn't get your main point from "Starter Guitar At Best" when the other 95% of your comment was about finding it cheaper elsewhere, but still irrelevant to what you posted.
stevej197611/10/2019 06:12

This is a deal posted on this particular guitar with this particular …This is a deal posted on this particular guitar with this particular finish. As you well know guitar finishes can cost a lot more over the stock variant. You pointed out to the OP that it can be found cheaper with the incorrect colour/finish. I merely corrected it for and it's £100 more expensive. Sorry if didn't get your main point from "Starter Guitar At Best" when the other 95% of your comment was about finding it cheaper elsewhere, but still irrelevant to what you posted.


That bit said I spent *literally* 5 seconds to find the same model for cheaper, albeit the black option. Simple. Not worth it either way. I even said someone wants this model (funny old world) to shop around and they'll likely do better than my 5 second non-effort

The important part, obviously, is I didn't think it's worth £500. Which was clear. Read line number one of the post you're referring to.

Your 95 percent figure is delusional with all due respect.

Aside from that.. I've outlined vgood reasons fleshing out my initial comments which will hopefully provide a few bullet points to check out next time they're researching what to look for when buying a guitar. It takes experience, or at least a lot of patience checking out different tones to get the priorities straight.. last bit of advice would be to find a guitar tech you can trust who understands the music you like. They will be priceless in finding you a guitar with good 'action' that will get you the tone you have in mind.

Some guitar sales people are gems and will give advice like a friend, others will just sell to boost their numbers; tell them apart and you're well on the way.

If anyone new to guitar wants pickup advice etc drop me a message
Edited by: "muppetrider" 11th Oct
muppetrider11/10/2019 05:29

They are both the RS502 model. Just because a sales team at a mail order …They are both the RS502 model. Just because a sales team at a mail order company prices something up due to a pretty option it doesn't mean it's worth it in any way. But as you bring it up as important, honestly fwiw imo on your one the colour is unworkable.. imo, waste of wood, rather the black than a tacky implementation of the substandard FM that's trying so hard to look like a proper finish but to proper musicians in bands it fails, so I don't see 'black' as a downside given the alternative... But that is 100% beside the point. Because a couple of mm of obviously low grade maple is not going to significantly improve this guitar in the ways that matter to anyone with £500 intending to actually plug it into an amp or.. actually play it and get a great tone they'll love. I know because I've got a few flame tops that do execute the effect with proper grade maple not this Argos looking stuff, eg: my ibanez S series has an almost holographic butterflied flamed maple finish that you can get lost in and I have swamp ash on another so I understand 'properly' executed aesthetics but.. again.. that's absolutely not why people pay good money (and £500 is around about when you care) for proper guitars, it's about tone and action which comes from a great neck and great pickups and the entire composition of the piece interacting with the long list of everything else being bang on; guitar components hooking up together is a well defined art that great guitar makers have refined to perfection, bridge, nut, frets, neck construction (three or 5 piece, truss type, fretboard curve, how cross section varies down the neck: massive for feel), pickup winding, tone potentiometers.. the sound, the feel.. but the 'look' is the last thing budding guitarists need to be concerned about wasting their valuable bit of money on, their one chance to get it right or give up unsatisfied like the majority do. (If looks are most important eBay is full of half-assed guitar's that 'look' good for way less cash wasted, cash that can go towards buying an amp or pedals)Regarding you arguing about finding a higher price (from the random 1st store I looked at) simply because of aesthetic options on the exact same model.. then you're missing my main point.. I wouldn't pay £400 for either.. let alone £500. But if someone wanted a starter guitar like this I was advising to pay less than £500 if possible. Ideally a lot less So as to not waste their money. That's all.I stand 100 percent behind that I would never recommend to a beginner wasting £500 on that guitar regardless of the visual "options" available that obviously won't magically turn it into a grown up guitar, which is all about feel and tone. It will be in the guitar section on eBay in no time with the rest of people's ill advised purchasing errors Edit: Nothing against Yamaha, my first guitar was a Yamaha, 20 years ago from cash converters for £135, also their acoustic guitars in particular are great, Yamaha better respected for those than their electrics generally and are still sought after by professional players today. If one of these RS guitars popped up for £300, £400, like a demo model or open box or whatever I'd say go for it, it's better than a fender squire from Argos but if someone's cashing in their £500 savings I'd say woahh there, there's a whole world of guitars.. some are great.. some aren't..


Wow. Talk about guitar snobbery. You don’t mention anywhere that you’ve played one. You don’t mention anywhere that you’ve looked into reviews of one.

The guitar you found is not the same guitar. I won’t bother telling you why, you can use your amazing Google skills to find out yourself. Thanks for your input.

All I’d say to people reading this thread is to go and check it out if you can or look around at videos and reviews and see for yourself that the pups get glowing reviews as does the neck and overall playability.

There is also the odd review from a snob like this bloke who once they tried it ate their words.
jimithesaintkl11/10/2019 06:45

Wow. Talk about guitar snobbery. You don’t mention anywhere that you’ve pla …Wow. Talk about guitar snobbery. You don’t mention anywhere that you’ve played one. You don’t mention anywhere that you’ve looked into reviews of one. The guitar you found is not the same guitar. I won’t bother telling you why, you can use your amazing Google skills to find out yourself. Thanks for your input.All I’d say to people reading this thread is to go and check it out if you can or look around at videos and reviews and see for yourself that the pups get glowing reviews as does the neck and overall playability. There is also the odd review from a snob like this bloke who once they tried it ate their words.


I just don't think he gets it tbh.
stevej197611/10/2019 06:52

I just don't think he gets it tbh.


Gets what? That I'm helping people see that your deal might not be a great deal for them? It's highly likely I'm bang on the money unless a beginner knows they want that particular p90 pickup tone which is extremely unlikely. If they for some highly unlikely reason seeking this exact unique guitar tone then obviously they will ignore my buying advice.

For the " 95% " of the people buying a starter guitar like this they'd be extremely well advised to go to a store an see what pickups and guitar necks suit their aims otherwise the majority (due to massive difference in tone) will be greatly disappointed.

It you're angry I voted cold that's unfortunate. I'm happy if at least one beginner is helped and starts checking out different pickups in stores after reading these posts. That experience will be massive.

My posts outline the main points so I'll leave you to it.

Buying a random guitar online because it looks stripey is awful advice.

Cheers all
muppetrider11/10/2019 07:06

Gets what? That I'm helping people see that your deal might not be a great …Gets what? That I'm helping people see that your deal might not be a great deal for them? It's highly likely I'm bang on the money unless a beginner knows they want that particular p90 pickup tone which is extremely unlikely. If they for some highly unlikely reason seeking this exact unique guitar tone then obviously they will ignore my buying advice.For the " 95% " of the people buying a starter guitar like this they'd be extremely well advised to go to a store an see what pickups and guitar necks suit their aims otherwise the majority (due to massive difference in tone) will be greatly disappointed.It you're angry I voted cold that's unfortunate. I'm happy if at least one beginner is helped and starts checking out different pickups in stores after reading these posts. That experience will be massive. My posts outline the main points so I'll leave you to it.Buying a random guitar online because it looks stripey is awful advice.Cheers all


Lol. I couldn’t give a monkeys if you voted cold. I just find your snobbery and your lack of insight amazing! You’ve not played it yet your convinced it’s rubbish. You’re calling it a starter guitar when it’s clearly not.

I almost appreciate what you’re trying to do - of course this guitar won’t be for everyone but for people who like the Revstar series it is a good deal! There is no other shop selling this particular model at this particular price! You can say what you’re saying about a lot of guitars - Fenders, Gibsons, G&L, Ibanez etc etc they are all different and play different.

If you want your opinion on whether or not this is a good guitar to count, go and play one and then let us know. Otherwise you’re not making much sense or being much use to anyone.
I used to have a Yamaha guitar, it was awful. They depreciate so much. For around the same price you can pick up a Gibson for around £500, there is the guitar guitar deal for a LP Junior for £499, go for that instead.
This was the best deal ever.

hotukdeals.com/dea…999

T'was a beautiful day.
thehoneymunster11/10/2019 08:42

I used to have a Yamaha guitar, it was awful. They depreciate so much. For …I used to have a Yamaha guitar, it was awful. They depreciate so much. For around the same price you can pick up a Gibson for around £500, there is the guitar guitar deal for a LP Junior for £499, go for that instead.


I probably come over a little defensive of this but again, you say you had a Yamaha guitar. No further details. Not this particular model. Not even if it was an electric guitar. No year etc etc. I’ve heard people say the same about Gibsons and Fenders especially at the price point you’re suggesting. There are often QC issues with all mass produced guitars so it’s up to the person to look for themselves. Plus with buying online you do have a better level of protection if you simply don’t like the thing.
Ultimately guitars come down to personal preference, my problem is more your lack of useful input into this thread.
thehoneymunster11/10/2019 08:44

This was the best deal ever. …This was the best deal ever. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gibson-les-paul-special-double-cutaway-electric-guitar-amazon-389-2556999T'was a beautiful day.


Thanks. Amazing deal. Not in the least bit helpful.
joined up ukhotdeals just to post about the rather unhelpful comments on the this deal

the rev stars are great guitars....i've had a go on 3 or 4 myself ..fantastic build quality and great necks...probably the most comfortable i've played...and they sound great...especially the p90 one
...to flob them off as beginner guitars is simply...a bit mental!.....i would have loved one of these as a beginner.!

....looks might not to be to everyone's taste but they do feel great in the hands....a bit heavy but that would be my only criticism...and some of the finishes could be prone to smudge marks on the front if i was to be picky

i've ones i tried varied from 300 quid to about 700...(not much in it to my ears...bit more expensive for block inlays...but they do look better to me)...never mind about all the flame top blah blah blah ...if you want a solid well built great sounding guitar away from the usual suspects track one down for a try
freddyfender11/10/2019 09:22

joined up ukhotdeals just to post about the rather unhelpful comments on …joined up ukhotdeals just to post about the rather unhelpful comments on the this dealthe rev stars are great guitars....i've had a go on 3 or 4 myself ..fantastic build quality and great necks...probably the most comfortable i've played...and they sound great...especially the p90 one ...to flob them off as beginner guitars is simply...a bit mental!.....i would have loved one of these as a beginner.!....looks might not to be to everyone's taste but they do feel great in the hands....a bit heavy but that would be my only criticism...and some of the finishes could be prone to smudge marks on the front if i was to be pickyi've ones i tried varied from 300 quid to about 700...(not much in it to my ears...bit more expensive for block inlays...but they do look better to me)...never mind about all the flame top blah blah blah ...if you want a solid well built great sounding guitar away from the usual suspects track one down for a try


Lol, with a user name like yours I was expecting more slating! Cheers for the effort in your reply. What you’re saying is much more in line with what I’ve seen online and, ultimately and more importantly, a lot more helpful to people reading this thread. Even if you’d said that you’d tried them and they were the opposite of what you just said would be more useful than the guitar masters above.

Welcome to UKHotdeals and please stick around because it’s voices like yours that make this site much more useful than the the know-it-all snobs
jimithesaintkl11/10/2019 08:55

Thanks. Amazing deal. Not in the least bit helpful.


My pleasure. I got 10 of them, kept three and flipped the other 7. Charged £800 a pop for the TV Yellow models.
Edited by: "thehoneymunster" 11th Oct
thehoneymunster11/10/2019 10:23

My pleasure. I got 10 of them, kept three and flipped the other 7. Charged …My pleasure. I got 10 of them, kept three and flipped the other 7. Charged £800 a pop for the TV Yellow models.


Well done.
Believe it or not I’ve just popped into the guitar shop in Southampton and had a go of the RS720 with the Bigsby - same maple top. It was preowned and a bit bashed about but, my goodness, that neck was effortless to play. Really comfy in the hand and the action was very nice and low. Could play all the way up the fat E with no buzz. The size of it is much smaller than you’d think and the cutaways are really good - not as heavy as I was expecting either.

I’ve ordered the model posted now happy that I’m getting a nice guitar. Admittedly the flame top isn’t absolutely my cup of tea but not that bothered.
nice one !

nearly bought a 720 with a bigsby ,,,the brick burst.....funny enough that was a kenny deal....

was a bargain one i found on ebay but too far to travel
....then got a touch of 'do i really need another guitar' syndrom

the grey stripey matt finish does look a bit better in the flesh to be honest....don't forget theres a push pull 'dry switch' on the tone controls.

i sold a gibson les paul junior earlier in the year.....personally i'd take a yammy revstar over one of those any day of the week

...yeah real comfy guitars to play......hope you get on ok with it
Yeah I had a go of the dry switch. A lot more subtle than a coil tap but it definitely works in reducing the bass. Cheers for your useful advice.
Wow... always thought guitarists were a helpful friendly bunch...
If you think you can't get a good tone from a guitar in this price range, or that it is subpar in someway based on price, you're one of those morons that I see in studios all the time that can't play or write to save their life.

Have this guitar in black. After a professional setup it sounds and plays better than my friends Gibson SG ~2010
freddyfender11/10/2019 12:20

Wow... always thought guitarists were a helpful friendly bunch...


Most are mate. But like with anything in life you get these dullards thinking that nutting to guitar magazine adverts somehow gives them authority on what's good or not.
Good to know. Again, this is more like what I’ve heard. I’ll know for myself soon enough and if this thread is still going I will try and post pics and give my own opinion.
Edited by: "jimithesaintkl" 11th Oct
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