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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Sparky2, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    So.
    A few years ago I fell in love with the Yamaha Revstar line of guitars, and ordered the one that I fancied.

    It arrived early, weeks before my birthday, and so it sat in its crumpled, beat-up shipping carton in the hall closet until the big day.

    Finally, the happy birthday arrived (summer of 2018 I believe), and I unboxed my Bowden Green beauty.
    The RS502T.
    Sure enough, the neck was cracked wide open during shipping.
    UPS had destroyed the guitar.
    Luckily, the vendor took it back without any questions, and refunded me the full amount.

    I needed the money, and so life went on.

    And so now, I'm celebrating a few small victories with the Veteran's Administration, and I find myself with a wee bit of disposable income.

    Long story short, my new 502T is scheduled to arrive this afternoon, via FedEx.
    My wife voted for the Tuxedo colour scheme, so this one is Ebony Black.

    This is what she should look like, provided she survives the in-transit horrors that many guitars are forced to endure.

    Fingers crossed.
    :rolleyes:

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  2. Commodore 64

    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's

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    I love those guitars, too! I'd like to get one someday, I'd go for the dark green one, but same model you have gotten! Love it.
     
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    Cool!
    I want the sunburst model with Bigsby.
    Soon!
     
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  4. StevesBoogie

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    WOW! That is gorgeous. Best looking tuxedo guitar I've ever seen. May the FedEx Gods be on your side today!
     
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    Wow! Beautiful guitar. Hopefully this one arrives in perfect condition. Congratulations Sparky! Enjoy it.
     
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    68tele Friend of Leo's

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    Swanky!
     
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    What a beautiful guitar! Very classy and upscale-retro with those P-90s waiting to be unleashed!

    Very cool! Congrats!
     
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    nice... enjoy that beauty
     
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    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sweet! You’re gonna love those P90s
    Congratulations
     
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    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful, @Sparky2! I hope it arrives in perfect shape. :)

    Congratulations and make lots of great music with it.

    I like the looks of that so much that I might have to go browse the Yamaha stuff. :D
     
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    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! I want one!
     
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    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    At the top of my wish list. Enjoy it for those of us who can’t!
     
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  13. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Just got home from work.

    The box from FedEx looks to be in good shape.
    I put it in a neutral corner, and am going to wait a few hours for the temperatures to equalize in and out.

    :oops:
     
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  14. Sparky2

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    Well, she's a beauty.

    I unboxed her, and Zzounds did the set up and packing just right.
    Flawless finish, great feel, and she came with a nice factory soft case/gig bag.

    Weighs 8 lbs, 2 ounces, which is heavier than I had hoped, but she hangs right, and perfectly level when strapped on.
    25" scale length.

    Can't play her very loud just this moment, but I will crank up the amps here in a bit, just to see how well she projects.

    More photos and a better review later on this morning.

    Happy Saturday.
    :)


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  15. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    I test drove one of those when I was looking for a 335. I almost didn't get a 335!
     
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    Sparky, I think these are really great guitars.

    This would be my pick for the perfect balance of value vs. price.

    Enjoy it! :)
     
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    I was over my GAS. I was cured. I mean it was gone. It really was. I was happy . . .
     
  18. Sparky2

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    Oh man!!
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    Here she is in proper daylight.

    The P90 tones are delightful.
    I really like this guitar a lot.

    They put Elixirs on at the factory, and I believe they are 10's to 46's.
    The factory logo on the headstock is in the form of a metal coin.
    I'm not normally a fan of that, but this seems just right for the overall groove of the guitar.

    :)

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  19. Fluddman

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    She's a beaut mate!

    I've been looking at these in the shop. Great bang for the buck! Enjoy!
     
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    Sparky2 that guitar keeps looking better and better the more I see photos of it, LOL! She is a total beauty, I love the idea of an embedded coin as the logo, pretty cool. Tailpiece, knobs, and tuners are really slick.
     
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