Yamaha Revstar x Metal Coating
Tokyo Motor Show Edition
Limited edition Revstar guitars designed to match the “Future Garage” exhibition of Yamaha Motors booth at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
The Cafe Racer theme (the main inspiration for original Revstar lineup) was taken to the next level with the use of a special metal coating technology. The fronts of the guitars where covered with several layers of almost pure stainless steel. The coating technique results in a hard and rough surface that is further polished and sanded down to achieve final effect. This unique use of materials results not only in original look of these guitars but also alters their sound, sustain and resonance characteristics.
Project website (in Japanese): 2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW edition
Producer: YAMAHA CORPORATION & YAMAHA MOTORS
Revstars prepared for modifications
polishing the headstock of RS620
polished part of the RS620 will become the pickguard
RSR20CR racing stripes after polishing
Tokyo Motor Show display