Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

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Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Yammadof » Mon May 07, 2018 9:08 pm

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Just looking at youtube vids of tasty jazz guitar and I find Lee Ritenour live at the Blue Note, Japan, 2018 and at 1.30 0n the vid...he has a Revstar! At 9.29, playing a tune with what looks like an RS 420 - dot fretboard, no binding, bridge and separate stopbar......what think you all?

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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon May 07, 2018 9:38 pm

Welcome to the forum and the string section. :D

That is indeed a Revstar RS-420

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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Yammadof » Mon May 07, 2018 10:32 pm

Hi Peter....thank you for the welcome. I do have an RS 420...and a PAC 311ms....and a 302s...but sold my acoustic [LS16] to get a Breedlove Oregon. I watched the video of Lee R playing and thought he must have a custom RSP20...but no...looks like a stock RS 420. Pretty good endorsement by a guy that plays a lot of high end guitars [really well, I might add].
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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Saul » Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 am

Hi Yammadof, welcome to the forums :)

More of an acoustic guy myself and a fan of Breedlove guitars so very interested in your Oregon OM S/MYR. Would definitely like to hear your thoughts on that over in the Acoustic area of our string section :)
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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue May 08, 2018 7:05 pm

Yammadof wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Hi Peter....thank you for the welcome. I do have an RS 420...and a PAC 311ms....and a 302s...but sold my acoustic [LS16] to get a Breedlove Oregon. I watched the video of Lee R playing and thought he must have a custom RSP20...but no...looks like a stock RS 420. Pretty good endorsement by a guy that plays a lot of high end guitars [really well, I might add].
Looks like Lee is playing the Maya Gold RS-420 , it's a 2018 model, so I guess the clip is fairly new.
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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Yammadof » Fri May 11, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi Peter...yes, indeed, the Maya Gold RS. Interesting choice of guitar from the Revstar range. Looks like he has got a bone / tusq nut replacement...and I wonder if the pickups are stock? Incidentally, I stated in the initial post "Blue Note, Japan" ...it is, in fact, Hawaii. There is another YouTube clip of Java Jazz 2018 with Lee playing the 420 - and with his son on drums / percussion. I am just in the process of switching to a Tusq nut and Gotoh bridge [two areas that need improvement on the 420].....and I am hunting down a 502B....pics to follow...and I will do a review on the Breedlove Oregon at some point!

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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 pm

Yammadof wrote:
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Looks like he has got a bone / tusq nut
How can you spot that ?

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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 11, 2018 5:00 pm

Here he is again this time in Jakarta with the same RS420 :)

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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Buzzard wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Yammadof wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Looks like he has got a bone / tusq nut
How can you spot that ?

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I'm guessing because the standard nut on the RS420 Maya Gold edition is black in colour but on the model Lee Ritenour is playing in the video the nut is white/ivory coloured so may have been replaced?
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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 pm

Saul wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Buzzard wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Yammadof wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Looks like he has got a bone / tusq nut
How can you spot that ?

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I'm guessing because the standard nut on the RS420 Maya Gold edition is black in colour but on the model Lee Ritenour is playing in the video the nut is white/ivory coloured so may have been replaced?
Alright, I didn't notice :roll:
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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Yammadof » Mon May 21, 2018 9:07 pm

You are correct, Saul...all the Revstars seem have the stock black plastic....Lee has white / cream, so guessing tusq or bone.

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Re: Revstar RS 420.....and Lee Ritenour

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon May 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Yammadof wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:07 pm
You are correct, Saul...all the Revstars seem have the stock black plastic....Lee has white / cream, so guessing tusq or bone.

Dave
Yes, all models have urea (plastic) nut except the flagship RSP-20CR :wink:
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