Designed to race from coffee shop to coffee shop on the streets of London in the 1960s, Café Racer bikes were high-performance racers stripped down to their bare essentials, but still showcasing the style of their owner.
The RS820 captures that spirit of total focus on performance, maintaining Yamaha’s unmistakable attention to detail, for a guitar that can’t be fully appreciated until it’s taken out for a test ride.

 

 

General specifications

Scale Length 24 3/4" (628.6mm)
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Radius 13 3/4" (350mm)
Construction Set-in
Frets 22, Jumbo
Body Maple top, Mahogany
Tuners Die-cast
Bridge Tonepros AVT-II
Pickups VH5+ ; Vintage output humbucker with
satin nickel cover
Pickup Switch 3 position lever
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
(Push-Pull, Dry Switch)