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The Yamaha PAC012 is Yamaha's lowest-priced, solidbody electric guitar. Its comfortable neck, fast action, versatile HSS pickup configuration, and affordable price make it an excellent first-time elec... Read More

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The Yamaha PAC012 is Yamaha's lowest-priced, solidbody electric guitar. Its comfortable neck, fast action, versatile HSS pickup configuration, and affordable price make it an excellent first-time electric guitar. Case sold separately.

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  • Solid agathis body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • One humbucker/2 single-coil pickups
  • Chrome tuners
  • White pickguard
  • Vintage-style chrome tremolo
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaPAC012 Electric Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

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Great Starter Guitar

This guitar is totally worth buying if you're starting out. It's so much better than a squier. It has great tone. Unlike a regular squier, this guitar has a humbucker (2 pickups...Read complete review

This guitar is totally worth buying if you're starting out. It's so much better than a squier. It has great tone. Unlike a regular squier, this guitar has a humbucker (2 pickups joined together) and 2 single coil pickups. The problem with a squier is that kids will lose interest, because of the sound. They might not like it. With this guitar, it sounds different, and you get the tone you want. If the kid doesn't know if he wants to play or not, then this is a good guitar to get. There's no point to buying a really expensive guitar that the kid's not gonna touch. This is a cheap guitar that really works. Squier's cost a little bit more.

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great starter

I have been playing guitar for 5 years, and this was the first guitar i got. For a beginner guitar, its great. I have since bought a gibson SG and Explorer but i...Read complete review

I have been playing guitar for 5 years, and this was the first guitar i got. For a beginner guitar, its great. I have since bought a gibson SG and Explorer but i still pick up this guitar from time to time becuase its fun and easy to play. The only problems are the place where you put the jack is loose and it falls out(im guessing its not like that on all of them) it never came with a tremelo (theres a hole like it is suppose to and i can see in the pictures on here it does) so i dont know what the deal is. I think i was too new to guitar to know that music and arts center was ripping me off. But still its a great beginner guitar and will last you a long time considering i just leave this thing on the floor and under my bed and its still trucking.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

For Those Metallic Blue Lovers

By JIMEN

from San Bernardino

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Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

This Guitar is Great. I love the color, it gives this Guitar a look and personality of its own. Plus I am a COWBOYS(True Blue)and DODGERS(Think Blue)Fan. I have tried 3 different Yamahas(PAC 012,PAC112J, PAC112V).I like the 012. The sounds just sounded and felt great to me.The tone is great, its has a deep clean sound when on the singles. It has a good out put on the humbucker for the heavy stuff. The neck is comfortable and fast. The frets are dressed very nice. The tremolo bar is ok for mild use with a good sound. The tuners are ok, the guitar stays in tune quite well. I still tune it everyday before I play and the tune is never off by that much. I have not had this Guitar for very long but it feels like it will last a long time with proper care.The Guitar is not too heavy or light.It is between Alder and Mahogany as far as weight goes. As far as limitations go, there is some fret buzz on the low E string. The fret board could feel better, it does feel like inexpensive rose wood. The neck radius is 13.75 compared to a Fender which I think is 9.5, so that means the Pacifica fret board is flatter, which has pros and cons. Pro is you can play faster(soloing) on a flatter radius. Con is the 9.5 radius has more curve which may make it easier to play chords. Over all this is a great Guitar for the price and is a very good choice for beginners or more experience players. I would pick this over the Squier just because on the questionable quality control of some or most Squiers. Buy it to learn how to play or just have fun with some thing other than a Squier or Les Paul.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It was supposed to be my back up guitar.

By Bob Cronley

from Romulus, MI

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

I bought the Pacifica 012 as a back up to my MIM Fender Strat, but since then, it has gotten just as much stage and practice time as the Fender. I gave this guitar 4 stars because it has it's faults. If you want to just pick up a guitar and play it, you might give it a lower rating, but I always expect to have to do some modifications to my guitars. Fault number one is that pickup switch, which, when pushed too far one way or the other, will shut off all the pickups. Replace it with a better one as soon as possible. A much milder fault is that the pickups can go micro phonic. I have only noticed this with the distortion all the way up and the strings muffed, I have never noticed it while playing. If you are like me and plan to replace the pickups, anyway, this is not a major fault. Just about everything else about this guitar is as good or better than my MIM Strat, which I paid over twice as much for. The only thing better on the MIM Strat was the pickup selector. The only reason the MIM Strat gets as much playing time as the Pacifica is because I haven't made the modifications to the Pacifica that I have made to my MIM Strat. (http://www.myspace.com/my/photos/photo/2550521/Album) When I get around to making these modifications, the Pacific will probably be my favorite guitar.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Nisrit Dhakal

from Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar for Christmas and i love it. It's a great guitar for beginners-intermediate. I'm still learning scales and stuff and i don't have to tune it every time i play and it sounds great. The tone is really nice and it also looks awesome. I got a Squier Bullet Strat before this and i was not that happy. The sound was not good and the high E string would buzz every time i played it. We returned the Squier and bought the Yamaha and it was so much better. If you are beginning or have a little experience, you have to get this guitar.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it was $150!

By THE rhythm guy over there

from Nowhere, New Jersey

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

a lot of people are saying "well, this guitar sucks because my friend's fender strat has a way better tone" or something like that. keep in mind, that strat cost at least 6 times as much. this is a starter guitar, its something designed for a new player to learn on, and learn to love playing guitar. with the hss pickup design, you get a fairly wide array of available tones. i personally play in a death metal type band with this (until i can upgrade to, per se, an esp ltd 1001 horizon w/ seymour duncans) and then lead worship on Sundays. i have yet to find a dead spot on the fretboard, and the body is excessively light, the lead guitarist picked it up, then almost dropped it in shock. "it feels like a hollow body" were his exact words. the neck is thin enough to be comfortable, but still wide enough to easily play chords and arpeggios. i tell people that this guitar is pretty awesome as it sucks equally at everything, which, well, it does. the tone tends to be a bit lackluster, but remember the price. its a cheap guitar. this isnt an lp studio. its a low line guitar, and every component reminds you of that. the tuners tend to fail to hold anything over a 40 gauge, but there are no other major flaws. odds are, if one decided to put a seymour duncan jb in the bridge, the tone would get much better. if youre looking for a first guitar, and dont really know what you want to play, buy this. it can do basically anything you need it to, although it wont be perfect. with this, you can find out what you want in your next guitar(s)

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Guss/Breaker

from Guadalajara, Mexico

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

Awesome guitar. I bought it because of its aspect but I don̴��t plan leaving it. It has an excellent tone & low price & It doesn̴��t get untuned!!!!!! Excellent feel easy to play & really versatille. This guitar really rocks. Starting or not the best for cheap!!! It sounds awesome with my cube-30 & my blues driver. Get one now!!!!!!!!!!

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A Bad Buy

By Josh

from Arizona

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

This is not a well built guitar. The tune is off always and nothing is right. If you are looking to get a beginning guitar or if you have a small budget, look for a squier strat by fender.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great for Beginners...but that's about it

By LelinBeck

from Houston,TX

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar when i first started to play. I loved it then, but i'm not as sure now. The pickups aren't bad, but they are far from good. The Humbuckers pretty much dead. the Jack input started getting loose as soon as i got it, and it has ever since(even after i put in better screws which helped a little bit). The value for this is exceptional. If I was to choose between this and a Fender Squire i would always pick the pac012. But between this and my new guitar (epiphone sg standard) id go for the epi. Basically, it's an average guitar for a good price.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not good/not bad

By guitarman9400

from Undisclosed

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

I guess this is a good guitar for beginers but if you want a much better quality guitar you should save up for a fender.The humbucker pickup sound horrible and it cannot stay in tune for more than 3 days.If you're thinking of buying this guitar just try and save for a fender.

(5 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

its good but bad

By j-me

from Chicago,IL

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

i had it since november and the sound is good maybe since ima begginer but after a while the thing were u put the amp starts getting loose and then u cant hear it on the amp sooo its a bad guitar save money for a better one i recomend ibanez or fender my frends hav them and they still work

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

yamaha pacifica

By Strat41

from Vernon,Ct

Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar 13 months ago and the first week the output jack fell out. The screws were loose and to top it off the terminals weren't even soldered. After 4 months the switch has to be jiggled just to make sound come out. I also think the guitar has horrible tone. Trading it in for a Fender MIM strat. The fender costs more but the sound is so much better. You will tire of this guitar very quickly. Save up and buy a Fender the first time around and save all the hassle.

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