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Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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The Yamaha Pacifica HSS Deluxe guitar is an example of great tone and outstanding playability. Featuring a comfort-contoured body, vintage-style vibrato, and 3-way switching of the 2-humbucker pickup ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha Pacifica HSS Deluxe guitar is an example of great tone and outstanding playability. Featuring a comfort-contoured body, vintage-style vibrato, and 3-way switching of the 2-humbucker pickup configuration.

Beautiful color finish, chrome hardware, and quality construction. The Pacifica covers it all.

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  • Construction: bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25 1/2" = 648mm
  • Fingerboard: sonokeling rosewood
  • Radius: 13 3/4" = 350mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Body: agathis
  • Neck: maple
  • Bridge: vintage tremolo
  • Pickups: single coil x 2, humbucking x 1
  • Pickup switch: 5-position
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YamahaPAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

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Good guitar

I bought this guitar as my first guitar with the help of one of my friends fathers (he was a in a german rock-band, a fairly big one) he got me this guitar...Read complete review

I bought this guitar as my first guitar with the help of one of my friends fathers (he was a in a german rock-band, a fairly big one) he got me this guitar and a 65 watt crate amp for under 400, giving it really good value, (guitar was about 150$) I play every-day generally for about an hour and a half and it hasn't broken on me once, the tone and sound are good, all the songs I play are recognizable, now this has great sound and quality for a guitar of its price, it can't match up to the tone of a les paul, but it is still very good, I would reccomend this guitar to all beginners and intermediates (though maybe as a back-up if your almost a really-good guitarist) the only two bad points I can give to this guitar are that it un-tunes fairly easily, and the low E-string hits the fret-board a lot if you try to play to loudly (but you can just turn the volume up)

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Not the Best for the Price.

I tried this guitar at the store and noticed that everything was good compared to other guitars in this price range. But the sound was not as good as guitars like the Squier Affinity...Read complete review

I tried this guitar at the store and noticed that everything was good compared to other guitars in this price range. But the sound was not as good as guitars like the Squier Affinity Strat which has a much brighter and cleaner sound. If you are not looking for a really bright and clean sound, then stick to this guitar because it is the next best thing in this price range.

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5.0

Good value for the money!

By Alan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

For the price and the quality this is a nice guitar, easy to play and comfortable on the hands.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hands down, the Best Value

By Nathan J DuBois

from Buckeye, AZ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    In the 20+ years that I've been playing electric guitar (over 10 years on stage with different bands) I've owned some great instruments from Fender MIM Strats to American series to a Gibson Custom V and I could go on and on naming the various boutique instruments I've owned over the years. After falling on some difficulties in life and finally picking myself back up I was looking for a low cost but high quality electric guitar that could do everything I needed it to do and the Yamaha Pacifica 012DLX is exactly that. For the price, I really don't think anything else can beat the Yamaha Pacifica. After playing so many and owning so many strats through the years, this Pacifica has me scratching my head at why I ever spent all the money I did when I could have just picked one of these up. The neck is smooth, fast, and fat the way I like. It's kind of in between a Gibson neck feel and a Fender neck feel. With the flattened fretboard radius, fingerpicking is as much a breeze as anything else on this Pacifica sitting next to me. There's something about the way that neck is made and the way Yamaha cuts the contours for the body that make this a simply more comfortable guitar to hang onto and to play on. You know a great guitar by how it plays unplugged, and the Yamaha Pacifica delivers even on that front which fully surprised me at this price. Plugging this thing in made all my dreams come true. The single coils have THAT sound if you know what I mean, and the humbucker on this thing is far above and beyond what I would expect in this range. Clean, reverb, overdrive and dirty, no effects, flanger, everything sounds great with this guitar. It's a versatile workhorse and I can't wait to take mine on stage just to show folks you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on gear. People say this is the best beginner guitar and it is certainly that, but pros need to take a second look at the Yamaha Pacifica.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent guitar

    By Ag

    from Long Island, NY

    Pros

    • ease of playing
    • price
    • Variety of Tones

    Cons

    • Haven't found any

    Best Uses

    • Has No Limits

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing for about 15 years. Mostly blues and rock. I play with a group every other week. My guitar was purchased used. One pot is a splitter and allows the humbucker to be played as a single ciol. The switch in the 2nd and 4th position use the 1st and 2nd, then the 2nd add 3rd. They are reveresed wired so the humbuck each other. The neck radius is very flat (13.5 inch) which allow for deep bending without fretting out, which is what I like.I made the action very low. Again no buzzing. I don't see it as a detrament to chord playing. Play with single coils, you've got a stratochaser. Throw in the humbucker and you've got a Les Paul. Very versitile. Feels as heavy as a mohogony body.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Swiss Army Knife of Guitars

    By Dennis

    from Rochester NY

    Site Member

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I bought this because I loved my early 90's Yamaha SG, and was hoping that it would sound something like it. I have 13 guitars and my Yamaha RG was always the one that packed the most impressive tone as well as playability. I bought this guitar and it needed a truss rod adjustment and after I set it up plugged it in I was really surprised. It sounds like my 70's Strat with a PAF in the Bridge. It is now one of my favorite recording guitars, I can get a very broad palette of sound and playability for a affordable price. I plan on looking at some of the other models.

    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not the Best for the Price.

    By Payaam Tavakoli

    from Potomac, Maryland

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I tried this guitar at the store and noticed that everything was good compared to other guitars in this price range. But the sound was not as good as guitars like the Squier Affinity Strat which has a much brighter and cleaner sound. If you are not looking for a really bright and clean sound, then stick to this guitar because it is the next best thing in this price range.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Versatility at an affordable price!

    By Praneet Chitre

    from Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I've used a Yamaha Pacifica for 5 years and its just simply amazing. Its my first guitar and I have stuck with it for a long time just because of one thing-its tone. Being a legato-style metal player,I have played on better guitars like an Ibanez rg350 and Squier strats(which have higher response pick-ups)...but the pacifica has an outstanding tone that those guitars just can't match.The humbucker at the bridge pumps out a raw,vintage sound and it sounds great through almost any distortion box or amp. The neck is reasonably fast and its a very comfortable guitar to play(much more than an Ibanez rg). The only drawback is that the pickups do produce a low buzz when you're playing through heavy distortion and compression....otherwise,it's capable of handling metal pretty well. You can play almost anything on this guitar and still come out feeling satisfied,if not impressed. A fine instrument from the Yamaha factory.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't beat it for a beginning guitar

    By William Gilliland

    from Dallas, TX

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I decided to learn how to play the guitar 4 years ago at age 40. I was convinced by the GC staff that this was the best guitar for the price. I was a little reluctant to purchase the Yamaha Pacifica since it didn't come with a start pack. Work got busy and I shelved it until two weeks ago. I took it out, tuned it and am taking professional lessons now at age 44. THANK YOU GC staff for talking me into this guitar! The guitar stays in tune MUCH better than my daughter's Pee-Vee. The sound through a Marshall half-stack is pretty pleasant. Frets are consistent. Only minor gripes are tuners are "good" but not "great" and go easy on the whammy. I bend the whammy just a touch every now and then and the guitar stays in tune. Heavy whammy will knock it out of tune.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best guitar for the money

    By Tony Montana

    from Vancouver BC

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    You can't find a better quality guitar at this price. This is my workhorse guitar for live and some studio work. I have much more expensive guitars to play with, but I keep coming back to this one because if it's versatility and classic strat/rock guitar tone. From classic Van Halen tones to Blues, this guitar does it well. The rest is up to you.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Rockin Preacher

    By Patrick

    from Granby, CO

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    Bought this guitar a couple months back. Great value but has a little trouble staying in tune. Make sure the intonation is correct and consider replacing factory tuners with quality locking tuners. Great for beginners and intermediate players.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar

    By Brian O'Dell

    from Aurora, CO

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    The guitar is exactly what I was looking for. Note, I was judging the different guitars based on look and price. Everything I read about it was posetive. As far as performance, I'm happy with it but I'm a beginner and don't know much. My new instructor is going to look it over on Wednesday. I bought online and chose to have the guitar shipped to the store. The guys at the local Guitar Center store are not what I excepted. They treated me like a bother even thou I was buying stuff. I won't go back.

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