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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 ... Read More

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Overview

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.

Features
  • 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 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Swiss Army Knife of Guitars

By Dennis

from Rochester NY

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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.

(2 of 5 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.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Yamaha

By None of your bees wax

from wallingford,CT

Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This guitar was my first electric as a beginner and overall it was pretty good. I only recommend it to beginners otherwise try a squire (i think thats how you spell it)It is a good looking guitar the pickups are all right......basically the best thing about it is the whammi bar. If you are a decent to better guitar player i would highly reccomend to not get this!!!!!

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar

By Babbalou

from Lewisville, Texas

Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I like the option of playing crunchy stuff on the humbucker, then switching to the single coils & playing lead on the same guitar. Nice, fast neck. I can get the action pretty low & only get a little buzzing playing the open A & low E strings because the 9-42 strings are just a tad floppy. 10-46 strings are probably perfect for this guitar & that's what's going on next. It looks nice & sounds good. Nothing broke so far & it looks like it should give me years of fun. I put GHS Graphital lube in the nut grooves & it stays in tune even using the tremelo. If you use the tremelo at all, lube those grooves. The tremelo's a gas, I play oldie/"Pulp Fiction" stuff sometimes w/reverb. The tuners are ok, they stay in tune well, considering the price but a little twist is a lot of change so turn slowly. Overall, this is a lot of bang for the buck. Of my 3 electrics, this one gets played the most.

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