Price paid: $ 299.99
Purchased from: Yamaha
Sound — 10
The guitar is made for any rock genre but works best for classic rock with its strings. The strings can also sound best for fast hard rock solos depending on the pickup. The amps I'm currently using are Marshalls which are top-of-the-line and work best with Yamahas and Gibsons. The sound of the guitar depends on how play it really. It's basically like it adjusts and senses your your style. You play it fast, and it sounds like Yngwie Malmsteen. You play it slow, and it sounds like Eric Clapton. You have to feel the guitar and connect to it I guess. Tell it what noise to make. And it'll sound amazing to anyone.
Overall Impression — 9
Like I said, it depends on how you play the guitar. The sound changes depending on the genre or style. If the guitar was stolen, or I lost it, I'd definitely buy it again. Out of all the guitars I've played, this is my favourite. The only way I'd buy another guitar is if it's discontinued or I'd like to try something new.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar doesn't seem to damage at all even when being smashed. The strap buttons seriously grab the holes on any strap. The quality is amazing and definitely does not need a backup at any gig. The finish doesn't need to be repainted unless you want to change it, which is crazy because the shininess is something you just stare at, unless you're think of putting on ghost flames. This guitar will definitely last a long time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was built with a lot of care. It's light, but tough. Sometimes, we all bang our guitars by accident. The paint didn't even chip and there are absolutely no dents at all. The guitar contained no flaws and was actually perfect.
Features — 8
The Pacifica is one of the best North American guitars to be created. The guitar is well known for great tone and outstanding playability at an low price compared to Gibsons. The guitar is good for anyone. The thin neck contains a bit less than average sized frets so kids can play and adults don't get frustrated. The 112J has many finishes from solid to flame. Stock finishes include: Black, Blue, Metallic Red, and Maple Wood. The Alder-body guitar has comfort-contoured bodies, bolt-on neck designs, vintage-style vibratos, 5-way switching of the H-S-S pickup configuration, Seymour Duncan pickups, and locking Sperzel tuners. The controls given are Tone and Volume, but work best with advanced computer amps, Marshalls, or advanced sound pedals to give the guitar the best effects. Depending on where the Pacifica is bought, optional accessories can include straps, picks, cases, and cables. The Pacifica is my favourite guitar due to its amazing features and sound for such a low cost.