Pacifica 112J review by Yamaha

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (61 votes)
Yamaha: Pacifica 112J
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Price paid: $ 350

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
Good quality, low maintainance, Yamaha Pacifica 112 is a great sounding guitar at an unbeatable value... A great, modern twist on a classic guitar. And - typical Japanese thoroughness - it's much-improved. The addition of the humbucker on the Bridge makes it such a versatile guitar sound-wise; the body shape is improved too and the neck is as slinky as any Strat or Tele I've played. It was bought second-hand as an "easy" guitar to have knocking around instead of being tucked away like a treasure, but it ended up revolutionising my latest album, inspiring a load more songs and sounds and is now a favourite...

Overall Impression — 10
One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. The Pacifica Series feature comfort-contoured bodies, bolt-on neck designs, vintage-style vibratos, and 5-way switching of the H-S-S pickup configuration.

Reliability & Durability — 9
The only other guitar that I had that compares to the Pacifica was a 1970 Ampeg brand Les Paul style guitar that I inherited from grandpa when he died. The Yamaha 112 is excellent. I searched for the green color one and found it hard to find. I look in shops and online all the time and I still have not see another green one. You might want to get a blue one instead if your in a rush as they seem to be everywhere. Color mattered to me, maybe it dosnt to you, in that case get a pink one HAHAHA... The guitar is the best value for the money and is better than a $1000 guitar from the big names... Good dosnt mean expensive if you shop smart.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The Yamaha Pacifica 112 lightness and easiness to use makes it a great guitar to play and practise with. Simple yet effective. No unnecessary fuss just pure enjoyment...

Features — 9
From the affordable PAC012 with beautiful color finishes, chrome hardware, and quality construction to the PAC812V with Seymour Duncan pickups and locking Sperzel tuners, the Pacifica Series cover it all.

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Leon987
    the second reviewer paid 2180 pounds (which i doubt) and then sais hes short on money
    bustapr
    Darth_Pietrus wrote: Ill never buy a Yamaha. If I buy a guitar, I want it to be from a brand that specializes in guitars, and doesnt make motorcycles aswell.
    yamaha is more specialized in music than in motorcycles, they make some really great instruments of all kinds. And guitars are no exception, they make some really great acoustics for the money. Dont hate them just because they have a motorcycle subdivision.
    BearCaveEcho
    This is like the most trollin page XDD you tards can't figure out you guys are being trolled up the whazoo? c'mon guys... lololololol
    MaggaraMarine
    Darth_Pietrus wrote: Ill never buy a Yamaha. If I buy a guitar, I want it to be from a brand that specializes in guitars, and doesnt make motorcycles aswell.
    I think it's not the same company that makes motorcycles and guitars. They have been the same company before but it's the same as we have here in Finland two Nokias. One makes mobile phones and the other makes car tires.
    MaggaraMarine
    The review posted by gara9 has identical sentences compared to the review posted by adamajid9.
    gara9: Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability. The Pacifica Series feature comfort-contoured bodies, bolt-on neck designs, vintage-style vibratos, and 5-way switching of the H-S-S pickup configuration. Seymour Duncan pickups and locking Sperzel tuners
    (^talking about higher end pacifica)
    adamajid9: The guitar is well known for great tone and outstanding playability. 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
    (^talking about this guitar) So they may have copied the same things from the same site but adamajid9 has understood some things wrong.
    Darth_Pietrus
    Ill never buy a Yamaha. If I buy a guitar, I want it to be from a brand that specializes in guitars, and doesnt make motorcycles aswell.