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.