Price paid: € 245
Purchased from: Senia Romania
Sound — 8
I play all kinds of rock music, starting from blues, to rock n' roll, to heavy metal and experimental music. It is a perfect guitar for blues, rock n' roll, punk, classic rock and even hard rock with the help of the humbucker. Although, that humbucker is not powerful enough for really heavy stuff like thrash metal and shredding. It works pretty fine, but there is room for better. I get very cool sounds using IK Multimedia's Amplitube 3. I also have a Fender G-DEC Junior which I don't use very often. I highly recommend this guitar for blues players of players who are in search of sounds like U2 and Pink Floyd's songs. It really has a brilliant clean tone, and with some effect pedals you will get the best sounds.
Overall Impression — 8
It matches perfectly to any kind of rock music, even heavy metal. But if you are into shredding and very heavy stuff, you shouldn't buy it, that humbucker is just not "evil" enough for that style. If it were stolen, I would probably buy another one, or maybe I would buy a Lag Arkane 100, because I am more into heavy stuff right now. I love the action on this guitar, the way it feels, the way it looks and more important, the way it rocks! When I was to buy a new guitar I had to choose between this and a Lag Arkane 100. I chose this one because I liked the clean sound better, I was literally in love with it's clean sound, but both of them are very good guitars! I wish the humbucker packed more punch than this one... Maybe one day I will change it and this guitar will be much better!
Reliability & Durability — 9
I don't own this guitar for a long time but it really seems solid and durable. It will act really good playing live, the strap buttons are good, my strap never slipped off, the hardware seems pretty good. I would depend on it on a gig, without a backup. The finish is solid, and I think it will last very good.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The build quality is amazing, it looks gorgeous! The action is perfect, the pickups are very well adjusted... The setup of the guitar is flawless! The tremolo system could be better though.. Very well finished guitar. It really is a true pleasure to play on it!
Features — 9
- Made in Indonesia and being one of the most affordable guitars in the Pacifica Series(which debuted in 1990). The Pacifica 112 model first appeared in 1993 and was substantially improved in 2007. - Thin Neck with a very comfortable feel - 350 mm Fingerboard radius - 22 Jumbo frets - Rosewood Fingerboard - Maple Neck - Alder Body - Available in: Natural satin, Old violin sunburst, Raspberry red, Sonic blue, Black, Silver metallic (mine is black) - Fat Strat body style - Vintage style vibrato with block steel saddles - Passive Pickups - Master Volume, Master Tone, 5 way switch - Splits the bridge humbucker at the pull of the tone knob - Yamaha 'custom wound' Alnico V H/S/S Pickups - Enclosed tuners all chrome plated - Came with a cable and tools