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The Yamaha PAC012 is Yamaha's lowest-priced, solidbody electric guitar. Its comfortable neck, fast action, versatile HSS pickup configuration, and af...Read More

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A quality axe to get you started.

The Yamaha PAC012 is Yamaha's lowest-priced, solidbody electric guitar. Its comfortable neck, fast action, versatile HSS pickup configuration, and affordable price make it an excellent first-time electric guitar. Case sold separately.

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FEATURES
  • Solid agathis body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • One humbucker/2 single-coil pickups
  • Chrome tuners
  • White pickguard
  • Vintage-style chrome tremolo
  • Case sold separately

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YamahaPAC012 Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Quality Intro Guitar

I picked up one of these for a donation. Having a number of guitars myself, and checking out various ones while donating, I have to say I was pretty impressed with the quality...Read complete review

I picked up one of these for a donation. Having a number of guitars myself, and checking out various ones while donating, I have to say I was pretty impressed with the quality of the Pacifica. For the 50-80 bucks or so difference in price between lowest end budget models and these you're getting a much better made instrument. Construction details are far more honed on the Yamaha series.

This guitar will last a beginner into intermediate stages before they start to feel a need for specific woods or features, etc. It's a little simpler than a strat (only 2 knobs vs 3), but plays much like a MIM. Even the tremolo is still more stable than other low end guitars (not heading out of tune as easy). It's kind of a simple, no frills model, but really done well. This is definitely worth the extra few bucks, you'll be glad you went with it. A great guitar to learn and grow on.

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Okay for starters....

so this was my first guitar...i liked it when i sucked, but as i got better i realized that this guitar was not as good as it gets. This lead me to...Read complete review

so this was my first guitar...i liked it when i sucked, but as i got better i realized that this guitar was not as good as it gets. This lead me to purchasing an epiphone LP standard (great guitar). First of all, the fretboard is not comfortable to your fingers...at all... second, the pick-ups are very weak. The switch will sometimes go dead and i'll have to push it a bit to get it working again. Also, the screws that hold the guitar together have come loose several times. I'd recomend this to nobody but begginers, and even for begginers I'd say you should save a little more for a standard mexican fender.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple but effective

By Rusty

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

    Excels as a beginner's guitar. Not a complicated instrument, but manages to have decent tone anyway. Not something you'd take on a tour or anything, because the hardware isn't there and the guitar wouldn't hold up, but it's good to practice on and jam with.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great

    By Jamie Johnson

    from North Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar from a friend for a little bit of cash and i love it has a great sound the double coil pickup at the bridge is great

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Quality Intro Guitar

      By MrTwistoff

      from Boulder CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        I picked up one of these for a donation. Having a number of guitars myself, and checking out various ones while donating, I have to say I was pretty impressed with the quality of the Pacifica. For the 50-80 bucks or so difference in price between lowest end budget models and these you're getting a much better made instrument. Construction details are far more honed on the Yamaha series.

        This guitar will last a beginner into intermediate stages before they start to feel a need for specific woods or features, etc. It's a little simpler than a strat (only 2 knobs vs 3), but plays much like a MIM. Even the tremolo is still more stable than other low end guitars (not heading out of tune as easy). It's kind of a simple, no frills model, but really done well. This is definitely worth the extra few bucks, you'll be glad you went with it. A great guitar to learn and grow on.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Arguably Best Guitar for the price

        By djobson101-AxMMe

        from Poughkeepsie

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        Well this was my first guitar when I was 12 years old, I'm 24 now and still pick this thing up almost everyday. Of course, it's gone through some evolutions, but hey, this guitar is nothing but a workhorse.
        All you really need in an electric guitar... HSS pickup config is great for different styles. Tremolo is good for subtle vibrato, if you abuse it like EVH, Jimi or Slayer, then yes, it will go out of tune. To be expected.
        All the parts are top notch. Great construction and feel... It's lightweight, too. Tone nuts might swap out the pickups from this guitar, but stock ones aren't so bad. Definitely have heard much worse.
        Yamaha is such a success driven company, you really get a nice bang for your buck out of these guitars. I've had mine for over 10 years now.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best guitar under 300$

        By Mookie

        from Bosnia

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        I own this guitar for last 10 years and i am really impresed whit this instrument. Yamaha is very good brand. This guitar has beautiful body, comfortable neck (basic components).Pickups are average. If you want to improve your sound i suggest DiMarzio pickups (Pro Track-neck, Mo' Joe-Bridge)and you wiil get full profesional sound!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        my old standby

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        This was my first guitar and I've owned the metallic red one for 8 years now and it has never let me down, I have an Ibanez Xiphos and a Bc Rich Warlock in my arsenal, but i still play my pacifica the most. I recently swapped out the stock humbucker for a Dimarzio DP151 and i play it even more now. This thing has been through Hell and it still performs as good as the day i got it. I've dropped it four times, knocked into walls, doorways, cabinets,etc., needless to say its got a lot of scratches, dings, and chips, but the neck has never needed any adjustments, which surprises me because my Ibanez is less than two years old and it already is showing signs of neck warping. This is a phenomenal guitar that i will have until the day im 6 feet under. Thank You Yamaha.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MY GAWD! AWESOME GUITAR

        By ultimatebrebeuf

        from toronto

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is deffinentaly one of a kind all right it stays in tune almost always and the tremolo whammy bar gives you a very wide vibrato. Not only does this guitar have a great look but such a good price too. trust me, buy this guitar from musicians friend not a different store because I have ordered guitars from other stores and they are not in good shape. This guitar is ideal for anyone that likes fender, it is like the exact same thing but way cheaper. BUY THIS GUITAR YOU NEED IT! Such good features and sounds like heaven when you play it, this guitar will send you through the roof! buy it and test it out you will not be disapointed I promise you!!!

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        4.0

        A good first guitar

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        This was my first guitar and it was very nice sounding with distortion and on clean. The pickups have unique sounds when you switch them. And it is a great guitar for the price. I looked at other starter guitars and there was none like this the other ones were all really bad a break easily. I love Ibanez but even there starter kit guitars are cheap.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not the Best

        By TheOfficeFan9656

        from Columbia, MO

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar from a dealer about a year and a half ago. It has been giving me problems from the start. Doesn't stay in tune, the tuners are stiff and don't tune well at all. Whammy bar use with this guitar is bad as well. Gets the guitar terribly out of tune.

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        5.0

        amazing!

        By zildjian player

        from australia

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012 Electric Guitar:

        My Dad bought this one for me as a first electric guitar. The bridge pick up is great for rock n' roll. this axe always stays in tune and the tremalo bar never makes a diffrence in the tuning. The neck is beyond smooth. My older brother who has been playing for 7 years and wont ever give it back to me.

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