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Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar Lake Blue 

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  • Solid alder body
  • Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge humbucker, single-coil neck and center pickups
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A classic, double-cutaway shape with all the trimmings.

Features a solid alder body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, making it a guitar that sounds great and is easy to play. Single-coil pickups in the neck and center position combine with a bridge humbucker to give you a vast array of tonal possibilities. Vintage-style chrome tremolo, die-cast chrome tuners, and white pickguard. Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Solid alder body
  • Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge humbucker, single-coil neck and center pickups
  • Die-cast chrome tuners
  • Vintage-style chrome tremolo
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Case sold separately

A solid guitar that's easy on the budget yet sounds fantastic! Call or click to order now!

 
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YamahaPAC112J Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 74 reviews)

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    (47)

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    (20)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pull the trigger!

    I've been looking to get a Pacifica for quite a long time &, for whatever reason, never pulled the trigger. What a mistake! I got the PAC112J simply because, for the...Read complete review

    I've been looking to get a Pacifica for quite a long time &, for whatever reason, never pulled the trigger. What a mistake! I got the PAC112J simply because, for the cost, I thought it would be a good platform for modding & I couldn't see spending more money for things that I would change out anyway. I was pleasantly suprised when I received the Pacifica. The quality easily surpassed my Fender American Series Strat which had several buzzes on the fretboard & needed some fret work to bring it up to my standards. The Pacifica's neck & fretboard were flawless, comfortable & had an outstanding feel with no buzz on any notes what so ever. The body, paint, bridge & tuners were all high quality &, in the case of the tuners, kept the ax in tune quite nicely after stretching the new strings. The big suprise for me was the electronics. The SSH setup is incredibly versatile & gives me access to whatever style that I want to play from hi-gain rock to SRV to finger-picked clean to some almost jazz-acceptable tones. I've been playing for 40 years & I'm primarily a classic rock & blues player having had many guitars, some very expensive & sought after & some not so expensive, but, very nice instruments, over the years. The tone of the Pacifica is outstanding & I actually like the single coil sound a bit better than my American Strat. The single coils have a bit more mid range & less brittleness than traditional Strats. A plus in my view. The humbucker is very versatile although I have had to roll off the tone control a bit to suit my tonal taste. It has a very good sound, clean or distorted & sounds especially good when palm-muting. This brings me to the pots & switch. The switch is a 5-way switch & seems to be of good quality. The pots are outstanding having some of the best taper, in both volume & tone, that I have seen in any guitar costing under $2000. You can roll off the volume, even using digital amp modelling, & get that nice distortion roll-off that is so useful. The tone pot will actually change the tone gradually instead of making things muddy. All in all, I have found the Pacifica to be much greater than the sum of its parts & much more than a starter's guitar. I will not hesitate to gig with this ax with no worries. Having played for 4 decades, I long ago lost my brand snobbery. I evaluate a guitar by the quality of the materials used, the workmanship & feel of the ax & the tone, not the name on the headstock. If I can get the tone that I & my audience are after & it's a quality instument, then I'll gig with it & enjoy playing it. The Pacifica is such an instrument & one that I find myself playing constantly. My advice for anyone seeking this type of guitar is don't wait, pull the trigger. You will be pleasantly suprised as I was!

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    Eh...

    It's an ok guitar. Nothing special. I've owned it for a year and it's definitely not a my first pick to play. It's not bad for a beginner's guitar. It was miles ahead...Read complete review

    It's an ok guitar. Nothing special. I've owned it for a year and it's definitely not a my first pick to play. It's not bad for a beginner's guitar. It was miles ahead of my friend's Squier Strat. However, the single coils are weak. I had to use the humbucker most of the time, which isn't even great itself. The switching on this guitar is really annoying. It's like a pickup will just shut off unless you jiggle the switch. The plug where you connect the cable from the amp came out. Last of all, the strap buttons came loose. Most of these problems occured after a year of being used. In my opinion this is a very cheap guitar. Definitely a beginner's.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing quality for price

    By FunkRocker97

    from CT

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    For this much money, this guitar is worth EVERY PENNY. In fact, I would expect this quality from a Fender. It sounds amazing, and the build quality is near flawless. The frets are even, the tuning heads are great, The neck is fast and smooth, and there are no blemishes that i could find.

    In comparison, I have a more expensive Vintage Modified Squier Stratocaster HSS, and the Pacifica blows it out of the water. The Ssquier's frets aren't leveled (they hang off the fretboard a little bit and scratch against my fingers when i play the lower strings), it goes out of tune constantly, the tuning pegs are junk, the tremolo is unusable as it make the guitar go horribly out of tune, AND its a basswood body (I prefer alder for strats). I'm considering selling it to get another Pacifica.

    The only thing that i have to get fixed is the strings sit up too high in the nut, to the point where i could easily pull the low E string out if i wanted to. There's also some fret buzz on the lower 3 strings. However, these are easy and cheap fixes that don't affect my overall experience with the guitar.

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    3.0

    Good for beginers

    By yamahaguy

    from Paso Robles, CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Bad Strigs

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    its a good beginner guitar. I've had it since Febuary. i mainly have used it for playing in our youth group band, and messing around with my cousin. it was my "first" guitar. i would recomend it to a beginner.

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    4.0

    cheap workhorse

    By sethro85

    from columbus, nj

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    Received this guitar YEARS ago as a Christmas present. It was my first guitar...still have it and it has served me and many others very well. For the price paid this has earned it's stripes triple fold. I finally decided to upgrade to an Ibanez a few months ago, and the Yamaha has already proven more durable. As mentioned the the pick-ups are nothing to brag about, but do very well for the price (and you have 3 of them). Again, as mentioned the toggle switch can be fussy, but it's a cheap upgrade. When I look at this thing, I can't help but think this would be a great guitar to mod out like EVH did with his 'Frankenstrat'. All in all I think this is prob the industry standard for a beginner's guitar.

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pull the trigger!

    By Old Dude Still Rockin!

    from Erie,PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Practice To Gigs

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    I've been looking to get a Pacifica for quite a long time &, for whatever reason, never pulled the trigger. What a mistake! I got the PAC112J simply because, for the cost, I thought it would be a good platform for modding & I couldn't see spending more money for things that I would change out anyway. I was pleasantly suprised when I received the Pacifica. The quality easily surpassed my Fender American Series Strat which had several buzzes on the fretboard & needed some fret work to bring it up to my standards. The Pacifica's neck & fretboard were flawless, comfortable & had an outstanding feel with no buzz on any notes what so ever. The body, paint, bridge & tuners were all high quality &, in the case of the tuners, kept the ax in tune quite nicely after stretching the new strings. The big suprise for me was the electronics. The SSH setup is incredibly versatile & gives me access to whatever style that I want to play from hi-gain rock to SRV to finger-picked clean to some almost jazz-acceptable tones. I've been playing for 40 years & I'm primarily a classic rock & blues player having had many guitars, some very expensive & sought after & some not so expensive, but, very nice instruments, over the years. The tone of the Pacifica is outstanding & I actually like the single coil sound a bit better than my American Strat. The single coils have a bit more mid range & less brittleness than traditional Strats. A plus in my view. The humbucker is very versatile although I have had to roll off the tone control a bit to suit my tonal taste. It has a very good sound, clean or distorted & sounds especially good when palm-muting. This brings me to the pots & switch. The switch is a 5-way switch & seems to be of good quality. The pots are outstanding having some of the best taper, in both volume & tone, that I have seen in any guitar costing under $2000. You can roll off the volume, even using digital amp modelling, & get that nice distortion roll-off that is so useful. The tone pot will actually change the tone gradually instead of making things muddy. All in all, I have found the Pacifica to be much greater than the sum of its parts & much more than a starter's guitar. I will not hesitate to gig with this ax with no worries. Having played for 4 decades, I long ago lost my brand snobbery. I evaluate a guitar by the quality of the materials used, the workmanship & feel of the ax & the tone, not the name on the headstock. If I can get the tone that I & my audience are after & it's a quality instument, then I'll gig with it & enjoy playing it. The Pacifica is such an instrument & one that I find myself playing constantly. My advice for anyone seeking this type of guitar is don't wait, pull the trigger. You will be pleasantly suprised as I was!

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yamaha Pacifica has Always Been a Best Buy!

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    No unhappy endings here, buy it--try it, see/hear for yourself. This is not my first Pacifica and not my last, I have always been impressed with Yamaha's attention to detail and the materials used, Is the PAC112J for every one, probably not, but it certainly will fit the needs of the vast majority of newbies and intermediate players. Do not think of it as a cheap entry level beater, it is far better than that! These guitars will do the blues, country, rock and even gospel very well indeed. Heavy metal? Not so much. Jazz? Maybe a fake! The short of it, the Pacifica really is versatile and covers most of the musical genres you might want to play.
    The short of it! Buy a Yamaha Pacifica PAC112! Why? Value, Quality, Fit/Finish, Playability, Tone and other stuff like that. It truly is a best buy for the money amd compares with other brands at over twice the price. This latest run is from Indonesia and I gotta tell ya, thoe guys have got there act together for now, have seen many other Indonesia build guitars and the workmanship is pretty dang good for the price point. No lie, the Indo line quality approaches the Korean line that builds many big names we will not drop here! Since there are no 10's at this price point, the PAC112 is truly worth of a 9 rating!
    As stated already, the quailty is there, you will not be disappointed, great feel, especially the PAC112 neck, it has a very different taper and radius, it is flat and fast, quite comfortable, it will surprise you. The alder body is always a plus at $200 bucks and the contour/weight ratio seem to fit very well, the big names do not do it any better. The pickups are middle road, BUT, do not replace until you have had a real pro setup and adjusted the pickups to their proper height for tonal balance; expect a warm/fat tone similar to the Fender Strat, the G&L Legacy etc. The bridge humbucker has lotsa punch and a very proper timbre, leave it alone, it mixes well with the singles! The stock pickups do render those notch positions that we all love and enjoy, they are pretty lively and cheeky, not so dry as many others we have heard. The enclosed machine tuners are more than adequate, why spend more? I have the Lake Blue model and it is a very fine finish indeed, the usual body section ghosts do not appear thru the finish, good job Yamaha! In recent years the big boys have gotten very careless in this regard, mismatched pieces of wood just thrown together, the surface of the body shows these anomalies thru the finish, ugh, you should expect and demand much more from name brands selling at $500-800 bucks, send 'em back!
    In a few words, the value of the current Yamaha PAC 112J is undeniable and will give every guitar at the $200 price point a kick in the butt! It truly is a standout at this price point!

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Little guitar

    By MusicMan13

    from Peru, MA

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    This was my first full-size electric. The pickups are about as versatile as it they get. The single-coils are relatively low-noise, and the humbucker is great for just about everything. It stays in tune pretty well even through crazy whammy use. All in all a GREAT buy!

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a beaut!

    By Ross-PLajy

    from Israel

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    Maybe I'm naive or I built such a righteous plexi-clone, but I don't understand the put-downs about the pickups. Just turn up the volume and they growl sing and shriek, and quiet they're sweet. To get the cluck I even had to back them off from the strings. The tone control really works. A cool little guitar. BTW I've always loved their acoustics and their LL-11 is also a beaut. Thanks again Yamaha!

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm very happy

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    I picked this up as my midlife crisis present to myself. Despite the price, this is a very solid instrument- the neck feels nice and fast, the frets are well dressed and the HSS combination allows me to play anything from Cash to Metallica. The pickups aren't the greatest, but they work well enough and are easy to replace if you want something hotter. If you put on heavier strings than the 0.09s this comes with you'll probably need to add some springs to the tremolo to keep the bridge down- standard Fender springs work fine. I was strolling through a guitar store the other day and fiddling with various instruments and was surprised- the only instruments I really preferred to this were $1000+. *Much* nicer than the Squires in the same price range.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Guitar Classroom Teacher

    By Guitar Jedi

    from Tigard, OR

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    I have used this guitar model (all five color choices) in my guitar class for over 10 years. It is an extroidinary guitar that serves classroom situations nicely. The neck body construction, tuners, and electronics make it an excellent choice for those wanting a guitar that can do it all and take typical classroom abuse. It has great tone range with its pickup system. Many kids prefer this model over their own when performing. Add a gig bag and cable, and you are in business. Only modification that may be necessary is replacing the input jack with a metal upgrade after it breaks. The price on this instrument makes it an excellent purchase for long term use. Get this model! Not the Pacifica 012. Your kids will love you!

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great guitar

    By firebird420

    from Michigan

    Comments about Yamaha PAC112J Electric Guitar:

    I have owned this guitar for the past 13 years. Since then I have modified the guitar by replacing all pickups, adding the x-bridge, and a crapload of switches making her more versatile than ever. This guitar has great potential, you can hear it's acoustic quality without even being plugged in. That's why I chose one, but sound more incredible now than when I got it stock. You need to raise the bridge quite a bit to get rid of fretbuzz.

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