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Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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The Yamaha Pacifica HSS Deluxe guitar is an example of great tone and outstanding playability. Featuring a comfort-contoured body, vintage-style vibr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Outstanding value, outstanding tone.

The Yamaha Pacifica HSS Deluxe guitar is an example of great tone and outstanding playability. Featuring a comfort-contoured body, vintage-style vibrato, and 3-way switching of the 2-humbucker pickup configuration. Beautiful color finish, chrome hardware, and quality construction. The Pacifica covers it all. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Construction: bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25 1/2" = 648mm
  • Fingerboard: sonokeling rosewood
  • Radius: 13 3/4" = 350mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Body: agathis
  • Neck: maple
  • Bridge: vintage tremolo
  • Pickups: single coil x 2, humbucking x 1
  • Pickup switch: 5-position
  • Controls: master volume, master tone
  • Case sold separately
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YamahaPAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar

Ok guys you will think I am crazy but here is my story. I own few pacificas and Gibson and PSR and Custom Strats. Last two years I am using Yamaha Pacifica 012 as...Read complete review

Ok guys you will think I am crazy but here is my story. I own few pacificas and Gibson and PSR and Custom Strats. Last two years I am using Yamaha Pacifica 012 as my primary guitar. I picked it from my friend and I liked it so much and can't stop playing it. I will show up in studio with it and producent will laugh till he hear the sound this guitar have. If you don't trust me just go in music store and try this guitar. Also it stays in tune forever and you can mess with tremolo and everything. So begginer or pro just try this guitar and you will see I am not lying.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not terrible, but not great either.

Its an OK guitar. There's not really anything wrong with it, but even a beginner will find themselves wanting something better. Its neck is my main complaint, it is very narrow, and...Read complete review

Its an OK guitar. There's not really anything wrong with it, but even a beginner will find themselves wanting something better. Its neck is my main complaint, it is very narrow, and leaves my fingers very cramped on open chords. The action is also not very good, its fairly high, and even with .10's I can't lower it to a comfortable level. Fortunately, it sounds pretty good and the finish look fantastic, but that doesn't make up or the fact that this is the most uncomfortable strat I've ever played. All in all, a decent beginner guitar but a few more dollars will yield a far better guitar.

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow!

By joshuaz

from broadway va

Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

been playing for over thirty years....wanted a strat copy style with humbucker bridge for wide range of tone options....leaves the others in its category behind! tuners could be better but overall when you factor in price its a great quality instrument worthy of much more money! skip the squires, this ones a winner!

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Dee

from Undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      Ok guys you will think I am crazy but here is my story. I own few pacificas and Gibson and PSR and Custom Strats. Last two years I am using Yamaha Pacifica 012 as my primary guitar. I picked it from my friend and I liked it so much and can't stop playing it. I will show up in studio with it and producent will laugh till he hear the sound this guitar have. If you don't trust me just go in music store and try this guitar. Also it stays in tune forever and you can mess with tremolo and everything. So begginer or pro just try this guitar and you will see I am not lying.

      (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A once great guitar bites the dust

      By mojohand03

      from NYC

      Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      The original Pacifica's from '91 - '92 had an aluminum core in the neck joint. I remember how turned on I was when I first heard my Pacifica through a Super Reverb using a Boss OD. Such warmth, rich sustain. The body resonated in a way that you felt connected, and it made you want to play better, because of that tone. This guitar and all the rest of them pale in comparison, but they do play and sound well, despite this major modification. If you can find one of those earlier models, don't hesitate for a moment to buy it. You'll be glad you did.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great first guitar

      By Charlie

      from Jasper, Ga

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This was my first guitar, and it has been a great choice. I wasn't sure if I was going to continue playing, so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Seven years later, I'm still going strong. I have acquired a few nicer guitars, but my old Pac012 is my knock-around guitar and stays in the living room, where it is always within reach. It gets played every day. It stays in tune and has a nice feel. For an inexpensive guitar, it does a great job.

        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not terrible, but not great either.

        By WESTON-vtOVR

        from Vermont

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        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        Its an OK guitar. There's not really anything wrong with it, but even a beginner will find themselves wanting something better. Its neck is my main complaint, it is very narrow, and leaves my fingers very cramped on open chords. The action is also not very good, its fairly high, and even with .10's I can't lower it to a comfortable level. Fortunately, it sounds pretty good and the finish look fantastic, but that doesn't make up or the fact that this is the most uncomfortable strat I've ever played. All in all, a decent beginner guitar but a few more dollars will yield a far better guitar.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bang for the Buck Defined

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar as a few years ago. I've since moved on, but this was a great guitar to start with. Nice action, decent tone for blues or rock, and it stays in tune forever. The 3 1/2 stars for quality and features are intended as a negative, just an honest rating for an entry level guitar. It looks decent too.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Shane E.

        from Cedar City Utah

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This is the first brand of electiric guitars I have owned;I am still using it! My main guitar for recording and live performance is the same brand but souped up a little bit. I have another one just like this though. Prefect for the begginer, and good for the pros! The price is cheap for what you get!I can get any sound I need from this guitar. It works well with Plus E-bow. Good rockin!

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        About My Ax

        By Appleton

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is good and sells for a low price, although I would like it to have an extra tone dial like a Fender Stratocaster. If you are just starting out as a musician and don't want to spend much money, this guitar is for you. If you want a guitar with more versatility and features, then you might want to consider a different brand or model.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice

        By JohnnyYenAgain

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Playability
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Staying in Tune

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I have owned a Gibson SG and an Ibanez or two in the last 22 years. I liked the simplicity of a stop bar tailpiece, the growl of two well placed and crafted humbuckers. I have played strats here and there, but they just weren't for me. I picked this guitar up today and I never knew what I was missing out on. As for the guitar, I can't tell much difference in the sound of this as opposed to the top strat-style manufacturers out there. It has a fast action and the neck just feels nice. I am getting back into guitar after a very long hiatus and none too seriously, so I went cheap. I am glad I did. After all these years I finally realize my first music teacher was right: If you know how to play, you can make any instrument sound good. I would say pair this up with a decent sounding amp and you will not be disappointed.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awsome

        By Chuck

        from Missouri

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        Great entry level guitar holds tune well did a lot of research before I ordered this guitar very pleased with it and the prompt shipping

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awesome Playability

        By J-Ro

        from Commerce, mi

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        *Note* - (I can not testify as to the quality and longevity of this instrument. Only to my first impressions on playing it one time, during a long, hard, jam at a guitar shop).Pros: This guitar has a serious neck for soloing. If you do blues/rock like me, I can tell you, this guitar will do it. This guitar has great sustain for what it is, I swear. The tonality is superb on the neck and middle setting. Stayed in tune.Cons: The tone of the bridge leaves a bit to be desired. Also, it did come out of tune once, but it was a minor adjustment.Ah, for the money, it is worth it, I'd say.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        own many guitars, but it always comes back to this

        By fallen897

        from New Jersey

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I have owned this guitar for years. My parents bought it for me as my learning guitar, and it has stuck around since. I have played guitar for 8 or so years and have sure played my share of different brands and styles. This guitar still seems to be my fall back. It is an excellent guitar for a beginner to learn on, as well as a worthwhile guitar for the hobbyist to enjoy. Completely worth the money.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Zpshorty

        from Alabama

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This is an excellent guitar, It is definitely worth the price, It sounds excellent, Very clean and very good deal...Excellent guitar!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice finish, nice tones, great for beginers.

        By Pizzle

        from DC

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is an excellent entry-level guitar for an up and coming strat-style player. The finish is the prettiest of all the guitars I've owned, including a Fender Strat Plus... You can get the classic strat sounds out of this thing for sure. Tuners aren't great, but hey, this guitar is a good place to start!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        niiiice

        By RGboy79

        from Greensburg, PA

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        My parents bought this for me for my 13th birthday. It was my first electric guitar. It would seem this is just a starter guitar, but it also good for guitar veterans. Its wonderful for beginners too, though. It has a nice feel and sounds pretty good. I had no problems with it ever. For people who like this kind of guitar, its not a bad buy.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not Bad..

        By Omar-9H6GF

        from Naperville, IL

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        Well, this was my first guitar. I decided to go out and buy something cheap to start with, in case I decided not to go with it.It's comfy, sturdy, has a decent finish, overall good quality. It sounds pretty good for its price, and it has five different pickup settings, which is really nice. Mine didn't come with a tremolo (I bought it in a store), but no beginner needs one anyway, and I still haven't bothered getting one. It's a great value in my opinion.However, I have had one problem. The pickup selector switch became lose after six months, and I've taken very good care of it all the time. It still locks in place, but you sometimes have to jiggle it so that it picks it up properly. What's annoying is when I'm playing and I accidentally tap or bump it slightly, and I'm basically playing nothing, or it's faint. This, however, might just be a random bad result I got from a factory defect, and might be a rare problem. Could be common too, I'm not sure. I just need to open it up one day and probably just tighten a bolt.Overall, I'd say it's a good buy. However, if you really are serious about becoming a guitarist, don't even bother buying this. Save yourself money and just go for a high-end guitar from the start. But if you really aren't sure, and just want to test the waters, this is a must buy.

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not as good as the EG series

        By The all knowing yogurt

        from Indiana

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        This is a decent guitar, especially for beginners. It looks pretty good. It is not, however, as good as the EG series yamaha guitars which were amazing and cheaper than this guitar. I would still recommend this axe for beginners. It's just a great guitar and brand to start with.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DONT TAKE MY LES PAUL AND STRATS OUT ANYMORE

        By smokin joe

        from ottertail mn

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha PAC012DLX Pacifica Series HSS Deluxe Electric Guitar:

            Without a doubt my yamaha guitars smoke my lp custom and american standard strat, i have 3 pacificas one is a tele style, and a yamaha bass, they all play/ sound great, never an issue, plus if a drunk knocks it over you wont have a heart attack, ive used yamaha gear since the 70s this includes pa , even if money was not an object i would take yamaha over ANY

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