The Yamaha Pacifica series has grown to become a fan favorite and highly recommended for beginners and pros alike. The PAC012 packs quite a punch in terms of sound output, enabled by its hi-quality hardware and electronics. It’s quite hard to compete against it in its respectful price range. This work of art features a beautiful classic shape and stunning colors that make it food for the eyes.
Body & Neck
This beauty’s body is made of agathis and wrapped up in a black color tone, with a fine-blended white pick guard. Its gorgeous maple neck is bolt-on attached, complemented with a sonokeling fingerboard equipped with 22 frets.
The guitar contains hi-quality hardware components that match well on much costlier axes. Its beautiful wooden finish is topped off by its headstock equipped with Yamaha tuners, matching the rest of the instrument flawlessly. The bridge slot is equipped with a vintage tremolo, further enhancing its sound quality.
A distinctive feature of this masterpiece are the three pickups it offers, two of which are single-coils and the bridge pickup is a humbucker. The pickups are naturally complemented with a five-way switch – offering tons of combinations and mix-matching for spicing up your sound with variety. The PAC012 also comes with a standard set of dual control knobs; volume and tone.
The sound coming out of this sleek axe is immaculate. It’s at its best when playing some smooth and clean jazz or rock, but it will follow you every step of the way no matter what your style, rhythm or genre of choice is, this is ensured by its versatile pickups as you can adjust it any way you want. Take it to live performances, or extensively practice mastering your sound at home, this guitar won’t give you a moment of hesitation – it’s built to last a long time with a durable structure
I feel like I have just reviewed a $300 guitar, this remarkable instrument has more than enough to satisfy a beginner and guide him to taking his sound to the next level, however it can also cover the needs of an already experienced guitar virtuoso. Overall, the fine qualities of this axe are unmatched in its low price range, and its elegant design further back it up as a very desirable choice.