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Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC12 Electric Guitar; Black
- Agathis Body
- Maple Bolt-On Neck
- Sonokeling Fingerboard
- Vintage Tremelo
- 5 Position Switch
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The Yamaha Pacifica Series
One of the best electric guitar values for over a decade, Yamaha Pacifica guitars are well known for great tone and outstanding playability.
First launched in 1990, the Pacifica series was driven by the California session scene where versatility, performance and individuality were key.
The Pacifica series has been constructed to respond to various genres and play styles. Various pickup configurations provide a wide range of sound character from heavy distortion to a clear clean sound.
|Bridge||Vintage Style Tremolo||Vintage Style Tremolo||Vintage Style Tremolo w/ Block Saddle||Vintage Tremolo w/ Block Saddle|
|Pickups||Single x2, Humbucker x1||Single x2, Humbucker x1||Alnico V Single x2, Alnico V Humbucker x1||Alnico V Humbucker x2|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone||Master Volume, Master Tone||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)|
|Body||Flamed Maple + Alder (VFM) or Quilted Maple + Alder (VQM)||Solid Alder||Solid Alder||Flamed Maple + Alder|
|Neck||Maple||Maple||Maple (Tinted Finish)||Maple (Tinted Finish)|
|Tuners||Diecast||Grover Locking||Grover Locking||Grover Locking|
|Bridge||Vintage Tremolo w/ Block Saddle||Hardtail Bridge||Wilkinson VS50-6||Hardtail Bridge (HFM), Wilkinson VS50-6 (VFM)|
|Pickups||Alnico V Single x2, Alnico V Humbucker x1||P90 Alnico V, Humbucker Alnico V||Seymour Duncan Trembucker P-Rails||Seymour Duncan SP90, Custom5 Trembucker|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)||Master Volume, Master Tone||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)|
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|Body Material Type||solid-wood||solid-wood||—||Poplar||Alder||Alder|
|Color||Metallic Blue||Black||Metallic Blue||black||Translucent Black||Yellow Natural Stain|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||—||—|
|Guitar Bridge System||tremolo||tremolo||—||tremolo||tremolo||Hardtail Bridge|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||combination||humbucker||humbucker||combination||combination|
|Item Dimensions||18 x 43 x 4.5 in||18 x 43 x 4.5 in||2.4 x 12.99 x 39.29 in||3 x 38.5 x 14 in||17.9 x 42.5 x 4.1 in||17.9 x 42.5 x 4.1 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple||—||—|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
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This is a great starter kit for learning to play the guitar. The guitar is a basic one as you can see in the lacquer of the mast, but the sound is good, it will certainly be good for years until you need a better guitar. I had had no trouble with it but I have been recommended, by my guitar teacher, not to use the tremolo (wha wha stick) on this guitar because it is not very well done and will take the guitar out of tune.
The amplifier... is adequate for a starter kit, it will work for you to play by yourself at home, if you want to play with friends it might be a little too small, and you will want to get a new one bigger and better. But to start it does do the job perfectly to start learning.
The biggest problem is the cable which completely sucks, I had to buy a new one right out of the box. It is not because it was a defective one, it is just terrible quality; very flimsy and thin, which means less insulation and capacity. Once I bought the new cable it sounded great.
The tuner is quite good an easy to use, even if it is a cheap one. It is the type that you clip to the top of the mast, but it doesn't have metronome or cable in-out, and it will not work for other instruments (I have a different one with microphone that I can use for the guitar, harmonica, etc).
The strap and guitar bag are basin ones and will do the job. The bag has no padding so if you want to travel with the guitar you will need a new one.
It comes with three medium picks. That should be enough for a long time, you will probably will not need thin or thick picks for a while.