Review: the Yamaha Pacifica PAC112J 

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: $200

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112J

The Pacifica series was designed during the 1990’s in California and manufactured in Japan as Yamaha’s take on two of Fender’s main designs – the Telecaster and the Stratocaster. The Pacifica PAC112J is a “superstrat”.

The Yamaha Pacifica PAC112J is their highest rated electric guitar under $200 .

Specifications

  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Black (pictured), also comes in Lake Blue, Natural, Old Violin Sunburst
  • Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
  • Pickups: Bridge Humbucking, Middle Single coil, Neck Single coil
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 13 3/4″ (350 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: Not specified
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Position

Pros

Many guitarists favored the Yamaha Pacifica PAC112J over the budget Squire HSS strats in their reviews. They commend its build quality and its tone. Value for money got repeated mentions, with some going as far as claiming that this guitar plays as well as those priced twice more.

Cons

There were no consistent complaints about this guitar in customer reviews – just a few of the same negatives about quality and tuning stability that most guitars in this price range get.

Overall

With its high rating, and Yamaha’s reputation for student friendly quality, you can’t go far wrong with the Pacifica PAC112J.

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