Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Review & Demo The Music Zoo

Session-player inspired Pacifica offers unmatched versatility and playability

This is the new Yamaha PAC612VIIFM Pacifica with a very cool Indigo Blue finish over a flame maple top and an alder body, Wilkinson tremolo, and a very versatile electronics setup that provides a trio of Seymour Duncan pickups: SSL-1 neck and middle single coils and a TB-14 Custom 5 bridge humbucker. There's also a push/pull on the tone knob, should you want to split that humbucker for single-coil bridge tones, too! First introduced in the '90s and geared toward session players, the Pacifica is a classic Yamaha model that is a worthy guitar for any shredder or riffer alike.


Pacifica Specs

  • Indigo Blue Finish
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Alder Body
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard with Jumbo Frets
  • 25.5” Scale Length
  • 13-3/4” Fretboard Radius
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Neck/Middle and Bridge TB-14 Pickups
  • 5-Way Pickup Switch
  • Master Volume/Tone Controls with Push/Pull Pickup Split
  • Wilkinson VS50-6 Bridge
  • Grover Locking Tuners

Pacifica Tone

The Yamaha PAC612VIIFM Pacifica is a great take on the classic "HSS" model. The foundation of the alder body offers a nicely balance frequency response with a pronounced midrange, and pairing it's 25.5" scale with the middle or neck Duncan SSL-1 single coils will give you plenty of sparkle and snap if you so desire. Or, engage that bridge pickup for thick and fat rhythm tones and more output.

Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Review & Demo the music zoo

Pacifica Feel

The Pacific neck is crafted from maple and has a "C" shape that will feel like home for any player. The larger and comfortable 13-3/4" radius gives you a bit more space between the strings and a more modern feel overall than the Pacifica's cousins. The guitar also boasts a back contour so it sits against your body quite nicely.

Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Review & Demo the music zoo

Why We Like It

The Pacifica PAC612VIIFM is a great combination of value, beauty, playability, and tone. It could easily be the only guitar you need because of it's pickup configuration, and the flame maple top is a nice touch that makes it appear much more expensive than it is! 

Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Review & Demo the music zoo

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The new Pacifica line-up boasts several different options with different pickup configurations, bridge setups, and colors. The PAC510V features a single humbucker configuration, while the PAC611 family sports a P-90 pickup in the neck position

Pacifica Price

$1050.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change. 

Pacifica Colors

The Yamaha Pacifica is available in Indigo Blue, Transparent Black, or Root Beer.

Pacifica Case

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