Yamaha Pacifica

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Manufacturer Yamaha
Period Present
Body type Single or double-cutaway solid
Neck joint bolt-on
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Bridge Vintage Tremolo or hardtail Tele
Pickup (music) 1 humbucking and 2 single-coil pickups or 1 humbucking and 1 Hot Rails
Colors available
black, lake blue, metallic red, natural, old violin sunburst, and translucent green

Yamaha Pacifica is the name of a series of Electric guitar manufactured by Yamaha, based primarily on Fender's classic Stratocaster and Telecaster designs.

The Stratocaster-influenced models have two single coils and a Humbucker, while the Telecaster-inspired 1511MS Mike Stern signature model has a neck humbucker and a Hot Rails ('rails' humbucker the size of a singlecoil) in the bridge. The high end guitars use Seymour Duncan pickups exclusively, while lower-priced models lean toward Yamaha-made generic pickups.

Pacifica guitars feature a solid Alder body and a bolt-on 2-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets (except for the PAC1511MS which has a natural swamp ash body and a 1-piece maple neck/fretboard and the PAC012 which has an agathis body).

Influential endorsees of the Pacifica guitars include Michael Lee Firkins and esteemed Tele ace Mike Stern, who received his aforementioned signature guitar in 1997.

See also

  • Yamaha
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • List of guitar manufacturers

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