Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M

Pacifica PAC112M, STC-Shaped Guitar from Yamaha in the Pacifica series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 8 reviews )
 5 reviews63 %
 2 reviews25 %
 1 user review13 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Chuck's review"Yamaha Pacifica 112M"

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
Since I own this guitar for abot 3 years now, I thought it was about time I gave it some kind of review. I purchased this guitar in a local store in Osijek,Croatia and payed about $300. I did not own an electric guitar before that, so a friend of mine who owned the store recomended this guitar.

I wanted an afordable strat style guitar,and that was exactly what I have got. I like almost everything about this axe, specialy the fact that if you drop like I did it doesnt brake up.

Like I sad, I like almost everything.I dont like the buzz of the single coil pickups,but all in all this is a sweet guitar.

Here are the specs:

- Solid Alder Body

- Maple Neck

- Maple Fingerboard, 22 Frets

- 1 Humbucker/2 Single Coil Pickups

- One Volume, One Tone Control, 5 Way Switch

- Diecast Chrome Tuners

- White Pickguard

- Vintage Style Chrome Tremolo

- Black Finish

The quality is realy good. There were no blemishes on the finish, and the guitar came with a wrench for neck adjustement.

I love this guitar because of its good construction, the sound and the features. It stays in tune for a long time and its humbucker pickup has a real thrash metal like sound. This axe is ideal for Iron Maiden type of rifs and solos! If you are a beginer buy it. Later on you can upgrade it. I will probably replace the pickups,but I will still use this guitar in live situations because it feals like a strat and looks like it too!

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MGR/Chuck's review"Yamaha Pacifica 112M"

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
I bought this guitar at a local guitar shop almost 3 years ago for about $300. I wanted a strat type electric guitar wich had a maple neck, 22 frets and a bit more agresive sound in the bridge position. Since it was my first electric guitar I think I made a good choice to begin with.

What I like about this guitar is the way it lookes and sounds like. It has metalic black finish on solid alder body, bolt on maple neck with 22 medium size frets, 2 single coils in neck and midle and 1 humbucker in the bridge position. I also like the fact that it has 1 volume and 1 tone control,5 postion pickup selector switch and very good tuning keys. By the way I even got two wrenches, one for neck adjustment and one for adjusting the hight of the strings.

There isn't much I don't like about this guitar, in fact I love everithing about it.
The only thing that I dislike is the buzzing sound of the single coils in the overdrive mode, but it's really not that bad.

The finish on the body is flawless, and the neck is really comfortable to play. All the electronics still work great after nearly 3 years now. The sound of the humbucker in the bridge position is prety good for a guitar of this price range and the single coils give a good vintage sound that's great for blues or jazz. The unit stays in tune for a very long time even when I rock prety hard on it.

This is a great guitar to start with and also for semi-pro playing. I'm planing to change the pickups and make it a serious workhorse guitar. In conclusion I highly recomend this guitar to beginners and semi-pro guitarists.

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MGR/Anonymous's review"Yamaha Pacifica 112M"

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
I got this guitar as a Christmas gift, from Steve's Music in Toronto and it cost $300 Canadian

The guitar is great, its my first electric guitar but I did do some research and compared it to Washburn,Ibanez and for the money it was better sounding and most durable. I however like all three companys, I found the Ibanez rg170bulky and lacking tone, the washburn was the most playable but sounded horrible yet, the Pacifica was flawless in playabililty and sound.

I can't complain i've had it for almost a yr and no problems. One word of advise this is more of a bluesy guitar rather then metal but it still does the job with a good amp and pedal.

Very good quality i've spent hours playing metal and it sounds good stays in tune. The neck is well crafted, pickups sound good the humbucker and to single coils are great.
Definiatlly will last a while and take a beating.

I general great electric to start with for all types of music sounds good clean, or bluesy if you want it too or heavy with the right distortion. I know a guy who bought an rg170 and its falling apart on him. Yamaha might not seem that attractive to new players but its good value for the buck.
Owning an acoustic and classical getting this axe was kickass!
Happy jammin

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MGR/adam osborne03/13/2002

MGR/adam osborne's review"Yamaha Pacifica 112M"

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
i bought my pacifica from bandland in stockton as my second guitar i also have a les paul and i paid £180!!

i really like this guitar because one it looks really nice with its plain wooden double cut design two because it has two single coil and a humber for pickups and three it is fairly easy to play and not so bad on your fingers!!!

there is not alot i dont like about my guitar apart from the fact it marks and scratchs easily and shows up well!!

i think my guitar is very strong and well made by talented crafts people who took time to design and make this range of guitars!!!

all else i have to say is im reallly happy i bought this product!!!!

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Sicksurfer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
Guitar made to my knowledge in Indonesia.
22 frets, two humbucker and a single microphone.
5-way switch, adjustable tone and volume.
The neck is maple, screwed, the key is also maple.
Alder body. Presence of a vibrato.


The handle is comfortable to play, maple is smoother and softer than rosewood for example. Aesthetic level is pretty but it's a matter of taste.
It is not too wide or thick so it was a pretty cool playing comfort.

Access is fairly easy to acute (form requires stratocaster).
The guitar is not too heavy, although it arises on the thigh when playing seated.
Standing for the game I have not tested. The shape is classic is that of a stratum.

I mostly use the neck pickup and bridge pickup (humbucker). The sound of the neck pickup is not bad at all for blues solos, clean sounds, accompaniments, possibly with a little crunch, reverb or chorus. You can get a snapping sound to be very smooth and soft ... we can afford many things.

The bridge pickup can take his first steps into the world of the distortion is enough to play classic heavy metal, hard rock, punk, metal ... Now we must admit that this guitar is a cheap quality microphone that is correct but do not expect great precision.

Overall you should see your account if you're new, or if you have a limited budget is a very versatile configuration.


The guitar is best suited to blues, rock, reggae, it is quite versatile.
She can play some metal or trash etc ... but I would say it is not specifically to do that.

I tested it with a Vox Valvetronix it sounded very good with a pocket pod as well.
The crunch is clear and nickel. The distortion is acceptable but not great strength focement should consider changing the neck pickup if you want more quality.

We just get crystal clear sound on the neck pickup, or a good crunch ... enough to play pop, rock, reggae and blues / jazz. The distortion goes well with a good set, but again this is not the specialty of this configuration.

Overall again a versatile guitar with a very positive point for clean sounds and crunchy ... a small point improvement for large distos why not with a change in the humbucker ...


I use it for a year.
I like the shape Stratocaster, the neck and maple fingerboard, the presence of simple and humbucker pickups.

I like less vibrato that is not necessarily terrible, and the settings in the bridge that are not of high quality.

I tried many guitars in the same price range (Lag, ibanez, epiphone, squier) and that is my favorite. For me the best value for a beginner (e) or someone looking for a nice guitar without breaking the bank.

Again excellent value for money, changing the humbucker and adding a bone nut ... it could do serious.

Experience with this choice I would do without hesitation, I made the rounds of forums, sites, everyone can just recommend it to forge a style at their own pace and do what is waiting to have a guitar

pmlouise's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
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The only default to my taste: the average average vibrato.


The handle is really enjoyable trs.
The frets are a bit large tros.
ACCS good at high frequencies.
Guitar lgre and balance with which you can play both standing than sitting.
You plug it sounds not need hacks to 1000.


The highlight of this guitar is its versatility with two microphones and a simple double might be expected. Especially the neck and bridge pickups are excellent. The micro intermdiare is worse than the other two.
I would advise it for all styles of music from the mtal ...


Premire is my guitar that I use now for a long time even if other lctriques joined my set.
I tried many guitars in this price range and quality is the best price I found.
Excellent guitar for those who want to immediately find the instrument a good multipurpose gear. It can also serve to confirm that player does not have as ...
Exprience I would do with that choice.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
I Aquis about a year ago ... then ...

Country of origin: Japan
22 frets (which wear out quickly by making asser bends so beware of buzz)
A classic not very strong vibrato that floats already!
A knob for volume and one for tone not to mention the clip-clap for the position of the microphone (the two penultimate sizzle and I'm not the only one having this problem :-()
Very comfortable handle and very strong but a little too late for the agreement near the head of the mechanics are also very strong and rigidly flexible if you see what I mean ... seeing


Can not handle little more pleasant that does not grow horns at your fingertips but they often must settle it with the big screws that I remember the name ...
Easy access to acute but the notes are not accurate at all and it's a shame for some solo parraisse Disagree with the rest of the group ...
The most classic form stratovolcano in the world but much more slender ...
The sound is not great but good for first it is going very well this is my first electric and I use it with a fender 15g a little too saturated and is drooling acoustic mode when you clean up a bit high in the volume. It's an itch that amp then unplug the issue so so but she knows what stand out in ca price range ...


The sound bah not much to say I use bcp on differant amps and that's what makes all the differance ...


Very good guitar for ca price range. I advice to beginners soingneux and low budget but does not recommend that to bourrineur ferrai mieu to buy a stronger tool ... So his strength:

It's simple beauty
Are comfortable to play
The overall strength

Weak Points

Small parts not very important too fragile ...
Gandalf la croute05/25/2005

Gandalf la croute's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha Pacifica PAC112M
Guitar 22 frets 2 single coil dual, vintage vibrato (no top), Volume, Tone 5-way switch, cord comes with a real stew to a "Gold" in quality. Handle color Rabl (PA 112M) I type in tip top varnish classic look is monavie I find more sober.


Ultra ergonomic handle, a player usually the folk round of the PA112 M is really more enjoyable, the correct weight correct, trs surprised by the ergonomics of the handle even in extreme boxes .. I play the solos I accessed the Floyds 20-21-22 is required.
Some merdouillages the volume in mid race but nothing serious
Good sound on a VOX ADVT 30W (which way this amp).


My style: Floyd, Red Hot, U2 guitar but versatile enough and I said but !...' VOX amp has much to do! pieces for my prfrs it is ideal versatile heavy and bold (even if not too) to clean pieces!


I use it for 2 months, I find nothing wrong of course it's not a Start 'but provides good glide and slide their fingers on the handle without problem. The vibrato is not against top but ... not significantly detune the handle is stable
I tried the Whale, Ibanez, Cort and my style of music I have not beat below 300 Euros ... for the heavy and heavy metal have to take something for the blues is 10 / 10
A board and a good amp does it!
good choice: if you have less than 300 Euros for the guitar there's no better!

PS: the power delivered by Yamaha trash a real antenna I took a more pro dor parasites.