When Yamaha introduced the first Pacifica-model, way back in the 1990s, no-one would have thought that this guitar would become such a runaway success, spawning a whole range of Pacificas over the years. Originally the Pacifica was developed as a sort of test instrument by Yamaha’s West Coast Custom Shop, with its fathers being Rich Lasner and Leo Knapp.
Over the years different guitars have carried the Pacifica monicker, but most Pacificas were (and still are) loosely related to the Strat – just like the current top production-line model, the Pacifica 611H.
Unbelievable as it may sound: This beauty of a guitar comes out of Yamaha’s Indonesian factory, which explains the Yamaha Pacifica 611H‘s very moderate price (current price at F-Musiikki 595 €).
The Pacifica sticks with traditional tonewoods: The bolt-on neck has been carved from hard rock maple and carries a rosewood fingerboard. The body is almost…
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