New Toys: Yamaha Pacifica 612VIIFMX and 612VIIX Electric Guitars

The Yamaha Pacifica series was first launched in 1990 and was inspired by the California live music scene where consistent, night after night performance was important to capture an artist’s individuality and spontaneity. From the beginning, Yamaha Pacifica electric guitars were valued for their great tone, playability and are perfect for any gigging guitarist.

Both of the PAC612VIIFMX and PAC612VIIX models feature alder bodies with bolt-on maple necks and rosewood fret boards. The Pacifica 612VIIFMX has a flamed-maple veneer top with a Fired Red finish, and the Pacifica 612VIIX is available in Matte Silk Blue, Teal Green Metallic, and Yellow Natural Satin.

Both the new Pacifica models combine renowned Yamaha build-quality and playability with premium third-party components that recalls their L.A. Custom Shop days. There are either Seymour Duncan’s TB-14 Custom 5 and SSL-1 single-coil pickups available while a five-position pickup selector and push-pull coil-split switch deliver tonal versatility.

Standard are: Graph Tech TUSQ nuts and strings trees, Grover locking tuners and Wilkinson VS50 bridges.

The Yamaha Pacifica 612VIIFMX and 612VIIX electric guitars sell for $1,050 MSRP each.