NGD Yamaha Pacifica

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  1. Tim glover

    Tim glover Active Member

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    Had one like this in the 90s so when this came up just had to have it. Had a few issues but nothing serious. Strings were 11s and would not stay in tune. Plus the input jack plate is plastic and is cracked and the second position on the 5way phases out and sounds thin. But now for the good
    She is beautiful and with new strings plays great. Has nice tone from all pups and did I mention she is beautiful. On to a pic more to come. 00A0A_h7FsVLZAXFi_600x450.jpg
     
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    Looks like a honey! Congrats!

    Matt
     
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    bc rich Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looking good. Congrats. Do you know what model it is.
    Looks like it has a pearloid pickguard, maybe someone upgraded it or it is a a model above the basic Pacifica pac 012 .
    I have an older 012 from Taiwan and have no complaints
     
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    Yeah and its satin finished on the body
     
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    Yes it has a pearl pickguard and backplate. What strange though is as I mentioned just above it has a satin-finish body and a glossed neck so I'm not sure what model it is because there's nothing on there to indicate. But it's a heck of a player
     
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    bc rich Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Heck of a player, that's all that matters
     
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    Nice.
    If only Yamaha would import lefty Pacificas to the US.
     
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    I'm always looking for a deal on the fancy versions of the Pacifica. Great budget guitars for sure.
     
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    Ya know, the cork-sniffers swear that no professional musician EVER gigs with a Yamaha guitar.
    Ignore the Yamaha electric that Phil X uses. Surely that doesn't count.;)
     
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    Randy Bachman....Rik Emmett...Ty Tabor....Carlos Santana....Billy Sheehan...Michael Anthony....Troy Van Leeuwen....Sammy Hagar....all have used or still use Yamaha.
     
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    No, no, no.
    Let's not confuse the cork-sniffers with truth, reason, and logic.:ROFLMAO:
    We all know that the name on the headstock is all that matters.:rolleyes:

    I love Yamaha guitars.
    If they'd import lefty SBGs and Pacificas, I'd be all over them.
    I'd give my left nert for a lefty 611 or 112.
     
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    Rollin Hand Well-Known Member

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    I wpuls love one of the old high-end Pacificas. Just because.

    People are starting to get wise to them though.
     
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    Funny thing, as much as I love the coil-split option of the 112V, I like the sound of the ceramic magnet pups of the 112J better.
    There are several Pacificas I'd love to have.
    Then there's the AES and SBG series, and that funky looking surf guitar (forget the model),
    If only they imported lefties to the States.
    Then, there's the Yamaha I'd REALLY like to see Yam import.
    THE XJR1300. But, that's another story.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Let's not forget their signature models like the Mike Stern.
     
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    Necro beater bump.

    Got a line on a cheap pacifica missing some parts. meeting the guy in half hour.
    broken hi e tuner and the jack got ripped out. looks like the switch tip is missing too.
    So, the guitar may be a zombie ; thus zombie thread bump.
     
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    I have 2 USA Preditors and love them both!
     
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    Look on GCs site they gots a sweet deal on one with p90 and hum in the bridge.
     
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    Whats the difference between the $90 pacificas used and the $300 ones?
     
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    ^^^^
    Dunno, but the lowest end one I got, the PAC012 yesterday, has typical cheap hardware and electronics, mini pots, ceramic pickups.
    Agathis body and some low end rosewood like fretboard.
     

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