New@NAMM 2015: Yamaha Pacifica

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Yamaha’s renowned line of Pacifica electric guitars is now available in the United States.

Yamaha has announced that, based on customer requests for the entire lineup of Pacifica electric guitars, the company will for the first time market the entire lineup in the United States.

Models from the 012, 112 and 212 Pacifica series have been readily available in the United States for a number of years.

Now that the 611, 510 and 311 series are available in the United States, Pacifica line price points will range from $179.99 to $929 MSRP.

Pacifica guitars, which offer legendary Yamaha quality and value, feature solid tonewood construction with alder bodies, rosewood fingerboards and maple necks. Their versatility is due in large part to top-notch pickup and hardware selections, helping guitarists create a diverse tonal palette.

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The flagship PAC611HFM model includes a gorgeous flamed maple top, Graph Tech String-Saver saddle, color-matched headstock, Grover locking tuners and Seymour Duncan SP90-1 and Custom 5 with coil tap pickups. The guitar is available in Root Beer (main image this page) and Translucent Purple (shown above) finishes.

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Consisting of an alder body and maple neck, the PAC510V comes with one Seymour Duncan Trembucker P-Rails pickup that offers three distinct tonal setting options, including a full humbucker, a soapbar single coil and a traditional single-coil. It also includes a Wilkinson bridge. Guitar Player magazine recently bestowed this model with its Editors’ Pick Award. It's available in Od Violin Sunburst (shown) and black finishes. 

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The PAC311H, also constructed with an alder body and maple neck, features custom-wound P90/Alnico V and humbucker/Alnico V pickups along with Grover locking tuners. It is available in Red Metallic (shown) and Vintage White finishes. 

“For years, our dealer base has been clamoring for more Pacifica guitars, which are highly regarded in most countries,” said Armando Vega, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Finally, the time is right to introduce the entire Pacifica lineup to American guitarists.”

Pricing and Availability

Yamaha Pacifica guitars (MSRP: $629-$929) will ship in January 2015.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2014 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 22-25, 2015, or click here