The Yamaha Pacifica 012RM represents the entry level option from the legendary and multi-award winning Yamaha Pacifica electric guitar series. The Pacific series of guitars are regarded as a modern classic in the music industry. So for an inexpensive yet high-quality introduction to the world of rock guitar, you’ll not find better value than the Pacifica 012.
The Pacifica 012RM has been modelled on the best-selling Pacifica 112. It has a similarly contoured double-cutaway body as the Pacifica 112. In addition the firepower of a raunchy bridge-position humbucker plus two clear-toned single-coil pickups. Furthermore the five-position pickup switch allows selection of those classic ‘in-between’ sounds. While the vibrato bridge is a well-proven vintage design with six individually adjustable saddles for accurate intonation and a slinky set-up.
The Pacifica 012 has carefully selected tonewoods used in construction: rosewood, maple, and Agathis/Nato used throughout. This results in a balanced sound with even and clear response from both the highs and the lows. This is extremely important to allow the beginner to develop good technique from the start.
Being an electric guitar it is important to have a great set of pickups. The 012 uses humbucker and single coil pickups. This offers a sound to suit any style. Whether you play: Rock, funk, blues, country, jazz, these styles are all possible with the click of the 5 position selector switch and a simple turn of the easily accessible tone and volume controls.
The Pacifica 012 neck design is slim and fast, expertly contoured for easy accurate playing and comfort. In addition, the even and accurate fret positioning, means that it sounds in tune as you play further down the neck. It’s also important to be in tune when learning as a group.
The quality of the finish on the 012 is fantastic due to a through lacquer finish. This protects the guitar better against humidity and helps to keep the adjustment stable. Not only that, but it helps to maintain the lustre for years to come. With the Red Metallic finish, you have a guitar that looks incredible.
What we say about Pacifica 012RM:
When choosing your first guitar, there are 3 key points to consider: build quality, playability and sound. The Yamaha Pacifica 012 offers all of these qualities at a fantastic price. The Red Metallic finish also completes the look. Definitely should be at the top of any shopping list for 1st time purchases. The perfect place to start, to get on the road to some great guitar playing.