Yamaha Pacifica PAC012DLX (HSS) 6 String Electric Guitar


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Yamaha Pacifica PAC012DLX (HSS) 6 String Electric Guitar

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The PAC012DLX appeared on our recommended list for Mixed Pickup Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $200 from April 2019 until May 2021.


Designed in the US back in the 90's, and manufactured in Japan, the Pacifica Series is Yamaha's take on Fender's two main designs - the Telecaster and the Stratocaster.

The Yamaha Pacifica PAC012DLX is sought after because of its very accessible price tag, especially when considering that it sports a Superstrat HSS configuration, along with Yamaha's brand of student friendly playability and quality.

The Yamaha Pacifica PAC012DLX is highly recommended if you want a good quality HSS guitar while squeezing as much as possible out your budget.

Although this Japanese Guitar was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Cheap Beginner Electric Guitars Under $200.


  • Body: Agathis
  • Finish: Black, Old Violin Burst, Metallic Blue, Raspberry Red,
  • Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
  • Pickups:2 x Yamaha Ceramic Single Coil, Yamaha ceramic Humbucker
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 13.75"
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium
  • Nut Width: 1.614"
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Position Blade


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