Yamaha Pacifica PAC112V (HSS) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar


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Yamaha Pacifica PAC112V (HSS) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar

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Yamaha Pacifica PAC112V: Highest Rated Mixed Pickup Solidbody Electric Guitar from $200 to $500 - 2020.06

Gearank Recommended

The PAC112V first appeared on our recommended list for Mixed Pickup Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 in March 2019 and its ratings have been so high that it has remained there ever since.


Yamaha continues to be the brand to beat when it comes to student friendly musical gear, including electric guitars where their Pacifica line continues to get good ratings.

The PAC112V in particular is a true to form HSS (Humbucker-Single-Single) pickup configuration "super strat" at a very affordable price point.

For a beginner's guitar, this instrument has a wide array of voicings, thanks to its 5-way pickup selector and push-pull tone knob, which lets you utilize half of the humbucker for single-coil sounds in the bridge position.

While basswood is commonly used in this price range, Yamaha decided to up the ante by utilizing alder wood for the PAC112V's double cut-away body.

Other features include a 25.5" scale C-shape maple neck, a 13.75" radius rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium frets.

When it comes to learning instruments, its hard to go wrong with Yamaha, especially with the PAC112V's sonic versatility and value for money.


  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Natural (Pictured) also comes in Black, Lake Blue, Natural, Old Violin Sunburst
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Tremolo
  • Pickups: 2 x Alnico V Single Coil, Alnico V Humbucker
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 13.75" (350 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.614"
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with Push-Pull Coil Tap
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Position

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At publication time the was on our recommended list of Best Electric Guitars Under $500.



I Have had a Pacifica 112V on

I Have had a Pacifica 112V on order since 31st. August 2020.I understand that these guitars are made in Indonesia and that there have been delays in the supply chain due to Covid -19. Can you shed any light on this as being part of your experience?. My email address is as follows: