Yamaha Pacifica

Achieve stellar tone and playabilitiy with the Yamaha Pacifica series of electric guitars.


Yamaha Pacifica

The Yamaha Pacifica series provides incredible value for aspiring musicians seeking a quality, affordable electric guitar. Originally developed by Yamaha’s Los Angeles–based custom shop in the ’90s, the Pacifica series has an axe for you that is sure to hold its own from the practice room to the stage. Yamaha’s guitars continually earn the praise of Sweetwater’s Sales Engineers, and the company’s commitment to making the high-grade features of the Pacifica series available at a great price is another reason why.

Which Yamaha Pacifica is best for me?

With more than one style of guitar to choose from, weighing the differences between the models is important in choosing the one that’s right for you. Sweetwater carries two main Pacifica series: the PAC600 and PAC012/100 series.

PAC600 series 

The Pacifica 600 series best represents Yamaha’s original concept from when they created these guitars. It features a Strat-style alder body and a flamed maple top, a C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and two Seymour Duncan pickups to unleash an array of incredible tones. The PAC600 series is an ideal choice for novice guitar players who are getting more serious about recording.

PAC012/100 series 

The Pacifica 012 is Yamaha’s most popular and most affordable of the 100 series. Its lightweight Agathis body, C-shaped maple neck, and rosewood fretboard make for a pleasant playing experience, offering materials similar to those used in higher-grade guitars. Meanwhile, the Pacifica 100 series has multiple pickup, fretboard, and finish options to provide a guitar that is truly unique to you.  

If you still need help choosing from the Yamaha Pacifica series, you can give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call at (800) 222-4700.