Excerpt: I have been playing for about 2 years and am advanced beginner. I love playing the guitar and the Pacifica has been a pleasure. Came perfectly setup out of the box. Beautiful fit and finish cant say anything bad about this guitar. Its my first electric and for the price it couldnt be beat.
Summary: I think Yamaha Pacifica 112v is the best inexpensive Strat-type guitar in the market. I find Pacifica 112V even better than mexican made strats. The bridge humbucker is pretty powerful and can be used for hard rock/metal tones with lots of distortion. The build quality is very good as well.