Summary: This was my first guitar, and still one of my favourite - I recommend this to anyone starting guitar. The Yamaha Pacifica sounds much better than any other guitar in its price range, and is much more versatile. It is a combination of the telecaster and stratocaster style sounds. The guitar is also very strong, its a heavy, well built guitar.
Summary: I'v owned this guitar for a very long time now, and its been bumped, knocked over, used at gigs, taken to umpteen band practices and left lying around. And it still sounds great!!! This is an awesome guitar. Its ideal for beginners and intermedieate players, and there are a few professionals who own it as well. for the money, there is no alternative. Granted, there are a few shortfalls but you really cant expect more for a guitar in its price range.
Summary: After expressing in interest in playing the guitar for many months i was finally taken to the local music shop to pick out a guitar for my birthday by my parents. I will admit that at age 10 it was more the blue colour that grabbed my attention than the actual guitar itself, but after careful consideration by my parents and some input from the guys that worked there we settle on a yamaha pacifica package.
Summary: This is a great starter guitar or a second guitar for an intermediate player like myself. It came set up perfectly and the tuning holds brilliantly for a strat. It has a lot to offer for the price and also keeps its value reasonably well on the second hand market as the Yamaha quality of the product is now pretty well known. A big improvement on many instruments in the same budget and well worth the extra compared to sub £100 guitars.
Pros: build quality, price, sound and set up brilliantly
Cons: Yamaha isn't the coolest name make for young players
Summary: When I first showed an interest in learning to play guitar about nine years ago my parents were keen to get me my own guitar to learn on, (primarily so I'd stop pinching my dad's), without spending an absolute fortune for it. My guitar-playing brother was given instructions to find me a reasonable quality guitar that didn't cost a bomb. The Yamaha Pacifica 112 is the guitar I was given.
Pros: An inexpensive, versatile guitar, apt for players of all levels
Summary: The Yamaha Pacifica 112 is a great guitar. I brought it as my first electric a year and a half ago and I havn't put it down yet! I love it. First off and straight out of the box this guitar has a great sound and tone. I havn't had to make any adjustments to it yet and the pickups are performing well...(but maybe getting a little tired now :) There are very few entry level guitars that feel good and look good in your hands.
Pros: Great sound, relatively cheap, nice design, great starter guitar, also comes in left handed model
Summary: The pacifica range is an old ,reliant,easy to play guitar. Although inexpensive the Yamaha Pacifica range offers beginners and intermediate players comfort and joy with it's extensive range of features from the light Alder body to the two single coil pick ups. The neck is made of either maple or rosewood which makes your arm slide with ease up and down it . The varnished fret board also helps tremendisly with bends ,hammer ons and solos.
Summary: Yamaha are well known for motorbikes and keyboards, but over the last 20 years they have built up a fantastic reputation for building guitars of the very highest quality, and at prices usually well below the more illustrious names in the business such as Gibson, Fender and PRS. They also have the advantage that they are readily available from most music shops, so you don't have to go searching for them.
Summary: Having began learning the guitar on an acoustic Yamaha F 310 (see my other review of this fantastic starter guitar) I bought The Pacifica 112 as my first electric. Electric guitars in general offer a range of benefits over acoustic guitars, notably a wider range of sounds and playing styles, which I will not go into, except to recommend purchasing an electric as your first guitar due to its relative ease of play.
Pros: Excellent value for money, good quality, great sound
Summary: Two Christmases ago, I ripped open a present to find a Yamaha Pacifica staring me in the face. I had wanted a guitar for sometime and this was to be my first. At the time the only guitars I knew of were the Les Pauls, Stratocasters and any guitar made by Fender, so I was a bit disppointed to be greeted with a Yamaha make. On first looks it has nothing special and looks extremely basic and gives an almost "text book" design feel,maybe even childish.
Pros: balanced structure, quality sound for the price paid
Cons: heavier than other guitars aimed at beginners