Yamaha has announced two new Pacifica Models will join its 2021 lineup of guitars, coinciding with the Pacifica range’s 30th anniversary.
The new Pacifica 612VIIFMX and Pacifica 612VIIX are by-and-large similar guitars, with the FM in the former’s model name initiating a flame maple top. The 612VIIFMX comes in a Fire Red finish, with the 612VIIX coming in a Teal Green Metallic and Yellow Natural Satin, with the added bonus of a Matte Silk Blue finish exclusive to Sweetwater.
In terms of core specs, the new 612 models come with a Seymour Duncan TB-14 Custom 5 humbucker in the bridge, as well as Seymour Duncan SSL-1 single coils in the middle and neck. Hardware comes in the form of a Graph Tech TUSQ nut and strings trees, Grover locking tuners and a Wilkinson VS50 bridge. This bridge is a six-saddle Strat-style tremolo. Both versions of the new Pacifica 612 sport alder bodies, bolt-on maple necks and rosewood fretboards.
For more versatility than meets the eye, alongside the five-way blade switch, there’s a push-pull volume knob for coil-splitting the humbucker and a single tone knob.
The new Pacificas list for $1050. Find out more at yamaha.com.
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