Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM

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  1. GazzaBloom

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  2. TNJ

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    Sure would like to know where to try one of these out in the USA.

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    I wrote Yamaha customer service a few months back and the guy told me that most of the higher end Pacificas will not be offered to the US market.



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    WOW...you'd think that there'd be an assured market for them in the USA.

    Did the customer service folks give a reason that they won't sell these here?
     
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    Gentlemen's agreement with Fender?

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    I asked and he just said that Yamaha was concentrating on it's marketing of acoustic guitars,keyboards and sound reinforcement gear to the US.





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    Sounds like a pretty shakey marketing plan, IMO.
    I think there's a market for Pacificas at all price points here in the US.
    To have to order these from overseas seems absurd to me.

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    Yeah,I hear you.When I stated how such well designed and built guitars would surely find a market in the US,he simply said,"Yes,they are really killer guitars".Maybe he was just as frustrated as I.




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    I've been eying up those new Yamahas. Let us know what it's like when you get it.
     
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    Your best bet for getting one of these in the USA is to order from Canada. I know because I've been looking at ordering a Yamaha Pacifica 510V, and Yamaha has told me the same thing. If you really want one, Canada is your best bet.

    It really is a shame that they're not releasing these in the USA. I agree there's a market for them here.
     
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    They are very hard to find in Canada. I play a 1511MS Mike Stern and had to special order it ...

    Where are the 611s made?
     
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    It's funny to see an American saying this.

    That's how the guitar world (and beyond) usually works for us. I bid you welcome, fellow traveller.
     
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    I had an old Pac-311MS. What an amazing Tele-style it was.
    Yamaha makes some very nice stuff now, always did.
    Search Ebay and see some of the old shredders for not a lot of $$.
     
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    At NAMM Yamaha wasn't showing any upper end Pacificas or SGs. Guitars were an afterthought ...
     
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    So, Gazza, have you got it yet? What's it like?

    There's so little press on these guitars (even in the countries where they actually sell them!).
     
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