Yamaha Pacifica Question

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by paul1122, Feb 14, 2009.


  1. paul1122

    paul1122 Member

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    Hey
    I have been keeping my eye out for one over the years, but there is not a lot in this area ( I want to play before I buy). What are the years and models I should watch for.
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  2. kherman

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    Um, which era or style?

    The more Strat type ones. (22 frets)
    Or the more Shredder Superstrat or SuperTele ones. (24 frets)

    I really liked the original superstrat type ones. (more like a Ibanez RG)
    the 1421 or 1412 and the 1221 or 1212.
    Something like that.
     
  3. 5150gtrmonkey

    5150gtrmonkey Silver Supporting Member

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    I would personally go for the original releases from the very early 90's. These were designed by Rich Lasner to go head to head with the best super strats of their day. These can be found on ebay for very good prices; the 921 and 912 I've seen for under $400 and the higher end neck thru-body 1421 go for way under $1000.

    From what I remember, these early models had a very good build quality and compared closely to the U.S.A made Jackson custom shop models at the time. I really wanted one at the time but couldn't afford them or even have more than one guitar.

    Keep in mind that the necks are very, very flat and thin profiled.

    Check out this thread on the Weddington model for some scans of the original 90's catalog
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=417194&highlight=pacifica
     
  4. paul1122

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    Thanks for the info. I would like a higher end model. My first guitar was a Yamaha, and I know they put out some great stuff.
     

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