Yamaha Pacifica 611 HFM

Yamaha Pacifica 611

Yamaha have always been recognised for their quality and the Pacifica electric guitars are no exception. Whilst the Pacifica guitar series has already been popular for their affordable prices, the 611 offers that little bit extra. If you’re into heavy blues or classic hard rock this guitar could be the choice for you. Fans of heavier blues rock could find this guitar is the perfect choice if they want something that little bit different.

Designed to be player focused, the popular Pacifica range offers sound, feel and versatility ready for any style or stage. When Yamaha set out to design the 611 guitar, they chose a P90 pickup for that smooth, blues tone. An often underused pickup, the P90 sings with smooth low end and modest treble cut, perfect for bluesy rock n roll. For the bridge, Yamaha have selected a Trembucker spaced version of the powerful Custom V for that full rhythm tone.

The modified, vintage style of the Yamaha Pacifica 611 comes partly from the stunning high grade flamed Maple top matched with exclusive see-thru colours giving an unmistakable boutique look. Colour matched to the body the flamed Maple headstock is inspired by the legendary Pacifica USA models whilst the tinted, gloss finished neck adds to that unique, irresistibly vintage look and feel. The Maple neck is smooth and very comfortable to play. As highly playable as any boutique guitar.

The Yamaha Pacifica 611 has a Seymour Duncan P90 at the neck. Wound with plain enamel wire on a 1950’s Leesona winding machine, the SP90-1’s tone is a faithful reproduction of the original soapbar pickups. Short, wide bobbins give a higher output and more powerful midrange than conventional single-coils for a fat bluesy neck pickup tone with clarity impossible to achieve with humbucking pickups.

The Yamaha Pacifica 611 features a coil tap function which allows simple switching from humbucker to single coil tones from the Seymour Duncan Custom 5 bridge pickup. The Graph Tech nut and string tree TUSQ XL is precision engineered to couple the strings vibrations to the neck and bring out hidden harmonics and richness in every note. 500 times more slippery than graphite, the Tefl on-impregnated material eliminates string-binging and ensures tuning stability, even with massive string bends.

SPECIFICATION

Body Material: Alder
Finish: Trans Black
Scale Length: 648 mm (25.5″)
Neck: Maple
Neck Construction: Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Radius: 350 mm (13.75″)
Frets: 22
Tuners: Grover Locking Tuners
Hardware Color: Nickel
Nut Width: Urea 43 mm
Bridge: Hardtail Bridge with Graph Tech String Saver Saddle
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Pickups: Seymour Duncan SP90-1n | Custom 5
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)
Case: Not included