* Yamaha Pacifica 012 Electric Guitar
* Yamana GA-15 15w Guitar Amplifier
* Instant guitar DVD
This guitar and amplifier package features the world famous Yamaha Pacifica, a stylish and very playable electric guitar complete with a padded bag, Yamaha 15 watt amplifier, a strap, cable and plectrums. There is also a tutorial DVD. This all in one pack is of a higher standard than most other starter kits, and the quality and style of the Pacifica guitar is sure to get any aspiring guitarist off to a flying start.
Yamaha are world famous for their musical instruments, keyboards, pianos, drums, motorbikes - no, I didn?t mean that - and the high standards of construction are very apparent in the Pacifica guitar. The Pacifica features the classic combination of a double cutaway body with a bolt on Maple neck. The body 'horns' have more angular contours than most ST look-alikes, giving this guitar a mean rock attitude all of its own.
The large white scratchplate complements the body shape and colour, extending round into the lower horn and back to house the pickups and controls. The elongated arrow headstock is of the same natural satin finish as the neck, with a creamy pale wood grain. The chrome tuners run in a line of 6 along the top edge of the headstock and make for easy and accurate tuning adjustment. Below these are the Pacifica logos along with the circular Yamaha emblem. All wooden edges are well polished and the whole neck has a feel superior to cheaper guitars of a similar style.
Accurate positioning of the machine heads and string tree gives an even pressure of the strings over the nut, which lies at the top of the fretboard. This makes for a consistent string action across the neck and whether you are strumming open chords or experimenting with solos you should have no problems here. The tightly grained dark Sonokeling Rosewood fingerboard has a tight and consistent grain and a super soft feel. Large central dot inlays run inbetween the frets to help you remember the fret numbering, with two dots on the 12th fret. The body horns are offset from one another, with the lower curve more indented to help you reach the upper frets, and the curved lower waist helps the guitar sit comfortable over your knee for playing whilst seated.
The Yamaha Pacifica has a bright and exciting tone, perfect for those just starting to learn to play the guitar. It is also very easy to get to grips with its controls, and a good range of tones can be achieved by flicking through the five positions of the pickup selector. The neck and middle single-coil pickups are warm and twangy with a bright bluesy character, great for clean amp settings. The bridge humbucker is what sets the Pacifica apart from other entry level models, as it allows for a more powerful rock sound. This is essential if you are intending on cranking the distortion to the full, as humbucking pickups keep unwanted noise to the minimum. The Pacifica also comes with a vintage style vibrato bridge giving you the extra expression of adding trills and dives to your riffs. This diversity of tones along with the excellent feel of the neck make the Pacifica an ideal beginners guitar.
The Yamaha GA-15 amplifier makes a great introduction into electrified sound. It is not so loud as to annoy the neighbours, but it packs enough punch to let you feel the excitement of the guitar, and there is a headphone socket for late night sessions. Along with the volume control there are dials for bass, middle and treble tones, and on clean settings the amp sounds warm and full of life. There is an overdrive button that cranks up the distortion, this amp setting works nicely with the guitar?s bridge pickup selected for crunchy rock tones, with a gain dial and separate volume controls on the drive channel.
The gig bag supplied with the guitar is padded to help protect it from any dangers during transport, but we reckon this guitar could easily withstand a hearty bash or two! Yamahas 'Instant Guitar' DVD is included with the kit to get you started, and it couldn't be easier to strap up, plug in and make some noise!
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
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When Interlink Express deliver:
• You are given a one hour delivery window
• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.