Yamaha PAC612VIIX Yellow Natural Satin
First launched in 1990, the Pacifica Series was driven by the California session scene of the day – where versatility, performance and individuality were key. Inspired by those custom shop guitars and that original vision, Pacifica 600 models represent today’s embodiment of the Pacifica concept.
- Seymour Duncan Custom 5 TB-14 and SSL-1 Pickups
- Graph Tech TUSQ Nut and String Trees
- Grover Locking Tuners
- Wilkinson VS50 Vibrato Bridge
- Alder Body with Maple Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard
- H/S/S Pickup Configuration with 5-Position Selector
- Push-Pull, Coil-Split Switch for Additional Tonal Options
All current Pacifica 600 models feature a TB-14 “Custom 5” humbucker in the bridge position for full tone with a scooped midrange and a coil tap for additional versatility. PAC611 models pair this with an SP90-1 for vintage soapbar tone, and PAC612 models use SSL-1 single-coils in the middle and neck positions for authentic 1950s chime.
These tuners offer additional pitch stability by reducing string slippage – especially for guitars equipped with a vibrato bridge – without sacrificing fast string changes.
TUSQ XL is precision-engineered to couple the string vibration to the neck bringing out richness and harmonics. The Teflon-impregnated material eliminates string binding and helps to insure tuning stability, even with wide bends.
Paired with the original Yamaha steel bridgeplate on Pacifica 611H/HFM models, these self-lubricating saddles reduce string breakage while offering balanced tone and increased sustain.
Precision-machined zinc saddles are matched with hardened steel and a knife-edge baseplate for a responsive feel and stable tuning.