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 todays embodiment of the Pacifica concept.
Graph Tech String Saver Saddles on Hardtail Models
Paired with Yamahas original steel bridgeplate on Pacifica 611H/HFM models, these self-lubricating saddles reduce string breakage while offering balanced tone and increased sustain.
Graph Tech TUSQ Nut and String Trees
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.
Grover Locking Tuners
These tuners offer additional pitch stability by reducing string slippage especially for guitars equipped with a vibrato bridge without sacrificing fast string changes.
Seymour Duncan Pickups in Two Configurations
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.
Wilkinson VS50 6 Vibrato Bridges
Precision-machined zinc saddles are matched with hardened steel and a knife-edge baseplate for a responsive feel and stable tuning.