The Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM represents the very best in Yamaha’s revered line of Pacifica electric guitars. The Pacifica 611HFM shoots for professional features and sound, good looks with no gimmicks and that ‘a-little-bit-special’ custom shop feel; all in a guitar which surprises many by coming in well below their budget for a high-spec guitar.
The main interesting features of the Pacifica 611 include the custom-wound Seymour Duncan pickups which in conjunction with all solid wood construction combine to produce a large variety of quality tones: Everything from powerful cleans right up to tight, high-gain distortion. The hardware Yamaha have chosen for the 611HFM is also uncompromisingly high-quality with locking Grover tuners and a Graph Tech String Saver saddle ensuring gig-worthy reliability and stable tuning.
The Pacifca 611HFM brings the idea of a high end guitar to a whole new level. By keeping the price astoundingly low, Yamaha have made the Pacifica 611HFM a guitar that more than meets the needs of gigging guitarists without an astronomical price tag. It looks the part and plays like guitars worth twice the price!
Stunning Flamed Maple Top
Stunning high-grade flamed maple is matched with exclusive see-thru colours for an unmistakable boutique look.
Colour-matched to the body, the flamed maple headstock is inspired by the legendary Pacifica USA models.
The tinted, gloss-fi nished neck gives a unique and irresistibly vintage look and feel.
Yamaha Original Bridge Plate/Graph Tech String Saver Saddles
Tefl on-impregnated saddles dramatically reduce string breakage while minimizing the dominant 2KHz tonal spike of metal saddles. Combining these saddles with Yamaha’s original steel bridgeplate give the perfect combination of quick response and strong sustain.
Grover Locking Tuners
Precision, pro-spec Grover locking machine heads lock strings automatically for stable tuning and ultra-fast string changes.
Seymour Duncan Pickups
Custom 5 Humbucker – Like a higher-output version of the classic ’59 humbucker, the Custom 5 was developed in response to players customizing their SH-5 Custom or SH-11 Custom pickups with Alnico 5 magnets for a more vintage, less distorted tone but retaining a deeper bottom end than the stock ’59.
SP90-1 P-90 – 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 neck pickup tone with clarity impossible to achieve with humbucking pickups.
Graph Tech TUSQ XL 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.
Coil Tap adds versatility
The standard-equipment coil tap function allows simple switching from humbucker to single-coil tones from the Seymour Duncan Custom 5 bridge pickup.
Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM Specification Sheet
|Scale Length||25 1/2″ (648mm)|
|Radius||13 3/4″ (350mm)|
|Tuners||Grover Locking Tuners|
|Bridge||Hardtail Bridge with Graph Tech String Saver Saddle|
|Pickups||Seymour Duncan SP90-1n, Custom 5|
|Switch||3 Position Switch|
|Controls||Master Volume, Master Tone (Push-Pull Coil Split)|