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Yamaha Releases the 611, 510, and 311 Pacifica Models

This is the first time these three models will be available in America.

Yamaha PAC311HFM

Buena Park, CA (January 12, 2014) -- Yamaha today announced that based on customer requests for the entire lineup of Pacifica electric guitars, the company will for the first time market the entire lineup in the United States. Models from the 012, 112 and 212 Pacifica series have been readily available in the United States for a number of years. Now that the 611, 510 and 311 series are available in the United States, Pacifica line price points will range from $179.99 to $929 MSRP.

Pacifica guitars, which offer legendary Yamaha quality and value, feature solid tonewood construction with Alder bodies, Rosewood fingerboards and Maple necks. Their versatility is due in large part to top-notch pickup and hardware selections, helping guitarists create a diverse tonal palette.

The flagship PAC611HFM model includes a gorgeous Flamed Maple top, Graph Tech String-Saver saddle, color-matched headstock, Grover locking tuners and Seymour Duncan SP90-1 and Custom 5 with coil tap pickups.

Consisting of an Alder body and Maple neck, the PAC510V comes with one Seymour Duncan Trembucker P-Rails pickup that offers three distinct tonal setting options, including a full humbucker, a soapbar single coil and a traditional single coil. It also includes a Wilkinson bridge. Guitar Player magazine recently bestowed this model with its Editors’ Pick Award.

The PAC311H, also constructed with an Alder body and Maple neck, features custom-wound P90/AlnicoV and Humbucker/AlnicoV pickups along with Grover locking tuners. “For years, our dealer base has been clamoring for more Pacifica guitars, which are highly regarded in most countries,” said Armando Vega, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Finally, the time is right to introduce the entire Pacifica lineup to American guitarists.”

Yamaha Pacifica guitars (MSRP: $629-$929) will ship in January 2015.

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