Who plays one? Well, you and us. The Pacifica, originally designed by Yamaha's Hollywood-based custom shop, is Yamaha's best selling electric guitar by a mile or two. It's solid alder body, as opposed to laminate, gave it unique status in the low-end market on its launch in 1993.
Yamaha is known for its consistency and originally it was made in Yamaha's Taiwanese factory, before moving to the company's facility in Indonesia a couple of years back. Did anyone notice any difference? No.
Decent quality hardware, good pickups (upgraded in 2007) and a proper fret job and set-up make this the ideal starter student guitar or a more-than-reliable backup. It's perfect for upgrading too. Every home should have one!
FULL REVIEW: Yamaha Pacifica 112V
Price: £214 (BUY: Andertons Music Co. | Thomann | Soundslive | GuitarGuitar | Coda Music)