My very first full-size guitar was an FG series acoustic guitar similar to the Yamaha FG700S, a guitar that my dad handed down to me. There wasn’t anything particularly special about the guitar and it certainly wasn’t an extremely expensive guitar aside from the sentimental value.
But I cut my teeth for almost 10 years on that Yamaha guitar. I’ve since moved on and am currently the proud owner of my Taylor 310ce, but I still have that Yamaha acoustic guitar sitting in a closet, waiting for the time I can perhaps hand it down to my own son.
You see, the Yamaha FG700S isn’t a visually exciting guitar – it sports one of the most basic guitar designs on the market. However, it is a great value guitar that delivers where it matters – sound and quality.
So if you’ve been looking for some good budget electric guitar options you’ve probably run across the Yamaha Pacifica name a few times. It stands alongside the Fender Squier series of guitars as some of the most popular in the price range due to its high value and excellent playability.
But what’s the difference between the Pacifica 012 and the Pacifica 112? Should you consider the PAC112J or the PAC112V?
In the world of guitars, Yamaha Guitars has established itself as an excellent option for those looking to buy a beginner classical guitar. My very first guitar was a Yamaha and I know of many others who have begun playing on one.
Even on their website, Yamaha notes that the C40 is a “full-sized classical guitar” that was built with “beginners” in mind.
Yamaha’s APX line of guitars has been around for almost three decades, having originally set the stage for acoustic electric guitars in the 1980’s. Yamaha now continues the tradition with it’s newest version of the popular APX500 with a well-priced Yamaha APX500II. The new guitar is both affordable and sounds great.