With the Yamaha Pacifica 510V, Yamaha have ventured from the traditional image of a workhorse guitar and given this instrument custom-style features and high quality parts, without the custom-shop price tag. The Pacifica 510V takes an affordable all-rounder guitar that any guitarist would be happy to gig with and blends it with a guitar which really excels in terms of sonics and construction. True to the Pacifica range: the price hike to achieve added performance on the 510V is relatively small.
The Pacifica 510V features a Seymour Duncan TBPR pickup which offers a surprising number of tones from creamy cleans to blues and rock 'n' roll gain in one package. Complemented by a Wilkinson Trem, Grover tuners, and flame maple top - the 510V sounds stunning, feels stunning and looks stunning! All of this at a great price tag with no compromise that we can see in terms of build quality or playability. All in all the Pacifica 510V represents a high point in the journey of the already-well-known Yamaha Pacifica guitar. With the 510V Yamaha are on their way to achieving custom shop quality at off-the-shelf prices.
Yamaha Pacifica 510V Guitarist Magazine Review
The P-Rails provides a wide array of tones and the humbucker, while too hot to be classified as 'vintage' in character, gives out plenty of grunt for full-sized rock chords.
Yamaha's Pacificas have always ticked the value box, but this guitar adds an air of something more unique and desirable in its LA hot-rod vibe: a good idea, well executed. Give it a go and see if there's a budget boutique choice here for you.
Pros: Palatable custom-shop vibe. Good choice of rock tones. Cons: Occasionally sticking vibrato.
If your heart tends to beat to the sound of guilty pleasures such as Poison, Warrant, Van Halen et al, check this out.
Simon Bradley - Guitarist Magazine
- Model: PAC510V
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale Length: 25 1/2"(648mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 250mm
- Frets: 22
- Body: Flamed Maple + Alder
- Neck: Maple (Tinted)
- Tuners: Grover Locking Tuner
- Bridge: Wilkinson VS50-6
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan TBPR-1b (Trembucker Size P-Rails)
- Pickup Switch: 3-Way
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone