Yamaha Pacifica



The Yamaha Pacifica series from Yamaha was designed to meet the needs of top session players. With a range of pickup and hardware options, today’s Pacifica models continue to offer tonal versatility, easy playability and meticulous quality.

The Pacifica was originally designed in Yamaha's California custom-made by Rich Lasner,

working with guitar builder Leo Knapp. Initially intended by Lasner and Knapp as a test project, Yamaha Japan chose to produce the instruments. Many variants of the Pacifica have been produced since the 1990s which come in two basic shapes, single and double cut.