CEB Posted October 5, 2016 Share Posted October 5, 2016 http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-guitars/pacifica/pacifica611vfm/ I played the guitar yesterday. The dealer called and it was in. It sounded nice on cleans. The guitar was pretty much straight out of the box. The dealer did a quick intonation set on it and that was it. The finish is dark red burst. The fretboard is a nice thick piece of rosewood. The neck feels real good towards the nut but it seem to get bigger towards the neck pocket. There is very little crown. I would get used to all of this very quickly. But the guitar doesn't stay in tune. I think it is mostly string stretch and nut binding. A guy that works there checked it out then broke a string yanking on them trying to stretch the strings. LOL. What I usually do is when I put on strings is to tune everything sharp that way you stretch the entire length of the string. I had a rehearsal yesterday and had very little time to mess with it. I think if they set it up and stretch the strings it will be OK. I told the dealer to setup it up with 9-42s and call me when it is ready. I will be in Friday to check it out. It's an Indonesian guitar. I thought it would have been a Japanese guitar. The electronics seemed good on it. I will try it out on Friday and see what it does. If it doesn't work out I will take my 87 Ibanez off eBay. It is probably the better guitar. I just didn't want to mess with the Floyd licensed Edge tremolo anymore and wanted a guitar that wasn't florescent glow in the dark pink. (officially Road Flare Red but it looks pink to me). "It doesn't have to be difficult to be cool" - Mitch Towne "A great musician can bring tears to your eyes!!! So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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