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Yamaha Pacifica 012 Guitar - $169 + Delivery @ The School Locker

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Excellent price for arguably the best value beginner electric guitar. Yamaha quality control is pretty much unrivalled in this price bracket and these are $260+ at most other stores.

Both colours available for pickup from Loganholme, QLD
Shipping worked out to $16.35 to Adelaide.

Also Available in Black: https://theschoollocker.com.au/yamaha-pacifica-elec-guitar-b...

Cheapest I can find elsewhere is $239 (might want to avoid the maccas if you're picking up)
https://engadinemusic.com.au/products/yamaha-pacifica-012-el...

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    Is this better than the Maestro by Gibson Guitar Pack from this deal?

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      IMO yes, the Pacifica is super versatile and well-made instrument that you would not outgrow as easily as the Gibson.

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      There is more versatility in this instrument over the Gibson in that it has three pickups and a tremolo. It covers a broader range of musical styles but would sound similar to the Maestro. The benefit of the Maestro is that there isn't a tremolo and multiple pickups, so a person would learn to play a little differently as a result (Simple can equal creativity or boredom which depends on the musician). When you have a tremolo things can go out of tune, but there are ways to get better tuning stability (Oil or graphite in the nut helps). If I was learning again, I'd wish to see the Yamaha under the Christmas tree.

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        Quick question, if I wanted a guitar for sound effects only, not actually playing, but more just feedback and reverb for things like sound design purposes, game design audio etc, (striking one note and playing with effects for example), would any electric guitar do, or can you think of one that would be suitable for this purpose?

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          Any guitar would do - this, that recent single coil Les Paul or the Mastro would fine, but wouldn't a synth be more suitable?

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            @King Tightarse: Thanks. A synth is fine for other sounds, but for my needs I wanted specifically a real electric guitar sound, such as when sliding metal thing down strings with subtle variations.

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      That guitar pack did come with the amp and other accessories but reviews of that unit where not pretty with the frets requiring a sand down at the fret ends otherwise you could cut or hurt your hand, look at the reviews here;
      https://www.ebay.com.au/p/15010453129

      If you know what your doing and how to set it up it might be OK but reviews mention the rough finish and if your trying to learn something but are getting cut or hurt during the process it is going to become a significant deterrent.

      IMHO you would be far better off buying this "Epiphone LP Electric Guitar Special II Performance Pack VS" $227 and get something that is a LOT better;
      https://theschoollocker.com.au/epiphone-lp-electric-guitar-s...
      Sadly they are out of stock atm.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs4XrSFcuVQ&list=RDh5PsMmPeX...

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        I like the neck on the Pacific as a lot more than the super rectangular profile of the Special 2, but it's a personal thing. Both solid choices.

        The Gibson-styles (Special 2) have the benefit of slightly shorter scale length for junior players.

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    Artist guitars offer a lot of guitar for the money - it is an Australian company as well (though made in China)

    https://www.artistguitars.com.au/buy/Artist-EB2-Budget-Full-...

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      For sure their higher-priced models (and Tube amps) are pretty good, that guitar has only a single bridge pickup though

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        says it’s routed for 3, so you can add 2 more pickups of your choice later if into moding ….

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    does it djent?

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      Bridge humbucker should do the trick

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      0-000-0-0-0-0-000

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    This is just my opinion, but i would suggest starting with a guitar that doesn't have a tremolo bar. Tuning or calibrating will be much easier, and might require less maintenance.

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      Just unscrew the whammy bar and don't use it?

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        its not the bar, it's the floating bridge, but a strat should be alright.

        Again I fully agree with gonzule, if you are a beginner, start with a fixed bridge

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          It takes 5 mins and a screwdriver to secure the bridge to the body. Screw the trem screws closer to the body, problem solved!

          A lot of artists prefer that now ala John Mayer and Eric Johnson. Really stupid reason not to buy a guitar.

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        Not quite enough, just because the bridge isn't fixed, when tuning, the bridge can move as tension increase and decrease. When playing as well, for example, if you're learning string bending the presence of a moving bridge can affect tuning stability.

        Im a beginner myself and owned a Pacifica 212 and sold it cause I got frustrated with it…

        But still a steal for this price imo 😬

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      Agree,from my experience tremolos on cheap guitars and staying in tune are not compatible

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      Any recommendations for beginner guitars to look out for with a fixed bridge?

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    Pacifica has always been a decent choice and you would be able to get something back for it if you sold it later.

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    Good deal for a strat style guitar although with ceramic although the bridge pickup isn't very strat like. You're getting new for a used price there though.

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    it doesn't allow me check out? no stock? or sold out that quick?

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    Anyone getting these should invest in some headphones if they live in an apartment…

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    Waiting on an electric ukulele deal…

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    That's not a bad looking guitar and the reviews are decent. Has the Squier/Fender look without the price tag. You are normally looking at $250-$300 for a half decent decent entry level guitar.

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    hows the finish quality on the frets? heard even the squire series the frets can have a pretty rough finish. assuming with japanese brand they will still stay true to some degree of quality at the budget range/

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    I want one for wall decoration but missed. Sad…

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      You suppose to play it!