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New Pacifica pages

Unread post by balston11 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:37 pm

There are some really big ranges of Yamahas that are missing from my pages. Some such as the SGs, The SFs and early SAs because others do them better others like the Pacifica have always seemed a bit daunting. However I have decided to start the Pacificas and slowly over the next few months or more try and cover them all. I had a bit of time today having to stay in fora builder and not having much that I could do so I have started with it here
http://www.alston-family.co.uk/pac/pacintro.php
I have just done the USA models could do with a decent pic or two of the USA 1 anyway as usual all comments criticisms additions corrections are welcome.
None of the menu links other than the USA ones are yet "live"
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Unread post by Asmikace » Tue May 28, 2019 1:39 am

Let me know if you need photos. I can give you photos for my 912J and once I come home my 1221MS.
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Unread post by balston11 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:40 am

Thanks I always need good photos
Also builders still here so I have started the Artist pages Mike Stern now done.
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Unread post by balston11 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:55 pm

Still going I've added the Cornell Dupree page but does anyone have any pictures or info on the Michael Lee Firkins pac 621MLF All I know is produced in 1992 only HSH with DiMarzios and a Floyd Rose Licensed trem (maybe an RM)
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Unread post by balston11 » Wed May 29, 2019 4:05 pm

The 1400 range pages are now up and I am doing the 1200 range now. There is a puzzle about the 1200 range manufacture which I am working on but wondered if anyone out there knew more. There are definitely some out there that say made in Taiwan on them some sources say made in Japan but no official source I can find. A couple of people including Axebition who is very good suggest made in Japan and assembled in Korea, which makes no sense to me, but I suppose it's possible. Many Yamaha models particularly SAs are made both in Japan and Taiwan Anybody have a 1200 and can tell me what's written on them. Also the bodies are made of American Basswood why would that be they have a lot of Basswood and other good woods closer to home. Seems an expensive way of doing things The pickups are certainly American made. Thoughts anyone?
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Unread post by Asmikace » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:37 am

balston11 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:05 pm
The 1400 range pages are now up and I am doing the 1200 range now. There is a puzzle about the 1200 range manufacture which I am working on but wondered if anyone out there knew more. There are definitely some out there that say made in Taiwan on them some sources say made in Japan but no official source I can find. A couple of people including Axebition who is very good suggest made in Japan and assembled in Korea, which makes no sense to me, but I suppose it's possible. Many Yamaha models particularly SAs are made both in Japan and Taiwan Anybody have a 1200 and can tell me what's written on them. Also the bodies are made of American Basswood why would that be they have a lot of Basswood and other good woods closer to home. Seems an expensive way of doing things The pickups are certainly American made. Thoughts anyone?
My 1221MS is made in Taiwan. I don't having anything else of note to discuss but it has a Floyd Rose, most likely been swapped by a previous owner. It seems people claim some 900 level Pacificas are Japanese made as well.

There were also US made custom shop guitars as well. There is one on Reverb and when I talk to the seller, he claims Liz Phair played it.

https://reverb.com/item/20962994-yamaha ... light-pink
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Re: New Pacifica pages

Unread post by balston11 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 am

Thanks for the input it's appreciated not getting much in the way of answers or input from others on this thread slightly disappointing really
The link to the custom is interesting it's possibly made by the Yamaha Artist Services factory in Calabasas see
http://www.alston-family.co.uk/Yamaha/manu.php
Now done the 900 pages and on with the 800 soon. Interesting your comment about people claiming some 900s are made in Japan I haven't seen any evidence to support their claims but I will investigate a bit more now.
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Unread post by balston11 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:51 am

All now done from 400 range upwards albeit with the odd bit of missing info
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Re: New Pacifica pages

Unread post by Psychotronic » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:46 pm

balston11 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 am

Interesting your comment about people claiming some 900s are made in Japan I haven't seen any evidence to support their claims but I will investigate a bit more now.
The 904's were made in Japan, with the exception of the necks, which were made by Warmoth in the U.S. Incidentally, the 904 is the only model that used Warmoth necks.
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Unread post by Buzzard » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:47 pm

Psychotronic wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:46 pm
balston11 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 am

Interesting your comment about people claiming some 900s are made in Japan I haven't seen any evidence to support their claims but I will investigate a bit more now.
The 904's were made in Japan, with the exception of the necks, which were made by Warmoth in the U.S. Incidentally, the 904 is the only model that used Warmoth necks.
How about the USA-1 (tele) and USA-2 (strat) ?

On the back of their heads, just under the stamped serial number there is a clear black print:
"Custom Crafted Entirely In The U.S.A."
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Those necks are as far as I know also made by Warmoth ;) :?:

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Unread post by balston11 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:39 pm

The 2001 Japanese catalogue plainly states that the neck (and body) of the USA2 are made by Warmoth, I am certain this is true of the other USA models.
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Unread post by balston11 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:36 pm

The 904's were made in Japan, with the exception of the necks, which were made by Warmoth in the U.S. Incidentally, the 904 is the only model that used Warmoth necks.
Not sure what I was saying earlier my pages say all 900 series were Made in Japan. The 904 certainly was but I will double check the rest. If anyone owns a 900 of any sort I would appreciate you confirming where it was made. Thanks
It's interesting that some of the higher series models like the 1200s were not all made in Japan
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Unread post by balston11 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:01 pm

I can see lots of examples of the 900s (exc 904 range) that are definitely made in Taiwan and lots of sellers and "experts" claiming they are Made in Japan. The way that Yamaha embosses the headstock with "Made in" makes it difficult to see on so many pictures. It's not unlikely that the 900 range was made in both countries like many other Yamahas but I yet to see a definite Made in Japan stamp on any of them. I will alter my pages pending further evidence.
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Unread post by balston11 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:14 pm

All finished and complete with the exception of a few questions still remaining
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Re: New Pacifica pages

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:33 am

As always, nice job Bill!!!!
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