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  • Yamaha Pacifica 611 HFM in US?

    After watching/listening to Soren Andersen demo the Yamaha THR 10 with the 611, I'm real interested in one. I'm wondering if anyone carries them here in the US? Google searches yield only UK sellers. Anybody?

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    I just pulled this off The Gear Page forums:








    I wrote Yamaha customer service a few months back and the guy told me that most of the higher end Pacificas will not be offered to the US market.



    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/sho....php?t=1023546



    However, I will continue to do some raccooning on Google and see what I can find for you.
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      Okay, I'm fairly certain that they're not available within the US.



      BUT. I do frequent a European site who stock Yamaha guitars, including the Pacifica 611HFM. I enquired about shipping to the US mainland, and it seems they'll ship outside of the EU for a charge of 30EU, or about $40.



      Anyway, here is the link. http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_pacifica_611hfm_rb.htm



      They've three 611HFMs: the RB, TB and TP. All are the same price.



      Will continue looking and see if I can find some cheaper shipping from UK/EU.
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      • #4
        I was wondering the same thing. Even a 311 would be nice. I really wish Yamaha would make their higher end guitars available over here. Seems stupid to me not to.

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          Quote Originally Posted by AVisme
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          I was wondering the same thing. Even a 311 would be nice. I really wish Yamaha would make their higher end guitars available over here. Seems stupid to me not to.




          You and me both, man. I'd love to see Xavieres over here. But alas, I will bend over and pay the $100 shipping plus the ridiculous
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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>MyNameIsMok...</strong>

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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>nicholai</strong>

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            PAC311H



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              Double post. Don't know how that happened.

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                http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_pacifica_311h_vw.htm



                I feel somewhat annoyed that the EU will ship things to the US cheaper than the US will ship things to the UK
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                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>nicholai</strong>

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                  What is that? Over $700 U.S., including shipping? Yikes.

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                    Quote Originally Posted by AVisme
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                    What is that? Over $700 U.S., including shipping? Yikes.




                    I got $600 US + shipping on that 311, which is still a lot. But I am basing all my conversions on Google, so I can't cite 100% accuracy
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                      And $800 including shipping on the 611. I can keep looking, but most of these UK retailers refuse to ship outside of the UK and some parts of the EU. It's pretty stupid since the US will ship anything here. I guess it'll come down to how much you want the guitar.



                      Though this does give me a potentially illegal and counter-productive business idea...
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                      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>nicholai</strong>

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                        Quote Originally Posted by Skyforger
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                        Okay, I'm fairly certain that they're not available within the US.



                        BUT. I do frequent a European site who stock Yamaha guitars, including the Pacifica 611HFM. I enquired about shipping to the US mainland, and it seems they'll ship outside of the EU for a charge of 30EU, or about $40.



                        Anyway, here is the link. http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_pacifica_611hfm_rb.htm



                        They've three 611HFMs: the RB, TB and TP. All are the same price.



                        Will continue looking and see if I can find some cheaper shipping from UK/EU.




                        Thanks!!! I looked into it and it seems with shipping, the 611 would cost me less than $700. I'm going to read some reviews, particularly whether the neck is hefty enough, before buying it. I dig the tones but I'm afraid the LA association might mean a thin, shred neck, which I'm not about. Thanks again for your interest and research!

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                          Quote Originally Posted by BeanoBoy
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                          Thanks!!! I looked into it and it seems with shipping, the 611 would cost me less than $700. I'm going to read some reviews, particularly whether the neck is hefty enough, before buying it. I dig the tones but I'm afraid the LA association might mean a thin, shred neck, which I'm not about. Thanks again for your interest and research!




                          No problem, man. Had a love affair with a 112 not too long ago. For a cheap guitar, it played real nicely. As for the neck, I seem to remember it was neither too thick nor too thin. But then, I quite like a skinny neck.
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                            Quote Originally Posted by Skyforger
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                            No problem, man. Had a love affair with a 112 not too long ago. For a cheap guitar, it played real nicely. As for the neck, I seem to remember it was neither too thick nor too thin. But then, I quite like a skinny neck.




                            Yeah, the neck is about a 9 inch radius. Not quite hefty, I'm going to check out other guitars like a Hagstrom Viking, which has a REAL thin neck and compare.

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                              Quote Originally Posted by BeanoBoy
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                              Yeah, the neck is about a 9 inch radius. Not quite hefty, I'm going to check out other guitars like a Hagstrom Viking, which has a REAL thin neck and compare.




                              I don't think I've ever seen a Hagstrom, much less played one. But I know that they're readily available here. As far as my skinny necks go, the Washburn KC-40V has the thinnest feeling of all my collection. Very fast. Close behind that is the RG, but as well as being thin, it's quite a wide fretboard. After that they all feel near enough the same. I feel quite lucky in that neck profile doesn't really affect how I play or how comfortable a guitar is, I just prefer skinny necks because I've got smallish hands. But then, I've never played a really bad neck. That would probably teach me to appreciate the good ones even more.
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