Haruna used this when they first picked up instruments in 2006. A good choice for a beginner. She would play the Pacifica (with SCANDAL sticker!) when playing lives at Shiroten near Osaka Castle. You can find video of this online. Reportedly this guitar is now at their old dance school, Caless, in Osaka.more
It's a pretty decent guitar for a beginner and has a very affordable price. It's comfortable to hold and not too heavy and chunky. It has a nice clean sound but it can sometimes sound funny with distortion. Some downsides I have with this guitar is that if you're not careful you can get pretty major fret buzz and the tone knob is completely useless (it doesn't change the tone at all) as well as the noisy pickups. Other than that, it's a pretty alright guitar for a starter.
It was worth buying this instrument. It is one of the best guitars I've played. Yamaha really has a very good performance in its instruments. I have tried their keyboards and are very good like their guitars.
I'm broke, so I can't really get the super-expensive stuff that everyone else tends to get. That's why I love this guitar so much, it has a beautiful sound, and cost less than $300. I definitely recommend it for beginners, or people that can't afford anything more expensive, like me haha. You know what? I've changed my mind. I recommend this to anyone that wants a nice guitar without having to sell their organs on the black market for money, intermediate and advanced players included.
This guitar has amazing stuff going on, I just changed the strings, hooked up some effect pedals and got going! I played my first gigs with this one when I was younger. I now own two of them, I lend them to my guitar students when I teach them some electric guitar lessons, just so they can feel as great as I did when I first learned to play.
Bought this for around 270 (new) less than a year ago, and I am extremely happy with the tone and quality. I would, of course, get the strings you are accustomed to, and mess around with the intonation and action a bit, and then you'll be good to go.