Ever since Ola Englund launched his own line of guitars after leaving Washburn I was hooked. One thing I struggle with is understanding the ranges, perhaps I’m an idiot? But why not write it down so I can go back to it.
As I write at the end of 2020 there are four basic shapes.
After leaving my Yamaha 120SD with just one pickup, I decided it was time to expand the offering of what the single bridge pickup could offer. I had to remove the neck pickup and fill the cavity with a wooden block because there was a split in the body causing the neck to bend.
So, I fell in love with a guitar. Not an unusual happenstance, but I’m not sure why. I searched on Andertons for “purple” in the guitars, because purple, and the Pacifica one leapt out at me.
I’m making this post for my own benefit as much as for anyone else. I get confused over which is which in the model line up. Some brands try to make it easier – one day I WILL decode the Pacifica numbering – but with names it’s less easy. Especially when they are so close in price that a variance between shops can put a lesser model at the same price as a higher one.
It’s about 20 years since I’ve even set foot in a music shop of any size, so a trip to Dawsons in Reading was a matter of some excitement to me. I’ve spent years looking on music shop websites, such as the Dawsons one and the Andertons one, and GAK and Thomman and many more.