Originally the most affordable of the Yamaha Pacifi ca range (which debuted in 1990, and was designed by Yamahas USA team, primarily ex- Ibanez designer Rich Lasner), the 112 fi rst appeared in 1993 and not only overtook all previous (and subsequent) Pacifi ca models in terms of sales, it actually proved a benchmark for quality and specifi cation. Back in the early nineties it was not uncommon to see plywood-bodied guitars in the low-end market. Not so the 112, which was made of solid wood. And not any old lump of tree, but solid alder. To advertise this Yamaha offered the 112 in a natural fi nish. But it wasnt just the body wood, the Pacifi ca 112 from the outset employed good hardware and pickups and classy design.