The historic SBG models are individually handcrafted by the highly skilled master luthiers of the Yamaha Music Craft workshop in Hamamatsu, Japan.
Originally designed in collaboration with Yamaha Guitar Development (YGD), our Los Angeles custom shop, Pacifica guitars have offered professional performance and expressive versatility since 1990.
Archtop guitars are boundless in time and tradition. Yamaha crafts some of the finest archtops in the world – our artists have known this secret for years.
Mike Stern's signature has been refreshed with Yamaha's exclusive wood treatment and finish. IRA (Initial Response Acceleration) technology shakes off the stress often found in new guitars and make them extremely vibrant and responsive. One-piece Maple neck is oil-finished for better comfort. PAC1611MS comes with a certificate personally signed by Mike to prove this guitar is perfectly crafted in his specification.