The Yamaha Pacifica 1221MS is a high-end Yamaha Pacifica guitar from the Yamaha Pacifica series that came to life under the creative guidance of Rich Lasner. The Yamaha Pacifica 1221MS features a basswood (tele) body, a warmoth neck with a compound radius reinforced with carbon graphite rods, DiMarzio pickups in an HSH configuration and the Yamaha RM-Pro II tremolo. Other features on the Pacifica 1221MS are the "Total Access" neck joint, which consists of a roomy lower body cutaway, a low profile neck heel and a machined aluminum mating block extending deep into the body. It also features a height adjustable locking nut. The guitar was made in Japan and assembled in Taiwan. The Yamaha Pacifica 1221MS differs from the Yamaha Pacifica 1221M in that it has a singlecut (tele) body as opposed to a doublecut (strat) body.