NGD - Yamaha Pacifica 612vii Problem. Help!

jamiepguitar

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Hi guys,

I just received a Yamaha612vii Fm in the mail today, bought online with out trying but they had some great reviews and I wanted a mid range strat type guitar that I can rely on and use for the handful of gigs I need a straty type sound for though out the year.
I love the feel of it and it looks great, sounds good but there's a problem with the bridge or string spacing?
I posted pics and you can see as it goes up the neck the string drift to the left with the low E string around the 15th fret almost off the neck and the high E string being unusually inward from the edge.
I can't make out what is causing this, has the bridge been installed slightly to the left so it pulling the strings over?
I can't see a way to fix it, the nut looks fine and the strings look OK up that end of the neck.
The strings also are pretty far off lining up with the single coil pickups too?
Should I send it back? Is this a factory default?
This does bother me as I have paid for it so please don't tell me that's it's not a big deal and just get used to it please.
Thank you.
 

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tomasz

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That's a common thing on many guitars, you can correct it by slightly loosening the neck screws under tension. The neck will snap into place, if it is off. If the misalignment still remains, grab it with your hand near the headstock, pull it slightly towards the upper side of the body to align and secure the screws again, while keeping it in place.
 

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The neck shifted during shipping. Loosen the neck screws slightly and angle the neck (peghead to the right) until the strings are centered on the neck at the bottom, retighten screws. My 611 did the same thing, easy fix.
 

jamiepguitar

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Wow guys it worked!! thanks so much, you've both helped a ton, I had no idea this was a thing, I mostly play a Gibson 335 and a Comins Archtop so haven't held with this much before.
I'll post pic below of before and after!
Strings line up better with the pickups too!
Thanks again!
 

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