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Takamine EG523SC Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Takamine EG523SC offers warm, full-bodied tone. The Takamine EG523SC features a TK4NT preamp and a solid Spruce top for a great sound. (24) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
Flamed maple back and sides Beautiful grain, crisp and responsive tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
TK-4NT preamp Tunable notch filter, midrange contour, and tuner

Product Description

Takamine Guitars are crafted from the finest handpicked tonewoods, hand-crafted by expert luthiers, all providing players with an unmatched excellence and surprising affordability. Now, their extremely popular G-Series line has just gotten bigger. A lot bigger, with the introduction of two new "Jumbo" models. These new guitars are built with traditional cutaway, "Jumbo" bodies featuring solid Sitka Spruce tops, and flame maple back and sides. The EG523SC is a 6-string version, while the EG523SC-12 is a brilliant new 12-string model. The rosewood fretboards are inlayed with Mother of Pearl and Abalone. Both Jumbos feature the world famous Takamine pickup and built-in tuner, along with the performance and value that players have come to expect from Takamine's G-Series.

The Big Boy of the G-Series

The G Series from Takamine has created great controversy. Play a G Series guitar and you're apt to think it's one of the finest acoustic/ electrics made. That's because it is. Actually, each one is made under the commanding rule of the luthiers who hand craft the guitars of the pros. Which is precisely why the EG523SC feels so good, and sounds so good.

The G Series offers more sizes, colors, woods than in any other family of models that Takmine offers. Made to their strict specifications, G Series instruments represent exceptionally good value.

Over a dozen distinct dreadnought models are included in the G Series, many with Solid Spruce tops. There are cutaway and non-cutaway models, 12-strings, straight acoustics and acoustic/electrics, plus a wide choice of colors.

TK4NT Preamp

The TK4NT gives you a tunable notch filter, switchable midrange contour and on-board tuner.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Takamine products.
- Body Shape: Jumbo Cutaway
- Rosette: Abalone
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Inlays: Block MOP and Abalone
- Back: Flamed Maple
- Sides: Flamed Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Electronics: TK4NT
- Tuners: Chrome
Takamine Warranty ´╗┐Takamine offers a limited lifetime warranty on all products. Electronics and plating are not covered under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 860-509-8888
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Awsome Guitar"
Overall: My first acoustic guitar purchase thats not made in the USA. I have 3 Martins and 1 Taylor. I must say, I am very impressed with this guitar. It was set up perfectly right out of the box. It comes with Diaddario strings so theres no need to change them. Just unpack it , tune it , and thats it. The guitar sounds great plugged in or unplugged. The electronic tuner is great and the electronics are easy to use. There are many well known musicians that use Takimine guitars. This guitar is a quality instrument.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "For the money it's a fantastic value that will keep you chugging away on those old chords."
Sound: It's a little stiff right out of the box but seems to have the potential to age into a nice sounding acoustic. It has some balls though. Good projection. Feature: It's a pretty guitar. The abalone was done well. I can see a couple places where they could of set it a little better but all in all its a very pretty blond. the wood seems good. Like I said tons of projection. Ease of Use: the strings are super high and i will need to get a pro set up. I played around a little bit but still didn't lower it enough for a real smooth playing experience. Beyond my comfort zone of messing with guitars. Now once i get a pro set up i have to believe it will be a real nice playing guitar considering how fast the neck feels to me. It chomps away at chords. It sounds great. Quality: it was made pretty well. There is a couple spots on the guitar where I think they could of spent more time fine tuning it. There was a glob gloss by the fret board. I won't nit pick to much i like the way it sounds which is more important to me. oh the tuners are a pleasent surprise so far as well. They feel smooth and stay in tune. Value: I got this guitar for 500 the other day by using seen it cheaper. For 500 bucks this guitar sounds like a lower end taylor and the electronics are really nice. Manufacturer Support: i haven't needed any The Wow Factor: I would buy another one if i needed to replace this one. Overall: it seems to be made fairly well and it's kind of a tank really. So i think it's going to be my favorite guitar for a while at any rate.
Style of Music: this and that.
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