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Takamine EG523SC-12 12-String Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Step up your sound with the Takamine EG523SC-12. The EG523SC-12 features a solid Spruce top, flamed Maple back and sides, and a great-sounding TK40 preamp. (19) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Big sound, two ways! The EG523SC-12's jumbo body, with its solid spruce top and flamed maple back and sides, projects a loud, full sound. Add that to the lush, chorus-like sound you get from 12 strings and you've got a lot of guitar, and a lot of tone.

TK40 Preamp

The Takamine TK40 Preamp found on G-Series guitars features volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a Notch Filter, Tuner and a Mid Contour Switch. The preamp is switched on by plugging a standard 1/4" mono instrument cable into the endpin strap pin/jack.

EQ Bypass: This push button enables the user to engage or defeat the EQ section. When the switch is in the depressed position, the EQ is active. Return the switch to the "up" position and the EQ circuit is bypassed. The bypass of the EQ circuit is desirable in some studio or live environments where external EQ is preferable. The user can also use this defeat switch to quickly check the results of the EQ adjustments relative to the original sound.

Notch Filter: A Notch Filter is a very special kind of EQ, an extremely narrow and deep cut of an audio frequency band. The TK40 has a "tunable" notch filter which empowers the user to select the specific frequency band that will be affected by the notch. With this tunable notch filter the user can "surgically" remove troublesome feedback frequencies that occur due to the natural resonances of the guitar and interaction with the environment.

The notch control provides control of the center frequency of the notch effect. When the monitor or stage levels are too high, and the user hears the guitar starting to feed back, the player can engage the notch circuitry by pushing the "In/Out" button under the "Notch Filter" knob, and simply tune the filter (actually changing the center frequency of the notch) by slowly rotating the notch control until the feedback is eliminated.

Mid Contour: By pushing (activating) the Mid Contour button, the user is selecting a pre-shape EQ that emphasizes the frequencies normally found to be "desirable" in an acoustic guitar (400 Hz). With the Mid Contour button in the 400 Hz position (button depressed), the mid EQ is effectively controlling "nasal" tone qualities while in the 800 Hz position (button out), the mid control can add punch in upper mids or help "round off" the attack present in this frequency spectrum. The user should experiment with the button and the "Middle" control to determine their sound preference. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Takamine products.
- Body Shape: Jumbo C/A
- Rosette: Abalone
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Inlays: Block MOP and Abalone
- Back: Flamed Maple
- Sides: Flamed Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Electronics: TK40
- Tuners: Chrome
Takamine Warranty 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
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"IF you want a 12 string acoustic electric ,look no further.For the sound and craftmenship this guitar is priced right. Go ahead"
Sound: The guitar sings along with me.With or without the amp it sounds great. I play live and record with it. top shelf!!! Ease of Use: Easy ,wonderful Quality: I play it every day and i'm not easy with the guitar and it keeps on singing as I play it! Value: bottom line the price was right!!! The Wow Factor: It looks great!! Overall: For a very long time. I am spoiled and do not play my other guitars
Style of Music: rock, blues , country
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"Guality,looks,playability........enjoy a takamine!"
Sound: I bought the eg523sc12 the first of Jan.I played it at guitar center and had to have it.this is the sweetest sounding 12 string ive ever heard.I use it for flat and finger picking.I use a thumb pick and two metal fingerpicks,and it sounds like angels singing.the sound is simply mind boggling.normally I play it plugged in,but its great unplugged as well.also,it is easy to fret and has a nice wide neck.I play alone in my music room and use an ibanez t20 amp which is fine for me.I have a takamine tnv340s 6string also.with these two amazing guitars,I'm set for life.I'm 56 years old and haven't played seriously in30 years.thank God I'm playing again, on two of the best guitars ever made. Feature: The tuner is not the best but I can live with that.the flamed.maple is beautiful,even though its not solid wood,but it should late a lifetime.most good guitars without solid construction will last a long time if you take care of them.the electronics are fine with the deception of the tuner.fingerboard is great for a guitar in this price range. Ease of Use: Extremely player friendly,if you can play a 6 string, you can play this.easy,easy comfortable 12 string Quality: I bought my guitar brand new at guitar center Jan. 5,2012, and it was made in 2010, I know this by the serial number.the dummies at tc had no clue. Anyway,it has been sitting awhile now and the neck is straight and the body is flawless.beautiful workmanship.beautiful guitar. Value: Go and compare with the others top brands,and for $750 or less,see what you get. Its a no-brainer for me.takemine has it all.sound,looks, and playability. Manufacturer Support: I have a great. Takamine 6 string that I wouldn't trade for the world,and I really believe they put out the best guitars for the money.ive played all the top guitars and.always go back to takamine. The Wow Factor: The look and.sound of.a 12 string just makes me want too play Overall: Ill keep this guitar for the rest of my.life.if it were stolen or lost I would run and buy another one just like it.
Style of Music: country and blues and folk
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