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Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    Takamine

    When size matters, go for a jumbo.

    Built on a jumbo design, the Takamine EG523CDX acoustic-electric guitar from the G series possesses the greatest internal air volume and delivers a sound that matches its name. The curvature of the top profile hints at the resulting tonality of this body design. The Takamine jumbo guitar's tonal spectrum is enhanced by its dynamic range. From aggressive chord comping to gentle finger passages, the jumbo responds well to the subtle, and not so subtle demands that might be made of it. The Takamine guitar's solid spruce top offers balanced tone, while the flamed maple body brings out full projection. The dovetail neck joint, rosewood bridge and fretboard, and maple neck offer plenty of sustain, and the asymmetrical neck and 1-5/8" nut width provide comfort for intricate fretboard movements.

    At the heart of this Takamine guitar is an impressive electronics system, letting you amplify your sound with intuitive frequency controls. The CP-100 pickup is an innovative pickup arrangement instead of the conventional under the saddle piezo design. The Takamine guitar uses a U-shaped aluminum rail, securing the pickup and saddle for a snug fit and balanced response from the instrument, not just pressure on the strings. The Takamine TK40 preamplifier features volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a notch filter, tuner and a mid contour switch.

    The G jumbo's gold hardware, gold and amber pearl tuners, and gloss finish adds a striking touch to this already beautiful instrument.

    Features
    • 6-string
    • Jumbo body
    • Flamed maple body
    • Solid spruce top
    • 25-5/16" scale
    • Dovetail neck joint
    • Maple neck
    • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
    • Asymmetrical neck shape
    • 20 frets
    • 1-5/8" nut width
    • CP 100 bridge pickup
    • TK40 controls
    • Gold and pearl tuners
    • Gold hardware

    Takamine craftsmanship, and top-notch electronics create a big jumbo sound with lots of tone.

     
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    TakamineG Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    2.0

    Looks Great

    By joey

    from chicago il

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Full Loud Sound

    Cons

    • Extreme Bowed Neck

    Best Uses

    • Finger Pickin

    Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought used -rated very good -but was not checked for playability-looks great ,but bow in neck could not be corrected to be playable.

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    • No

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Disappointed and then happy

    By Bob #12

    from Wellington, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          At first I was disappointed because the action was so high and the solid top was a two piece. It was advertised as a solid top and the picture looked solid. I removed the strings and pulled out the spacers from under the bridge, all of them. Action was still too high, so I bowed the neck some and this seemed to help a lot. The action is fair now and the guitar plays well enough. It is very loud which is what I wanted. The pick guard had a corner sticking up. I pull a tiny piece of paper from it and seems to be sticking down now. As I look and play with it on day two, I am pleased and happy.

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          • No

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          not the same as advertised

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The guitar pictured has a beautiful blond amber finish. The one I recieved was yellow and bright red. absolutely garrish.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          beautiful guitar ,sound and finish

          By Denny

          from Owensboro,Ky.

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This is the second Tak,I've owned.The first was a wine colored EG523SC,nothing wrong with it,saw the honey burst and fell in love with it.EG523CDX does have a better acoustic sound with the solid spruce top.Whether I'm playing it through my tube type Fender Princeton Reverb,or through,which I think sounds better,my ultrasound AG30,I get a different but wonderful sound from this beauty.You do have to play with the EQ to get the sound you want.Felt good from the factory,still feels good,and I've had it about 3 years and it just sounds better the longer I have it.i also own a 1960 Gretsch,a Les Paul,and a telecaster,and the Tak is my favorite.You won't go wrong on this guitar.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          If I had to nit pick, my only issue is that when I really romp on it, there is a slight rattling noise where one or two of the strings are making contact with the frets. I'll have that taken care of shortly. By far it's the best guitar I've ever owned.
          This guitar came set up like an electric guitar. Easy fretting I've ever dealt with.It's so beautiful and gives a very clean sound as well deep bass, especially when plugged in !
          Very well built. The tuners are smooth and the detail work will have everyone coming to you for a closer look. Impressive.
          I definitely got my moneys worth !

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Off the chart!

          By Steve Scarborough

          from Greenfield, TN

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I've had mine approx.3 weeks and only put it down to sleep, eat, the usual. 1st,honeyburst finish is gorgeous, 2nd, the "sound" is intoxicating. Bold, delicate, nuanced, unforgettable. This thing is a sonic cannon,yet articulate and well defined when flat picking or finger style. I traded 2 guitars for mine, a TAK EG523CD 12 and an Epi Performer...both unique and desirable but no comparison to the CDX. At 1/4 the price of Gibson or Taylor where are they hiding the extra $2400.00 in craftsmanship, sound, and quality? I have multiple guitars and this may be the best. I can't afford the big boys, but I can search out bang for my buck...WOW...

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding Sound with Bling!

          By ScottO-MMnHv

          from Destin, Florida

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I have owned 9 Takamine guitars and believe they offer more bang for the buck than most high end guitars. This is the first G-Series Tak that I have owned. It has amazing eye appeal with the honey burst finish, and the abalone around the body and sound hole really make it shine under the lights. The sound is very bright and clear. In all honesty the fit and finish look as good as that on my Sante Fe series, T series, and LTD models. I did have the electronics upgraded to the Cool Tube. This guitar has great sound whether plugged in or unplugged. I purchased this guitar with the intent of making it my main stage guitar, and it did not let me down. I highly recommend this guitar.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unique Finish

          By Paulewogg5

          from Orange Beach, Al

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Great sounding guitar that improves with age. Action was pretty good out of the box but I did ajust it some. Sounds great alone or trough a PA but you will have to play with the EQ to get a good sound.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful!

          By Old Picker

          from Kilgore, Texas

          Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Beautiful! There is no better word to describe this instrument that does justice.This guitar has a beautiful deep tone low in the register and still rings forever in the high register. Even at the twelfth fret the notes ring without having the "Plink" effect that many A/E guitars do.If I play it unplugged or through my Peavey E208 Amp the resulting sound is still......beautiful.I normally use an Alvarez 12 and at almost every gig I am asked to play it but when I pull out the brightly colored Takamine 12 the reaction is always the same........beautiful!The finish is exceptional and the intonation is dead on. The electronics work great for my taste and the tuner is on the mark. The neck has a smooth feel and plays like a dream.For the money I don?t see how it could get any better.

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