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Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Takamine 12-String G Jumbo EG523CDX12 Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers big, punchy sound. The G Jumbo Takamine is a great guitar for for hard-dr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Impressive performance at a great price.

The Takamine 12-String G Jumbo EG523CDX12 Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers big, punchy sound. The G Jumbo Takamine is a great guitar for for hard-driving country and bluegrass strumming, while it also fits in perfectly with more intimate fingerstyle picking.

Takamine build the EG523CDX12 with a solid spruce top and a flamed maple body to provide plenty of balanced projection for the full, 12-string sound. The guitar's asymmetrical maple neck, 25-5/16" scale, 1-3/4" nut width, and flat radius keep the EG523CDX12 comfortable for your fret hand. A dovetail neck joint and rosewood bridge and fretboard provide clear and lasting sustain. Gold tuners keep the jumbo guitar in tune from song to song. Other appointments include gold hardware and a gloss finish, adding a shining appearance to this beautifully constructed Takamine guitar.

At the heart of this 12-string Takamine is its cutting edge electronics system. A CP-100 pickup, and a TK40 preamp faithfully amplify the beautiful Takamine tone so you can play anywhere—in intimate settings or at center stage. The Takamine TK40 Preamplifier boasts volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a Notch Filter, Tuner and a Mid Contour Switch.

The preamp's EQ Bypass push button enables you to engage or defeat the EQ section. The Notch Filter is a specialized EQ, an extremely narrow and deep cut of an audio frequency band. By activating the Mid Contour button, you select a pre-shaped EQ that emphasizes the frequencies normally found to be desirable in an acoustic guitar (400 Hz). The TK40 preamp's tuner is fully chromatic and automatic.

  • 12-string
  • Jumbo body
  • Flamed maple body
  • Solid spruce top
  • 644mm scale
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Asymmetrical neck shape
  • 20 frets
  • 45mm nut width
  • CP 100 bridge pickup
  • TK 40 controls
  • Gold and pearl tuners
  • Gold hardware
  • Gloss finish

Built under strict specifications, G Series instruments represent exceptionally good value.


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TakamineG Jumbo EG523CDX12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Great Value, Great Guitar!

By Twenty Years too Late

from Hawaii

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Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been playing for over 30 years now and own some very nice instruments, including a Martin D-28 Marquis. This Takamine is the real deal. Not only is the instrument drop-dead gorgeous, but it sounds heavenly as well. The tone is well balanced and clear...the familiar twangy top end so common in 12 strings is balanced out by smooth mids and strong, but not booming, bass. I have never been so pleased with an instrument "right out of the box." The setup is a bit high for me but of course that's personal preference. My only *minor* complaint is that the onboard tuner is not that easy to see in seated position...but hey this guitar was made to gig with. What a great instrument for the price...try playing "Wish you Were Here" or "Over the Hills and Far Away" on this 12 string, not to mention "Dead or Alive." I think you will be surprised to find out how much closer you can get to sounding like the recording with this guitar. Highly, highly recommended!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


very happy with this guitar


from East Rutherford,N.J.


  • Looks great
  • Plays Great
  • Sounds Great


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Best Uses

  • Playing On Stage Or Home

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After i tuned this guitar and started to play & sing with it i could not put it down ! One of the best 12 string guitars i ever played in the past 50 years !! Very happy with this guitar !!!

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  • Yes

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

1.0 stars here


from ST. LOUIS, MO.

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I'm a professional musician and have played many instruments over the last 50 years. Martins, Gibsons, Fender and Takemine, but this guitar is nothing like the Takemines of old. I took a chance ordering it online, rolled the dice and lost. Made of cheap wood, cheap finish and unplayable even for someone like me whose been playing for 50 years. The strings must have been a good 1/4 inch off the fretboard at the 12th fret. One positive note Musiciansfriend was great about the return thought I had to eat the return shippping cost. Would not reccomend this guitar to anyone.

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