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Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    Big, meaty chords, plenty of volume, and outstanding balance, in a stunning spalted maple appearance.

    The Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar is endowed with great internal air volume to deliver sound that matches its name. The top profile curves hint at the pleasing tonality delivered by the jumbo guitar design.

    The Takamine EG523SC jumbo's tonal spectrum is enhanced by its dynamic range. From aggressive chord comping to gentle finger passages, the G jumbo responds well to the subtle, and not so subtle demands that might be made of it.

    The guitar's spalted maple top back and sides offer balanced tone full projection and a killer appearance. The dovetail neck joint, and rosewood bridge and fretboard offer plenty of sustain. An asymmetrical neck and 1-5/8" nut width provide comfort for intricate fretboard movements.

    At the heart of the Takamine G Jumbo is an impressive electronics system for amplifying your sound with intuitive frequency controls. The CP-100 pickup is an innovative pickup arrangement with a U-shaped aluminum rail securing the pickup and saddle for a snug fit and balanced response from the guitar—not just pressure on the strings.

    The Takamine TK40 preamplifier is equipped with volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a notch filter, tuner and a mid contour switch.

    The G Jumbo's chrome hardware, chrome tuners, and natural gloss finish add a striking touch to the already beautiful Takamine EG523SC guitar.

    Features
    • 6-string
    • Jumbo body
    • Spalted maple body
    • Spalted maple top
    • 25-5/16" scale
    • Dovetail neck joint
    • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
    • Asymmetrical neck shape
    • 20 frets
    • Mother-Of-Pearl block inlays
    • 1-11/16" nut width
    • CP 100 bridge pickup
    • TK40 controls
    • Chrome tuners
    • Chrome hardware

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

     
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    TakamineG Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    5.0

    Excellent Guitar for the Money

    By rockabilly32591

    from Manhattan KS

    Pros

    • Action Is Excellent
    • Great Acoustic Sound
    • Great Sound Amplified
    • Guitar Looks Great

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Excellent For Gigging
    • Great First Guitar

    Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Had my eye on this guitar for sometime but could not find one in the stores anywhere, ended up trying a lot of Martin, Gibson, and Taylor guitars but could not find one with the features this one had for the same money. I had a friend that owned several Takamine Jumbo guitars so I took a chance and ordered this one. I love it. There are better acoustic electric guitars out there but plan on spending at least twice as much to get the sound and features that this one has. It is also one of the nicest looking guitars out there.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wonderful sound, beautiful wood

    By Bill

    from Burlington, NC

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    Pros

    • Clear highs
    • Deep bass
    • Great sound

    Cons

    • Initial Setup Was Poor

    Best Uses

    • Any

    Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The pictures don't do justice to the way this guitar looks. The spalted maple is gorgeous!

    When I got this guitar I was again taken with how nice the finish is, but, when I tried to play it I experienced a lot of fret buzz, and the strings were killing my fingers.

    I've only been playing again for a couple of months so I thought it was probably me. When I'd switch back to my Epiphone Les Paul 100, no problem, but I found myself struggling with this guitar.

    I thought seriously about sending it back, but a friend suggested I might just need to get the action adjusted. I took it to Shomaker guitars here in town today. They lowered the saddle, filed the nut and made a slight neck adjustment... It's like a different guitar!!

    The sounds I'm getting from this guitar now make me really glad I bought it. For less than $60 it plays like a much more expensive piece.

    Despite the adjustment issues, I'd still buy this piece again.

    Oh, and the sales guy I talked to on the phone was very helpful, and the Gator case he suggested to go with it fits the guitar perfectly!!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    outstanding quitar for the money

    Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    i just bought thisguitar and love it the sound is just sweet. for the cost it not a gibson but for the cost its right there with it.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Purchase-Perfect Sound

    By JAMMER123

    from New York, NY

    Pros

    • Awesome Sound
    • Gorgeous Spalted Maple
    • Great pickups

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Personal
      • Studio

      Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This purchase was my best guitar purchase yet. I was looking for a great sounding guitar that wouldn't break my wallet, an upgrade from a beginner's guitar. And this was a huge upgrade. I had played other $1000 guitars before and this one didn't sound too different.

      The fretboard felt really nice when both comping and soloing. The cutaway design makes it really convenient for just that. Plus, the electronics are great!

      The looks of this guitar are jaw-dropping. It has really nice MOP inlays--It looks like a much more expensive guitar. The sound is very good, and I was able to get a good discount, so it was an excellent purchase.

      Worth every penny!

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Artisanship!

      By Jim McCullough

      from Western, MA

      Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Everything about this guitar is great, from size, playability, to tone. I purchased this guitar as a gift for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. The finish is superb and the entire guitar appears to me to be of the highest quality artisanship creation. I am thoroughly impressed. The hardshell case that comes with it is even superbly designed and manufactured and is of the utmost quality. I can find no bad things to say about this guitar. The built-in EQ and tuner are user friendly and function flawlessly. Hopefully I can get my daughter to chime-in with her review having it and playing it for 1 full year now... I find it to be an exceptional quality piece. I give it 2 thumbs up!
      The built-in EQ and tuner are user friendly and function flawlessly.
      The quality craftsmanship and superior artisanship are crystal clear and evident in this guitar.
      This guitar can and does hold it's own with guitars 10 times as costly!

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