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Takamine G Series EG523SC Jumbo Acoustic Electric Guitar, Natural


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 7 x 19.2 inches ; 7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002E4YXI
  • Item model number: EG523SC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,467 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2000

Product Description

Product Description

Designed and built under the supervision of Takamine’s head luthiers, G-Series guitars are created to serve all players from the hobbyist to professional. The EG523SC jumbo is our largest body guitar. The solid spruce top gives you all the power you would expect from a guitar of this size. The beauty of the flame maple back and sides makes this a guitar you won’t want to put down. The gloss natural finish accentuates the beauty of the grain and protects the wood from the rigors of the road. Stage ready with TK40 preamp with onboard chromatic tuner.

From the Manufacturer

Takamine Guitars are crafted from the finest handpicked tonewoods, hand-crafted by expert luthiers, all providing players with an unmatched excellence and surprising affordability. Play one today and you'll play one for a lifetime.

Specifications:

Body Shape: Jumbo C/A
Rosette: Abalone
Top: Solid Spruce
Inlays: Block MOP and Abalone
Back: Flamed Maple
Sides: Flamed Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Electronics: TK4NT
Tuners: Chrome

Takamine Electronics:
The TK4N preamp gives you a tunable notch filter and switchable midrange contour.
Takamine made great advancements with their palethetic pickup, and set the standard for the industry. Other manufacturers soon offered acoustic/electric models, but none has reached the level of sophistication and performance set by Takamine. Our Takamine pickup is like no other. It's an integral part of the guitar's design, not a retrofit like most other ""factory"" systems. Six individual piezo transducers are embedded in the bridge plate where they sense both string and soundboard vibration. Takamine also pioneered the slider control preamp style for the acoustic/electric guitar. No other guitar company had the technological advancements that Takamine set in place, and to this day no other guitar company can achieve that level of quality in the market.

About Takamine
Nestled at the base of Takamine Mountain in Sakashita, Japan, Takamine Guitars have over 40 years of history dedicated to innovation and improvement to the art and craft of guitarmaking. What first began as a small family business has evolved into one of the leading guitar manufacturers In the world, depended upon by some of the best players and biggest names in the music industry.

So what's the deal? Why are there so many Takamine players? We'd like to think that it's because we've earned your respect. Takamine has made technological advancements that have surpassed other guitar makers. Takamine prides itself in their dedication and loyalty to fine luthiership and it is shown through each Instrument the company makes.

Takamine had its early beginnings while guitar playing and music was gaining popularity in Japan during the early 60's. As their business grew they saw the need to develop their skills and attract design and manufacturing talent. One of the most important additions to the company was one Mr. Mass Hirade.

Hirade joined Takamine in 1968, and made great improvements upon design and build quality, and set forth with his staff to energize and strengthen the business. The factory began producing their world class ""Classical"" that to this day still carry the Hirade name. Through Hirade's dedication and commitment to Takamine, he was able to begin an overseas trading business in 1975. Takamine Guitars were able to reach out to guitar players around the world. Takamine was finally placed in the hands of musicians who had only heard about their great sound and fine craftsmanship. "


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I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Brandon
Action is a little high, and there's some fret buzz: but nothing a decent once-over by a good shop can't fix.
Gary Bisaga
As for the quality, and workmanship, superb.
John Gulledge

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mario Alberto Valbuena on August 29, 2006
The guitar is playable right out of the box. Action is high but reasonable, but the more you play it the more you like it. This is my first, and I love it. Takamine customer service (via email) is great; they would answer any question you might have. The guitar comes with DAddario EXP16 according to them. I did change them to EPX10 Extra Light Coated 8020 and it is a better player. Next will be a good setup by a professional. Get a humidifier; I got the Planet Waves Acoustic Guitar Humidifier System, plain and simple. Get a case as well, I bought the Takamine case that is very secure and keeps the guitar well. I played a Gibson similar to the Takamine, and no much difference but the price. I put both guitars thru a good amp. With no amp, I experience little difference. The guitar stays in tuned for days once the strings have stretched. The wood grain in the guitar is beautiful, it looks and sounds like a $2000 guitar. Don't let people know. Is a Korean made guitar, which tells you that is good quality. With no more to say. Get one, have fun and play it a lot.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JB on November 26, 2011
I just got this Monday and so far it's been a blast. I've owned many guitars over the years and none have compared to this for the price. This guitar is amazing, I have the natural one and the pictures on here do not give it justice. This guitar is so beautiful and the sound is so sweet plugged in or unplugged. If I had a complaint it would be the pick up system. But that would be a very small complaint. It sounds good but I was expecting it to be a little louder than what it is. But the action and sound makes up for that. It came ready to play right out of the box. Tuned it up Monday evening played it for about 4 hours. Took it out of the case Tuesday checked the strings had one string out, played it for about another 4 hours. Haven't tuned it since. If you want a beautiful guitar and a great sounding one for a decent price this ones for you. I've had a Gibson that cost 2 as much and not sound as good.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John Gulledge on May 11, 2007
I' v had this particular guitar for less than a week, and have already fell in love with it. Plays like a soft dream, cords oh so easy. If your like me, and most people, the "F" cord is a killer, well not on this guitar, it really cords that easy, and makes me look, and sound better. As for the quality, and workmanship, superb. Looks of the guitar is stunning, and that's what initially drew me to this particular model. The sound that resonates is clear, and clean. The onboard tuner is great, and easy to use. Plugged in or not this guitar really sounds great!
If I had to find one thing I don't like about it is the name, it's hard for me to say ;)~
Great value, great sound, stunning to look at, makes the Takamine EG523SC the perfect buy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KenAMP on March 7, 2012
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First off, I ordered The guitar on a Saturday night it showed up on my door step Thursday morning, delivery was to be between 5-14 days. It is very important to understand, Guitars are sensitive to drying conditions, must be kept in a sweet humidity range, frets will pop, warping and other tell-tail signs of drying were not apparent. I opened the box, tuned her and she's stayed in tune since. She's a boomer, sorry neighbors (without plugging in), all the tonal qualities you'd ask for in a higher priced guitar, plus the beauty, I might need to take her in for fine tuning, finding where I need my action but that's with any new guitar, but it's working well so far, bending notes just great no flat spots. Out of the Box no imperfections, no defects, not even a finger print, still in the factory wrapping. Making cords and notes are a dream, with no flat spots, D'Addario EXP strings and sounds great Amp'd (played w/ the Eq. but not the notch filter). Other reviews compare this guitar to a Gibson, Taylor and even the Martin, yes it is as great sounding I've played on some of those before choosing the Takamine, but more important is the shipping and handling. I purchased the Takamine G series Jumbo from Amazon vender FretWorld, and they must store things properly, showing great service and product knowledge! They were not the least expensive but a great price non the less (About $480 for a guitar that lists at about $1000) but bottom line, the guitar arrived in great shape and that's what you want in a mail order/online shopping experience. (I'd give FretWorld 5 Star +) I have read other guitar reviews where the vendors have not stored properly and the reviewers had to do major repairs to get the guitar's playable, something to consider with a vendor, cheep for a reason, a non-humidity controlled warehouse in Arizona not a good place for an instrument.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gary Bisaga VINE VOICE on September 9, 2008
This instrument is one of the most beautiful instruments I've played. The built-in tuner works well, and it's a well built instrument, very high quality fit and finish. Action is a little high, and there's some fret buzz: but nothing a decent once-over by a good shop can't fix.

My negative point is that I am little disappointed with the acoustic sound. It sounds a little weak compared with my Blueridge BR-160. That's not a big negative - it's not quite a fair comparison because the Blueridge is an absolute cannon. But I was expecting a little more.

In any case, it's a good instrument for the money.
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