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  • warlus1warlus1

    But it is listed under this guitar!

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 01/13/13 at 04:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Electro-Acoustic 6 String made in Rising Sun

    Case Type: Jumbo
    Top: Solid Spruce
    Back: Maple
    Sides: Maple
    Finish: Natural gloss (varnished)
    Keys: Rosewood
    Pre-amp: TK40

    The handle is beautiful with the pearl, which is rare, it should be specified.

    The finish is beautiful, but on mine, there is something strange on the table (in 2 parts) veins have the same direction but in opposite directions, so that, in the light part of the guitar air darker than the other ... and sometimes not seen ca ...

    UTILIZATION

    The handle:
    The handle is bigger than a gibson Les Paul, it is varnished and very comfortable. it glides very well but I'm not sure it is suitable for solos…
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    Electro-Acoustic 6 String made in Rising Sun

    Case Type: Jumbo
    Top: Solid Spruce
    Back: Maple
    Sides: Maple
    Finish: Natural gloss (varnished)
    Keys: Rosewood
    Pre-amp: TK40

    The handle is beautiful with the pearl, which is rare, it should be specified.

    The finish is beautiful, but on mine, there is something strange on the table (in 2 parts) veins have the same direction but in opposite directions, so that, in the light part of the guitar air darker than the other ... and sometimes not seen ca ...

    UTILIZATION

    The handle:
    The handle is bigger than a gibson Les Paul, it is varnished and very comfortable. it glides very well but I'm not sure it is suitable for solos but the original setting is something to be because the action is very high.

    Fret-buttons:
    A pleasure!

    Form-weight
    It is huge this guitar, and it imposes for me, gibson fan, it seems to me slightly.

    Tuner.

    SOUNDS

    It is fitted with D'Addario EXP strings 12-53 (G string spun) and the strings are perfect for this guitar.

    Sound
    It is powerful, rich and out perpendicularly from the guitar, so whoever will listen hears better than playing. The sound is "rich" (it's hard to describe) the bass is a bit off but widely heard.

    I tried a dozen guitars (ibanez, yamaha, ovation) in this price range and taka was better (to my taste, tested in a soundproof room 2m ²).

    In electronics:
    I have no amp electro so I've tested in-store
    The pre-amp is a TK40. It includes a volume control, 3-band equalization (low, medium and high), EQ bypass, a Notch Filter (notch filter band), a tuner and a mid contour switch. The amp turns on when you insert a standard cable jack (mono 6.35) into the input jack of the guitar.
    The EQ bypass is useful if you want to control your sound from a mixing console, or via effects modules. Notch Filter can, in turn, eliminate feedback problems on certain frequencies. Control "Mid Contour" is on the medium frequency (400Hz).

    OVERALL OPINION

    For me it is very good this guitar a pleasure to play on. this is probably not the best but for the price, I have nothing to complain about.

    +
    The handle
    Accuracy
    Do not go out of tune
    Sound (this is subjective)
    Playing comfort
    Tuner

    -
    Cumbersome (for some)
    String height

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  • G-SpotG-Spot

    Jumbo beautiful small ears!

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 08/28/12 at 09:10
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Korean guitar manufacturing electro-acoustic Jumbo shape (different from the common form called Dreadnought).
    For specialists, the table is spruce, back and maple neck (flamed beautiful!). The frets are rosewood. The markings on the handle are original: they are rectangles pearl-encrusted triangle darker (abalone) ... I love.
    As the table (spruce) is not the same wood as the back and sides (maple) of the resonance, expect a different color between the front and rear (mostly used): a little clearer before, a little yellow background).

    TK40T preamp is placed on the sounding above the handle, with the following settings: volume, 3-band equalizer (bass, mid, treble) and a setting of "not…
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    Korean guitar manufacturing electro-acoustic Jumbo shape (different from the common form called Dreadnought).
    For specialists, the table is spruce, back and maple neck (flamed beautiful!). The frets are rosewood. The markings on the handle are original: they are rectangles pearl-encrusted triangle darker (abalone) ... I love.
    As the table (spruce) is not the same wood as the back and sides (maple) of the resonance, expect a different color between the front and rear (mostly used): a little clearer before, a little yellow background).

    TK40T preamp is placed on the sounding above the handle, with the following settings: volume, 3-band equalizer (bass, mid, treble) and a setting of "notch". In addition, it includes a tuner very useful and practical.

    This guitar is beautiful and has really caught the eye with all its rounded shape and pickgard Gibson type.

    UTILIZATION

    I had to buy a crate carrying case (model and brand SKB20), because the EG523SC is sent to one carton!
    Be careful if you purchase by mail: make sure that the guitar will be well packed. Wink at Thomann sent me a package in the beautiful protected.

    Moving on is pretty easy to handle an acoustic guitar, the neck is thin and comfortable, easy access to the treble cutaway (the body is dug in the treble).

    The EG523SC jumbo is a guitar, so with a resonance that can be imposing some or hinder certain. Jumbo shape suits me because I'm tall so the cash rather thick does not bother me.
    The finishes are good and well finished EG523SC is its rounded curves: it works well in Korea!

    SOUNDS

    I once played in concert TK40T preamp is excellent in this configuration.

    Pure acoustic (without preamp), the guitar has a good sound projection. I rather regret the lack of roundness of mediums, I expected to sound a little less "narrow" and a little more wooded.
    I was expecting his approaching sound of Gibson (J100 kind) ... Unfortunately, we are far from acoustically. This is not the same price either!
    Jumbo shape naturally boosts the bass, for my part, I have not found too low in front. on the other hand, it seemed to me that mediums are dug, even back from the bass / treble.
    Maybe I'm too used to the sound of electric guitars dreadnought guy?

    That being said, this recording is pure happiness, EQ preamp can nicely complement the acoustic microphone socket.

    The guitar is almost field: folk, rock, blues. For jazz, you should see ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    In conclusion, the Takamine EG523SC is a beautiful acoustic guitar whose defects are filled with a good preamp. Here is the paradox: buy an acoustic guitar and a good sound with the preamp then amplified and not sound ...
    If you want to concerts, she is perfect and beautiful amplified sound good.

    Maybe she asked a few years to improve? For my part, I can not wait ... I sold the beautiful mainly because I play guitar a lot less than before (I became bassist in the meantime).
    However, it seems to me that opportunity, this guitar is interesting (Jumbo preamp) and a range of attractive price.

    Most:
    - Nice round
    - TK40T quality preamp, tuner
    - Form, aesthetics

    Cons:
    - The acoustic sound
    - No flycase, no bag
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  • MGR/Adam E.MGR/Adam E.

    Takamine EG523SC

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 07/08/10 at 15:00
    Natural Finish 'Jumbo' 6-string acoustic-electric guitar. It has a beautiful flamed maple siding and back with a maple neck. In all honesty, it is an absolutely beautiful guitar. I starting playing guitar when I was 15 and since then have been in one band where we played mostly covers of alternative songs. I currently and will hopefully be in the future, leading worship in a church. I love the old acoustic fold as well as the modern and some nice soft rock is always a plus in my mind.

    I purchased this guitar off of American Musical Supply. They had a great sale going on and I ended up getting the guitar for $449, which is about $250 less than anywhere else.

    Wonderful tone, beautiful …
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    Natural Finish 'Jumbo' 6-string acoustic-electric guitar. It has a beautiful flamed maple siding and back with a maple neck. In all honesty, it is an absolutely beautiful guitar. I starting playing guitar when I was 15 and since then have been in one band where we played mostly covers of alternative songs. I currently and will hopefully be in the future, leading worship in a church. I love the old acoustic fold as well as the modern and some nice soft rock is always a plus in my mind.

    I purchased this guitar off of American Musical Supply. They had a great sale going on and I ended up getting the guitar for $449, which is about $250 less than anywhere else.

    Wonderful tone, beautiful look, amazing electronics. When plugged in, this baby will blow you away. Clean, crisp...just plain gorgeous.

    It needs to be professionally set up when out of the box. The action is a bit high.

    Solid and wonderfully made. Excellent all around quality.

    This guitar is spectacular. If you are looking for a guitar in its price range, I really feel you cannot beat it. I've played for awhile and have tried many guitars and I honestly feel this ranks up there with some of the more expensive guitars.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/James ByronMGR/James Byron

    Takamine EG523SC

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 02/24/04 at 15:00
    I tried 5 of them and although I loved the sound and playability, there were defects in every one and I did not buy one.

    It produces nice high overtones and has a pretty good bass range as well. It has great action. Very playable

    I really wanted to buy one of these. The first one I looked at had string buzzes beyond the 12th fret. So did the second, third, fourth and fifth one I looked at!

    I did not find a single one of these guitars without a major factory defect. One salesman tried to tell me that the string buzzing was normal. It is not! I could not believe such poor quality in a new instrument.

    Looks great, plays great, but everyone I tried has major string buzz past the 12th fret.…
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    I tried 5 of them and although I loved the sound and playability, there were defects in every one and I did not buy one.

    It produces nice high overtones and has a pretty good bass range as well. It has great action. Very playable

    I really wanted to buy one of these. The first one I looked at had string buzzes beyond the 12th fret. So did the second, third, fourth and fifth one I looked at!

    I did not find a single one of these guitars without a major factory defect. One salesman tried to tell me that the string buzzing was normal. It is not! I could not believe such poor quality in a new instrument.

    Looks great, plays great, but everyone I tried has major string buzz past the 12th fret. And, what's worse, this lack of quality is consistent--its not just one or two bad apples. The whole barrel is bad.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Matthew GarmaMGR/Matthew Garma

    Takamine EG523SC

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 12/23/03 at 15:00
    An uncle of mine sold me this guitar for $400, he bought it for about $600 dollars from a local music store (in Hawai'i) called Good Guys Music and Sound.

    I love the flamed maple back and sides, the abalone and MOP inlays, the abalone rosette, the built in chromatic tuner, solid spruce top, the jumbo body with the nice tone, the pick guard is positioned that it will protect the guitar from my strumming (I dont have to worry about scratching the guitar), hardwoon maple neck, rosewood finger board, I can strum this guitar loudly and it will not give off a dull noise, it has a nice bright sound bass and treble are balanced (no lound booming sound ), strings are easy to install (there are no p…
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    An uncle of mine sold me this guitar for $400, he bought it for about $600 dollars from a local music store (in Hawai'i) called Good Guys Music and Sound.

    I love the flamed maple back and sides, the abalone and MOP inlays, the abalone rosette, the built in chromatic tuner, solid spruce top, the jumbo body with the nice tone, the pick guard is positioned that it will protect the guitar from my strumming (I dont have to worry about scratching the guitar), hardwoon maple neck, rosewood finger board, I can strum this guitar loudly and it will not give off a dull noise, it has a nice bright sound bass and treble are balanced (no lound booming sound ), strings are easy to install (there are no pegs), sounds good acoustically and plugged in.

    Action is a little high, but action is adjustable. There is a slight buzz that I believe is coming from the electronics.

    its okay (my likes and dislikes)

    I am one of two guitarist that currently play music at the 5:00pm mass for my church. This guitar gets the job done, when I am picking I use a Boss Super Corus pedal, when strumming, there is no need for any enhancing equipment. In my household there are six guitars a Fender 3/4 classical, Fender Standard Stratocaster (Made in Mexico), Takamine EG124C Classical, Seagull S6 Cedar, Cort Earth 70/12 (12 str.). For acoustic sound its a hard decision between the Seagull S6 Cedar and Takamine EG523SC, but I would say the Seagull sounds better just a teeeny bit. However, the my Takamine EG523SC is much newer than my Seagull. I do not know how old my Seagull S6 Cedar is, it was purchased as a used guitar. The Takamine has a tighter, brighter sound while the Seagull has a mellower, softer tone. It really depends on what kind of mood my ears are in to really decide on the better sound.

    As a guitarist I have been playing for about five years, I started when I was in the seventh grade. I play classical style, in church i play rhythm and I pick/pluck sometimes, and I like to strum and sing.

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  • Jejemorg1Jejemorg1

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 10/23/03 at 10:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Made of corre table in massive spruce, flamed maple rating landmarks in abalone, pan couppreampli TK4N (built-in tuner

    UTILIZATION

    Handle very pleasant compared to my old takamine, access to acute is comfortable for those who love the curve of the body particularly comviens me (I like to feel the vibration of a guitar), the sound is kind meduim not too low or acute, is well balanced with a nice volume

    SOUNDS

    As for the style of music it adapts well to all styles amon review is the sound restitution is obtained by a preamp sound quite natural and works with the notch filter and mid contour with the

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently but I'm gaga, I like to play the s…
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    Made of corre table in massive spruce, flamed maple rating landmarks in abalone, pan couppreampli TK4N (built-in tuner

    UTILIZATION

    Handle very pleasant compared to my old takamine, access to acute is comfortable for those who love the curve of the body particularly comviens me (I like to feel the vibration of a guitar), the sound is kind meduim not too low or acute, is well balanced with a nice volume

    SOUNDS

    As for the style of music it adapts well to all styles amon review is the sound restitution is obtained by a preamp sound quite natural and works with the notch filter and mid contour with the

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently but I'm gaga, I like to play the song I was playing more because it did not sound on my previous, and what look j200! In addition I achetre in LEAFGUITAR 610euros and very promptly delivered a beautiful cover and 2 matellass Alchemy set of strings (they are very good advice) compared to a alvarez I was ready to buy a 900 euro there's no pictures I'm really happy with my purchase and very nice finish not a drop of glue anywhere (not like alvarez)
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  • acousticaacoustica

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 01/24/05 at 10:27
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Manufacture Corenne
    -20 Boxes
    Pramp 3-band, notch, mid contour, intgrbr tuner />-back buttons with mother of pearl, rosewood
    Table-mass

    UTILIZATION

    Channel trs enjoyable, no fatigue if the action is rglbr /> CASC-Bon in acute
    Trs-Ensemble homogne
    His good-quality

    SOUNDS

    -All styles
    -A dry, or table with reverb
    Belle paddle-electro

    OVERALL OPINION

    Two-months of use so far
    A physical-fourth and a pleasure to play. See the back of the box and the fawn Eclisse J200. His outline of rose, a beautiful inlay work. It's a gem for me. She will win with the emotional and more!
    "I've tried some before. J'tais tent by the AEL-40 in the Ibanez and I t of…
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    Manufacture Corenne
    -20 Boxes
    Pramp 3-band, notch, mid contour, intgrbr tuner />-back buttons with mother of pearl, rosewood
    Table-mass

    UTILIZATION

    Channel trs enjoyable, no fatigue if the action is rglbr /> CASC-Bon in acute
    Trs-Ensemble homogne
    His good-quality

    SOUNDS

    -All styles
    -A dry, or table with reverb
    Belle paddle-electro

    OVERALL OPINION

    Two-months of use so far
    A physical-fourth and a pleasure to play. See the back of the box and the fawn Eclisse J200. His outline of rose, a beautiful inlay work. It's a gem for me. She will win with the emotional and more!
    "I've tried some before. J'tais tent by the AEL-40 in the Ibanez and I t of by all. Poor finishing his breakfast, trs not enjoyable, more beautiful than a picture tural! The Lag is enjoyable but the handle just a little electro. I had a beautiful Jasmine Jumbo that silent. I did not try MODELS super expensive!
    Trs-good value qualitprix
    -Without a doubt, I would do this choice.
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  • ilyesilyes

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 06/23/05 at 03:41
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Made in korea, very good finishing ...
    see below in other reviews for details

    UTILIZATION

    Channel quite nice and easy to use
    The access to no problem with the sharp cutaway true more ...
    ergonomics, handling is easy, despite the large box-shaped jumbo that allows the cons of having a really terrible ...

    SOUNDS

    I play a lot of picking songs that Ainis ryhtmées enough and it fits perfectly with these styles there and I think you will find your happiness too ...

    The sound is crystalline and articulate issued with a very broad spectrum, low and well defined méduims ...

    I love the sound (a little more bass could be better but would have been ca c a personal opin…
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    Made in korea, very good finishing ...
    see below in other reviews for details

    UTILIZATION

    Channel quite nice and easy to use
    The access to no problem with the sharp cutaway true more ...
    ergonomics, handling is easy, despite the large box-shaped jumbo that allows the cons of having a really terrible ...

    SOUNDS

    I play a lot of picking songs that Ainis ryhtmées enough and it fits perfectly with these styles there and I think you will find your happiness too ...

    The sound is crystalline and articulate issued with a very broad spectrum, low and well defined méduims ...

    I love the sound (a little more bass could be better but would have been ca c a personal opinion)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought a few weeks ago still new to 570 euros ... I am very happy with my investment, I tried many guitars before falling in love as much as the aesthetics of this beautiful sound scratches ... I actually hester when buying this guitar between Cedar and art and violin, I decided for this one because the sound more articulate on my Takamine, the oscillator is also more efficient (more settings and a built-in tuner what more ...)
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  • bebabeloulabebabeloula

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 03/11/06 at 04:55
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It is an electro-acoustic guitar, as jumbo, cutaway.
    The massive table is pica, the mahogany neck and rosewood (20 squares)
    Back in the saddle and wicker covers.
    The MODEL is a prampli TH4NT with including a tuner, a dviation EQ, a "notch filter" that removes "surgically" the frquences boring and a "MID Contour"
    Adjustable by the volume and bass, and treble mdium individually.

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is mahogany and allows rapid movement
    CHAC is fairly easy to acute but only a lowering of APRS strings as if they are a little out of the handle (default current for guitars from the factory)

    This is an impressive guitar (Jumbo) but remains lgre. You get used to quickly

    […
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    It is an electro-acoustic guitar, as jumbo, cutaway.
    The massive table is pica, the mahogany neck and rosewood (20 squares)
    Back in the saddle and wicker covers.
    The MODEL is a prampli TH4NT with including a tuner, a dviation EQ, a "notch filter" that removes "surgically" the frquences boring and a "MID Contour"
    Adjustable by the volume and bass, and treble mdium individually.

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is mahogany and allows rapid movement
    CHAC is fairly easy to acute but only a lowering of APRS strings as if they are a little out of the handle (default current for guitars from the factory)

    This is an impressive guitar (Jumbo) but remains lgre. You get used to quickly

    SOUNDS

    Sound acoustics perfect for jumbo-specific coaching, but also for arpges.
    In addition, once a branch, it can reach the sound of Dreadnoughts and can keep the original sound.
    I play a lot of jazz and rock songs like particulirement intimate. Rsonnance allows its acoustics, which can be powerful but also friendly.

    OVERALL OPINION

    His positive point of the Jumbo CHARACTERISTICS = fund rsonnance quite important but adgage a particular sound that allows audio prowess in freeze-picking, blues, jazz and taping .. And what all!
    Ngatif point, it may be a map between the strings and handle quite large but it is quickly rgl default or by a Luthier or the music store
    you sold it (made gnralement advantage of the guarantee)
    Regarding the report qualitprix: I got it directly from a vendor at a price of 650 euros ..... APRS well have discussed (it silent at a price of 750 departing) but Note that form Jumbo involves buying a cot that can cover specially expensive.
    But I do not regret the purchase at all, and I always rgale ds ... I start, I'll stop over!
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  • tomate rougetomate rouge

    Takamine EG523SCPublished on 06/01/06 at 13:45
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See above for CHARACTERISTICS, no complaints

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is trs enjoyable, it's a real pleasure, Access in acute is no problem, ergonomics is good, attention is a jumbo size so it can be a big, but personally I drang that does not at all far from it. Gives you one easy to sound good? ba just give then the sound is good yes-trs

    SOUNDS

    This beautiful Takamine is perfect for my style of music, we can play on many records without problem. Connect to an amplifier and the sound is beautiful! I help on a Peavy Bandit 112 is a joy, the sound is clear, prcis, flawless!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 9 months now and I still love her so much! What I love most…
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    See above for CHARACTERISTICS, no complaints

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is trs enjoyable, it's a real pleasure, Access in acute is no problem, ergonomics is good, attention is a jumbo size so it can be a big, but personally I drang that does not at all far from it. Gives you one easy to sound good? ba just give then the sound is good yes-trs

    SOUNDS

    This beautiful Takamine is perfect for my style of music, we can play on many records without problem. Connect to an amplifier and the sound is beautiful! I help on a Peavy Bandit 112 is a joy, the sound is clear, prcis, flawless!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 9 months now and I still love her so much! What I love most is her look, she is beautiful, too beautiful too I'm in love !!!!! I find the report quality price trs good, she can score one, but it is really good.
    Expriance with no problem I do it again this choice
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