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EG530SSC, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Takamine in the G Series Dreadnoughts series.


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Takamine EG530SSC tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Takamine
  • Model: EG530SSC
  • Series: G Series Dreadnoughts
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/13/2005

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Takamine EG530SSC user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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MGR/Pete09/30/2005

MGR/Pete's review"Takamine EG530SSC"

Takamine EG530SSC
I am a 57 year old beginning (again!)guitar player (strummer). I play acoustic guitar with the Church Choir on Sunday mornings. I have played acoustic guitar off and on for ten (10) years. I like and am learning to play the easy chord guitar music versions of Niel Young (solo). I also like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and others like James Taylor that play and have that type of mellow acoustic guitar sound . I am planning to take lessons (finally!) in the very near future.

I was at H & H Music (The Forum, Selma (San Antonio) Texas - great place to buy and talk guitars!) during mid May 2005, when I noticed the addition of a new guitar display area. There hanging on the wall were five (5) new Takamine Guitars. My eyes were immediately drawn to the EG530SSC. I was smitten! When I wanted to go electric, I did not like mounting and removing the Dean Markley Pro Mag Plus Acoustic Guitar Pickup on my Seagull S6+ Spruce Top (both purchased at H & H Music!). It’s easy enough to do but, I’m a purist and somehow or other, I just KNOW(?) that the soundboard and the guitar sonics are being affected by the addition of the pickup. On the third week after my discovery, during a markdown sale, I learned that the TAKAMINE EG530SSC was reduced by $100.00. The new cost was $399.99! On that early Saturday June morning, I was a new Tak owner within five minutes of entering the store.

From the moment I strummed that first unplugged G Chord, I knew that this beautiful and expertly made Takamine Acoustic/Electric Guitar was meant for me. When I plugged in electrically, I was not disappointed! The TK4NT Pre Amp produced a wonderfully mellow & full body tansparent sound (later on, this was also the case when I connected through my HOG-30 Pignose Amp!). The on-board tuner is accurate and a nice additional feature of the Pre Amp.
The flawless Takamine workmanship and attention to detail is very evident.

I can't think of a single negetive remark to write about the Takamine EG530SSC. It is obvious that this is a well thought-out Takamine product, solidly manufactured in China with just enough of the human Takamine touch that makes all the difference in the world.

The feel of this acoustic/electric is one of solid construction. The materials used
are a solid Sitka Spruce top and a solid Sepele Mahogany back. The sides, I believe, are laminate Sepele Mahogany sides since the word "solid" is absent from the description of the sides. The neck is satin smooth. The tuners remain tuned forever! The overall look is one of eye-catching serene beauty coupled with gracefull curves and lines.

I’m happy to report that I have not encountered any defects or problems with my TAKAMINE EG530SSC Acoustic/Electric Guitar. I use Elixir Nanoweb Light Strings on her; she sounds even sweeter now than when we first met. I can’t even imagine how much better the sound/sonics will be when I string her up with the new Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Light Strings. Be assured that this new TAKAMINE owner will join in spreading the good word about the TAKAMINE name and the quality of their acoustic and acoustic/electric guitars.


This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Pete09/30/2005

MGR/Pete's review"Takamine EG530SSC"

Takamine EG530SSC
I am a 57 year old beginning (again!)guitar player (strummer). I play acoustic guitar with the Church Choir on Sunday mornings. I have played acoustic guitar off and on for ten (10) years. I like and am learning to play the easy chord guitar music versions of Niel Young (solo). I also like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and others like James Taylor that play and have that type of mellow acoustic guitar sound . I am planning to take lessons (finally!) in the very near future.

I was at H & H Music (The Forum, Selma (San Antonio) Texas - great place to buy and talk guitars!) during mid May 2005, when I noticed the addition of a new guitar display area. There hanging on the wall were five (5) new Takamine Guitars. My eyes were immediately drawn to the EG530SSC. I was smitten! When I wanted to go electric, I did not like mounting and removing the Dean Markley Pro Mag Plus Acoustic Guitar Pickup on my Seagull S6+ Spruce Top (both purchased at H & H Music!). It’s easy enough to do but, I’m a purist and somehow or other, I just KNOW(?) that the soundboard and the guitar sonics are being affected by the addition of the pickup. On the third week after my discovery, during a markdown sale, I learned that the TAKAMINE EG530SSC was reduced by $100.00. The new cost was $399.99! On that early Saturday June morning, I was a new Tak owner within five minutes of entering the store.

From the moment I strummed that first unplugged G Chord, I knew that this beautiful and expertly made Takamine Acoustic/Electric Guitar was meant for me. When I plugged in electrically, I was not disappointed! The TK4NT Pre Amp produced a wonderfully mellow & full body tansparent sound (later on, this was also the case when I connected through my HOG-30 Pignose Amp!). The on-board tuner is accurate and a nice additional feature of the Pre Amp.
The flawless Takamine workmanship and attention to detail is very evident.

I can't think of a single negetive remark to write about the Takamine EG530SSC. It is obvious that this is a well thought-out Takamine product, solidly manufactured in China with just enough of the human Takamine touch that makes all the difference in the world.

The feel of this acoustic/electric is one of solid construction. The materials used
are a solid Sitka Spruce top and a solid Sepele Mahogany back. The sides, I believe, are laminate Sepele Mahogany sides since the word "solid" is absent from the description of the sides. The neck is satin smooth. The tuners remain tuned forever! The overall look is one of eye-catching serene beauty coupled with gracefull curves and lines.

I’m happy to report that I have not encountered any defects or problems with my TAKAMINE EG530SSC Acoustic/Electric Guitar. I use Elixir Nanoweb Light Strings on her; she sounds even sweeter now than when we first met. I can’t even imagine how much better the sound/sonics will be when I string her up with the new Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Light Strings. Be assured that this new TAKAMINE owner will join in spreading the good word about the TAKAMINE name and the quality of their acoustic and acoustic/electric guitars.


This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Jeremy R03/01/2008

Jeremy R's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine EG530SSC
Acoustic electric made in Korea (South guess ...), 20 frets, solid spruce on the natural version. It exists in other colors, but more massive table. Back "Sepel" massive (African mahogany seems, I am not a specialist in wood). Sides against plywood.

Preamp with integrated tuner is very good. I do not put more than 8 because there is no real micro under the ropes, but we find it only on more expensive models, so it is very correct in this price range.

UTILIZATION

I find the handle very nice. Less close than Yamaha. I had a Takamine G510 ago and I sold ... I liked the handle when I took this EG530SSC to find the same feeling and I'm not disappointed. The strings are home raised just a little hard for me, I put the .010 -. 047.

The guitar is pretty light.

Necessary for me on an electro-acoustic (which is intended to be used in live): fasteners for the strap on each side of the body (and not putting a noose on the headstock).

SOUNDS

I love the sound of this guitar. I found the sound of my G510, both models are very close in a few details (the more the 530: the preamp, the notch, and the glossy finish). It has a clear sound.

For the record, I planned to use it in pure sound with a condenser microphone for transplants, and finally I decided to record amplified (in a Boss GT-Pro). Not that the sound is as good (it gives a different result), but to make my life easier. But the amplified sound is convincing.

OVERALL OPINION

It cost me 589 euros, unfortunately, comes without cover. I have not tried other models before this one, I'm just sure I had the same grip as for the Takamine I already knew.

With the experience I would do this choice without hesitation.

Do I recommend it to someone looking for a good electro acoustics in this price range? Certainly. But try it anyway, because it is very personal as purchase. I'd rather pay a little more in a store that allows me to test the equipment instead of buying blindly on the Internet.
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