Takamine EG523SC-12

Takamine EG523SC-12

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EG523SC-12, Acoustic-electric resonator guitar from Takamine in the G Series Jumbo series.

5 user reviews

Takamine EG523SC-12 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Takamine
  • Model: EG523SC-12
  • Series: G Series Jumbo
  • Category: Acoustic-electric resonator guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/03/2004

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Takamine EG523SC-12 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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BZZZOING's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine EG523SC-12






After consulting two renowned luthiers, it seems that the series G is not built as a true 12-string: deformation of the round table and too forward. Action is the result of 5 mm at the 12th unable to do anything about it.
In other words we need a clamp instead of the left hand to ring any strikethrough.
Apart from that she is very pretty, but all the red cars are not Ferrari.

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

Takamine EG523SC-12
Pan shot - Jumbo Shape - Table massive pica - Mahogany neck - Rosewood 20 boxes - Dos and wicker covers Saddle Flamm - Prampli TK4NT - Mcaniques oil bath chrome - Finish: polished natural. Made in KOREA.


Trs handle enjoyable, the glossy finish gives the instrument a touch trs enjoyable .... slipped and it's great fun. Guitar PSE 5kg and is very well balance.
Play acoustic sound is bright, crystal-clear. The sound is good IMMEDIATE (provided you have good agreement Prior to the bte of course!)
And plug it !!!!!!!! is a pure joy. The sound is round, deep, the bass is full and rich.
I MODEL prfr on this there is no pan shot to win more rounded sound and amplitude. Then the pan once on this type of guitar is really a sham, or simply because the Aesthetics attack bends Most recent internship in Relva boxes of the exploit (or madness) ...


A 12-string is a very special choice. We can not just play with this type of instrument, but you plant it on a beach, light a fire, invite some friends (s), get your thermos of ginger juice and your collection of Eagles is the partoches you are the king of the world. Is that happiness for walks and play the other titles Tracy Chapman.
Group connected to a sound system with a lgre rverb and is the Thrills. Plug it into a Marshall amp sound and you do the more your gluteus CPDA the stool. It is on this amp I tried the instrument shop and I did not see the time passing ... "hey ho, we close!"


It's been a few weeks I enjoyed myself by buying this guitar that offers exceptional value qualitprix. Many stores offer the 790, but shop around, I found 630. Of course take the fly box immdiatly Takamine ad hoc (105), because on the one hand it is beautiful, robust and efficient, but also because it is unthinkable not to this type of instrument being protected from shocks and other scratches caused by handling too rough and hazardous.
I compared the EG523SC12 several other guitar. I chose the Takamine for various reasons. First is a personal trs I Takamine background (I possde a EN10C I'm really happy) and also for Aesthetics. Moreover it is one of the few in these prices offer a beautiful finish with a sound so "cathedral". Deep bass sound (in electro) the amp is also great with the tuner Intgr bypassing the eq etc ... A single false note in the table, the lack of a second strap lock, yeah need to set the strap at the top of the handle ;-(
If c'tait again? Plutt twice that!

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

Takamine EG523SC-12
- The sound is soft and shiny,
- The resonance is strong enough (mini-jumbo, it helps!)
- The preamp (TK4NT) is really good
(Including the built-in tuner for those interested)
- The finish is very good (table and beautiful rosette, chrome tuners, etc., the rest on: https://www.takamine.com/?fa=detail&mid=742&sid=69)


- A comfortable handle that gives a pleasant feel.
- As the model 6 string, I found a string height a little too high (it's still a 12-string ... but the six strings, she became hard to master!).
-> Access to the boxes in the middle and top of handle is limited (despite the cutaway) but is this the goal of a 12-string?
- Not playing every day on this guitar, I find that the strings move a lot. and 12 strings (with or without octave) is a little more tedious to give 6 ...
-> The tuner is very sensitive (especially on the upper strings) to the force of the attack: an attack too strong and the tuner sees that the rope is too high, if you do not attack strong enough, the signal is sometimes not sufficient for it to turn on.
for strings, I recommend a tyrant too strong (Tirana normal and that's it!)
I do not know what that may exist in this area, 12 strings, it leaves a small gap between the strings and work for the fingers


Many present with this kind of instruments ... consider it as a rhythm guitar would be very gear! we do not play that kind of stupid as a 6 string, but also in acoustics, it is very sound.
the sound is quite go anywhere, change the pick and the world is yours.


Points +:
. in addition to sound quality ...
. I must admit that this guitar has the face! size commands respect and its light color and glossy finish make shade for the neighbors ... exhilarating ...

points -:
. the agreement is not child's play (and God knows it's not, however, a task that usually takes me a lot of time and energy ...). I do not know if it comes from my worries instrument or model (rather unfortunately I think the model).

I think this guitar is proposed by Takamine at a good price / quality ratio (a year ago, when I purchase prices oscillated between 650 and 800 euros).
the box is not a luxury for this kind of instrument (+ / - 110 euros).
good instrument to start the 12-string but to try before you buy very carefully: ca ask a lot of work and envy. (But after you get tired of it any time soon!)
frail-voiced singer, not: it takes to cover the sound of the beast!

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

Takamine EG523SC-12
See below or the site of Takamine.

Mine was the second strap lock.


The neck is super enjoyable, some would say it is too large ... It's a matter of taste. In any case it is well done, trs right and slides perfectly.
The guitar is very well balance, but a little heavy stepfather.


I find the sound of this guitar beautiful. Trs lens, powerful, rich with harmonics spellbinding. Those in front of the guitar are earful.

Amplified, it is a real treat, thanks to prampli it restores a magical sound.


The tuner Intgr TK 40 T gnial. Even if the guitar does not dsaccorde almost. The absence of the ankles must be for something.

What I like most is the color of the guitar with his ribs and back Rabl. It is clear as the sound it projte and out of the ordinary.

I ordered it without trying and just because of apprhendais DIFFERENT opinion on the forums that are not all soft with this guitar. However, many have tried wrong RULES ... I suspect that this is not the same instrument if you do not have to press a on the strings.

The report seems to me unbeatable quality price for such a guitar. 750 euros with a flight case (required to avoid damaging the box)

c'tait again if the question does not even arise. This quitar lcherai I do it for the world!

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