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Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The all-koa grand auditorium sized Takamine EF508KC acoustic-electric is the guitar for players that demand superb playability, natural acoustic tone at high sound pressure levels and stunning good lo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The all-koa grand auditorium sized Takamine EF508KC acoustic-electric is the guitar for players that demand superb playability, natural acoustic tone at high sound pressure levels and stunning good looks in a roadworthy performance guitar. Crafted with a beautiful figured koa top, back, and sides, its cutaway body style provides greater fretboard access. Aesthetic touches include gold tuners, abalone snowflake fingerboard inlays, and a natural gloss finish

Beneath the impressive figured koa is a world-class acoustic-electric guitar that will handle any application whether in a full band setting or in solo performance. The Takamine Palethetic pickup and the warm-sounding CT4B preamp is designed for ease of use and purity of tone. The CT4B consists of 3 bands of graphic EQ tone control, a volume control slider and a built-in chromatic tuner. This is a great instrument for nonstandard and open tunings.

Features
  • Body Shape: NEX Cutaway
  • Top: Figured Koa
  • Back: Figured Koa
  • Sides: Figured Koa
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Abalone Snowflake
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Tuners: Gold
  • Finish: Gloss natural
  • Electronics: CT4B preamp with built-in tuner
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TakamineEF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome

I played many guitars before buying the Takamine, and had decided on a Taylor 410, then by chance I saw this guitar, and said, let me check it out. At once I...Read complete review

I played many guitars before buying the Takamine, and had decided on a Taylor 410, then by chance I saw this guitar, and said, let me check it out. At once I knew this was the guitar I was going to buy. The action is sweet and easy, and the tones richer and warmer than the taylor,(for abot $1000 less). i would recommend you try playing this guitar before you buy any other in it's price range.

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Nice guitar....but

I purchased this guitar to record along with other acoustics that I use for playing and recording.I also own a Taylor 315CE and a Martin D-15. While the Takamine is very playable and...Read complete review

I purchased this guitar to record along with other acoustics that I use for playing and recording.I also own a Taylor 315CE and a Martin D-15. While the Takamine is very playable and easier for string bending, it DOES NOT sound as good as either the Taylor or the Martin. Also note that the Koa is not a solid top and is laminate. That noted, it is still a very nice guitar and I do enjoy playing it...after I have played the Martin and the Taylor!

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(42 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By guilty by nature

from boise, idaho

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I played many guitars before buying the Takamine, and had decided on a Taylor 410, then by chance I saw this guitar, and said, let me check it out. At once I knew this was the guitar I was going to buy. The action is sweet and easy, and the tones richer and warmer than the taylor,(for abot $1000 less). i would recommend you try playing this guitar before you buy any other in it's price range.

(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She sings!

By tonefreak

from Southern California

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I played a lot of guitars when it was time to upgrade, but it only took me 5 minutes of playing once I found this one to know I had finally found the right one. It's got a killer tone--rich and crystal clear, never tinny. And the pre-amp sounds great--plugged in it's just as warm and natural. Plus, it looks so cool. I'm very pleased.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning!

By Patrick

from Canton, CT

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I went to the Guitar Center with the intention of buying an acoustic. I played a bunch of pricey ones & then picked this one up. It practically played itself - low & comfortable action and beautiful tones. It sounds so sweet & projects so nicely. I knew this was the one. I played other top brand names after but kept coming back to this guitar. It was love at first play! I went home with it & absolutely LOVE it!

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What else is there to buy than this??

By TheDCplayer4

from Vienna, VA

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First time I tried this, the sound was soo deep and unique. Even though its an acoustic electric, it sounded just like a regular acoustic even through its wires! You at least have to try it out, or you'll regret it...I can't wait to play it again.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Favorite Acoustic in my Collection

By Lana

from D.C.

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've played a number of acoustics, from Martins, to Taylors and Gibsons, and I must say that this is one that I tend to grab the most when I want a nice, rich, full-bodied sound. The guitar is truly stunning in both tone and appearance. It rings out beautifully, and the electronics in it are equally as good as any of my other higher-end guitars. Sounds great either plugged in or unplugged. Pair it with a decent amp and you've got a winning combo for stage or home entertainment. I should add that I play this guitar almost daily and I never get tired of it. I also keep it hanging on my wall with my collection and I never tire of looking at it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High Quality and great TONE!!

By Todd Fisher

from Manassas, Virgina

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was in the market for an acoustic guitar, but was not sure what to buy. I grabbed the Martins, Taylors and Gibsons off the wall. I was not fully impressed when it came to play, sound and price. Then I saw the Takamine EF508KC. It looked stunning. I played a few familiar songs and knew that was the one to buy. This guitar plays and sounds better than any Taylor. What a great instument of tone. I changed the preamp to the Takamine Cool Tube PreAmp CTP-2. An even more warm and full sounding guitar. Sounds more like a MARTIN now.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

!st Guitar

By JSJ

from SoCal

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is My very first guitar, not having much experiance in what to look for I picked up at least a hundred guitars looking for one that just felt right had good looks and most importently sounded good. This one fit the biil perfectly, it refuses to be put down. As a beginer I would have sacrificed looks first playability second sound last. I am very happy with my purchase plus I got it on sale!!!!

(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice guitar....but

By Al DeMatteo

from Kitty Hawk, NC

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar to record along with other acoustics that I use for playing and recording.I also own a Taylor 315CE and a Martin D-15. While the Takamine is very playable and easier for string bending, it DOES NOT sound as good as either the Taylor or the Martin. Also note that the Koa is not a solid top and is laminate. That noted, it is still a very nice guitar and I do enjoy playing it...after I have played the Martin and the Taylor!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

:)

By Mike

from Florida

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I hate playing this guitar because when I play it I can't look at it. This guitar is amazing in every way. Worth every penny. The look, the sound, the feel.... amazing job takamine!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Have you played with yours today?

By John

from Ft. Worth Texas

Comments about Takamine EF508KC NEX Legacy Series All Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Just got mine today and love it!!! It has great sound both with and without amping it up. When you do, you get a whole new unique sound. Great action which makes it fun to play. Did I mention it is a beautiful guitar as well?

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