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The Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar has outstanding sound by itself or plugged in. The jumbo body style provides cool profile and comfortable playing with a huge solid spruce soundboard for big volume and titanic tone. Glowing, gorgeous flamed maple back and sides plus an abalone rosette make it flash in the stage lights. Active electronics with onboard EQ translate all that tone into the electrical world with total fidelity.

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  • Solid spruce soundboard
  • Flamed maple back and sides
  • Jumbo body style
  • Abalone rosette
  • Active electronics with onboard EQ
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TakamineEG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 36 reviews)

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(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Guitarhero

from Denver

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was introduced to this guitar by my old roommate and it sounded truly incredible during his live shows. Well I traded a Jackson dinky for the Takamine g523 and it I still don't regret it. Ive played martins and Taylors that cant match the sound quality of this guitar. The closest thing that I have found that beats this guitar is a Gibson songwriter acoustic which costs about 2 grand, you wont be sorry with this guitar. Get a professional setup done and its GOLDEN!!!

(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gorgeous

By PLAY4JESUS

from Knoxville, Tn

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

WOW!!! this guitar is absolutely incredible!!!!!!!! I removed the split bridge and discovered that the action on this guitar is very easily adjusted do to the plastic spacers underneath. I took all of them out. the action is extremely low yet this guitar doesn't buzz no matter how hard i strum!!!!!!! (i use med gage elixer nano-web) And the sound quality is unbelievable!!!! The pick-ups are great too!!! Check this guitar out!!!

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spectacular Performance

By Sarp Kemaloglu

from Istanbul, Turkey

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Guys, I have owned several expensive Gibson's for years, and I've had the EG523SC for a year now and I can't put it down, I'll tell ya that. This is, believe me, nothing less than a Gibson. It has the looks and the great comfort in playing. The jumbo body gives not only great looks to the guitar but outstanding crisp steel sound with emphasized bass tones. The tuner helps a lot, too. For this price, I'm confident it's worth every penny.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly recomended

By Mark Nichols

from Carthage

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I own the Takamine EG523SC. I have played numerous guitars and owned quite a few as well. For me, the EG523SC combines all of my favorite features together into one easy and fun to play instrument! I love the tonal qualities this big boomy body boasts and I've gotten several compliments on the looks of my guitar. The built in tuner is so handy whether you on stage or just sitting at home playing. The wood quality of is wonderful and the action is marvelous. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone!

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning

By Larry

from Sugar Land, Texas

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Got off to a bad start with the order. Guitar came with a dent,(probably caused in shipping) and the case ordered with the guitar did not come close to fitting the guitar. After all It is a jumbo. With one phone call the Guitar Center brain trust went into action. In a week New Guitar and a jumbo Tak case. Perfect. Kudos to GC for their outstanding customer no-hassle service. Their recovery could be a text book lesson for other businesses I've dealt with in the past. This guitar is exceptional for the price. Big sound, nice, workable fret board and visually it is, in a word, stunning. The EQ, tuner, and notch set-up all work as advertised. I have yet to find any buzz anywhere. For the price I did expect to find blems and flaws. After a very thorough inspection... no issues. The fret sides were ground down perfectly and the inlays were laid down perfectly. While 6 plus bills may seem like a lot to pay for a guitar, I can assure you that you could spend twice this and not accomplish some of the things this guitar can do. You will want to keep it for life. Another wonderful, reasonably priced musical instrument from Takamine. WOW

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Sound... Great Looks!

By Greg

from Auburn, Maine

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

What an amazing FULL sound! I bought the red version... it's appearance is STRIKINGLY COOL! The white pearl pick guard set against the red body with pearl and abalone fretboard inlays... WOW! Sounds great all by itself or plugged in.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!!

By Brad

from Iowa

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Well i have been playing for a year and a half. And realized i wanted a nice guitar that could amplify the sound. And i did my research and looked around and played some. And nothing came close to this. So i bought it, i havent had a single regret. Even though im broke now. It has awesome sound especially amplified to my 15 watt crate amp. I would say if u want a good guitar between 500 to 1000 dollars you are crazy not to get this one. And the looks are really good too.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the wait!

By PickNmama

from Sac, CA

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was prepared to spend in the $1000 range for a "high end" guitar, but I literally fell in love w/this beauty! The sound is amazing both plugged in and unplugged, and it feels natural to hold. I waited almost 20 years to move up from my cheap, but adequate Epiphone - and this was definetly worth the wait!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Jwalk

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First of all I would like to thank Guitar Center for helping me descide what guitar would suit me well. The Takamine EG523SC is by far the best acoustic electric I have played. The sound of this guitar is very warm and the tone is amazing! I really enjoy playing all types of music on this guitar, like blues, rock, classical, and alternative. It plays all of these very well. The easy of playing is very nice, with a very quick neck and the jumbo body is very nice for my size arm When plugged in to a amp this guitar purs. I used a Marshall 10 watt and it sounded good, but of coarse lacked the warmth due to the face that the amp is not good for acoustic electrics. I have heard and played the guitar in a correct amp and was blown away! The looks of this guitar are amazing, such detail! The inlay is very nice. The elegance of the wood is fantastic. I really enjoy the wood grain that can be seen on the guitar. The tuners have a detailed Takamine logo on them which I think is a very nice touch. Also by far one of the nicest pick guards I have ever see,. The Electronics are easy to use, and understand. The tuner also does a good job of...well tuning. By far the nicest guitar I have ever owned.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It Will Never Get Any Better!

By Big on Sound

from Costa Mesa, CA

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my second acoustic/electric Takamine and it was not a disappointment! Some of my friends have Gibsons, Martins & Taylors and properly set-up, this is just as good, if not better. The craftmanship is incredible, the looks and sound are perfection. Plugged in or not, it doesn't get any better than the EG523SC and I love the natural look!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She Simply Purrrrrrs!!!!

By closedoesntcount

from Cape Coral Fl

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I went out looking for a guitar and i was really looking at Gibson, Taylor, or Martin when i saw this beauty i picked it up and gave it a few strums and i just feel in love. I kept coming back and playing it every week and eventually caved in and bought one. It's been a few months now and i still play it every day just as in love as i was the day i bought it. this is an amazing guitar for this price. anyone looking in the range should deffinatly give it a try.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best ever

By Leonardo

from Atlanta, georgia

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My father bought me this guitar for christmas.. We went to the store and i played it. I couldn't get out of that store without that guitar... When we finished, my father told me he wouldnt buy because its expensive... But he would buy it in jaunuary... Then, i went upstairs in the store to play a gibson sj-200. While that, my father bought the guitar, and with the help of the security guard of the store, he could hide the guitar in the car.. When we arrived home, i was sad and angry with him.. Then he gave me the guitar at night.. It was the best surprise ever!!! I can't describe the awesomeness of this guitar.... I love this guitar and its funny story!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OMGZ I LOVE THIS GUITAR!

By ScorpionPlaysGuitar

from West Chicago, IL

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been waiting for half a month because the strap I ordered was on backorder. I've played quite a few guitars but nothing comes close to this. I mean, yeah, but nothing I've ever owned. I can't stop playing it, it's so good. The black looks great. Definetely buy this guitar!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VERY SWEET GUITAR

By Fxmusician

from Cleveland , Ohio

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have many acoustic guitars, but this is the best for the money. I bought it through a music website, and it was drop shipped to me right from the factory, it exceeded my expectations. It came with a free takamine case, really nice. The guitar is georgeous, it looks like a 2100.00 gibson. It blows taylor and gibson away. This takamine is simply stunning, it looks like a way more expensive instrument, the finish is flawless, it even has a built in tuner.The action is low without any fret buzz, perfect inotation right out of the box. The sound it projects is warm, full, loud, it has a bright & clear tone. It sounds great unplugged, or plugged into my ultrasound acoustic amp. It sounds bigger than it is, and is comfortable to play. I love takamines.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By Tim

from Carol Stream, IL

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've only had this guitar for about 3 months and so far there isn't much to complain about. The only problem i had with it was the action and that?s probably cause I got the floor model, but other then that it is absolutely beautiful. The built in tuner makes tuning a breeze, when others are fumbling with their tuners you just push a button and there it is. This guitar defiantly gets an A and that?s not even including the beauty of the guitar.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!!!

By Todd Peery

from Marysville,WA

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just bought mine a week ago. This guitar is beautiful! I played it next several Martins and Gibsons, and this is the one I took home. The craftsmanship is excellent. I love the flamed maple back and sides. The sound is amazingly full. The only minor drawback is the action from the factory is a little high for my liking. Nothing that can't be fixed... If you are in the market, you won't go wrong with this one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING GUITAR

By Sean

from Highlands Ranch, CO

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just got the Takamine EG523SC ACoustic Electric guitar and I love it so much. THe strings sound a little shaky but I replaced them with martin strings and It sounds even greater than before I love this thing and I recommend this guitarr to anyone who wants the quality of a martin without the price. This guitar will please any guitarist from pro to beginner. My guitar teacher loves it too. It sounds amazing plugged in and it is wonderful. I have a Line 6 Spider 3 amp (not really ment for acoustics) and it still sounds great.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

oh,man

By alex m

from tx

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this guitar is simply awsome. ive had it for almost 2 months and i have reciveied about 50 compliments about the looks and sound. it is great for almost all types of music and WILL take a beating. only one complaint is that the action is just a tiny bit too high but other than that it is worth what you pay for and more.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb axe for an affordable price!

By NashvilleCat

from Undisclosed

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I'm a big fan of Takamine guitars and the EG523SC Acoustic-Electric is no exception. A buddy of mine has this guitar and the tone is incredible. The sound is very rich and warm and the sustain goes on and on, everything you would expect from a higher-end guitar. The thing I was surprised with the most though was when I plugged it into an amp. I played it through a Marshall twin speaker amp and it delivered a sound that was quite true to its unplugged sound. And with the on-board EQ, you should have no problem dialing in the sound that you are looking for. Best of all, at $650 its relatively affordable for a guitar of this quality. If you're looking for an acoustic to perform with or if you're just looking for something to jam with, I highly recommend this guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Sound!

By Mike Gates

from Wilmington, DE

Comments about Takamine EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is awesome! It has great features such as, the 3 band EQ, built in tuner, EQ Bypass, Mid. Controller, and notch filter. The action is great, and the worksmanship is very good. This guitar gives a nice loud sound, and has a nice tone to it. Not too deep, not too bright. I highly recomend this guitar, for all you jumbo lovers on a budget.

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