Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar sounds great plugged in or unplugged. Jumbo body style provides a cool profile, comfortable playing, and a huge solid spruce soundboard for bi... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar sounds great plugged in or unplugged. Jumbo body style provides a cool profile, comfortable playing, and a huge solid spruce soundboard for big volume and titanic tone. Glowing, gorgeous flamed maple back and sides plus an abalone rosette make this guitar flash fantastically in stage lights. Active electronics with onboard EQ translate all that tone into the electrical world with total fidelity.

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Features
  • Solid spruce soundboard
  • Flamed maple back and sides
  • Jumbo body style
  • Abalone rosette
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty on Japan-made, G Series, and Jasmine products.
5 year limited warranty on Jasmine Studio products.
No warrany on electronics or plating.
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TakamineEG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

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(42 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My pick

By brittonson

from Texas

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have recently been looking at buying a 12-string acoustic. I have a Taylor t5 and a les paul, so I like to get the best. I played the Taylor 655, the both ovation 12-strings, a Fender, and the Martin. In the end, I ended up with this guitar. It has all the warm sound of the Taylor and Martin, with a nice sounding pickup. It sounds good plugged in or unplugged and the action is nice and low. It also rings in under half price of the Taylor.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a beautiful guitar

By Dave Seyfert

from Colorado Springs, CO

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been playing guitar for over 40 years - my main instrument is a 1968 Guild D-40 I bought new, although I use a Takamine G332 when playing for an audience so I can plug in. I play mostly folk, gospel, bluegrass and western styles, mostly for church related functions. I have always wanted a 12 string and have tried many. I finally bought this and couldn't be happier - it has a deep, rich tone; ample volume; comfortable action (bar chords are very manageable); and the spruce soundboard and flamed maple sides and back are gorgeous. I play mostly fingerpicking sytle and it reacts nicely to hammer ons/offs. And it is a bargain for the price - compares well to much higher priced guitars I tried. Once I pick it up, I can't put it down!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET 12 STRING

By Fxmusician

from Cleveland ,Ohio

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought the 6 string version of this guitar,(takamine eg 523sc) and i loved it so much i had to get the 12 string too. I bought this 12 string takamine used, on ebay from a guy in nashville. It was a really good deal, but I would have paid full price, because the guitar is so good. The sound is wonderful,full, way better than my ovation 12 string. It's nice to have the cutaway, it's really comfortable to play, the action is low and easy to play,(way easier than the ovation 12 string) sounds really awesome. I love the sound of a 12 string, and this takamine just sounds so full & rich & jangly. The onboard electronics are great and sound awesome through my ultrasound amp. I totally recommend this guitar.

(17 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty cool

By Gibson 93'

from Lake Stevens, WA

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My father got this guitar for christmas, wanting a 12-string guitar. Overall, this guitar looks great and sounds great. Every time I get to play it, I am amazed by such good sound. Some complaits though, are the necks size. It is very fat, and sometimes it is very hard to just play chords. Also, some of the frets are messed up, when you try to play on the 12th fret, you have to wait a second and look, because it doesn't name the two dots on the side of the neck, it just has one. Besides that, if you have big hands the fat neck wouldn't be a problem, and this is a great guitar but will take some getting use to.

(17 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST...

By Yngwie Malmsteen1

from muk, wa

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the best 12 string guitar that I have ever laid eyes on, the finish is amazing, the spruce top creates a beautiful tone and to top it all off, it has a great eq, the tuner on it is a little strange to use at first but i got used to it quickly. The only bad feature i think this guitar has is that the action is super high, but that is not enough to stop it from a perfect record.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Caleb Darden

from Placentia, CA

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a little while ago and its an all around great guitar. I use it to lead worship for my church and it does the job well. It has a very full sound and it very comfortable to play.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the Sound

By guitarlover77

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about a year and love it. I tried several other 12 strings and nothing could match the sound for the price. The action was a little high when I purchased the guatar, but once a guitar tech set it up it was perfect.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Stage Guitar

By Gregg Case

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I own a Tak FD series which I've played on stage for years and a Taylor 614 CE. Both are great guitars but when I went for the twelve string, the Tak sounded better acoustically and amplified. The SG523SC-12 actually played just as well as the Taylor after I adjusted the neck and you can't beat the price for what you get!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound of the Stars

By Al

from Colchester, CT

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After playing a Takamine LTD 99 and falling in love with it more and more, I thought it was time to pick up a 12 string to add to my collection of guitars. The Takamine 12 string plays great amped up or just un-pluged. It has a rich tone that surpasses guitars in price of 2 and 3 thousand dollars. I would reccomend this guitar to advance players as well as beginners. You can not beat the craftmen-ship for the money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Gabriel

from elkridge, md

Comments about Takamine EG523SC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this guitar is definatly by far one of the best ive played. I went to guitar center looking at getting a mitchell 12 string but i was keeping an open mind. I tryed out the ovation 12 string and i tryed out the Takamine and i liked it the best. Its a great guitar it is acoustic/electric and has an onboard tuner. Both its sound and look drew me closer to it...I couldnt help but to take it home. if you have the chance to get this id recommend it. Its on the pricy side but id recomend it to anyone

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