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Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Built on a jumbo design, the Takamine EG523CDX acoustic-electric guitar from the G series possesses the greatest internal air volume and delivers a sound that matches its name. The curvature of the to... Click To Read More About This Product

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Built on a jumbo design, the Takamine EG523CDX acoustic-electric guitar from the G series possesses the greatest internal air volume and delivers a sound that matches its name. The curvature of the top profile hints at the resulting tonality of this body design. The Takamine jumbo guitar's tonal spectrum is enhanced by its dynamic range. From aggressive chord comping to gentle finger passages, the jumbo responds well to the subtle, and not so subtle demands that might be made of it. The Takamine guitar's solid spruce top offers balanced tone, while the flamed maple body brings out full projection. The dovetail neck joint, rosewood bridge and fretboard, and maple neck offer plenty of sustain, and the asymmetrical neck and 1-5/8" nut width provide comfort for intricate fretboard movements.

At the heart of this Takamine guitar is an impressive electronics system, letting you amplify your sound with intuitive frequency controls. The CP-100 pickup is an innovative pickup arrangement instead of the conventional under the saddle piezo design. The Takamine guitar uses a U-shaped aluminum rail, securing the pickup and saddle for a snug fit and balanced response from the instrument, not just pressure on the strings. The Takamine TK40 preamplifier features volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a notch filter, tuner and a mid contour switch.

The G jumbo's gold hardware, gold and amber pearl tuners, and gloss finish adds a striking touch to this already beautiful instrument.


  • 6-string
  • Jumbo body
  • Flamed maple body
  • Solid spruce top
  • 25-5/16" scale
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Asymmetrical neck shape
  • 20 frets
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • CP 100 bridge pickup
  • TK40 controls
  • Gold and pearl tuners
  • Gold hardware
  • Gloss finish
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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.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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TakamineG Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)



By Ron Eimiller

from Tallahassee FL

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I titled this wow, because that is all I can say after playing this guitar. I had been shopping for a guitar that would be in a class all of its own, and boy did I get that. I had been looking hard at the Taylor's and Martins , but both were missing that long high tone, they seem to give up on it too soon. This guitar loves to hold that tone , for a very long time, almost a full 30 secs after your done with the last note, now how is that for longevity. I did do one thing, I took off the strings it came with, they were coated, and coated stings are not what this guitar needs, it needs, martin 4100's , they sound so good on it , you will not want to put it down. If you are looking for that special tone out of a guitar, you need not look any further, this guitar has it all, the split saddle is a wonderful feature, takes the tension and really puts it to good use. The 1-5/8 neck is perfect for smaller hands, there just is not other guitar like this one. Playing this guitar is like floating over clouds, your hands just seem to float over the strings. I really want to point one thing out, about this guitar it plays "SO EASY" anyone would love it. I love this guitar and its style. The sunburst is so cool and bright at the same time. Everyone who has seen this guitar, does the ohhh and ahhhs .

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Real good buy...

By G.K.

from illinois

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this as an upgrade to the two Takimine 523sc's i had in less than a month. Both returned due to electronic issues. I recieved this guitar in high hopes and was ledt down hard. The guitar was poorly packaged,the neck had a severe backbow,and after proper adjustment the action was a mile off the neck. After 5 short min of playing the "Honeyburst EG523CDX" i promptly repackaged it and sent it back. The only reason i didnt rate this guitar a complete zero was to the fact that its a pretty guitar. As far as sound quality and playability,its a flat ZERO. Low end junk at a higher price point. Just speaking the truth.I bought a Breedlove Atlas D25/SR for a hubndred dollars more and never looked back. I will never buy a Junkamine again.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



By G.K.

from chester illinois

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Let me start off buy saying that when i ordered this guitar i was really excited about recieving it. Well i got it and i wasnt dissapointed! There wasnt a lot of excess packaging to deal with,in fact there was hardly any packing at all, the guitar right out of the box was awsome to! the strings were laying on the neck ...literally! WOW! after a quick adjustment to the neck they were a mile off the neck like they should be. And the buzz on the neck was phenominal! It Buzzes everywhere! My fingeres dont ache or hurt and arent tender one bit after palying for an hour or so. Man guys if you want this caliber of guitar then the Takamine G series is for you!I just cant complamint this awsome guitar enough!! My next electric acoustic purchase is going to be a Takamine g series and yours should too!! Thanks again Takamine!

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By Matt

from Cookeville, TN

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I do not own this but, my friend recently bought one and I play it whenever I get the chance! The sound is so amazing and full, you'll play your first chord and look down wondering how it just came out of this guitar! However, the thing I find the most appealing about it is its action. It is by a longshot the easiest guitar to play that I have ever come across! It feels like you are playing an electric, you hardly have to put much pressure at all. If that doesn't convince you....scroll back up really quick and look at it again....i'll wait.......Yeah I know!! It looks freaking awesome!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Plano, Texas

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I can't find another word to describe this guitar. While the pictures are good, you really need to see it first hand to appreciate the beauty of the honey burst finish, it is just plain gorgeous. from a playability perspective, I expected to need a professional setup service performed as I had done with my other guitars, but this beauty needed nothing. The string height is perfect, and it is extremely easy to play with no vibration when you really hammer it. Lastly, it sounds beautiful - the tone and clarity rival the Martin jumbo, which I have played on numerous occasions before making this purchase. I do highly reccommend replacing the factory strings with Martin light gauge 4100's. I have used these exclusively now for a couple years, and for sound quality they cannot be beat, especially on this guitar. If you've been wanting a jumbo, this is the guitar for you. For almost a year, I wnet to GC and played this guitar and the Martin jumbo for 30 mins to 1 hr just to make sure what I wanted...I am extremely happy with the results...BTW I also purchased a Marshall AS100D Amp...It is a superb pairing, like a fine wine with a great steak!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect Looks

By Matthew Strom

from St. Paul, MN

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is probably the best looking acoustic I've ever seen. If the pickguard had detailing, it would be otherworldly. The body color is darker than it appears in the picture here. It's more of a reddish cherry-burst than a light honey. And I will tell you now that the action is sky-high out of the box. Had to take mine in to get lowered, which is a bit of a downer, but ultimately worth it. The tone is balanced, a bit like a Gibson. Doesn't boom like a Martin. Comparable to any other acoustic you'll find in this price range. If you want to spend less than a Grand on a guitar, why not grab one that looks incredible? Something you'll just stare at even when not playing it. Overall, a great guitar for the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Sounds great, looks great

By Andrew Jones

from Brooklyn, NY

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had the Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX for a couple of weeks now - and every time I pick it up and strum a major chord (unplugged), I think, 'man, that is sweeeet...!' After playing a second hand G series for over 15 years, I knew Takamine makes a quality guitar. Nevertheless, before buying another one, I took home a Martin DCPA5K (made in Mexico) and returned it the next day after finding some chords rattled. So for another $50 - I got the Jumbo which was ready out of the box - action perfect and really a much more attractive instrument than the midrange Martin - or most of the high end Martins for that matter. I'm very happy with the big sound of the Jumbo and she really is a beauty. Fantastic value for the price tag. I'll probably be a loyal Takamine player for life.


Outstanding Guitar


from Dallas, Texas

Comments about Takamine G Jumbo EG523CDX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If your looking for great acoustic tone unplugged and clear fabulos sound from your amp, this is the one. Set up only required action adjustment to lower it a bit, nothing else was necessary. The appearence of the guitar is absolutely beautiful....everyone who sees it makes comments about how good looking it is.

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