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The Takamine EF508KC NEX acoustic-electric guitar provides musicians a premium instrument with pro-level appointments. Handcrafted from exotic Hawaiian koa, this Grand Auditorium-sized guitar generates rich, complex tones with shimmering highs and a warm low end. The dovetail neck joint and scalloped X-bracing reinforce crisp articulation and impressive resonance. On stage or in the studio, the CT4B II preamp system with 3-band EQ and tuner ensures your sound cuts through the mix.

Exotic Tonewoods Create a Kaleidoscope of Tone

The figured koa top, back and sides give this guitar a striking natural finish and tone as unique as the wood itself. Koa is prized for acoustic instruments because of its complex overtones that shift as you play. Expect shimmering highs, throaty mids and a bass that lingers. A mahogany neck provides stability and warmth, while an ebony fingerboard feels slick under your fingers.

CT4B II Preamp Provides Naturalistic Amplified Sound

Takamine's acclaimed CT4B II preamp system gives you total control over your amplified tone. The three-band EQ lets you shape the sound to match the venue's acoustics or your personal preferences. Set the midrange for extra punch, boost the bass for a rounder tone or add highs for articulation. The volume slider offers further refinement, allowing you to set the ideal balance between your guitar's plugged-in and unplugged sounds. The built-in tuner is highly accurate, ensuring your EF508KC NEX is intonated perfectly at all times.

Premium Touches for an Heirloom Instrument

From its abalone snowflake inlays to gold tuners, every detail of the EF508KC NEX is crafted for beauty and performance. Its dovetail neck joint, traditionally used in high-end acoustics, provides structural integrity and resonance. Scalloped X-bracing optimizes projection and openness. With a legacy of precision spanning five decades, Takamine delivers an acoustic-electric destined to become a family heirloom.

All the Voice You Need, On Stage and Off

Whether practicing at home, recording in the studio or performing on stage, the Takamine EF508KC NEX provides everything serious guitarists demand. Its exotic woods and time-tested build techniques generate a kaleidoscope of tone. The CT4B II preamp gives you total control of your sound. Perfect for solo work or ensemble playing in any genre, this koa acoustic-electric belongs at the center of your musical journey.

Takamine EF508KC NEX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine EF508KC NEX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine EF508KC NEX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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  • Solid figured koa top, back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with dovetail joint
  • CT4B II preamp system with 3-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner
  • Pathetic under-saddle pickup

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  • Shape: NEX Cutaway
  • Top wood: Koa
  • Back wood: Koa
  • Side wood: Koa
  • Finish: Gloss natural
  • Wood: Mahogany 
  • Scale length: 25.35”
  • Wood: Rosewood
  • Nut width: 1.875"
  • Preamp: CT4B II under-saddle piezo
  • EQ/Tuner: Yes, 3-band
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Strings: 6
  • Case: Soft-shell

collapse expand iconWarranty

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.