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Takamine G EG523SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/Carrying Case - $525 (Claremore)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Takamine
model name / number: EG523SC

Beautiful guitar in great condition comes with carrying case.
Below are some stats on this guitar model.

Designed and built under the supervision of Takamine’s head luthiers, G-Series guitars are created to serve all players from the hobbyist to professional. The EG523SC jumbo is our largest body guitar. The solid spruce top gives you all the power you would expect from a guitar of this size. The beauty of the flame maple back and sides makes this a guitar you won’t want to put down. The gloss natural finish accentuates the beauty of the grain and protects the wood from the rigors of the road. Stage ready with TK40 preamp with onboard chromatic tuner.

First impressions:

Takamine claims that they make the “world’s hardest working guitars,” but you can’t deny the fact that they also make some beautiful looking instruments. At first glance the EG523SC looks and feels like an absolute beast, but on closer inspection feels more like a slightly larger-than-life piece of art.Attention to detail seems to be the name of the game as far as the cosmetic appearance of the Takamine EG523SC goes. The guitar’s frame is constructed of a handsome 16.7” solid spruce top which sits on top of beautiful flamed-maple sides and back. The guitar’s neck too is made of flamed-maple and is lacquered to a stunning gloss finish. The fretboard is rosewood and is adorned with beautiful mother of pearl and abalone block inlays. The guitar’s dressing is topped off with a beautiful abalone inlay ring around the soundhole and a curvy tortoise pick guard.

Sound:

One of the unique features about the EG523SC is that it features a split-bridge with a separate saddle and pickup mechanism for the top B and E strings. This combined with the non-pin bridge lets the guitar’s string vibration carry beautifully to the tonewoods, helping to create a wonderfully balanced, rich sound. The projection is great on each individual string and the guitar sounds like an absolute beast when used for heavy rhythm strumming.Traditionally maple-backed acoustics tend to sound a bit brittle and thin, but that is not the case with the Takamine EG523SC. The guitar’s large body combined with the tonewoods does a great job of producing a colorful but sturdy tone that sustains for ages.

Electronics:

The EG523SC features Takamine’s upgraded TK40 pre-amp system with three-band EQ, notch filter and mid-contour switch. The TK40 also features a highly responsive tuner and bypass switch which allows you to bypass the unit’s EQ altogether and color the guitar’s sound solely with an amp or mixer. However, care should be taken when tweaking the guitar’s treble sounds when plugged in so as not to end up with a clangy high end.
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