Takamine EG523SC-STB Acoustic Electric Guitar Review :: Acoustic-Electric Guitar

gives you a tunable notch filter and switchable midrange contour.

Takamine EG523SC-STB Guitar

The Takamine EG523SC-STB Acoustic Electric Guitar is a G Series small jumbo from the Takamine and it has a solid spruce top with laminated flamed maple back and sides. Transparent Blue finish, abalone rosettte, black mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays, rosewood fingerboard, and chrome hardware. Also features a white pickguard, cutaway and the TK40 preamp system. The TK4N preamp gives you a tunable notch filter and switchable midrange contour. The onboard chromatic tuner is very convenient and easy to use.


  • controls are good and solid;
  • the preamp is very nice, and seems quite flexible;
  • the wood on the guitar is awesome;
  • it has a bright, clear sound;
  • the finish is flawless;
  • the guitar looks and feels very durable.


  • some owners complained that it came with a strap peg only on the bottom;
  • some owners complained that does not have an auto off feature;
  • a few some complained that the strings were very high from the fret board.


  • sounds very good unplugged, but plugged in it sounds better;
  • change the strings, maybe lighter gauge strings;
  • you can use the Elixers strings.

Amps used by users – Roland AC60, Crate CA60, Digitech RP50

Features + Technical Specs
Body ShapeJumbo C/A
TopSolid Spruce
BackFlamed Maple
SidesFlamed Maple
Fret InlayBlock MOP and Abalone
ControlsTK40 Preamp
FinishesGloss Blue

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