Takamine EG530SSC Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar Review :: Acoustic-Electric Guitar

large-volume punchy rhythms + leads rip right on up to the higher registers.

Takamine EG530SSC Cutaway

The Takamine EG530SSC Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar is offering you superior sound thanks to the solid spruce top on a sepele body. The neck is made of mahogany with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. The built-in TK4NT preamp gives you a tunable notch filter, switchable midrange contour and a handy onboard tuner. A solid spruce top and big dreadnought body pump out large-volume punchy rhythms while the cutaway lets leads rip right on up to the higher registers. A solid nato back adds projection while a built-in preamp translates all that tone into the electric realm. The Takamine EG530SSC Cutaway features include Abalone dot inlays and rosette, sealed nickel tuners, bound neck and body and a black pickguard. High-end sound at a fraction of the price of other guitars!


  • the sound is bright and clean;
  • it performs well both acoustically and amplified;
  • is very well constructed both inside and outside;
  • fit, finish and other production values are very high;
  • this guitar was built for gigging.


  • it needs a little more bass;
  • some owners complained that there is a bit of a figure in the spruce to the left of the sound hold;
  • a few some reported that this guitar seems to resonate too much.


  • it’s preamp makes it much better plugged in;
  • use Digitech RP100 for clean, chorus and reverb.

Amps used by users – Digitech RP100, Marshall AVT50H, Marshall CDx15

Features + Technical Specs
Body ShapeDreadnought C/A
TopSolid Spruce
Fret InlayAbalone Dots
ControlsTK4NT Preamp
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