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Item Reviews for: Takamine EG523SC Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar  -  TAK EG523SC LIST

Just gets better yhe more I play it!
By: Jim from Lancaster, Ohio      Submitted: 11/30/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Excellent build, should last Reliability How has it stood up over time? No problems, had more tha a year. General Your general opinion of this product. If anything happens to it I will buy another one. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I thought it might be a a little big, but after playing it for while feels great. I went back to my Martin and found the Takamine EG523SC was easier to play! (more room for fingers). Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Great sound Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish perfect Action How was the action out of the box? Action was a little high, I had it setup by a luthier with new strings. $55.00 now is perfect.
Takamine Rules
By: Joey Roberts from Cedar Bluff, Al, anonmyous23148      Submitted: 3/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I just got it, but I see me using it more than any I own. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Will let you once I have had it or a while. General Your general opinion of this product. My wife just bought this guitar for my birthday. I have 1 Martin, 1 Fender, 2 Yamahas and now 1 Takamine. The Takamine is by far the bang for the buck. Even makes me sound like I know what I'm doing. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I can't find anything wrong with this guitar Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I play gospel,country and classic southern rock. The tone is bright, smooth and couldn't ask for more Finish How did the stain or paint job look? This thing is beautiful. I'm proud to show it off Action How was the action out of the box? The action is as good if not better than my Martin.
Really nice guitar regardless of skill level
By: jtriggs from Monterey Peninsula, CA. USA      Submitted: 6/7/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Looks like it is a very well built guitar. has a very good feel to it. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Just got it so I can't say. General Your general opinion of this product. I just got this guitar and frankly I was a bit unsure about ordering it because I kept seeing reviews saying it was a good beginner/intermediate guitar. This is my first jumbo and I didn't want to spend a ton on one until I had a chance to try one for awhile but in my opinion this is a great guitar especially for the price. It plays as nice as my $3000 Larrivee dread and alot better than my $900 Epiphone Masterbilt EF500RA. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Great neck and I really like the 25" scale and 1 11/16" nut width. I have big hands with big fingers and the normal 25 1/2" scale is harder for me to use well. I expected I would have to spend the extra money on a Gibson so I could get the shorter 24 3/4" scale but wasn't ready yet to spend that kind of money so this guitar is a terrific compromise. Nice thin, fast, and comfortable neck. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Sounds close to my Larrivee D-09 in with maple back and sides excepth it has a bit better deffinition between strings. Nice rounded, balanced tone but with less volume than most jumbos although it should open up with time. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finsh is virtually perfect. Action How was the action out of the box? Action is just a tad high but it's isn't anything I would worry about. I will change the nut and bridge saddles to bone (it comes with plastic) later and when I do I'll drop the action about 1/64" then.
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