Takamine EF508KC NEX Acoustic/Electric w/Cutaway - Figured Koa

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Figured Koa Top, Figured Koa Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and CT4B II Preamp System with 3-band EQ, Volume Control, Tuner, and Pickup - Natural
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Takamine EF508KC NEX Acoustic/Electric w/Cutaway - Figured Koa image 1
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Beautiful, Rich Koa Looks and Tone!

The Takamine EF508KC Legacy series NEX 6- string acoustic-electric guitar sounds as good as it looks. With a fully bound, NEX cutaway body comprised of a figured Koa top, back, and sides, you get warm tone and natural response. The mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard meets the body at a traditional dovetail joint, giving you lasting sustain. The EF508KC has the CT4B II preamp which uses Takamine's iconic Palathetic pickup - long revered as one of the truest, most organic acoustic-electric pickups available. Handcrafted and finished in natural gloss to highlight the gorgeous Koa grain, the EF508KC NEX 6-string acoustic-electric guitar will be your favorite!

Takamine EF508KC Legacy Series NEX Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Koa looks and great koa tone
  • True Takamine quality keeps you playing
  • CT4B II preamp system gets you heard
Koa looks and great koa tone

Koa looks beautiful - there's no denying that. But when it comes to tone it's hard to come by another wood more balanced for response and fullness of sound. The EF508KC body is constructed completely of superior figured koa, giving you a guitar that will play and age consistently throughout its life. The mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard give you a smooth and precise fretting surface while producing full, enveloping sustain.

True Takamine quality keeps you playing

Based on traditional guitar-building techniques, Takamine has been handcrafting acoustic guitars like the EF508KC for over 50 years. Using dovetail neck joints and scalloped X-bracing for tone and structural integrity has earned the company a reputation for building guitars that last a lifetime. Innovations in pickups for acoustic guitars have furthered that reputation and made their guitars a favorite with pro players like Garth Brooks and Glen Frey, both of whom have signature model Takamine acoustic guitars.

CT4B II preamp system gets you heard

The EF508KC is outfitted with Takamine's CT4B II preamp system with a 3-band EQ for tone shaping, tuning, and using their proprietary Palathetic pickup. Designed with one, individually shielded piezo-electric element per string, each element is attached to the guitar's top and bridge. With 12 times the mass of most pickups, these elements pick up broader frequency and dynamic ranges and are designed to touch the saddle to pick up a blend of the string and the resonance of the soundboard providing accurate and complete tone even when you're playing your hardest. And since you're buying your new Takamine from Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery, you know the electronics have been tested and will be working for you right out of the box.

Takamine EF508KC Legacy Series NEX Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • A distinctively voiced acoustic-electric guitar with comfortable NEX-style small jumbo cutaway body
  • 100% all-koa body construction for beauty, tone, and consistent aging
  • Dovetail-jointed mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and abalone snowflake inlays
  • CT4B II preamp with Takamine's iconic Palathetic pickup
  • Natural gloss finish shows off koa grain beautifully
Koa warmth and beauty are yours with the Takamine EF508KC!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape NEX
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Figured Koa
Back & Sides Wood Figured Koa
Body Bracing Scalloped X
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 11.81" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone Snowflake
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.3"
Tuning Machines Gold Die-Cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.675"
Electronics CT4B II Preamp System with 3-band EQ, Built-in Tuner, and Palathetic Under-Saddle Pickup
Strings D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, (.012-.053)
Case Included Hardshell Case Included
Manufacturer Part Number TAKEF508KC

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5/5

it sounds great

I love it and easy to play
5/5

Beautiful Guitar

Stunning finish! Beautiful tone; a bit brighter than my Martin, but should mellow over time with play. Very unique wood ; beautiful wood grain; superb finish; fun to play
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars