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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 12-String Jumbo is Takamine's 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.TK40 Preamp Features
The Takamine TK40 Preamp found on G-Series guitars features volume control, bass, middle and treble frequency slider controls, EQ bypass, a Notch Filter, Tuner and a Mid Contour Switch. The preamp is switched on by plugging a standard 1/4" mono instrument cable into the endpin strap pin/jack.EQ Bypass
This push button enables the user to engage or defeat the EQ section. The bypass of the EQ circuit is desirable in some studio or live environments where external EQ is preferable. The user can also use this defeat switch to quickly check the results of the EQ adjustments relative to the original sound.Notch Filter
A Notch Filter is a very special kind of EQ, an extremely narrow and deep cut of an audio frequency band. The TK40 has a "tunable" notch filter which empowers the user to select the specific frequency band that will be affected by the notch. With this tunable notch filter the user can "surgically" remove troublesome feedback frequencies that occur due to the natural resonance of the guitar and interaction with the environmentMid Contour
By pushing (activating) the Mid Contour button, the user is selecting a pre-shape EQ that emphasizes the frequencies normally found to be "desirable" in an acoustic guitar (400 Hz). With the Mid Contour button is depressed, the mid EQ is effectively controlling "nasal" tone qualities while in the up position, the mid control can add punch in upper mids or help "round off" the attack present in this frequency spectrum. Tuner
The tuner in the TK40 is fully chromatic and automatic. Press the tuner switch to activate it. The note played is shown in the digital display. Up and down arrows will appear, when both are on and not flashing, the note is in tune. If the "up" arrow is flashing the string must be tuned higher, and if the "down" arrow is flashing the string must be tuned lower. The slower the arrow flashes, the closer the string is to being in tune to the note displayed. The tuner does not mute the output and turns off automatically after one minute. It can't be turned off manually.