Takamine EF508KC 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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It is somewhat surprising to see a laminate top in this price range, however the presumption is that due to the high cost of Koa, and this has an all Koa body, that this was necessary to keep the price down.

Takamine have quite a number of highly rated acoustics and this was their most highly rated model when first recommended it back in November 2016..

The NEX body shape is Takamine’s own design which they describe as a “scaled-down Jumbo at heart”.

In his review for Music Radar Jim Chapman said, “This guitar is an outright delight and we’d happily own it – in fact, it’s one of the nicest Takamines we’ve tried in a long while!”

Whether it’s for the tonal characteristic or the visual appeal of the Koa, you’ll certainly stand out on stage with this guitar.


  • Body Shape: NEX
  • Top: Figured Koa (laminated)
  • Body: Figured Koa (laminated) back & sides
  • Finish: Gloss – Natural
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 11.81″
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.3″
  • Nut Width: 1.675″ (42.5 mm)
  • Nut: Bone
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Electronics: Takamine CT4B II Pre Amp with Palathetic pickup and built-in tuner

2 thoughts on “Takamine EF508KC 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar”

    1. Sorry I didn’t notice your question sooner.

      We had it confirmed by Takamine some time ago that it is a laminate top.

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