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Taylor T5-C2 Thinline Fiveway Custom Koa Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Loaded with two humbuckers and a body sensor, this hybrid acoustic/electric Taylor delivers a huge tonal range. Its Hawaiian Koa top adds visual flair. (37) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Taylor T5 Custom Koa Koa Top

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Fully hollow thinline body Hybrid acoustic/electric with wide tonal range
Taylor T5 electronics with 5-way switch Wide tonal range; two humbuckers plus body sensor
Taylor T-Lock neck joint Taylor's micro-adjustable single-bolt design
Hawaiian koa top Gorgeous figuring; sweet tone mellows as it ages

Product Description

A Hawaiian Koa top makes this T5 Custom practically irresistible. A delicate edge-burst sets off Koa's dramatic figure and variation, accented by Gold hardware and Abalone Artist inlays. The T5's performance matches its over-the-top good looks with a versatile range of electric and acoustic tones, plugged into both acoustic and electric amps.

Features:

- Custom configuration of the Taylor T5 hybrid acoustic-electric
- Fully hollow thinline body with stylized f-holes
- Sapele back and sides
- Stunning Hawaiian koa top with delicate edge-burst finish
- Three pickups: T5 CMR air-coil bridge pickup, T5 Dynamic neck pickup embedded in the neck joint, and T5 dynamic body sensor for organic acoustic tones
- 5-way pickup switching for a huge tonal palette
- T5 EQ controls let you dial in resonant bass and detailed treble
- Elixir Electric Nanoweb coated strings
- Taylor T-Lock neck joint

Taylor T5 Electric Guitars

The next generation of electric guitar is here. Take your tone from crunchy electric to strumming acoustic and everything in between, using the T5's proprietary humbucking pickups and body sensor. It's pure analog tone for today's guitar player, with no catches and no compromises.

Beginning with a fully-hollow thinline body that makes your acoustic tone authentic, they designed the Taylor T5 to perform equally well through both electric and acoustic amps.

Thanks to its humbucking pickups and proprietary body sensor, the Taylor T5 electric guitar produces a versatile range of pure analog tones from strumming acoustic to crunch electric and everything in between. No catches, no compromises. One flick of its 5-way switch and you're on your way.

The Acoustic and Electric Worlds Have Merged

Thirty years ago, Taylor couldn't have imagined building an electric guitar. Now, after a relentless pursuit of innovation, the Taylor T5 electric guitar feels like a natural next step. A lot can happen in the course of 3 decades. They listened closely as playing styles evolved and the line between acoustic and electric began to blur. They evolved, too. Taylor honed their craft, inventing new pickups and pushing technology into totally new territory. The time for a guitar with real electric and acoustic tones has arrived.

What's your tone today? Where do you want to take it tomorrow? Wherever you're going, the Taylor T5 electric guitar will help you get there.

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Type/Shape: 6-String T5 Thinline

Back & Sides: Sapele

Top: Hawaiian Koa

Neck: Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony with Binding

Fretboard Inlay: Spire Inlays

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Binding: Multi-layer White with Black Pinstripes

Bridge: Ebony

Nut & Saddle: Bone

Hardware: Taylor Gold-plated*

Strings: Medium Gauge (.011-.049) Electric Nanoweb Coated Elixir Strings (light-gauge acoustic optional)

Scale Length: 24 7/8 in.

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16 in.

Number of Frets: 21

Bracing: T5 Custom Bracing

Finish: Gloss

Cutaway: Venetian

Electronics: Taylor T5

Body Width: 16 in.

Body Depth: 2.35 in.

Body Length: 20 in.

Overall Length: 40 3/4 in.

Fretboard Radius: 15 in.

Case: Taylor T5 Hardshell (Black)

* Blue finish features Chrome-plated hardware
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (37 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "taylor T5 Koa literally a trip to the islands"
Sound: great tone and incredible flexibility I play this throa a taylor K4 preamp and a Bose sytem and it's incredible it takes the place of three guitars and plays with an electrics feel and a accoustic warmth Feature: the five way switch and the incredibly responsive tone knobs give me all the unique sounds I could ask for gives me all the flexibility Quality: vert well done and solid has a typical Taylor feel I imagine it will still be playing when I'm dead and gone Value: yea it's worth the price but the rarity still keeps the price high and thta's probably intentional it's not like Bob is making each one by hand. it costs about what a week in Hawaii would cost and it comes home with me Manufacturer Support: who knows the guitars are so well made and perform so well I've never even tried to call them The Wow Factor: great guitar like I said best stage appeal in the guitar lineup today and plays so well can't be beat Overall: the best actually liked it so much I did buy a second one in black to practice on and haul around with me saving the koa for performing and studio only.
Style of Music: rock, Alternative, jazz and some childrens stuff
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"Years of planning equals 5 Star quality guitar!"
Sound: Wow! Bye Bye Gibson ES 335 and Fender Tele~ This baby does it all! Mine is a T5 C1 Maple Top Tobacco Sunburst! Feature: Imagine the possibilities! I use a Marshall electric amp and a Behringer Accoustic amp which combined with the 5 pick-up settings results in a wide array of sounds. Ease of Use: Typical Taylor! Best action in the business. Quality: Well built, and will last a lifetime with the usual TLC attributed to an instrument such as this. Value: Priceey yes... but quality workmanship always is. Manufacturer Support: No need for it yet. I also own a 514-CE (Walnut) The Wow Factor: One word "SWEET" Overall: Lifetime of use and then some.
Style of Music: Rock, Country, Pop
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