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Taylor T5 Standard Spruce Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Capture Taylor's skilled luthiery in a hollowbody acoustic electric, with a traditional Sitka spruce top, subtle microdot fretboard, and chrome hardware. (27) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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
Sapele back and sides Rich, warm, and focused midrange; added sustain
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone

Product Description

A fully-hollow, thinline body is the backbone of Taylor's first-ever electric guitar. Designed to be equally comfortable played through both electric and acoustic amps, the T5 offers a versatile range of pure analog tones, from strumming acoustic to crunch electric -- and everything in between. A spruce top and 5-way pickup are standard, along with microdot fretboard inlays and chrome hardware.

Introducing 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.

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 pickups and pushing technology into unmarked territory. The time for a guitar with real electric and acoustic tones has arrived.

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.

Available in T5 Standard and T5 Custom configurations, the T5 features sapele back and sides with your choice of spruce, maple, or koa tops as well as stylized f-holes, 5-way pickup, electric Nanoweb coated Elixir Strings, Taylor T-Lock neck joint, and a variety of sunburst and colored finishes.

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: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony with Binding
- Fretboard Inlay: Micro Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Binding: Multi-layer White with Black Pinstripes
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Hardware: Taylor Chrome-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.


Includes Taylor T5 Hardshell Case (Black)
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4.5 out of 5 (27 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Taylro T5"
Overall: My name is Peter Atria. My mother, Rita, bought this for me as a gift. I am the musician who plays the instrument and I must say it is fantastic!
Style of Music: All styles but hard core Jazz
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Sound: Despite Taylor's claims that this guitar sounds full when not amplified, the reality is, IT DOES NOT. Without an amp anyone speaking in a normal tone will exceed the volume of the guitar. Amplified, it sings, depending on what you are plugged into. Tube is the way to go. The T5 does play like a dream. The action is suberb and light. Be forewarned, if you do not get this axe from an authorized dealer, Taylor will not provide warranty service. It doesn't matter if the seller furnishes warranty cards, good wishes or a magic wand, ONLY authorized dealers can provide the goods of a Taylor warranty. Quality: Apparently, extremely well made, though this is a brand new product and only time will tell. Only after being subjected to the rigors of the road will one be certain of the components. Get the warranty!!! Value: For the money there are quite a few guitars out there that play as well but are hundreds, if not a thousand dollars less. This guitar is being heavily promoted and the press doesn't live up to reality. Look around, unless you have more money than common sense.
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