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Taylor T5X Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gig Bag

Merge the best in Taylor construction with cutting-edge electronics in the T5X Classic. Outstanding wood selection highlights this unique instrument. (4) Read 4 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
Ovangkol top Full midrange with bright treble
The Taylor T5X -- or T5 Classic -- is a definitive best-of-both-worlds instrument. Combining prized Taylor acoustic construction and with an innovative three-pickup electronic system, the T5X offers an extremely open-ended set of tones to explore. A comfortable thinline body, ovangkol soundboard, and ebony fretboard give the T5X stunning looks and superb natural sound. Excellently suited for jazz, folk, blues, rock, country and more, the T5 Classic is a stellar choice for guitarists who want it all.

Versatile Three-Pickup Electronic System

Like the rest of the Taylor T5 series, the T5 Classic reaps its vast tonal variety from a flexible three-pickup configuration. A T5 body sensor pickup (similar to the Expression System body pickup found on Taylor acoustics) lies beneath the soundboard in the lower bout of the body, and does an outstanding job capturing the organic acoustic tones of the wood. Above the bridge, a single stacked humbucker yields more electric-like timbres for everything from '50s country twang, to explosive modern rock sounds. Rounding out the pickup set is a second stacked humbucker hidden at the neck joint which delivers an excellent cross-section of warm jazz and rootsy blues-like flavors. Taylor has outfitted this guitar with an onboard EQ and a five-way pickup selector to help you explore a massive palette of tones from traditional Taylor acoustic textures to all-out solidbody sizzle. Isolate the body sensor pickup and strum with the full-bodied tones of a Taylor acoustic-electric, or try the bridge pickup alone for more rock-like tones. The T5 even offers a choice of running the two forward pickups series or parallel for an even broader selection of electric styles.

Tonewoods and Body Design

The Taylor T5X features sapele back and sides with a gorgeous ovangkol top. A close relative of rosewood, ovangkol yields similar depth and complexity in its sound, which adds much to the T5X's broad tonal range. Like all Taylors, this guitar includes a genuine ebony fingerboard, which -- combined with the comfortable thinline body style -- makes the T5X an absolute delight to play. A pair of stylish soundholes not only look fantastic, but also add to the guitar's resonance by allowing the cavity to breathe more openly.

Features:

- Incredibly versatile acoustic-electric hybrid guitar
- T5 three-pickup system
- Beautiful ebony fretboard with small diamond inlays
- Snazzy sound holes
- Rich, resonant ovangkol soundboard with sapele back and sides
- Included gig bag

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- Shape: T5
- Back/Side Wood: Sapele
- Top Wood: Ovangkol
- Neck/Heel: Sapele
- Electronics: T5 with Five-Way Switch
- Bracing: Standard T5 Bracing
- Binding: None
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuners: Taylor Chrome
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Top Finish: Satin
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Pickguard: None

Includes Taylor Gig Bag
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

An African relative of rosewood, Ovangkol lends rosewood-inspired sonic properties to the Taylor T5 Classic (T5-X). The result is a full acoustic midrange with bright trebles that are accentuated by the T5's fully-hollow design. Then switch to the T5's electric side and discover just how versatile a guitar can be.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The Master of ALL Trades!"
Overall: Some people say you can be a 'Jack-of-all-trades' but then you'll be the 'Master of none'. Well this guitar proves that statement to be absolutely false. The Taylor T-5 proves you do NOT have to give up quality in any area in order to gain versatility. I enjoy being able to get so many distinct quality sounds from one guitar during a live performance or while I'm just jamming. This is an awesome guitar for any price.
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian, Praise & Worship, Southern Gospel
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "A Beautiful Guitar but it takes some patience"
Overall: When I first received the Taylor I was less than impressed by the acoustic sound. I came very close to returning it but lo and behold it just took getting used to to get an awesome sound. I recommend an ABY switching box (I use the Tonebone Twin City) and a good acoustic preamp (BBE Acoustimax). You really need to be able to tweak the mids for a good acoustic tone. I also replaced the standard Elixir electric strings with DR Zebra Medium acoustic electric strings and wow, what a difference. I also needed to spring for a $125 professional setup to get the neck adjusted but guitar plays perfect now. Add in the SKB 35 Semi Hollow hard case which fits the T5 like a glove and you are in business. Was not really comfortable hauling around a $1500 guitar in a soft case, although the Taylor soft case is nice.
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian and Worship
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