Taylor T5z Classic Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

The T5z retains the T5's brilliant three-pickup configuration but adds jumbo frets and a smaller fretboard radius for faster, more solo-friendly playing.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Mahogany top Warm tone with long sustain
Solid sapele body Rich, warm, and focused midrange; added sustain
Taylor T5 electronics with 5-way switch Wide tonal range; two humbuckers plus body sensor

The deep color and rich grain of a mahogany top give the Taylor T5z Classic a vintage, earthy character. Distinctive T5z features include a more compact body than the original T5, a 12-inch fretboard radius, and jumbo frets, which add up to a fast, fluid playing experience that makes string bends fun.

Like the T5, the T5z is equipped with a three-pickup configuration of an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker, plus five-way switching and onboard tone controls, giving players an incredibly versatile electric/acoustic guitar. Appointments include Small Diamond inlays and nickel hardware, an unbound body and satin classic mahogany finish. The guitar ships in a T5z gig bag.


- Mahogany top
- Sapele body
- Satin finish
- Ebony fingerboard (12 inch radius)
- Jumbo frets
- Pearl Small Diamonds inlay
- Taylor Nickel tuners
- T5 electronics (1 acoustic / 2 electric pickups with 5-way switching)
- Ships in a T5z gig bag
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- Shape: T5z
- Back/Side Wood: Sapele
- Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck/Heel: Sapele
- Electronics: T5 with Five-Way Switch
- Bracing: Standard T5z
- Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Nut and Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Top Finish: Satin
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Pickguard: None
- Case: Taylor T5z Gigbag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): T5z-Classic

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-943-6782

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted February 1, 2015 by Todd T in Anaconda, MT

"Taylor T5z Classic Electric Guitar "

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The T5z is a lightweight electric hybrid guitar the emulates the sounds of both and acoustic and electric guitar. The neck is an electric neck with heavy frets. This makes playing easy for electric and acoustic style. Acoustic style: The guitar plays well plugged into an amp and can be played without, but not so that you would want to play it over a regular acoustic. It does have the electric neck which makes bending and playing easier though. The sound is good enough for practice but you could not play un-amplified. Electric: You can pretty much do what you want in terms of electric style. It has nice sound and the pickups work for different degrees of pickup activation in five settings. For an overall guitar to play it is not a bad option and can do what you want it to do. If you were playing hard rock I would go with a fender, reverend, etc. I play a bit of everything so it works for me and I am satisfied. I think the higher priced taylors in the version are probably nicer looking, but in terms of playability they are the same. It would come down to springing the dollars for the higher grades. It does not come with a hardshell case and in a dry climate you would probably want a hardshell for humidity consistency. The tuners go out of tune (especially on the g string) a bit easier that my other guitars. I own Martins, Blueridge, Wechter, Tacoma and Aria instruments. This is the first Taylor and it is a nice guitar. I think it may be a bit high priced read more for this version. Taylor has the market on the hybrid electric and like Martin can hold the price on their terms.

Musical Background:
Player for 40 years. Amatuer.

Musical Style:
Play mainly string/bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.
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