Acoustic-electric Guitar with Ovangkol Top, Sapele Body, and Magnetic and Piezo Pickups - Natural
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Weight: 5lbs 14oz
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Gorgeous T5Fantastic "does it all" electric guitar! The T5 Classic from Taylor is a hybrid of an acoustic and an electric guitar, so it's like having two guitars in one great-looking body. You won't believe how many sounds you can pull out of this instrument using the multi-pickup system. There's an air-coil rear pickup that can go from country twang to rock bright to full-blown humbucker. Use the T5 Dynamic neck pickup and body sensor to give your T5 Classic a shimmery, rounder, woody acoustic-like tone. Whatever direction you take your tone, you can use the first-class T5 preamp and EQ to adjust it midperformance — there's an unbelievably wide range of tones available in every one of the T5 Classic's switch positions.
What about its tonewoods? Taylor gave the T5 Classic a stunning Ovangkol top with a gentle sapele wood body to complement it. Ovangkol is known for its warm, mellow voice — and it's the perfect tonewood to take advantage of the T5's classic highly versatile pickup configuration. Another way Taylor gives you exceptional tone from the T5 Classic is in the very body design itself. The stylized f-holes do more than command the eye, they also enhance the resonance of the T5 Classic's body chamber, allowing the top to breathe and capture the dynamics of your heartfelt performance.
The Taylor T5 Classic is the guitar to choose when you want to get the versatility of having multiple guitars, without the extra cost and weight of lugging them around. Stylish and with a deceptively simple, classic, streamlined appearance, the Taylor T5 Classic is a true player's guitar.
Taylor T5 Classic Acoustic-electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
The Taylor T5 Classic is a striking guitar with a colorfully voiced Ovangkol top for tonal diversity!
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Hector, Kissimmee, FL
Reviewsbased on 15 reviews
by Trenton from INI've had this guitar for three days and have not been able to put it down. The tone, the options, the quality... it's all there. It is extremely easy to play, made in America and it's a Taylor. I run ... read more [+]it through my Fender tube amp and it sounds great and very different on every setting. The sound without an amp is what you'd expect from a hollowbody, very full and clear. This is a great guitar. close [-]
March 3, 2013
Music Background: Pro, Recording, Solo
sweetest guitar I've ever played
by Rene from San Mateo, CAHave been playing guitar since I was a kid, but not an expert by any means....just love music and guitars. This is the sweetest feeling and sounding guitar I have ever laid hands on. And thanks for th... read more [+]e hi-res pictures! I brag to my guitar-loving friends about it. And it was delivered flat-out in a couple days, just in time for our holiday gig. Definitely a keeper! close [-]
January 25, 2013
Music Background: Praise Team band
Still Lovin it!
by Perry Brening from Gering, NebraskaThis is an update to what I had written almost a year ago on the T5.
January 7, 2013
Music Background: everything...
Yes, I am still amazed with this little gem. I’ve gone strictly with using extra-light acoustic strings on this g... read more [+]uitar (without adding the expensive “acoustic bridge” that Bob Taylor advises to use) I must have gotten a great model… because I have no intonation problems whatsoever. I have upgraded my pedal-board to mostly TC Electronic products and the sounds are amazing. I gig with this as my primary guitar, without even loading my Martin D41 or my Taylor 814CE… or even any of my electrics for that matter. Don’t need them. Oh, and another thing… I did order the hard-shell case (yes, I spent the extra money) but it only makes sense if you’re gigging and hauling things.
Get this… every time I play this guitar, and I mean “every time” I get tons of compliments on how it sounds… and also how it looks. The Ovangkol Top is so beautiful that everyone comments about it. So, I don’t miss the koa model one bit. Again, I perform with it at least three weekends a month and it has held up really well, both outside (summer gigs) as well as indoor.
Only once did I have a buzzing sound, so I new exactly what it was... I took the back plate off and gently pulled the wire that leads to the cable jack, it was simply touching the face of the guitar and would vibrate with certain pitches. totally fixed it!
Listen... Run with it… you won’t be disappointed… understand… It's not my Martin D41 (amazing earthy sound), or my Taylor 814CE (clear, unmatched acoustic sound)... it's just fun to play... close [-]
Taylor T5 Classic ... beautiful and flexible
by Jeri Ann Ray-Payne from Huntsville, ALWhat a versatile and beautiful instrument! As all the reviews say, the T5 covers a lot of tones/genres in one easy to handle guitar. This is the largest body guitar I've owned, but due to the thin fr... read more [+]ame it handles as nice as a light-weight acoustic. I also have a Taylor GS Mini Mahogany, and together with the T5, all styles of playing are covered. The T5 interfaces so well with my DAW and recording setup. I run it thru Guitar Rig 5 for varying the electric tones, and thru Presonus's 44VSL for clean/acoustic sound. I've not gigged with it yet. My one tiny nit about the T5 is that there no way to turn it off without removing patchcords, an on/off switch would come in handy and save batteies as it will drain the 9v's if you forget to pull the cords out. Other than that, this instrument will give hours and hours of playing and fun... love it! A shout out to Chris who's always helped me with my gear needs! close [-]
December 24, 2012
Music Background: Past worship leader, composer/songwriter
by K.L. Aynedter from Northern NevadaI knew from reading reviews about this guitar that it was what I was looking for, but not having held or played one I didn't really know what to expect. In all truth,"I am blown away with it". I would... read more [+] have loved to have bought the Koa, but at the reduced price of about 50% I could not resist.
May 1, 2012
Music Background: just starting out
Thanks again Andy close [-]
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