Taylor's T5 is Now Available as a Stunning Custom 12-string!
There are electric guitars, and there are acoustic guitars, and then there's the Taylor T5 Thinline 5-way guitar. It's a little bit of both, and everything they're not all at the same time. It may very well be a new category! The neck plays like your favorite electric guitar and the range of available sounds take the T5 12-string far beyond what we've come to expect from traditional acoustic or electric guitars. With the T5 12-string there's no limit to your sonic possibilitiesTaylor T5 Thinline 5-Way Guitar at a Glance:
- Multi-personality guitar
- 5-way switching for amazingly unique sounds
- Sleek, comfortable and gorgeous
Well, it's actually both. It allows you to get fully acoustic sounds and fully electric sounds from the same guitar. It's designed to be used with both acoustic and electric amps using a standard guitar cable or a balanced cable.Next-Generation Electronics!
The Taylor T5 features a whole new generation of electronics! Tones are selected via the easy access 5-way switch located on the side of the Taylor T5.
T5 CMR air-coil rear pickup - this is the pickup you can see coming through the top near the bridge of the guitar. When played through an electric amp, this pickup can go from Tele-like sounds to Gretsch-like to full-blown humbucker.
T5 Dynamic neck pickup - buried in the neck joint, this pickup can sound warm and woody or fat and rowdy.
T5 Dynamic body sensor - inspired by the research on the Expression System, the T5 body sensors are overwound to produce the sparkling highs and shimmer for the most acoustic-like switch position.
T5 Preamp and EQ - the preamp was designed to deliver a wide range of tones in every switch position. Controls include: Volume, Bass and Treble. The tone controls are best described as Resonance (bass) and Detail (treble).
Inspired by the Taylor Grand Auditorium silhouette, the T5 features a sleek and comfortable-to-hold carved hollowbody of sapele, and a svelte neck of Tropical American mahogany. A shortened scale length ensures a fingerboard that is endlessly pleasureable to play with either electric or acoustic strings. Like all Taylor guitars, a custom voiced soundboard is the heart of the T5 tone; on this T5 Custom model, a maple top creates a strong, colorful voice with outrageous sustain. Finally, sexy and stylized f-holes command the eye and enhance the resonance of the T5 body chamber, allowing the top to breathe and capture the dynamics of a player's performance.Taylor T5 12-string Custom Features:
- Type/Shape: Modified Grand Auditorium
- Blue Edge Burst
- Body: Sapele
- Top: Spruce
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony w/Binding
- Fretboard Radius: 15 inches
- Fretboard Inlay: Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Binding: Multi-layer white with Black pinstripes
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Tuning Machines and Hardware: Chrome-plated
- Strings: Elixir T5 Gauge (11-52) Electric strings
- 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.
- Case: Taylor T5 Hardshell