Taylor T5 Standard - Honey Sunburst

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, and Magnetic and Piezo Pickups - Honey Sunburst
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Taylor T5 Standard - Honey Sunburst image 1
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Taylor T5 Standard - Honey Sunburst
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A Whole New Breed of Sonic Possibilities!

There are electric guitars, and there are acoustic guitars, and then there's the Taylor T5 Standard acoustic-electric 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! A Sitka spruce provides a solid acoustic tone for this hybrid guitar. Yet with a flick of the 5-way switch, your tone goes from acoustic to electric, thanks to a combination of proprietary humbucking pickups and a Dynamic Body Sensor. You'll get every guitar sound you ever need with the Taylor T5 Standard.

Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • This guitar is as acoustic and an electric
  • 5-way switching for amazingly unique sounds
  • Sleek, comfortable, and gorgeous
  • Whether you choose a Standard or Custom model, there's a lot going on!
This guitar is as acoustic and an electric

The Taylor T5 Standard 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. No more lugging extra gear or switching guitars for songs, this premium axe does it all.

5-way switching for amazingly unique sounds

The Taylor T5 Standard features a whole new generation of electronics. Tones are selected via the easy access 5-way switch located on the side of the guitar. Two pickups - a concealed neck humbucker and a visible bridge humbucker - produce a truly impressive range of electric guitar tone, while the an acoustic body sensor system delivers breathtaking acoustic sounds. 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. The T5 Standard's preamp was designed to deliver a wide range of tones in every switch position. Controls include Volume, Bass and Treble.

Sleek, comfortable, and gorgeous

Inspired by the Taylor Grand Auditorium silhouette, the T5 Standard features a sleek and comfortable-to-hold carved hollowbody of sapele with a premium Sitka spruce top, and a svelte mahogany neck. A shortened scale length ensures a fingerboard that is endlessly pleasurable to play with either electric or acoustic strings. Like all Taylor guitars, a custom-voiced soundboard is the heart of the T5 tone. 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 Standard Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Semi-hollowbody acoustic-electric guitar that delivers acoustic and electric tones
  • Premium Sitka spruce top looks good and delivers authentic acoustic tones
  • Compact body will feel comfortable for solidbody electric players
  • Hollowbody design with active soundboard for natural acoustic tone
  • Sapele back and neck
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Taylor T5 electronics deliver a wide range of tones
  • Includes Taylor T5 Hardshell
Taylor T5 Standard - Acoustic and electric tones from a single guitar!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape T5
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Sapele
Top Material Spruce
Color Honey Sunburst
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Bolt-on
Neck Shape T5
Scale Length 24.875"
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 15" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Diamond
Number of Frets 21, Standard
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Ebony/Saddle, Compensated Acoustic
Tuners Chrome-plated
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Hidden Samarium Cobalt Humbucker
Middle Pickup Dynamic Body Sensor
Bridge Pickup Samarium Cobalt Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way Pickup Switch
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Electric Medium Gauge (.011-.049)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number T5 Standard - Honey Sunburst

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True Love

I have played, for 20 years professionally, many different guitars. Each had it's own special qualities that fit the time and the situation I was in. But last year I bought this T5 Standard and have moved into a whole new relationship with the guitar-playing experience. First, Taylor takes quality to a different level. Martin, Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacher etc are fine instruments. But the T5 excudes quality. It comes out from the depths of the instrument. It is impeccable in every way. But of course playability and sound are what it's all about, and here the guitar delivers like no other that I've owned. Taste in instruments is of course intensely personal so there will be widely varying opinions on any guitar, but if you love sustain with the ability to go from bell-like purity of an "acoustic" to knarly crunchy electric with the same instrument, this could be your guitar. This is the first guitar that I "love" and didn't even know that was possible with an inanimate object. These aren't cheap, but for me, it's been worth every penny.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Taylor Semi-hollowbody Guitars