Taylor T5z Pro - Borrego Red

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Maple Top, Sapele Body, Acoustic Body Sensor System, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Borrego Red
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Taylor Takes Guitar Design to the Next Level

There are electric guitars, there are acoustic guitars; then there's the Taylor T5z Pro. Sweetwater's guitar pickers are big fans of Taylor's T5 Thinline acoustic-electric. With the T5z Pro, Taylor gives you even more features that will make you feel right at home if you're coming from a solidbody electric. They've thinned out the body even more, and spec'd the buttery ebony fingerboard with a 12" radius and jumbo frets to make string bending even easier. And the range of available sounds? Far beyond what we've come to expect from traditional acoustic or electric guitars. With the T5z Pro, there's no limit to your sonic possibilities!

Taylor T5z Pro Thinline Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Acoustic or electric: you decide
  • Next-generation electronics
  • Sleek, comfortable, resonant body
Acoustic or electric: you decide

Actually, it's both. The Taylor T5z Pro allows you to get fully acoustic sounds and fully electric sounds from the same guitar. Seamlessly. It's designed to be used with both acoustic and electric amps using a standard guitar cable or a balanced cable. Think about what an amazing advantage that is when you're performing! If you're primarily a solidbody slinger, you'll particularly appreciate the T5z's fast sapele neck. If you're in the mood for shredding, the shortened scale length and jumbo frets ensure a fingerboard (ebony) that is endlessly pleasureable to play with either electric or acoustic strings.

Next-generation electronics

The Taylor T5z Pro 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 T5z body sensors are overwound to produce the sparkling highs and shimmer for the most acoustic-like switch position. The T5z Pro's preamp was designed to deliver a wide range of tones in every switch position. Controls include Volume, Bass and Treble.

Sleek, comfortable, resonant body

Inspired by the Taylor Grand Auditorium silhouette, the T5z Pro features a sleek and comfortable-to-hold carved hollowbody of sapele. Like all Taylor guitars, a custom-voiced soundboard is the heart of the T5z tone; the maple top creates a strong, colorful voice with prodigious sustain. Finally, stylized f-holes command the eye and enhance the resonance of the body chamber, allowing the top to breathe and capture the dynamics your performances.

Taylor T5z Pro Acoustic-electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • A universe of fabulous electric and acoustic sounds - in one seamless instrument!
  • Gorgeous maple top; sapele back and sides
  • Compact body will feel comfortable for solidbody electric players
  • Hollowbody design with active soundboard for natural acoustic tone
  • Buttery ebony fingerboard with jumbo frets lets you shred in comfort
  • 24.875" scale length, 12" fingerboard radius and fat frets make for effortless string bending
  • Versatile T5z electronics with 5-way switch
  • Acoustic body sensor, concealed neck humbucker; visible bridge humbucker
  • Taylor chrome tuners
  • Taylor hardshell case included
Acoustic or electric? Have it all, with the Taylor T5z Pro!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape T5
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Sapele
Top Material Maple
Color Tobacco Sunburst
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Sapele
Neck Shape T5
Scale Length 24.875"
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 12" radius
Number of Frets 21, Jumbo
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Ebony with bone saddle
Tuners Taylor chrome
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 T5z Pro - Borrego Red

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

A dream come true!

This guitar is a dream come true! Great playability and a sound that is too good to be true. But I really want to sing Sweetwaters customer service praises. I can't say enough. Sweet water is the place to go for buying musical instruments and gear. I bought hi-end guitars previously from some of their competitors (I won't name names but they consider themselves the "center" for guitars). What a night and day difference buying from Sweetwater was. My guitar arrived 3 days from purchase and it looked like I was the first person to ever touch this guitar. Compared to my last purchases where my instrument was literally covered in grimy/greasy handprints when I opened it and the guy in the shop didn't even offer to clean it up! (I had these last ones sent to the store directly) Plus this guitars set up was perfect. Intonation and action was perfect whereas my last guitars I had to take to a local luthier for proper set-up. If you buy from Sweetwater you CAN'T go wrong...they still understand what true customer service is and take it to heart whereas others just give customer service lip service. Thank you Sweetwater I will now be a lifetime customer with service such as this! (Did I mention this guitar screams too!)
5/5

Love this Taylor

This may be the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen. The neck is like butter. The action is excellent. The guitar weighs less than or equal to most of your acoustics. I plug this into my Fishman SA220, Which is also a work of art. A special thanks to Adam for helping me with all my purchases. Sweetwater is the best. I especially like the way you can compare several of the same item, so you can choose the one that looks best to you. Keep up the good work. I'm sure I'll be back.
4/5

Smooth as Butter!

Very nice and beautiful instrument. Plays very well and easy. Tones from the 5-Way switch really provide versatility to any style of music. Didn't realize how small it actually is until I saw it in person, but that adds to the sexiness of this guitar. Played it through one of my amps and just as a straight acoustic and it really sounds great.
Music background: R&B, Gospel, Classic Rock, Mowtown

Sweetwater Advice

Taylor T5z

With its broad tonal palette, Taylor's T5z is a boon for the electric guitarist wanting to access acoustic tones, or vice versa. The guitar's top-shelf build and perfect factory setup make it a pleasure to play, and its versatility mean that the T5z just might be the only guitar many players will need to take to a gig....
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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Taylor Hollowbody Guitars