Taylor T5z Pro - Denim

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

There are electric guitars, and 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 played 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 pleasurable 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 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 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 of 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 with 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 nickel tuners
Acoustic or electric? Have it all, with the Taylor T5z Pro!

Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape T5z
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Sapele
Top Material Figured Maple
Color Blue Jean
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Sapele
Neck Shape T5
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.875"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 21, Jumbo
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Ebony with bone saddle
Tuners Taylor Nickel
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 - Blue Jean

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Incredibly Versatile and Playable

If your set list is eclectic, this guitar can do it all. The differences between setting 4 & 5 may be subtle in the video, but they're dramatic in person. And setting 1 sounds like a high-end acoustic even through a small electric guitar amp set clean, of course. Crank the amp gain on setting 5 and Blues/Rock like Zeppelin and Joe Walsh comes effortlessly. Back to clean and setting 3 and you've got a big-sounding hollow box for smoky jazz. I have about 20 other high-end guitars, from Gibson reissues through Flying V to MIJ George Benson, and this stands in admirably for all of them. And it's incredibly playable, comfortable, fitted and finished. Only minor negative is that it's ultra-lightweight body makes it neck-heavy. Just choose the right strap and shirt (for friction) and you'll never notice, except how effortlessly you can adjust between cowboy, jazz, and barre chords. Sounds good enough unplugged to just mic it, if necessary.
Music background: Professional
5/5

Worth Every Dime

This guitar is everything the video claims, and more. The tonal pallete is almost too broad to be believed, even without running through two amps or any pedals. Run it through a new Super Champ with amp modeling and a foot switch and you've got the equivalent of at least ten guitars. Add the impeccable fit, finish, and almost unbelievable playability and you just can't do any better, or even as well. I have 15 other guitars, including a 2003 Gibson R8 and a Japan-built George Benson. This thing takes top seed, hands down.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Taylor Hollowbody Guitars