Taylor T5z Standard - Snow White

Only at Sweetwater! 6-string Thinline Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Sapele Body, Acoustic Body Sensor System, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Snow White
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The Next Generation of Acoustic-electric

There are electric guitars, there are acoustic guitars; then there's the Taylor T5z Standard acoustic-electric guitar. With the T5z Standard, 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 added an ebony fingerboard with a 12" radius and jumbo frets to make string bending even easier. And you'll love the wide range of tones that this smooth-playing hybrid offers. You'll only find this exclusive Snow White finish Taylor T5z Standard at Sweetwater.

Taylor T5z Standard Thinline Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Acoustic and electric tones in one guitar
  • Next-generation electronics
  • Sleek, comfortable, resonant body
Acoustic and electric tones in one guitar

The Taylor T5z Standard 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 pleasurable to play with either electric or acoustic strings.

Next-generation electronics

The Taylor T5z 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 T5z body sensors are overwound to produce the sparkling highs and shimmer for the most acoustic-like switch position. The T5z Standard's preamp was designed to deliver a wide range of tones in every switch position. Controls include Volume, Bass and Treble. Take it from Sweetwater - the Taylor T5z has the tones you need for any gig.

Sleek, comfortable, resonant body

Inspired by the Taylor Grand Auditorium silhouette, the T5z Standard 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 Sitka spruce 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 Standard Acoustic-electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • A universe of fabulous electric and acoustic sounds - in one seamless instrument!
  • Sitka spruce 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 Standard!

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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 Sitka Spruce
Color Snow White
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Sapele
Neck Shape T5
Scale Length 24.875"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother of Pearl Small Diamonds
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 STD White

Customer Reviews

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Taylor T5z

What an amazing guitar. It's everything I expected and more! Great action easy to play and awesome sound. I used the Mel 9 with it and it totally blew me away.The service my sales engineer Andrew Davis gives me is impeccable! I've done a lot of business in previous years and never have I received the kind of customer service Sweetwater provides. Big thanks to Andrew!

wait for it...

I almost returned this guitar... but wait for it...The T5z is a new idea, and these things take time to take root and adjust to (contrary to popular belief, most guitarists are generally conservative re new ideas in gear). It is a true acoustic / electric hybrid. I was looking for a bit more airy, acoustic tone going through a pedalboard and this nails it. I think it sounds better through regular, clean guitar amps vs a PA but YMMV. The switching provides a wide range of initial tones from warm to bright. Once I got used to where the T5z sits *between* electric and acoustic (clean) I was sold, and wrote several pieces immediately. I think Taylor has created a new category of guitar, one that is well welcomed. Thanks to Dan V for excellent service as always and to Sweetwater for packaging and for offering unique versions of this model. FYI I also bought the 12 string version and posted a review for that as well.

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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