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Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top  

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This is the T5 Standard Guitar upgraded by Taylor with a beautiful figured maple top, chrome hardware, and microdot fretboard inlays.A resonant, full...Click To Read More About This Product

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Stunning acoustic-electric tones and the bright punch of a maple top.

This is the T5 Standard Guitar upgraded by Taylor with a beautiful figured maple top, chrome hardware, and microdot fretboard inlays.

A resonant, fully hollow thinline body is the backbone of the Taylor T5. Its comfort and playability is unquestionable, with the performance freedom of a solidbody and the feel and sound of a beloved Taylor acoustic. Whether played through an electric or acoustic amp, the T5 delivers a fantastic range of pure tones from smooth, strumming acoustic to crunchy electric chords.

Electronics include a unique 5-way pickup system composed of a magnetic acoustic humbucker, magnetic electric humbucker, and a single Dynamic Body Sensor soundboard pickup, as well as a preamp system for mixing up the exact tone you need. Full binding, bone nut and saddle, stylized f-holes, a mahogany neck, sapele body, and an ebony fretboard and headstock overlay are standard on the Taylor T5 guitar.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Fully hollow thinline body
  • 5-way pickup system: magnetic acoustic humbucker, magnetic electric humbucker, Dynamic Body Sensor, preamp system
  • Figured maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Sapele body
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Stylized F-holes
  • Ebony fretboard, bridge, and headstock overlay
  • Microdot fretboard inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • Full binding
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TaylorT5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A better 335

This is the finest guitar that I have ever played. I was not looking for a guitar to mimic the sound any other guitar, but rather, a unique sound that would improve upon...Read complete review

This is the finest guitar that I have ever played. I was not looking for a guitar to mimic the sound any other guitar, but rather, a unique sound that would improve upon my Gibson ES-335. I play mostly classical music on electric guitars (clean). Before I purchased the T5 the 335 was my instrument of choice. No longer. Setting the pickups in series gives me exactly what I was looking for. As far as quality, Taylor is unsurpassed.

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T5 Not what its cracked up to be

I bought my T5 w/maple top in 2005 thinking it was the coup de gras of acoustic/electric guitars. I also bought the Roland AC60 at the recommendation of the guitar mgr at...Read complete review

I bought my T5 w/maple top in 2005 thinking it was the coup de gras of acoustic/electric guitars. I also bought the Roland AC60 at the recommendation of the guitar mgr at GC. I soon discovered that the action was terrible, the g-string buzzed horribly and I wasn't satisfied with the tone thru the Roland amp. I never achieved an acoustic tone despite all the hoopla. GC sent it back to Taylor for set-up and when it came back it was better but not what one expects for the price tag. I adjusted the neck myself and improved it a bit but the g-string still stood out like a sore thumb. The Roland amp had great effects but no bottom end. I achieved a better tone thru my cheap Kustom combo (w/celestion spkr) and my Fender Deluxe but still never found the acoustic nor the jazz tones I was looking for. A couple of years ago I bought an Ibanez Artcore Deluxe for which I paid less than $500 and I never took the T5 out of the case again. Last year I bought a Breedlove to satisfy my acoustic needs and traded the T5 for a Bose L1 Compact. Overall, the T5 is a beautifully constructed guitar and I guess there's always a lemon. I've come to conclude that one does not need to break the bank to own a nice guitar. If you're into status symbols that's fine. My Artcore Deluxe has bell-like tones I never got with the T5 and its a pure joy to play. If you want a true sounding acoustic/electric without having to buy additional effects to make it so, buy a Godin Multaic or an acoustic guitar w/built-in electronics.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A better 335

By Albino Walrus

from MD

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

This is the finest guitar that I have ever played. I was not looking for a guitar to mimic the sound any other guitar, but rather, a unique sound that would improve upon my Gibson ES-335. I play mostly classical music on electric guitars (clean). Before I purchased the T5 the 335 was my instrument of choice. No longer. Setting the pickups in series gives me exactly what I was looking for. As far as quality, Taylor is unsurpassed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Creation

By Thomas Hawke

from Oakland, CA

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

This is a beautiful guitar, that is amazingling versatile. I picked it up in the store, and couldn't put it down. When I ran it through and Amp, the tones it put out were hypnotic. Up close, you can see the craftsmanship and artistry that went into this guitar! The Volume and tone controls invite you with their wonderful tactile sensations to see what amazing sounds you can create. If you can afford this guitar, buy it. You will never regret it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing, but way too expensive

By Sy-IG._6

from West Lafayette, IN

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Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

I played this guitar at a nearby guitar shop and I was amazed. The craftsmanship, the sound, the versatility and just the general feel of it was like no other guitar I've played. But the price really threw me off. I mean, I can buy four to five other quality guitars with the money spent on this guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Amazing Buy

By josiahcooper

from New Hampshire

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

This is definatly the most versatile guitar you will get except maybe the Line 6 ones, but the acoustic sounds are amazing and the electic sounds are more than you'd hope for, the only downfall is the price, but I guess in the end it was all worth it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best acoustic tone ever!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

A while ago I stopped in at a guitar center to try out some electrics, but the power had gone out. So, I started looking through the acoustics, and I picked this beauty up. I must say, I have never in my life seen or heard anything so beautiful. The singing tones of this guitar remind one of church bells, with amazing clarity and sustain. It is also no doubt one of the most beautiful instruments I have ever seen. I can not pick out a single downside. Expensive, yes, but worth twice what it costs. If you have the means, buy it now!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By Taylormade56

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

I recently purchased the T5 and I am amazed at how versatile this guitar is. I have bought expensive Les Pauls to lower end guitars trying to get the sound that this guitar provides. It's a dream to play and even though it's expensive, I'll never regret spending the money on this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

T5 Not what its cracked up to be

By The Artist Known as Joseppi

from Oakhurst CA

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Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

I bought my T5 w/maple top in 2005 thinking it was the coup de gras of acoustic/electric guitars. I also bought the Roland AC60 at the recommendation of the guitar mgr at GC. I soon discovered that the action was terrible, the g-string buzzed horribly and I wasn't satisfied with the tone thru the Roland amp. I never achieved an acoustic tone despite all the hoopla. GC sent it back to Taylor for set-up and when it came back it was better but not what one expects for the price tag. I adjusted the neck myself and improved it a bit but the g-string still stood out like a sore thumb. The Roland amp had great effects but no bottom end. I achieved a better tone thru my cheap Kustom combo (w/celestion spkr) and my Fender Deluxe but still never found the acoustic nor the jazz tones I was looking for. A couple of years ago I bought an Ibanez Artcore Deluxe for which I paid less than $500 and I never took the T5 out of the case again. Last year I bought a Breedlove to satisfy my acoustic needs and traded the T5 for a Bose L1 Compact. Overall, the T5 is a beautifully constructed guitar and I guess there's always a lemon. I've come to conclude that one does not need to break the bank to own a nice guitar. If you're into status symbols that's fine. My Artcore Deluxe has bell-like tones I never got with the T5 and its a pure joy to play. If you want a true sounding acoustic/electric without having to buy additional effects to make it so, buy a Godin Multaic or an acoustic guitar w/built-in electronics.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Versatility, Quality, Craftsmanship

By TaylorT5

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

I bought this guitar a year ago and have not regretted it. It really can replace an acoustic and an electric for a gigging musician. The only sound which I can think of that it can't produce is that of a strat....but that's not too big of an issue. The action is perfect, I love the short scale length, and the .11 Elixirs are good for electric and acoustic sounds. The case is not perfect, but it looks good. This guitar is extremely well-built and has great decorative touches without being gaudy. Overall, a wonderful guitar for a high price, but you get what you pay for, especially with Taylors.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bl Jupiter

By bljupiter

from jupiter, florida

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Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

This guitar is very playable. The action is as fast as lightening. The body is flawless. The plugged in sound is amaizing. The unplugged is nice but obviously do to the thinness of the body, lacks projection. Over all this is a great instrument. I have a lot of guitars both electric and acoustic and this piece is some where in between. If you have the funds buy it. You will love it and won't be able to put it down.

 
5.0

Worth Every Dollar

By Brewhonkey

from Northumberland, PA

Comments about Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Maple Top:

I've wanted a T5 since they came out, and it took me that long to buy it. It has a sound like no other. I bought it to replace 2 guitars, so I didn't have to switch back and forth from my ae, and my electric while gigging. You can make it sound like and old Rick, or a 335, or a classic acoustic. The sounds are endless. I play mine through a BBE DI for crysyal clean acoustic sounds, and a Crate GTX212 for the heavey leads. I can't put it down. It's light and it just looks spectacular.

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