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Taylor T5z Custom Cutaway T5 Electronics Koa Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Shaded Edge Burst 

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Designed with electric players in mind, the T5z brings more of an electric guitar look and feel to the popular hollowbody hybrid electric-acoustic T5...Read More

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A hybrid hollowbody with improved electronics for authentic acoustic and electric tones.

Designed with electric players in mind, the T5z brings more of an electric guitar look and feel to the popular hollowbody hybrid electric-acoustic T5 series. Electric-friendly features include a more compact body than the original T5, plus a 12-inch fretboard radius and jumbo frets that making bending strings easier. If you're looking for a versatile stage or recording guitar that blends the feel of an electric with a full range of acoustic and electric tones, the T5z gives you an essential musical tool.

Electric/Acoustic Versatility
Like the original T5, the T5z bridges the electric and acoustic worlds like no other guitar, unleashing a sweeping array of amplified tones. The hollowbody design features an active soundboard to produce a natural acoustic voice and incorporates three pickups: an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker. Crossover design features include dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps, plus five-way switching and onboard tone controls that let you shift from shimmering acoustic to screaming electric in an instant. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Compact hollowbody design
  • Koa top
  • 12" fretboard radius
  • Jumbo frets
  • 24-7/8" scale length
  • 1 acoustic pickup / 2 electric humbuckers
  • Five-way switching and onboard tone controls
  • Dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps
  • Includes case

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TaylorT5z Custom Cutaway T5 Electronics Koa Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Solid guitar - pickup selector is the only issue

By MikeinNYC

from Denver, CO

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Taylor T5z Custom Cutaway T5 Electronics Koa Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar as I was looking for a small acoustic like a parlor to tote around and play when visiting family. I can't really hear semi-hollow's unplugged and wanted an acoustic alternative. After playing this through an amp, I decided this was the better choice than a parlor.

    If you are looking for a full sounding acoustic, look elsewhere. But it plays easier than many acoustics, has a decent unplugged tone, and has excellent tones when I plug it into a Mesa amp. The feedback together with this guitar's electronics make excellent raunchy blues sounds, unlike what I can get out of my strat. I like the way it feeds back in a controlled manner at low volumes. If you plug it into a PA, it sounds like a good acoustic. Only gripe is that the pickup selector is at the top, and I seem to brush against it when sitting down; I seem to change the pickup selection inadvertently. This wouldn't occur if I were standing and is the only flaw I can find with it but might be a problem for heavy set players.

    This isn't meant to be a thorough review, but a review after playing it for a couple of weeks with stock strings and factory setup; the harmonics, as the guitar is, are really easy to hit on the guitar. I'm happy with it.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful and Versatile

    By blam

    from TKPK MD

    Pros

    • Beautifully crafted
    • Sweet tones
    • Very Versatile

    Cons

    • Spendy

    Best Uses

    • Lots

    Comments about Taylor T5z Custom Cutaway T5 Electronics Koa Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    MF listed this as a blem so I got $$$ off, but all I could find was a little tiny light spot on fretboard. No nicks or dings. The koa top, snow white binding and ebony fretboard is simply magnificent in appearance. The rich grain of the koa under the high gloss finish almost glows. As with any high end Taylor, great craftsmanship and attention to detail is obvious.

    Playability is excellent, too. The neck is fast and easy. The frets are big fat electric guitar frets very conducive to note bending.

    Many tones are available from the multiple PuPs on the T5z, and I am only beginning to explore them. Through my AER alpha acoustic amp, the pure acoustic position brings a sweet rich version of the signature Taylor shimmering high end. The middle position (exposed bridge double stacked humbucker)offers a Tele type twang, while the other end of the switch brings warm hollowbody tones. Played through an overdriven Orange Tiny Terror, its a whole other beast; filthy thick grunginess, with tones and sustain that make you wonder that its not a solid body.

    Hard to believe that a hybrid like this does all things well, but I'm a believer!

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    5.0

    My New Favorite

    By Media Machine

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Taylor T5z Custom Cutaway T5 Electronics Koa Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Feels great, plays great, looks great. Plays like a Custom, sounds like an acoustic or electric. Great for acoustic lead work. I think I'll be hanging on to this one.

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