The original Taylor T5 is probably one of the most successful hybrid guitars ever produced, combining tones of both acoustic and electric guitar with the playability of an electric guitar. The new T5z is designed to brings more of an electric guitar look and feel to the hollowbody T5 while still retaining the cool looks and character of the original. The 12 inch fretboard radius and jumbo frets make bending strings easier and the five-way switching and onboard tone controls let you switch from acoustic to electric tones via the acoustic pickup and 2 humbuckers (the neck humbucker is concealed).
The debut of this sleek new version of the T5 is being celebrated by making available the T5z Custom First Edition which includes an upgrade to AA-grade Hawaiian koa for the shaded edgeburst top, an additional peghead inlay to complement the Spires fretboard inlay motif, and a custom First Edition plate on the guitar case. These will be available exclusively at Guitar Center and Musiciansfriend.com.
T5z Design Features
- Compact hollowbody design
- 12-inch fretboard radius
- Jumbo frets
- 24-7/8-inch scale length
- 1 acoustic pickup / 2 electric humbuckers
- Five-way switching and onboard tone controls
- Dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps