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      Taylor T5 Custom Electric Guitar with Koa Top (2010 Model) (514163)
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A versatile axe topped with luxurious figured koa.

The Taylor T5 Custom Guitar with Koa Top is the T5 with a stunning figured top, intricate abalone fretboard inlays, and gold hardware.

A resonant, fully hollow thinline body is the backbone of the 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, it 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.

Taylor T5 Custom Electric Guitar with Koa Top (2010 Model) Features:

  • Fully hollow thinline body
    5-way pickup system: magnetic acoustic humbucker, magnetic electric humbucker, Dynamic Body Sensor, preamp system
    Figured koa top
    Mahogany neck
    Sapele body
    Bone nut and saddle
    Stylized F-holes
    Ebony fretboard, bridge, and headstock overlay
    Taylor Artist abalone fretboard inlays
    Chrome hardware
    Full binding




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  • A Big Surprise!

    As reviewed by Richard B on 12/21/2009

    A guitar that hides a lot of versatility and a wide, unexpected, combination of tones and performance. Try a T5 and you will probably add one to your collection. Careful, though, a T5 has that "come hold and play with me" magic about it---you may not be able to put it down. I have the Koa top T5. Exceptional build quality and fully up to Taylor standards. It's a pleasure to play and seems to just "feel right." in my hands. For small rooms or just practice I use it without an amp. Playing this way it has a nice warm tone that I am told will warm even more as the Koa ages. Acoustically--without an amp, it doesn't have the warmth and fullness of a full size sitka spruce/rosewood build, but still very nice and crisp. Connected to a Mesa Lone Star amplifier the guitar warms up beautifully producing sweet warm, rich, thick acoustic tones---from an amp made for an electric. It really shows off how this amp nicely. Likewise, it has the ability to give crunchy electric with just the flip of a switch (or two). Connected to more of a PA style Bose L1, I get nice crisp acoustic sounds that ring out strong and whole. Hope this helps.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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  • A Warning

    As reviewed by Dom on 10/5/2010

    I wanna say from the start that this guitar is INCREDIBLE. I bought it about two years ago and it has surpassed my expectations. As an acoustic, the tone is amazing. People judge it becuase it is so thin, but the acoustic tone it produces keeps up with all the fully acoustic Taylor lineup. the guitar also works great with distortion, overdrive, and any other effect you wanna throw its way. It does not capo very well... you have to do it just right. some capos squeeze too hard and it goes out of tune. The price is the biggest issue here. If you are going to be using acoustic and electric settings equally much, then the guitar is worth it. But as just an electric, you can buy one just as good, or even better for a much lower price. I regret rushing into buying this guitar because i could have bought an amazing electric and plenty of effects for the same price.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • great guitar

    As reviewed by Kevin on 1/6/2011

    I got this as a gift from my wife. I own a Les Paul, a Strat, an Ibanez hollow body electric, a Takamine acoustic and a Martin Backpacker. It has a beautiful tone --it seems to have a lot of versatility but I prefer a clean sound and I haven't really tested out its range. I have only had it a couple of weeks. It has a perfect neck and it is without a doubt the lightest guitar I have ever played. That wasn't even a consideration when I was "hinting" to my wife that this would be a great Christmas gift. I am an old gray hair, though, so that turned out to be a nice plus. in the end the only thing that matters in a guitar is how it plays and how it sounds and this one deserves 5 stars for both

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