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Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Spruce Top

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This version of the Taylor T5 electric guitar is crafted with a solid spruce top, chrome hardware, and microdot fretboard inlays.A resonant, fully hollow thinline body is the backbone of the T5. Its c... Click To Read More About This Product

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This version of the Taylor T5 electric guitar is crafted with a solid spruce top, chrome hardware, and microdot fretboard inlays.

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.


  • Fully-hollow thinline body
  • 5-way pickup system: magnetic acoustic humbucker, magnetic electric humbucker, Dynamic Body Sensor, preamp system
  • Solid spruce 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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(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)


experiment to find what you like most

By JoeB

from Las Vegas

Excellent workmanship on the spruce top. It's very resonate for quiet practice. Plugged in, it has a different character with lots of different sounds. I play it clean and don't use distortion. I like no.1, 2 and 4 position. I boost the bass, cut back treble. All the time the guitar still sounds acoustic like. I have a Gibson SST and this guitar has a different sound. To me it sounds best through my PA, just do lots of experimenting. My guitar plays very well with low action with no buzz. Probably the best strings are the .11 gauge. Have fun.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


bad buzz

By Tom

from Hollister, CA

The sixth string buzz on every fret disappoints me, to say the least. So much about the guitar is so beautiful, from its feel to its weight to its tone to its balance, but after all is said and done, it's all about clean sound, and my special ordered T5 fails this singular most important requirement. To have to take my precious time to return it to the store and to go through all the hassle to return it, to wait for the replacement or repaired instrument really hurts. Clearly, the quality control leaving the factory leaves something to be desired.

(9 of 56 customers found this review helpful)


Other options to opt for...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Lately, live acoustic musicians have been looking for superb tone without the feedback of the hollowbody. Many have come out and for me, it just seems as though that the Taylor crew just decided to jump on the bandwagon of live solidbody acoustic instrument demands. Nothing really revolutionary about the T5 other than its use of the Expression System which really only works with their hollowbody line which sound amazing itself... but on their hollowbody models. The T5 although has that feel.... nothing really special about it.... my thoughts...

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Completely Happy

By Donna

from NC

I ordered the T5 for my husband's anniversary gift. I considered buying from other retailers but wanted to buy locally. I called my local Guitar Center and recevied fantastic service. We will shop here again! My husband got his first Taylor 7 years ago and never played his other 4 guitars. This brand gives an excellent quality instrument for a reasonable price. The T5 is so much more than he even expected. The 5 positions offer the flexibility he needs as he leads his band. Taylor did not disappoint him again!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nothing quite like it

By Dante

from Chino Hills, CA

This guitar is really impressive as acoustic guitars go. I first came across one in a best buy, checking out different guitars to pass the time that day. After trying the much hyped Ovation guitar and being quite disappointed, I noted that this one also had an interesting look and picked it up. The result? It was quite simply the best acoustic guitar I had ever played. The sound was neither too hollow, nor too sharp (problems that had turned me off to the majority of acoustic guitars) but every note I hit rang out more perfectly than I ever could have expected. Usually, I do not think a guitar is worth buying if it is this much money, but this particular guitar seems to be the exception to that rule, as it is entirely flawless.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Taylor T5

By Parmentier Philippe

from Belgium Europe

Just one word : AWESOME This guitar is wonderfull. Thanks a lot to Guitar Center Memphis.

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