FREE 2-3 Day Standard Ground Shipping (edit) Get Details

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Top Rated

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

Item #: 
1384789084702
  • Write a Review

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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

Price:
$2,9990.00
Add to Wish List

QUESTIONS?
Connect with an expert instantly.

Call us: 866-498-7882

 
PICK UP IN STORE Available in: 3-7 Days (estimated) Denver, CO (5.5  mi) Change Pick Up Store


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
  • Free Shipping
  • Easy Returns
Overview

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
Warranty

GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

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

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 4 customers

Displaying reviews 1-4

Back to Top

 
5.0

Solid guitar - pickup selector is the only issue

By MikeinNYC

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Masterclass guitar with incredible versatlity

    By Buck Carlyle

    from Cali

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

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

      You can literally do any style of music with this guitar from centuries old baroque classical to metal grunge. This guitar is consistently perfect, stays in tune (which speaks to it's masterful craftsmanship) and it sounds so good through a versatile amp that you needn't ever switch to a different guitar. You could play a 'jukebox' gig where you just play anything requested and dial in the sound with the 5 way and tonal controls and nail every style and nuance. I treat this instrument like a stratovarius {sp.?} and it is a little delicate due to it's size but be nice to it and it will last. I honestly am astonished at the quality of sounds that I can achieve, especially when recording and again, I have a very expensive and rangy collection to choose from. I don't need my Gibson SG for powerful, bluesy Allman bros licks; I don't need my Gibson Les Paul trad. LL with FR for rock or metal; I don't need my Alvarez custom concert hall acoustic or my classical. Seriously this guitar does it all with clarity and passion. Yes, you are paying a decent price for this guitar but it's real worth is in the overall quality and the exotic tonal woods that are combined to create a resonant and vibrational masterpiece of modern guitar engineering. Years ago, this guitar was not possible. Real connoisseurs will understand when I say I can only play my warrior Michael dran bass for bottom end because it's the only way I can match the quality of the top end freqs. this guitar manages. I hope this helps you decide and my next guitar will be the 12 string version of this one.

      (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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My New Favorite

      By Media Machine

      from Undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Displaying reviews 1-4

      Back to Top

      You are changing the Ship-To country.

      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.