The Taylor T5z Pro is the ultimate hybrid of electric and acoustic guitars. Instead of just putting an electric pickup on an acoustic or a piezo in an electric Taylor have built a guitar that perfectly combines the best character and qualities of both.
The T5z has the playability of an electric and with dual humbuckers (the neck humbucker is concealed) you could close your eyes and you'd feel like like you were playing a Gibson ES or Gretsch style electric with rich crunchy tone with tons of harmonics and sustain. In fact the T5z was designed specifically to cater for those that liked the idea of the T5 but wanted something that felt more familiar to an electric guitarist, something they could even bend easily! But the T5z Pro also has a warm organic acoustic tone with plenty of snap perfect both for full spectrum solo work or as part of a whole band mix depending on how you set the powerful onboard EQ.
Switching between the two sounds is easy as anything and you can even output to separate amps for each sound.
In a gorgeously dark Molasses sunburst, this guitar looks and sounds fantastic!
Here's what Taylor say about the T5z Pro
Curly maple tops distinguish the T5z Pro, with four stage-friendly color options: Borrego Red, Gaslamp Black, Pacific Blue or Tobacco Sunburst. Unique T5z features include a more compact body than the original T5, plus a 12-inch fretboard radius and jumbo frets, which together provide a familiar feel for electric players. Like the T5, the T5z is equipped with an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, a visible bridge humbucker, and five-way switching and tone controls, giving players an incredibly versatile electric/acoustic guitar. Distinctive appointments include chrome hardware, crisp white binding, and a Spires inlay scheme. Ships in a T5z Deluxe Brown Hardshell case.
Taylor's groundbreaking electric/acoustic T5 packs a sweeping range of amplified tones into one guitar, from shimmering acoustic chords to wailing rock solos, with a heap of tonal flavors in between. The T5's hollowbody design features an active soundboard to produce a natural acoustic voice and sports three pickups: an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker. Five-way switching and onboard tone controls will take you from warm, woody jazz to vintage blues to high-gain hard rock in an instant. Choose from the original T5, offered in a range of top woods and colors, and the new T5z, featuring a more compact body and electric guitar setup.
- Model: T5z Pro
- Body: Sapele
- Top: Curly Maple
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Finish: Gloss
- Neck: Sapele
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Binding: White
- Fretboard: Ebony (12" radius)
- Inlays: Spires
- No. of Frets: 21 (Jumbo)
- Overall Length: 38 5/16
- Scale Length: 24 7/8
- Body Length: 18 1/8
- Body Width: 14 1/16
- Body Depth: 2 1/4
- Nut/Saddle: Bone
- Tuners: Taylor Chrome
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Electronics: 1 Acoustic / 2 Electric pickups with 5-way switching
- Strings Elixir Electric Medium
- Case: T5z Deluxe Brown Hardshell
- Unique Features: Curly maple top offered in Borrego Red, Gaslamp Black, Pacific Blue or Tobacco Sunburst; Spires inlay, Taylor Chrome tuners, compact hollowbody design, 12-inch fretboard radius, jumbo frets, one acoustic pickup/two electric humbucker configuration, five-way switching, dual compatibility with acoustic and electric amps