The Taylor T5 Standard Acoustic Electric Guitar offers a versatile range of pure analog tones, from strumming acoustic to crunch electric - and everything in between.
A fully hollow, thinline body is the backbone of Taylor’s first ever electric guitar. The T5 was designed to be equally comfortable played through both electric and acoustic amps. A spruce top and 5 way pickup are standard, along with microdot fretboard inlays and chrome hardware.
Thirty years ago, Taylor couldn't have imagined building an electric guitar. Now, after a relentless pursuit of innovation, the Taylor T5 feels like a natural next step. A lot can happen in the course of three decades. Taylor listened closely as playing styles evolved and the line between acoustic and electric began to blur. They evolved, too. They honed their craft, inventing new pickups and pushing technology into totally new territory. The time for a guitar with real electric and acoustic tones has arrived. Beginning with a fully hollow thinline body that makes your acoustic tone authentic, Taylor designed the T5 to perform equally well through both electric and acoustic amps.
Thanks to its humbucking pickups and proprietary body sensor, the T5 produces a versatile range of pure analog tones from strumming acoustic to crunch electric and everything in between. No catches, no compromises. One flick of its five way switch and you're on your way.
The T5 Standard is available in the T5S or the T5S1 models. Chrome sets the tone for the T5S, in the form of the tuners and pickup hardware. A spruce top meets up with the sapele body, while microdot inlays run the fretboard. The T5S1 features a maple top which is the defining difference on the T5S1. Maple adds a bit more sizzle, creating a slightly brighter tone overall. Dot inlays and chrome hardware are standard features. .
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Taylor Guitars has never been one to copy the work of other guitar makers. From the distinctive look and feel of a Taylor guitar to its signature tone to the cutting edge manufacturing methods Taylor has pioneered, Taylor Guitars has always been an innovator, and his guitars are widely recognized as true originals.