A solid cocobolo top provides the draw-dropping visuals to match the T5 Custom’s inspiring performance capabilities. A rosewood species from Central Mexico, cocobolo is fast and responsive with a deep low end, while making a beautiful canvas for the T5’s curvy outline.
About this model, Taylor web site says: “The versatile hollowbody T5 blurs the line between an acoustic and electric guitar, delivering a sweeping range of electric and amplified acoustic tones. Equipped with an acoustic body sensor and two humbuckers, it’s fully compatible with acoustic amps, a PA system, and electric amps. A five-way switch dials in different pickup configurations, and with an A/B/Both box, players can shift between electric and acoustic tones or blend them.” The instrument is accompanied by a card (hold onto that card) that provides the pickup combinations with the 5 position switch. It reads (you may need to know this so please write this down): Position 1: Acoustic Tones (closest to the neck); Position 2: neck humbucker (warm and round). Position 3: Bridge Humbucker (Retro twang to killer crunch – start here for high gain); Position 4: Neck + Bridge/Parallel (‘50s hollowbody); Position 5: Neck + Bridge/Series (Fat and punchy).” It says “The Acoustic and Electric Worlds Have Merged.”
We cannot agree more – this guitar offers you sounds and versatility like no other electric. Its neck feels just like a fast action acoustic guitar and it has the bridge of your favorite acoustic, so the six-string player will feel right at home and may take off his or her shoes. But the sound – wow – you might as well book those gigs now ‘cause they will be a-comin’ in. In addition the cocobolo utilized here is, without a doubt one of the most beautiful woods from which guitars can be made of. It is wood to hypnotize and beckon, as compelling as a great work of art, and with sustain and presence to match. It can be an amplified folk or singer-songwriter guitar, a jazz axe or a rock and roll demon.
The Taylor List Price is $3798