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Taylor Guitars T5z Classic Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Say hello to the T5z, the spunky new addition to the Taylor T5 family. 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.


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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.

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.

The deep color and rich grain of a mahogany top give the T5z Classic a vintage, earthy character. Distinctive T5z features include a more compact body than the original T5, a 12-inch fretboard radius, and jumbo frets, which add up to a fast, fluid playing experience that makes string bends fun. Like the T5, the T5z is equipped with a three-pickup configuration of an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker, plus five-way switching and onboard tone controls, giving players an incredibly versatile electric/acoustic guitar. Appointments include Small Diamond inlays and nickel hardware, an unbound body and satin classic mahogany finish. The guitar includes a T5z gig bag.

  • Compact hollowbody design
  • 12-inch fretboard radius
  • Jumbo frets
  • 24-7/8-inch scale length
  • 1 acoustic pickup / 2 electric humbuckers
  • Five-way switching and onboard tone controls
  • Dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps
  • Gig bag included

Get your Taylor T5z Classic Hollow Body Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

⚠️This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov.

Things You Will Get:

  • Hollowbody Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag

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Oh my, this will most likely be my last guitar ever. She is my baby for sure. My second Taylor and I thank Chris my new friend at Sam Ash for all of his help in this purchase. It's hard sometimes to find a store and the people that work there which make us whole, the Sam Ash in Clearwater, well is my favorite place to go to even though it can be inconvenient (hour away-one way) I have found in this internet world I would rather go there because of knowledge of the people and would love to play with, jam and just hang around with. My T5z has given me the ability to play again since I had a accident in 2008, I had no use of my right hand, however due fo it being a thin body it gave me the strength to go forward with some extra gumption to play (I played from 1975-2008) I had fo start almost over again. I gave me confidence to play again. Now I need to decide what type amplifier. (After Christmas that's when I head to Sam again) 👍🏼



Now I only need to carry one guitar!!!!


Great quality guitar for electric and acoustic needs! Plays like an electric, weighs about 5 lbs. Being a gigging musician with a half decade of experience this guitar is a God Send!!



Love it


Great sound for a semi hollow body, both with and without the amp.



Fantastic - as advertised/expected


I am a lefty non-pro senior. I play solely for the enjoyment of close family/friends. Certainly, I do not have any professional aspirations. The Lyndhurst, OH Sam Ash placed a special order for me. I couldn't be more thrilled with the service from Sam Ash or my new Taylor T5z. Both exceptional. What attracted me to the T5z was the thin line. It makes it very easy to hold/play. It also must be stated that the range in tones that can be played are perfect for me. Plenty, but not overwhelming. I really don't have a negative comment about my new favorite guitar. It goes perfectly well with my two other lefty Taylor's: a "GS Mini" and a travel "Baby". Bottom line. An excellent guitar. Absolutely no buyer remorse here. And again, thank you to the folks at Sam Ash for their great service - from demonstration/consultation to seeing the order thru to ensuring that the setup was optimal (which it was - it is a Taylor, after all), upon delivery, etc.


Lyndhurst, OH


T5z Classic Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.