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Taylor T5CE Acoustic Electric Guitar For Sale

  • Taylor T5CE Acoustic Electric Guitar For Sale
  • Taylor T5CE Acoustic Electric Guitar For Sale
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  • Taylor T5CE Acoustic Electric Guitar For Sale
Price:
$1,895.00
SKU:
20060105530
Brand:
Condition:
Used
Weight:
20.00 LBS
Shipping:
$45.00 (Fixed shipping cost)
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Product Description

Taylor T5CE Acoustic Electric Guitar For Sale

 

Three-plus decades of acoustic expertise informed the way we shaped the hollow body hybrid T5. You can hear the tonal character before you even plug it in. The T5 features a fully hollow body and an active soundboard with a compound radius. The top is a flat piece of wood braced into an arch to capture the acoustic resonance. The f-holes in the top were specially designed and voiced to further enhance the resonance of the body chamber, and to allow the top to breathe in relation to the player’s dynamic attack. This guitar was made in Jan. 05,2006, Production number: 30

 

Despite the f-holes and the slight arch in the top, the T5 is not an archtop guitar. Its acoustic tone is more akin to a flattop style of sound, as opposed to a carved top instrument like a violin, viola, archtop guitar, or mandolin.

 

Working in concert with the body design, The T5 electronics were inspired by the revolutionary Taylor Expression System®, and then were custom made to bring out the best electric and acoustic tones from the guitar. 

 

Pickups: 

Inspired by Taylor’s Expression System® pickup for acoustic guitars, the T5’s pickup design is yet another breakthrough developed here at Taylor. Thanks to its humbucking pickups and proprietary acoustic body sensor, the T5 produces a versatile range of pure analog tones from strumming acoustic to crunchy electric and everything in between. A hidden neck humbucker, a visible bridge humbucker, and a body sensor mounted to the inside surface of the top take advantage of the latest technology, utilizing Samarium Cobalt magnets and humbucking coils. The body sensor reads the movement of the top, adding even more warmth to your acoustic tone.

 

T5 Bridge Pickup

A stacked humbucker located near the bridge, this is the only pickup that’s visible on the guitar. When played through an electric amp, this pickup can swing from Tele tones to vintage Gretsch to full-blown humbucker.

 

T5 Dynamic Neck Pickup

The second stacked humbucker is buried in the neck joint, and can yield tones that range from warm and woody to fat and rowdy.

 

T5 Dynamic Body Sensor

Evolving from our Expression System technology, the T5 body sensor is over-wound and affixed to the underside of the top beyond the bridge to register the sparkling highs and acoustic shimmer of the soundboard.

 

Conrols: 

In addition to the 5-way switch, two active preamp/EQ tone controls and a volume control — incorporating the same soft-touch rollers as those used on the Expression System — allow for a wide range of additional tone-shaping within each switch position. Located on the soundboard near the upper left shoulder of the guitar are the Volume (set apart from the other two controls), Bass (the middle control), and Treble (closest to the fretboard).

Like the Expression System, all three controls have a center detent, which can be felt as a slight “bump” when you roll the control to the center position. For Bass and Treble, the center detent indicates the “off” or “flat” mode. The center point of the Volume knob indicates half of the highest volume output.

Also, keep in mind that despite the lack of a Midrange control knob, you can still easily boost or cut the mids by rolling the Treble and Bass controls past the center detent in either direction, then adjusting the volume. Turning both the Bass and Treble controls up effectively dips the mids, while turning them below the center detent boosts the mids. 

 

Neck:

We wrote the book on straight, easy-playing necks. Our innovative T-Lock® neck joint brings Taylor's trademark consistency and comfort into the electric player's hands.

Inspired by the groundbreaking NT Neck, the single-bolt T-Lock® neck design used on the T5, T3, and, SolidBody employs a unique neck joint and a precisely milled pocket spacer to dial-in the perfect neck angle. As the neck bolt is tightened in place, it pulls the neck both down and back toward the bridge for perfect alignment and stability. It's simple to put on or take off to switch out spacers if an angle adjustment is ever needed. And once in place, the fit is perfect without any side movement, resulting in impec­cable stability and playability, along with extended sustain.

 

Switching:

Part of the T5 magic is the five-way switch located on the upper side of the upper bout. It features a custom-designed circuit board that allows the player to select different pickup combinations representing five unique voicings. In addition to the switch positions, two active preamp/EQ tone controls and a volume control — incorporating the same soft-touch rollers as those used on the Expression System — allow for a wide range of additional tone-shaping within each switch position. Located on the soundboard near the upper left shoul­der of the guitar are the Volume (set apart from the other two controls), Bass, and Treble. Here is a rundown of each of the T5’s switch positions.

 

 

Position 1: Neck humbucker and body sensor

The position closest to the neck, this is the cleanest, most acoustic voice of the T5. If you dig in a bit, the body sensor responds with all of the snap and sizzle you need.

 

Position 2: Neck humbucker only

Without the body sensor, the tone will sound warmer and rounder. Rolling back the treble darkens the tone and is great for comping along with a big-band.

 

Position 3: Bridge humbucker

With a chameleon-like quality, this is the most powerful and versatile pickup on the T5. Whether you’re playing through an acoustic amp/PA or an electric amp, the tone can range from bright acoustic to solid-body snap ’n‘ twang to high-gain overdrive, and all points in-between. Add an overdrive pedal to the equation on the electric amp side for even more rock horsepower.

 

Position 4: Neck and bridge humbuckers in parallel

This will take you back to ’50s hollowbody world, or add some chorus for a big, wet, clean L.A. tone, a la Michael Landau.

 

Position 5: Neck and bridge in series

This will give you the fullest, fattest sound, ideal for players who like thick leads. You can also play with the voicing’s mood, using the Volume control. 

Other Details

Serial #:
20060105530
Case Type::
Hard Shell

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