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Taylor T5-C1 Guitar

Soon after the T5 hit the market in 2005, the music industry press nominated it for Electric Guitar of the Year. And Acoustic Guitar of the Year. Which pretty much sums it all up: the T5 is an electric/acoustic that defines the hybrid category. Today, the versatile T5 is the top-selling semi-hollow body guitar and the only one that uses all-magnetic pickups for both its electric and acoustic tones. That means real acoustic tones, real electric tones, and everything in between. The T5 also features proprietary Taylor pickups, 5-Way switch, and Taylor T-Lock™ neck joint.

And oh, by the way … it won both awards!


Specifications

* 1.11/16″ wide bone nut
* bound ebony fingerboard
* 15″ fingerboard radius
* Taylor T5 Artist inlay package
* gold plated high-ratio enclosed tuners
* 24 7/8″ scale length
* 5.95 pounds overall guitar weight
* 16″ lower bout
* 2″ body depth
* hollow Sapele body with Flamed maple top
* T5 strutting pattern
* ebony bridge
* bone intonation compensated saddle

* Position 1
Under-Fretboard Humbucker and Neck Humbucker in series
The body sensor is replaced by a visible Neck Humbucker that, when combined with the invisible Under-Fretboard Humbucker, creates tones that are warm, round, full and fat. You’ll find that this position makes the T5 sound even bigger than it is.


Suggested amps: Acoustic or PA, Electric/clean, Electric/overdrive, or Electric/high-gain.

* Position 2
Neck Humbucker
Activating the neck pickup on its own, this is a great position for solos and a good place to experiment with the tone controls. Try rolling back the Treble knob for darker tones.

Suggested amps: Acoustic or PA, Electric/clean or Electric/overdrive.

* Position 3
Bridge Humbucker
We move into the bridge pickup zone and one of the most versatile tonal ranges. Position 3 will go from “spanky” and clean, all the way to “full-tilt crunch.” Start out with the Volume at the detent (center) then roll it up to “push” the amp.

Suggested amps: Acoustic or PA, Electric/clean, Electric/overdrive, or Electric/high-gain.

* Position 4
Bridge Humbucker and Neck Humbucker in parallel
The neck pickup is re-activated and runs in parallel with the bridge pickup. You might find it reminiscent of a ’50s hollowbody with a slight scoop. In Position 4 you’ll find one of many unique T5 tones.

Suggested Amps: Acoustic or PA, Electric/clean, Electric/overdrive, or Electric/high-gain.

* Position 5
Bridge Humbucker and Neck Humbucker in series
The neck and bridge pickups are now running in series, creating a full and bright sound that’s great for thick lead tones. Change the Volume settings and watch its “personality” change.

Suggested Amps: Acoustic or PA, Electric/clean, Electric/overdrive, or Electric/high-gain.

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