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❌SOLD❌ Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013


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The Taylor T5Z Custom Koa is a slightly smaller version of the very successful Taylor T5. Featuring a figured Koa top, the T5Z Custom aims to cover both acoustic and electric guitar spaces.

From its serial number, this Taylor T5z Custom Koa dates to October 5, 2013 and so is one of the earliest T5Z Custom models. This guitar was originally sold by The Twelfth Fret after receiving it as one of the first of the first edition.

This guitar is in excellent condition, with just one small dent on the bass side of the neck at the 5th fret.

The original Taylor hard shell case is included.

Here is what the builder says about the Taylor T5z Custom Koa, and the other T5Z lines:

“Like its bigger sibling, the T5, the hollowbody T5z packs a dynamic range of electric and amplified acoustic tones into one guitar. The difference is a more compact body size (closer to a solidbody) and playing features that electric players will love: a 12-inch fretboard radius (compared to 15-inch on the T5), jumbo frets that making bending strings easier, and slightly more feedback resistance with high-gain distortion. Hybrid electric/acoustic design features include a three-pickup configuration — a magnetic acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker — plus five-way switching and onboard tone controls that let you shift from shimmering acoustic to screaming electric in an instant. The guitar’s dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps is the icing on the cake, putting incredible performance versatility into a player’s hands.”

T5z Custom K

A figured koa top with a shaded edgeburst evokes the exotic beauty of Hawaii on the T5z Custom. Distinctive features compared to the original T5 include a more compact body, a 12-inch fretboard radius, and jumbo frets, which together deliver a familiar size and setup for electric players.

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.

Additional appointments include white binding, gold hardware and Taylor’s progressive Spires inlay scheme. The guitar ships in a T5z hardshell case.”


Price: $2,750.00 CAD
  • Model: T5Z Custom Koa
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1110053130 October 5 2013
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Date Posted: 06/09/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.33lbs 2.34kg
  • Scale Length: 24.875in 631.83mm
  • Nut Width: 1.6875in 43mm
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