The hollow-bodied T5 has a total of 3 pickups, although only 1 is visible. The bridge pickup is a stacked humbucker, there is another stacked “dynamic” humbucker buried in the neck joint and a “dynamic body sensor” attached to the underside of the top below the bridge. Along with the 5 way selector switch, this gives the T5 a very wide range of sounds, from full blown electric to shimmering acoustic, all from one beautiful, very playable guitar.
The T5 was originally offered in 2 model lines, “Standard” and “Custom”. The “Standard” was available in several finishes (NOT including Koa) and included Chrome Tuners and Pickup cover. The “Custom” was a little fancier, with more higher end wood choices (like Koa), Gold hardware and fancier inlaid position markers on the fretboard.
The guitar featured here is a rare “Standard” S2 Model that has the Chrome tuners of the “Standard” line, a Koa top like the “Custom” models and simple mother of pearl dots for the position markers. As far as I can determine, this configuration was only available by special dealer request and only for a short while. I have never seen another one like it. In any case, this is an extremely rare version of the original T5 guitar.
I paid $2800 for this guitar in 2005 from Ken Stanton Music in Marietta, GA . New Koa T5-C2 models are going for around the same today, sometimes you can find them for a little less on the internet.. The guitar comes with the form fitting, alligator print Taylor hardshell case. The case is a little nicked up from going back and forth to church, which is where this guitar was played. (I know that sounds like a bad car salesman’s pitch, but it’s true.) The guitar is in excellent shape and plays and sounds great, just like a Taylor should.
Honestly, the reason I am selling this guitar is I never play it anymore. I have started playing bass at church and I decided there is no sense just letting such a nice guitar sit in its case.
If you’ve been thinking about a T5, here’s your chance to own a really unique one at a great price.
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