Taylor T5 Acoustic Electric Guitar in Cheery Burst
with Roland Pickup
This is the Taylor T5 Acoustic Electric Guitar.
Although Taylor is primarily known for acoustic
instruments I was curious about the T5 and bought
one shortly after they came out. This one has a
beautiful flamed maple top finished in the best
Cherry Burst color I have seen in a while.
The T5 has both an acoustic pickup and an electric
pickup with a 5 position selector switch. It does
have good acoustic tone unplugged but wait until
you plug it in. This instrument is two guitars in
one allowing you to seamlessly switch from acoustic
to electric and back again, great for performing.
I have to admit I have dozens of great acoustic
guitars so why did I buy this one? The truth be
known, I was shopping for a good jazz guitar in
a local mega music store and not finding what I
wanted. Almost ready to leave I looked at the acoustics
and played the T5 plugged in an acoustic amp. This
thing played jazz better than a lot of dedicated
jazz guitars. Dave Brubeck and George Benson started
flowing out of this thing. I then tried it connected
to a Line 6 POD and was amazed. I took it home and
added the Midi pickup and use it for my studio work.