Taylor Builder's Edition 517e

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Taylor Builder's Edition 517e

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Manufacturer's ID: A50203401100575S216

What we say:

At A Glance:

The Taylor 517e Builder's Edition is a quality Grand Pacific acoustic. It is designed to be very easy to play, as part of Taylor's efforts to create the most player-friendly guitars possible. It features quality materials, V-Class bracing and a great pickup system. It is well suited to a wide variety of playing styles.

Features We Love:

Grand Pacific Body Shape

The new Grand Pacific body shape is a bold move from Taylor. It has been designed by Taylor’s Master luthier Andy Powers as an attempt to improve the Dreadnought. Andy wanted to create a great guitar that did away with certain issues associated with the dreadnought design.

V-Class Bracing

Developed by Taylor’s Master Builder Andy Powers, this is an innovative new style of bracing. It tackles the issue of achieving sustain and tone without sacrificing volume. V-Class bracing allows the guitar’s top to move and vibrate in a more stable manner, resulting in more focus and response from the wood. This control means more volume and projection. The ‘V’ of the bracing travels the middle of the guitar, maintaining rigidity and lending sustain and resonance to your notes. V-Class bracing means a louder, richer sound with better intonation and response.

Expression System 2

This is widely recognised as one of the greatest acoustic pickup systems available. It translates every ounce of tone, detail and dynamic from your fingertips, strings and guitar wood. This gives the audience an accurate and fully realistic translation of your performance.

Beautiful, Quality Materials

The 517e has a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. The top has been torrefied to bring out a mature and confident tone from the very wood itself. A happy by-product of this process (subjecting the wood to very high temperatures) is that the wood takes on a gorgeous, honeyed look.


  • Easy and comfortable to play, part of the player-centric Builder's Edition collection
  • Revolutionary new body shape
  • Suited to a wide variety of playing styles, particularly great for bluegrass and country genres
  • Great electronics
  • V-Class bracing
  • Gorgeous look with high quality woods

What's Included:

  • Taylor 517e Builder's Edition
  • Taylor hard case


Top Sitka Spruce
Body Tropical Mahogany
Neck Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut and Saddle Black Graphite Nut/Micarta Saddle
Frets 20
Tuners Classical Nickel
Headstock Overlay West African Ebony
Case Hard case

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (1 reviews)

Amazing guitar .Sounds very nice and perfect playability.

kamil p. - 17/7/2020