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Taylor Builder's Edition 517e WHB

Includes Hard Case

Manufacturer's ID: A50203401100575S213

What we say:

At a Glance:

The Taylor 517e Builder's Edition is a luxury Grand Pacific acoustic. It boasts high quality woods, fantastic electronics and V-Class bracing.

Features We Love:

Grand Pacific 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.

Beautiful, Quality Woods

The 517e is made with a sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The top has been torrefied to bring out a mature and confident tone. The process also gives the wood a gorgeous, honeyed look.

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.

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.

Pros:

  • Comfortable and easy to play
  • Brilliant pickup system
  • Beautiful woods and finish

What's in the Box?

  • Taylor 517e
  • Taylor hard case

Specification

Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific Design Features

Taylor’s Builder’s Edition collection showcases our envelope-pushing pursuits to create the most player-friendly guitars in both sound and feel. Distinctive features of both Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific models include:

  1. Compound carve neck profile: Designed to complement the way a player’s hand position shifts as it moves up the neck, the profile subtly transitions from a slight V at the nut to a rounded C, with a rounded, ridgeless heel.

  2. Rolled fretboard edges: This is a subtle comfort feature that players will feel on both sides of the neck.

  3. Chamfered body edges: The rounded body edges enhance the playing comfort and feature traditional binding.

  4. New Curve Wing bridge shape: Rounded edges and other refined contouring update a signature Taylor aesthetic to make the bridge feel more comfortable against the pick hand.

  5. Wild Honey Burst top (Silent Satin finish): A careful color application process allows the WHB color to penetrate the wood in a unique way that heightens the aesthetic appeal, artfully showcasing both the torrefied spruce wood grain and the depth in the color.
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