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TAYLOR 517E Builder's Edition Wild Honey Burst

Grand Pacific 500 Series Builder's Edition Electro-Acoustic Guitar With V-Class Bracing

Manufacturer code: TAYLOR 517E WHB BE

Reidys code: 27958     Warranty: 12 Years***

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Specification

  • Made in America
  • Grand Pacific body shape
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Solid tropical mahogany back and sides
  • ES-2 pickup system
  • V-Class bracing
  • 1-3/4" neck width
  • Comes with hard case

Description

A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e. Among the first generation of Grand Pacific guitars, this flattop pairs a refined feel with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, this round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavor the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder’s Edition stamp means that the 517e is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar’s pleasing fretting-hand feel, while our refined Curve Wing bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to worry about sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.

Grand Pacific
This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.

Sitka Spruce
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Tropical Mahogany
A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

Non-cutaway
The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.

V-Class Bracing
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

Specification

Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Pickguard: None
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Length: 20”
Body Width: 16”
Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Black Sapele/Maple
Stain/Sunburst: Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Stain Back, Sides, Neck
Wedge: None
Armrest: no

Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None

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