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Taylor Builder's Edition 517e WHB Acoustic Electric Guitar Sunburst With Case

by Taylor
Original price $ 3,099.00 - Original price $ 3,099.00
Original price
$ 3,099.00
$ 3,099.00 - $ 3,099.00
Current price $ 3,099.00
SKU 04TAY079

Builder's Edition 517e WHB

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. 

Specifications

Highlights

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

Body
Binding/Edge Treatment: Sapele
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Body Shape: Grand Pacific Dreadnought
Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka
Body Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Torrefied Sitka
Armrest Binding: Torrefied Sitka
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Material: Black Sapele/Maple
Stain/Sunburst: Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Stain Back, Sides, Neck
Wedge: None
Armrest: No

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

Peghead
Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Other
Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
Buttons: Nickel

**Pics in the listing are of the guitar you will receive.