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Taylor Builder's Edition 717 WHB Acoustic Guitar 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 04TAY096

Builder's Edition 717 WHB

A Wild Honey Burst top and low-sheen finish heighten the old-soul aesthetic appeal of this Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific, which builds on a long tradition of rosewood/spruce dreadnoughts but breaks new ground with an entirely new Taylor sound. The round-shoulder dreadnought shape, featuring Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, produces warm, seasoned acoustic tone in which individual notes overlap and blend smoothly together, while the low-end power common among dreadnoughts boasts greater clarity here. V-Class brings extra punch and sustain, along with improved intonation and musicality across the entire frequency spectrum. Together with rosewood’s harmonic complexity and the played-in sound of the torrefied spruce top, players can expect rich, luxurious tonal character from top to bottom. It’s a voice comfortably rooted in a traditional sound, yet updated to offer more expressive musical range. As a Builder’s Edition model, the 717 also sports an array of premium, player-friendly features: chamfered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and a new compound-carve neck profile, whose contours match the natural adjustments in the player’s hand position when moving up and down the fretboard. Even the bridge design was refined to add a more ergonomic feel for the player’s pick hand. Elegantly understated appointments include mother-of-pearl Arrowhead fretboard and peghead inlays, with sapele binding. It all adds up to a Taylor like you’ve never seen, heard or felt before.  

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: Indian Rosewood
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Side Finish: Torrefied Sitka
Armrest Binding: Torrefied Sitka
Rosette Material: Black Sapele/Maple
Stain/Sunburst: Wild Honey Burst Top

Neck
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
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 Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Other
Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
Buttons: Nickel