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  • Taylor Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural
  • Taylor Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural
  • Taylor Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural
  • Taylor Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural
  • Taylor Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural
  • Taylor Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural

Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Natural

Article number: BE517e-1208260058
$2,899.00
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Taylor 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.


Features
Discover the features that make this guitar unique.

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

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

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

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.


Specifications
Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.

Highlights
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"

Body
Binding/Edge Treatment Sapele
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
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
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

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

*Models are subject to change without notice.