Taylor 517e Urban Ironbark Grand Pacific Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Featuring urban ironback from Taylor's urban wood initiative for the back and sides, this redesigned 517e delivers exquisitely resonant and responsive tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
African ebony fretboard and bridge Enhances the definition and clarity of notes
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Urban Ironbark back and sides Powerful, yet balanced sound
V-Class bracing V-shaped design; excellent projection and sustain

Master luthier and guitar designer Andy Powers has redesigned the 500 series grand auditorium model with a host of woods and features. In the spirit of forging pathways in tonal possibilities, Taylor is proud to introduce urban ironbark, or red ironbark, as the wood for the back and sides for the 517e. Sourced through Taylor's urban wood initiative, urban iron bark is destined to become a favorite among guitar players. Iron bark is dense, like ebony, and captures the sonic depth of rosewood accelerated to great heights. When paired with the torrefied Sitka Spruce top, you get a sound that is loud yet sweet with piano like fidelity and complexity.

Strummers and songwriters will surely appreciate the seasoned, blended sound of the Grand Pacific body shape. The appointments of the 500 series capture the traditional aesthetic while adding touches to highlight the wood pairing. The back and sides get a light stain and a shaded edgeburst to highlight the beauty of the ironbark and are highlighted in a gloss finish for the body and satin finish for the neck.

The 517e features Marquise inlays on the fretboard and bridge, faux tortoise binding on the body, a single ring ab rosette with maple and black purfling, and Taylor nickel tuners. The guitar features Taylor's revolutionary V-Class bracing system, which helps increase volume and sustain while improving the natural intonation of the notes and comes equipped with Taylor's award winning ES2 active electronics.

The 517e ships in read more a western floral deluxe hard shell case made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.


- Grand Pacific Body Shape
- Solid Urban Ironbark Back and Sides
- Solid Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top
- V-Class Bracing
- Expression System 2 Electronics
- Western floral deluxe hard shell case
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- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut/White Micarta Saddle
- Bracing: V-Class
- Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Case: Taylor Western Floral Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Strings: D'Addario XS Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
- Binding on body: Faux Tortoise
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Rosette Size: Single ring, bound
- Back and Sides Finish: Gloss
- Rosette Material: Green Abalone Shell
- Stain/Sunburst: Medium Stain, Tobacco Light Shaded Edge Burst entire guitar
- Neck Width: 1-3/4"
- Fretboard Inlay: Aerial Italian Acrylic
- Fretboard Binding: West African Ebony
- Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
- Type of Neck Joint: Taylor NeckNeck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Heel Length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish: Satin
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
- Peghead Logo: Faux Pearl, Italian Acrylic
- Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 21.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 517e-23
Blemished, Shaded Edge Burst, Serial #1204253077
Shipping Weight: 21.75 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-943-6782

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