Taylor 517e Grand Pacific Builder's Edition Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

A player's guitar from top to bottom! The Taylor 517e Grand Pacific Builder's Edition features a custom design by Taylor master guitar builder Andy Powers.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
African ebony fretboard and bridge Enhances the definition and clarity of notes
Torrefied Sitka spruce top Aged tonal character with increased response
Tropical mahogany top/back/sides Present midrange tone with a full, rich sound
V-Class bracing V-shaped design; excellent projection and sustain

Taylor's Grand Pacific body shape unleashes a incredible sound in this amazing round shoulder dreadnought. Based on the award winning architecture of the V Class Bracing, this guitar design redefines the tonal qualities one might normally associate with a Taylor guitar.

Inspired by traditional country and bluegrass recordings, master guitar builder Andy Powers set out to create a guitar that produced a warm and seasoned sound with clear low end power. Andy wanted to create a guitar that appealed to variety of players that captured a sound that was familiar at the same time. The waist of the guitar is slightly wider, making notes more round and whole and the guitar embraces lush, sonic overtones with rich fidelity. Notes have longer sustain and more projection, while sounding more in tune.

The 517e Grand Pacific Builder's Edition guitar takes the playing experience to a higher level. With custom beveled sapele binding, the guitar body offers a smooth feel. Combined with a custom curved bridge, the players right hand will feel more comfortable. The compound carve neck profile adapts seamlessly with your left hand movements up the neck, creating a comfortable, natural feel wherever you are on the fretboard. The silent satin finish reduces body noise while playing. Players of all styles have been blown away by this amazingly versatile guitar that redefines the Taylor experience.

The Builder's Edition 517e round shoulder dreadnought features Tropical Mahogany back and sides read more which complement the Torrefied Sitka spruce top and create a sound that's rich and full. The torrefied Sitka spruce top gives the guitar a little more warmth, like a nice pair of shoes comfortably broken in to add a bit of character and distinction. Sapele beveled edge binding and Grained Ivoroid Arrowheads inlay round out this understated beauty with solid West African ebony fingerboard and bridge. The 517e builder's edition comes equipped with stage ready Expression System 2 onboard, active electronics, and ships in a Taylor Deluxe Hardshell case with Western Floral pattern.
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-Shape: Grand Pacific
-Number of Strings: 6
-Back/Side Wood: Tropical Mahogany
-Scale length: 25-1/2 inches
-Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
-Body Length: 20 inches
-Electronics: Expression System 2
-Nut and Saddle: Black Tusq Nut/White Micarta Saddle
-Neck Width: 1-3/4 inches
-Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
-Bracing: V Class
-Fingerboard: West African Ebony
-Fingerboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Arrowheads
-Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
-Binding: Sapele with beveled body edges
-Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
-Tuners: Taylor Nickel
-Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
-Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
-Top Finish: Silent Satin
-Neck Finish: Satin
-Pickguard: None
-Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Western Floral
-Frets: 20
-Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
-Buttons: Taylor Nickel
-Fingerboard Binding: West African Ebony
-Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
-Heel length: 3-1/2 inches
-Peghead Finish: Satin
-Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
-Peghead Type: Standard
-Rosette Material: Sapele
-Rosette Size: Single Ring
-Type of Neck Joint: The Taylor Neck
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BE-517e-Nat-22

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


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