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 resonat's with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which not's 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 compensat's 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 not's 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.
Series : 500
Specialty : 6-String
Shape : Grand Pacific Dreadnought
Top Wood : Torrefied Sitka
Body Wood : Tropical Mahogany
Electronics : Expression System 2®
Body Length : 20"
Body Width : 16"
Body Depth : 4 5/8"
Scale length : 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle : Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Bracing : V-Class
Truss Rod Cover : West African Ebony
Number of Frets : 20
Tuners : Taylor Nickel
Case : Taylor Deluxe Har'shell-Western Floral
Brand of Strings : Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Binding/Edge Treatment : Sapele
Top Finish : Silent'satin
Back Config : 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size : Single Ring
Back/Sides Finish : Silent'satin
Rosette Mat. : Black Sapele/Maple
Stain/Sunburst : Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Stain Back, Sides, Neck
Fretboard Inlay : Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Neck Width : 1-3/4"
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment : West African Ebony
Heel Cap Binding : West African Ebony
Type of Neck Joint : Scarf
Neck Wood : Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood : West African Ebony
Neck Finish : Satin
Heel length : 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish : Satin
Headstock Overlay : West African Ebony
Peghead Type : Standard
Bridge Pins : West African Ebony
Buttons : Nickel
Peghead Inlay : Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Logo : Grained Ivoroid
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