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Taylor Builder Edition 517e WHB top V class #1104019116 Front

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e #19116

$2,999.00

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e #19116

$2,999.00

$2,999.00

About Taylor

Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, Taylor acoustic guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company is a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers, and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e, Ebony Fretboard, Natural

~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: 1104019116~

Among the first generation of our Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e dramatically expands the Taylor line’s sonic palette 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 a 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 a refined bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out a stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to contend with 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 517e once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.

This guitar comes with Taylor’s Lifetime Warranty, Original Factory Case and our 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

We are proud to have been chosen as one of a select few Taylor Guitars Online Preferred Dealers!

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Shape
Grand Pacific
Series
Builders Edition
Top Wood
Torified Sitka Spruce
Body Wood
Tropical Mahogany
Electronics
Expression System® 2
Cutaway
Non-cutaway
Scale Length
25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle
Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Bracing
V-Class
Truss Rod Cover
West African Ebony
Pickguard
None
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