Among the first generation of Taylor Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder’s Edition 517 dramatically expands Taylor’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 dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top.
The Builder’s Edition stamp means that the 517 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 stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.
Includes a new deluxe hardshell guitar case featuring a luxurious exterior with a Western floral pattern that resembles tooled leather.
- Balanced Tone: Clarity across registers
- Neo-Tropical Mahogany: Dry, woody character
- Builder’s Edition: Premium comfort features
- Compound-Carve Neck: Adaptive design
- V-Class Bracing: Projection, sustain, intonation
- Pleasing Feel: Contoured edges, ridgeless heel, refined bridge
- Deluxe Hardshell Case: Floral pattern exterior
|Top Material:||Torrified Sitka Spruce|
|Back/Sides Material:||Tropical Mahogany|
|Neck Material:||Tropical Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Material:||West African Ebony|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Grained Ivoroid Arrowheads|
|Body Shape:||Round Shoulder Dreadnought|
|Neck Profile:||Compound Carve|
|Tuning Machines:||Taylor Nickel|
|Finish:||Satin, Wild Honey Burst|
|Nut/Saddle Material::||Black Graphite/Micarta|
|Bridge Material::||West African Ebony|