Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar & Case

$2,899
sku: BE517E
Among the first generation of Taylor's Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e offers a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. The 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. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavor the sound with dry, woody character, pairing beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top.   More Details...

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  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
  • Pickguard: None
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Classical Nickel
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Length: 20”
  • Body Width: 16”
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"
  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Sapele
  • Top Finish: Silent Satin
  • Back Configuration: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Rosette Material: Black Sapele/Maple
  • Stain/Sunburst: Blackwood Stain Back/Sides/Neck, Natural Top
  • Wedge: None
  • Armrest: no
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
  • Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Fingerboard Extension: None
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Electronics: Expression System 2