Taylor 517 Builder's Edition Torrefied Sitka/Tropical Mahogany Grand Pacific Natural

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Taylor 517 Builder's Edition Torrefied Sitka/Tropical Mahogany Grand Pacific Natural

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  • $2,699.00

Inspired by yesterday. Made for today.

One of Taylor's newest offerings, the Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 517 introduces a new sound and feel to the brand.

Constructed with a torrefied Sitka spruce top and tropical mahogany back and sides, this round-shoulder dreadnought speaks with a rich and powerful low-end, full of harmonic complexity and luscious tonal character. The V-Class bracing, a Taylor innovation inspired by early bluegrass and old-time records, adds projection and sustain, intensifying punch and improving intonation for a sound that is warm, seasoned, and nicely blended. This Builder's Edition model also includes a suite of premium features designed to improve playing feel, like chamfered body edges, a new compound-carved neck profile, contoured fingerboard edges, a ridgeless heel, and a refined bridge. Finally, Taylor caps it off with premium appointments like mother-of-pearl Arrowhead inlays and sapele binding.

The Taylor 517 Builder's Edition Torrefied Sitka/Tropical Mahogany Grand Pacific Natural comes equipped with a hardshell case.

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: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: Sapele
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Back Config: 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 Mat.: 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: Sapele
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 Ext: None
Edge Trim: None


Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos.

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