One of Taylor's newest offerings, the Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717e introduces a new sound and feel to the brand.
Constructed with a torrefied Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, this round-shoulder dreadnought speaks with rich low-end, crystal clear highs and mids registers, and an overall tone that is warm, seasoned, and nicely blended. The revolutionary V-Class bracing pattern, a Taylor innovation inspired by early bluegrass and old-time records, improves projection and sustain, allowing the top to vibrate more freely for a natural, open sound. 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, as well as a noise-reducing Satin finish for enhanced tonal purity.
The Taylor 717e Builder's Edition Torrefied Sitka/Rosewood Grand Pacific Natural comes equipped with ES2 electronics and a hardshell case.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
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
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: None
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, Mother of Pearl
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None