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Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos.
Taylor’s 717e Builders Edition Grand Pacific models offer deep lows and pristine trebles, plus some added sweetness from the torrefied Sitka spruce top, resulting in a richly textured sound with lush overtones that’s reminiscent of vintage acoustic recordings. The warm seasoned voice of a traditional slope-shoulder dreadnought pumps out clear low-end power, with a modern feel and articulate response. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness.
700 Series Builders Edition
Taylor’s 700 series Builders Edition Grand Pacific models boast a seasoned tone that can otherwise only be achieved after years of play. While the Indian rosewood back and sides help to generate deep lows and pristine trebles, the torrefied Sitka spruce top adds a bit of sweetness, resulting in a richly textured sound with lush overtones that’s reminiscent of vintage acoustic recordings.
The Grand Pacific is Taylor’s round-shoulder dreadnought, designed to deliver a different flavor of Taylor tone: a warm, seasoned voice in which notes overlap in a way that recalls traditional acoustic guitar recordings, requiring no studio enhancements. With Taylor’s V-Class bracing, the Grand Pacific pumps out clear low-end power, making the Grand Pacific’s voice more musical and usable, while remaining as versatile as a Grand Auditorium and as assertive as a traditional dreadnought.
The Taylor Grand Pacific features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment, resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy.
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
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
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