Taylor Builder's Edition 517e

$2,899
SKU: 1103069022

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Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the Taylor Builder's Edition 517e acoustic guitar. Among the first generation of Taylor's Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e dramatically expands the Taylor line’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 517e 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. And with Taylor's proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517e once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.

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Specs:

Top WoodsTorrefied Sitka Spruce

Body WoodsTopical Mahogany

ElectronicsExpression System 2

Scale Length25-1/2"

Nut & SaddleBlack Graphite, Micarta saddle

BracingV-Class

Truss Rod CoverWest African Ebony

PickguardNone

Number of Frets20

TunersClassical Nickel

CaseTaylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral

Brand of StringsElixir Phosphor Bronze Medium

Body Length20”

Body Width16”

Body Depth4 5/8"

Binding/Edge TreatmentSapele

Top FinishSilent Satin

Back Config2-piece No Wedge

Backstrap FinishNone

Rosette SizeSingle Ring

Bridge InlayNone

Back/Side FinishSilent Satin

Armrest BindingNone

Backstrap WoodNone

Rosette Mat.Black Sapele/Maple

Stain/SunburstBlackwood Stain Back/Sides/Neck, Natural Top

WedgeNone

Armrestno

Neck Width1-3/4"

Fretboard InlayArrowheads, Grained Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding/Edge TreatmentWest African Ebony

Heel Cap BindingWest African Ebony

Type of Neck JointScarf

Neck/HeelTropical Mahogany

Fretboard WoodWest African Ebony

Neck FinishSatin

Heel Length3-1/2"

Peghead FinishSatin

Peghead BindingNone

Peghead TypeStandard

Peghead PurflingNone

Headstock OverlayWest African Ebony

Peghead InlayArrowheads, Grained Ivoroid

Peghead LogoGrained Ivoroid

Bridge PinsWest African Ebony

ButtonsNickel

Fingerboard ExtNone

Edge TrimNone