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.

Specs:

Top Woods

Torrefied Sitka Spruce

Body Woods

Topical Mahogany

Electronics

Expression System 2

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"

Body

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

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

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

Other

Bridge Pins

West African Ebony

Buttons

Nickel

Fingerboard Ext

None

Edge Trim

None