Taylor Builders Edition 517E Grand Pacific V-Class Acoustic Electric

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Item: USTOBE517E089

Purchased directly from Taylor Guitars, this Builders Edition 517E Deluxe Grand Pacific sounds great, is in mint condition, and priced to move... Among the first generation of Taylor's Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany and torrefied Sitka spruce Builder's Edition 517E dramatically expands Taylor's sonic palette with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. This round shoulder Grand Pacific, An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, 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 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 classification means that the 517E is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort; including chamfered (rounded) 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 in amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder's Edition 517E raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.

Serial # 1103269089

  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top
  • V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Single Ring Black Sapele and Maple Soundhole Rosette
  • Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides
  • 16" Lower Bout Width with 4 5/8" Body Depth
  • Blackwood Stained Silent Satin Finished Body and Neck
  • Rounded Sapele Binding
  • Tropical American Mahogany Satin Finished Compound Carve Neck
  • West African Ebony Headstock Overlay
  • Grained Ivoroid Taylor Logo and "Arrowheads" Inlay
  • Taylor Chrome Plated Nickel Tuners
  • 1 3/4" Width Black Graphite Nut
  • 25 1/2" Scale Length
  • West African Ebony 20 Fret 15" Radius Rolled Edges Fingerboard
  • Grained Ivoroid "Arrowheads" Position Inlays
  • West African Ebony Curve Wing Bridge and Bridge Pins
  • Compensated Micarta Saddle
  • Taylor Expression System 2 (ES-2) Acoustic Electronics
  • Elixir (16102) Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge String Set
  • Taylor Deluxe Grand Pacific Dark Brown Western Flora Hardshell Case
  • Taylor Guitars Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product Specs

Listed7 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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Right / Left Handed

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