Taylor Builder's Edition 517e WHB V-Class Grand Pacific Acoustic Guitar w/ Case

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What's the deal with refurbished?

This instrument was either an overstock or was deemed by the factory to have an imperfection. Check the description to see exactly why this instrument is considered refurbished. We scrutinize every instrument we sell and pass along all information from the refurbisher so that you know exactly what you are getting. The guitar is stamped “used” on the back of the headstock but the original serial number is present and not tampered with. These are like new with little or zero play wear!

A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e. 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. 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 worry about sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications.

This particular guitar had a crack below the soundhole (think where the pickguard would be if there was one) which has been repaired and sealed perfectly smooth by a Taylor-authorized refurbisher. We have included a close-up photo. Aside from this, the instrument is in mint condition.

How Does It Play?

Just as you’d expect. The neck is straight and the guitar sets up very low and easy to play. Specifically, we have this one set up just barely over 5/64" on the low E at the 12th fret and under 4/64" on the high E, without any buzz. We are players ourselves and we approach every instrument with the mindset of making it feel right in the musician’s hands. This one certainly does!

The Taylor hard case pictured is brand new and included.



Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle

Bracing: V-Class

Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony

Pickguard: None

Number of Frets: 20

Tuners: Taylor 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"


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: Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Stain Back, Sides, Neck

Wedge: None

Armrest: no


Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony

Heel Cap Binding; West African Crelicam Ebony

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/2"


Peghead Finish: Satin

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Type: Standard

Peghead Purfling: Koa

Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony

Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid

Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid


Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony

Buttons: Nickel

Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: None

Product Specs

Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

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