Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e V-Class Bracing Grand Pacific

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e V-Class Bracing Grand Pacific

RM11,200.00

Among the first generation of Taylor 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 the 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.

 

 

Model: 517e V-Class

Availability: Out of stock
  • Specifications

Highlights

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