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Acoustic 500 Builder's Edition 517 WHB

Builder's Edition 517 WHB

6-String | Sitka Spruce Top | Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | No Electronics | Non-cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral Case

Series: 500 UPC: #00887766093831
$ 3,299USD
Responsibly Sourced Materials

Taylor is committed to ethical sourcing and the ongoing pursuit of greater sustainable practices.

Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.

Lifetime Warranty with Registration

Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)

Factory Expert Service & Support

Responsive customer service from factory experts trained to help you get the most out of your guitar.

  • Crafted for optimal comfort and world-class tone
  • Grand Pacific body generates warm, seasoned sound
  • Solid mahogany body offers warmth, midrange punch
  • Torrefied spruce top for sweeter, aged-in character
  • Features Wild Honey Burst finish and hardshell case
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Builder's Edition 517 WHB

The Builder's Edition 517 WHB blends the comfort and player-focused design of our director's-cut collection with premium tonewoods and aesthetics. This Grand Pacific dreadnought serves up a warm, seasoned tone with notes that overlap and blend, offering strong midrange focus from the mahogany back and sides. A torrefied (specially roasted) Sitka spruce top delivers projection and a hint of extra depth and sweetness that you'd expect from an older, more played-in guitar. Chamfered edges make for a more welcoming feel, and the compound-carve neck profile adjusts to support your hand as you move it down the fretboard. This Builder's Edition model sports a Wild Honey Burst color treatment with a Silent Satin finish, and ships with a hardshell case.


Grand Pacific

This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.

Tropical Mahogany

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

Sitka Spruce

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

No Electronics

Whether you’re an acoustic purist or simply don’t need a pickup, we’ve got you covered.

V-Class Bracing

Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns. 



  • Scale Length 25-1/2"
  • Bracing V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard None
  • Tuners Taylor Nickel
  • Strings Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Width 16”
  • Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
  • Body Length 20”
  • Body Depth 4 5/8"

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