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Builder's Edition 517e
6-String | Sitka Spruce Top | Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Non-cutaway | Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral Case
Protective and durable Deluxe Hardshell Case included at no extra charge.
Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)
Responsive customer service from factory experts trained to help you get the most out of your guitar.
- Premium features for the ultimate playing experience
- Solid mahogany/spruce generate warmth and focus
- V-Class bracing improves volume and sustain
- Grand Pacific body for old-school acoustic character
- Includes ES2 acoustic pickup and hardshell case
Builder's Edition 517e
Crafted to the exacting standards of our master guitar designer, Andy Powers, the Builder's Edition 517e introduces a warm, vintage-hued sound to the Taylor lineup thanks to the Grand Pacific dreadnought body shape and the tone-boosting V-Class bracing inside. Back and sides of solid mahogany generate rich midrange presence and focus, limiting ringing overtones. The torrefied Sitka spruce top serves up projection and clarity with a touch of extra warmth and depth from our special roasting process, which simulates some of the changes in the wood that occur naturally with age. This Builder's Edition model boasts chamfered edges and a compound-carve neck profile for a seamless feel, along with a Silent Satin finish to reduce incidental noise.
This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.
A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
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
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"