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Acoustic 500 Builder's Edition 517e

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

Series: 500 UPC: #00887766093886
$ 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.

  • 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
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Overview

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.

Features

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.

Expression System® 2

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

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. 

Specifications

Highlights

  • 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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