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Acoustic 500 Builder's Edition 517e WHB

Builder's Edition 517e WHB

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: #00887766093848
$ 3,099USD
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.

  • Builder's Edition model with premium comfort features
  • Solid mahogany back/sides for midrange punch, focus
  • Torrefied spruce top offers warmth and projection
  • V-Class bracing generates more volume and sustain
  • Includes built-in ES2 pickup and hardshell case
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Overview

Builder's Edition 517e WHB

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Featuring the Grand Pacific dreadnought body shape, exclusive comfort features and top-tier tonewoods, the Builder's Edition 517e WHB introduces Taylor players to a new kind of sound within our lineup. Solid mahogany back and sides generate a warm, punchy midrange response with projection and aged-in warmth from the torrefied Sitka spruce top, resulting in a blended, seasoned tone with clear low-end power. Our V-Class bracing enhances the response with more volume and longer sustain while also providing greater harmony between notes. This Builder's Edition model also boasts chamfered edges and a compound-carve neck profile for a more seamless feel, and the Silent Satin finish reduces incidental playing noise for recording applications.

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"
* Models are subject to change without notice.