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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
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.
- 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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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.
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"