Mahogany topped with torrefied spruce, and voiced with V-Class bracing, makes mahogany’s dry, fundamental-strong sonic flavors more inspiring than ever.
Builder's Edition 517 Model Options
Variations include a choice between natural or Wild Honey Burst top finishes, with optional ES2 electronics available for rich plugged-in sound.
Builder’s Edition 517 - Special Features
Using next-level craftsmanship, we’ve chamfered the body and fretboard edges to give the guitar a more inviting feel for both picking and fretting.
The neck profile subtly changes as it moves toward the body to match your fretting hand’s natural playing position.
Our special roasting process brings out the hidden sweetness in a spruce top, producing tone reminiscent of an aged, played-in guitar.
Designed to minimize the sound of the player’s movement against the guitar body, our Silent Satin finish comes in handy for recording sessions. It also feels smooth to the touch and lends an appealing organic aesthetic quality to the body.
Our revolutionary new sonic engine powers each Builder’s Edition guitar, reshaping the sound to produce more volume and sustain, with notes that are more in tune from top to bottom.
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The Builder’s Edition Collection
Each guitar in the Builder’s Edition family represents the peak of Taylor’s design philosophy: comfortable, inviting guitars with rich, robust tone and stunning aesthetics.