Designed for the ultimate playing experience.
Punchy, warm and authentic, this Grand Pacific dreadnought hearkens back to the vintage sounds that first inspired many acoustic players.
Among the first generation of our Grand Pacific guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder's Edition 517 dramatically expands the Taylor line's sonic palette with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, this round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neb-tropical mahogany flavor the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder's Edition stamp means that the 517 is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar's pleasing fretting-hand feel, while a refined bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won't have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard. Between its sound and feel, the Builder's Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.
"Featuring our finest craftsmanship, the Builder's Edition family represents a new step forward in acoustic guitar comfort, playability and tone." -Andy Powers, Taylor Guitars
- Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Electronics: ES2
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Bracing: V-Class
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
- Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Binding: Sapele
- Finish: Silent Satin
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Western Floral