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Taylor 517e Builders Edition Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst

Manufacturer: Taylor
SKU: TG/517E-BE-WHB
$5,199.00
A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e.
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Among the first generation of Grand Pacific guitars, this flattop pairs a refined feel 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 neo-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 517e is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for 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 our refined Curve Wing 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 worry about sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.


Features

Grand Pacific
This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.

Sitka Spruce
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Tropical Mahogany
A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

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

Non-cutaway
The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.

V-Class Bracing
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.


Specifications

Highlights

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Pickguard: None
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Length: 20”
  • Body Width: 16”
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Body

  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Sapele
  • Top Finish: Silent Satin
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Rosette Mat.Black Sapele/Maple
  • Stain/Sunburst: Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Stain Back, Sides, Neck
  • Wedge: None
  • Armrest: no

Neck

  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead

  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid

Other

  • Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Edge Trim: None

Watch: Taylor 517e WHB Fingerstyle

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