Taylor Builders Edition 517 Grand Pacific Acoustic Guitar

Taylor Builders Edition 517 Grand Pacific Acoustic Guitar

The Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 acoustic guitar boasts the brand new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape along with innovative V-Class bracing.
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The Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 acoustic guitar boasts the brand new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape along with innovative V-Class bracing.

New Taylor Shape. New Taylor Sound.

Giving you a Taylor guitar like you’ve never heard before; the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 features the new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape; a new round-shoulder dreadnought design.

Fitted with Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 Grand Pacific guitar opens you up to a world of great dreadnought performance but with a new sonic identity.

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 Acoustic Guitar Key Features:

  • Grand Pacific Body
  • V-Class Bracing
  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Chamfered Body Edges
  • New Compound-Carve Neck Profile
  • Rolled Fretboard Edges
  • New Curve Wing Bridge Shape
  • Includes New Deluxe Hardshell Guitar Case

Grand Pacific Guitar – A Dreadnought with Incredible Low-End Clarity

The creation of the Taylor Grand Pacific guitar was inspired by the dreadnought style guitars used on bluegrass and other American roots music records.

All the low-end power and broad range of dreadnought guitars is here but with significant refinements to give you better, more versatile sound.

One of the unfortunate side-effects of your standard dreadnought guitar’s low-end is the muddiness that clouds the individual notes.

With the Grand Pacific model, you get the warm, low-end power of a dreadnought guitar but with much more clarity.

With its new design, the Grand Pacific gives you the same great performance of a dreadnought but without the confines.

You get all the power you’d want from a bluegrass guitar but with a playing comfort and clarity that singer-songwriters and even fingerstyle players will appreciate.

Crafting the Builder’s Edition 517

For the top of the Builder’s Edition 517, Taylor have used torrefied Sitka Spruce, giving you beautifully aged sound but in a brand new guitar.

Spruce is an incredibly popular tone wood due to its broad dynamic range, rich tones and resonance.

For the back and sides, you have neo-tropical Mahogany complementing the Sitka Spruce top with a dry, woody character.

Made with Taylor’s groundbreaking V-Class bracing, the Taylor 517 boasts incredible projection and sustain.

These features, combined with the new Grand Pacific guitar body shape result in beautifully balanced guitar tone with fantastic resonance, low-end power and amazing clarity across the middle and upper registers.

This fantastic blend of warm, rounded tone and note clarity is unusual for a guitar of this shape and size and speaks to the incredible design of the Grand Pacific body shape.

Taylor Builder’s Edition Features

Taylor Builder’s Edition guitars really push the envelope when it comes to incredible sound and playability because of their game-changing exclusive features.

The Builder’s Edition 517 features a new compound carve neck profile which has been specially designed to support your hand wherever you play on the neck.

At the nut, the neck has a slight V profile but gradually transitions to a rounded C and boasts a rounded, ridgeless heel.

Complementing this new neck shape, rolled fretboard edges add to the great playing feeling on both sides of the neck.

As a result, you get incredible comfort and easy-playability wherever your fret hand travels.

The body benefits from chamfered edges, giving you added playing comfort and traditional binding for great looks and a solid build.

Last but not least, installed on the body of the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 is a new curve wing bridge which has rounded edges and other refined contouring.

With this updated design, this bridge offers significantly enhanced comfort for your picking hand.

Taking Taylor to New Levels

Constantly striving to give you better tone and enhanced playing experience, Taylor have done it again with the incredible Grand Pacific guitar.

With excellent Taylor craftsmanship, exclusive Builder’s Edition features and the new Grand Pacific body style, the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 is stunning in every way.

Furthermore, it comes to you in a new deluxe hardshell case which features a luxurious interior boasting a Western floral pattern resembling tooled leather.

Buy the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 Grand Pacific acoustic guitar and enjoy the incredible versatility of this amazing new style of guitar.

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Manufacturer Taylor
SKU 301692
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.000000
MPN A50203400000575S216
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Series Builder's Edition
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Guitar Style dreadnought
Body Size full size


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