Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 Grand Pacific Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 Grand Pacific Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst

The Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 acoustic guitar, seen here in a great looking Wild Honey Burst finish, boasts the new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape and innovative V-Class bracing.
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The Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 acoustic guitar, seen here in a great looking Wild Honey Burst finish, boasts the new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape and innovative V-Class bracing.

New Taylor Shape. New Taylor Sound.

Enjoy Taylor sound like you’ve never heard it before with the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 boasting the new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape.

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.

The Wild Honey Burst finish has been applied in such a way that the colour penetrates the wood in a unique fashion in order to really enhance the aesthetic. As a result, the torrefied Spruce grain and depth of the colour is really emphasised.

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst Key Features:

  • Grand Pacific Body
  • V-Class Bracing
  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Wild Honey Burst Silent Satin Finish
  • 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

Inspired by the dreadnought style guitars heard on Bluegrass and other American roots music, Taylor have created the Grand Pacific guitar body shape.

With the Grand Pacific shape you get the low-end power and broad range of a dreadnought guitar but with more versatility.

With standard dreadnought guitars, the low-end is often muddied and clouds the individual notes while the Grand Pacific model gives you more clarity.

The end result is the great performance of a dreadnought but without the same confines so it’s suitable for all styles of acoustic performance – even fingerstyle players will love the Taylor 517 Grand Pacific.

Crafting the Builder’s Edition 517

The top of the Builder’s Edition 517, is made from torrefied Sitka Spruce so you get the sound of a beautifully aged guitar from day one.

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

Neo-tropical Mahogany is used for the back and sides, complementing the Sitka Spruce top with its own dry and woody character.

Taylor’s groundbreaking V-Class bracing is in use, giving the Taylor 517 incredible projection and enhanced sustain.

The fantastic blend of warm, rounded tone and note clarity produced by the Taylor 517 is unusual for a guitar of this shape and size and is testament to the design of the Grand Pacific body shape.

Taylor Builder’s Edition Features

Adding to their prestige and playability, Taylor Builder’s Edition guitars boast some fantastic exclusive features.

The Builder’s Edition 517 has a new compound carve neck profile that is specially designed to complement your fretting hand wherever you play on the neck.

This neck starts out with a slight V shape at the nut before gradually morphing to a rounded C as you move towards the rounded, ridgeless heel.

Working perfectly with this new neck shape, rolled fretboard edges further add to the great playing feel.

Even the body is extra comfortable thanks to its chamfered edges which have great looking, traditional binding.

Last but not least, the body holds a new curve wing bridge which has rounded edges and other refined contouring. With this updated design, you get significantly enhanced comfort for your picking hand.

Taking Taylor to New Levels

Always on a journey to improve performance and playability, Taylor have once again delivered in full with the amazing Grand Pacific guitar shape.

Made with excellent Taylor Craftsmanship, exclusive Builder’s Edition features and the fantastic new Grand Pacific Body shape, the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 is an incredible new milestone for Taylor guitars.

What’s more, it ships 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 tone, playability and versatility of this amazing new style of guitar.

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Manufacturer Taylor
SKU 301694
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.000000
MPN A50203400000575S213
Case Included hard case
Colour sunburst
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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