Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Grand Pacific Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Now £2,066.00 Was £2,649.00

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Grand Pacific Electro-Acoustic Guitar

Now £2,066.00 Was £2,649.00


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

New Taylor Shape. New Taylor Sound.

With the brand new Taylor Grand Pacific body shape, the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e gives you a brand new Taylor sound.

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

Plus, equipped with Taylor’s incredible Expression System 2 electronics, you can enjoy that great sound whether you’re unplugged or plugged-in!

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Electro-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
  • Expression System 2 Electronics
  • Includes New Deluxe Hardshell Guitar Case

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

The Taylor Grand Pacific guitar was created as a way to evolve the dreadnought guitar. With the Grand Pacific you get that great low-end and broad range of a dreadnought but with a dramatic refinement for improved versatility.

Many dreadnought guitars can deliver strong low-end, they often come with a cloudy, muddiness in the tone while the Grand Pacific body shape gives you the warm, low-end power of a dreadnought guitar but with much more clarity.

Crafting the Builder’s Edition 517e

Toreffied Sitka Spruce has been used for the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e’s top for a beautifully aged sound, broad dynamic range and rich tone.

The back and sides are made from Mahogany with their dry, woody character perfectly complementing the rich tones of the Sitka Spruce top.

Under the hood, you’ll find Taylor’s innovative V-Class bracing providing amazing projection and enhanced sustain.

Along with the new Grand Pacific guitar body shape, these features ensure beautifully balanced tone, fantastic resonance, low-end power and amazing clarity.

Taylor Builder’s Edition Features

With Taylor Builder’s Edition guitars, you get exclusive features that drastically improve sound and playability.

A new compound-carve neck profile is used, giving you a slight V profile at the nut which transitions to a rounded C towards the rounded, ridgeless heel.

Combine these features with the rolled fretboard edges and you have amazingly playability and incredible comfort for your fretting hand.

Adding to your overall comfort, the body features rounded, camfered edges and great looking, traditional binding.

Even the bridge has been updated, with the new curve wing bridge boasting rounded edges and other refined contouring offering enhanced comfort for your pick hand.

Expression System 2 Electronics

Incorporating an innovative behind-the-saddle design, the Expression System 2 beautifully captures all the dynamic properties of the Taylor 517e.

The patented pickup features three differently positioned sensors that are individually calibrated so you get better capture of the guitar’s dynamic range.

With Taylor’s own custom-designed, professional audio-grade preamp, the Expression System 2 offers beautiful amplified tone and incredible response.

Taking Taylor to New Levels

In an effort to improve tone and playing experience, Taylor have produced the incredible Grand Pacific guitar.

With this great new body shape, excellent Taylor craftsmanship, the Expression System 2 electronics and exclusive Builder’s Edition features, the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e is seriously impressive.

What’s more, it even comes with a new deluxe hardshell case which features a luxurious interior boasting a Western floral pattern resembling tooled leather. A great way to store and transport your new Taylor guitar.

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

More Information
Manufacturer Taylor
SKU 301693
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.000000
MPN A50203401100575S216
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Series Builder's Edition
Pickup Config Acoustic Pickup System
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Guitar Style dreadnought


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