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*** PLEASE NOTE: For everyone’s safety and comfort, we currently allow a maximum of 10 customers in the shop at a time. This is to allow those shopping ample space to play and hear the instrument. We also currently only allow groups of 2 people max. ***

Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Wild Honey Burst

by Taylor
$3,099.00
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The Builder's Edition 517e from Taylor Guitars offers an entirely new kind of acoustic tone within the Taylor family and an exciting entry into the history of the traditional deadnought guitar. Among the first Taylor models built with the new Grand Pacific shape—a round-shoulder dreadnought—this 517e is made with back and sides of solid neo-tropical mahogany and a torrefied Sitka spruce top. Torrefaction, Taylor's special wood-roasting process, adds an aged-in sweetness to this model's tonal character, blending gorgeously with a punchy midrange and clear low-end presence for a dusky, warm tone that hearkens back to vintage acoustic recordings. V-Class bracing delivers serious tonal benefits from under the hood, regulating the vibration of the top to help produce louder volume, longer sustain and a more in-tune sound up and down the neck. Complete with built-in ES2 electronics for faithful plugged-in sound, the Builder's Edition 517e ships in a deluxe hardshell guitar case.

“The torrefied spruce top really opens up how this grand pacific presents itself. Being a builders edition, all the stops were pulled in making this a really comfortable players guitar.” - Nate, Taylor Guitars Expert


Specs:

Make: Taylor

Model: 517e Builder’s Edition

Color: Wild Honey Burst

Finish: Silent Satin

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back and Side Wood: Mahogany

Bracing: V-Class

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Scale Length: 25.5”

Fingerboard: Ebony

Binding: Sapele

Fingerboard Radius: 15”

Frets: 20

Nut: 1 ¾”, Black Graphite

Inlays: Arrowhead

Neck Joint: Scarf

Bridge: Ebony

Saddle: Micarta

Tuning Machines: Taylor Nickel

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Case: Taylor Deluxe Western Floral

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.