Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Grand Pacific w/ Western Floral Case - Wild Honey Burst
From the elite class of Builder's Edition guitars comes the gorgeous, powerful 517e; an impressive offering in Taylor's new body shape- the Grand Pacific. The Grand Pacific body shape is a round shouldered Dreadnought with a dramatically different flavor of sound. Powerful and focused low end, warm, clear mid range, and a dry, crisp treble voice make the 517e an instant shop favorite. With the Wild Honey Burst in Taylor's Silent Satin finish, the 517e BE looks and feels amazing.
This Builder's Edition masterpiece draws a sophisticated sound from its Torrefied Sitka Spruce top. Torrefication is a unique process where the wood is heated over an extended period of time in an oxygen-free kiln. This process bakes the wood and “cooks off” the oils and resins that typically take several years to diminish in newly harvested wood. The result is a more durable and temperature resistant soundboard with a vintage sound.
The projection and volume that the Grand Pacific body shape is able to produce is strengthened by the 517's V-Class Bracing. Through this new bracing system; the 517e is shocking listeners with enriched sustain and superior volume. You'll notice a V-Class guitar by its telltale black nut and the unmistakable, revolutionary sound.
This work of art includes Taylor's ES2 acoustic pickup / preamp electronics system and a Taylor Deluxe Western Floral Hardshell Case.
- Top Wood: Solid Torrefied Sitka Spruce
- Body Wood: Solid Tropical Mahogany
- Body Shape: Grand Pacific
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Western Floral Hardshell Case
- Scale Length - 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle - Black Graphite Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Bracing - V-Class
- Pickguard - None
- Tuners - Taylor Nickel
- Strings - Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
- Body Length - 20"
- Body Width - 16"
- Body Depth - 4 5/8"
- Neck Width - 1-3/4"
- Type of Neck Joint - Scarf
- Neck/Heel Wood - Tropical Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood - West African Ebony
- Neck Finish - Silent Satin
- Headstock Finish - Satin
- Headstock Overlay - West African Crelicam Ebony
All instruments purchased from Small Box Music receive a full inspection and custom setup prior to shipment from our in-house luthier.
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