Taylor Builder's Edition 517 - Sitka Spruce / Tropical Mahogany

Taylor Builder's Edition 517, Right Handed Acoustic Guitar, Grand Pacific Shape, Non-Cutaway, V-Class Bracing, Sitka Spruce Top, Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides, Blackwood Stain with Natural Top Finish, with Case.

  • SKU: FSGATAY517VB
  • Model: A50203400000575S216
  • UPC: 887766093879
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Taylor Builder's Edition 517 - Sitka Spruce / Tropical Mahogany

Taylor Builder's Edition 517, Right Handed Acoustic Guitar, Grand Pacific Shape, Non-Cutaway, V-Class Bracing, Sitka Spruce Top, Tropical Mahogany Back and Sides, Blackwood Stain with Natural Top Finish, with Case.

  • SKU: FSGATAY517VB
  • Model: A50203400000575S216
  • UPC: 887766093879
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The mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder's Edition 517 dramatically expands the Taylor line's sonic palette with a flavour of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. This round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavour the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder's Edition stamp means that the 517 is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar's pleasing fretting-hand feel, while a refined bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won't have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard.
  • This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavour of warm, rich Taylor tone
  • The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles
  • A midrange powerhouse, Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is
  • A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation
UPC 887766093879
Country of Origin U.S.A.
Dimension Description 20" x 16" x 4-5/8" (LxWxD)
Model A50203400000575S216
Body Type Grand Pacific
Bracing V-Class
Fingerboard West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Tropical Mahogany, Satin
Neck Shape 1-3/4" Width
Saddle Micarta
Nut Black Graphite
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Finish Blackwood Stain Back & Sides, Silent Satin
Inlays Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid Fretboard
Electronics None
Pickguard None
Scale Length 648 mm (25-1/2")
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
Hand Orientation Right
Number Of Strings 6
Has Electronics No
Cutaway Non-Cutaway
Number Of Frets 20
Top Material Sitka Spruce
Body Material Tropical Mahogany
Binding Sapele
Rosette Single Ring, Black Sapele/Maple
  • Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case

Description

The mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder's Edition 517 dramatically expands the Taylor line's sonic palette with a flavour of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. This round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavour the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder's Edition stamp means that the 517 is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar's pleasing fretting-hand feel, while a refined bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won't have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard.
  • This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavour of warm, rich Taylor tone
  • The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles
  • A midrange powerhouse, Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is
  • A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation

Specifications

UPC 887766093879
Country of Origin U.S.A.
Dimension Description 20" x 16" x 4-5/8" (LxWxD)
Model A50203400000575S216
Body Type Grand Pacific
Bracing V-Class
Fingerboard West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Tropical Mahogany, Satin
Neck Shape 1-3/4" Width
Saddle Micarta
Nut Black Graphite
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Finish Blackwood Stain Back & Sides, Silent Satin
Inlays Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid Fretboard
Electronics None
Pickguard None
Scale Length 648 mm (25-1/2")
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
Hand Orientation Right
Number Of Strings 6
Has Electronics No
Cutaway Non-Cutaway
Number Of Frets 20
Top Material Sitka Spruce
Body Material Tropical Mahogany
Binding Sapele
Rosette Single Ring, Black Sapele/Maple

What's Included

  • Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case

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UPC 887766093879 887766093886 887766093831 887766090366 887766102953
Country of Origin U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A.
Dimension Description 20" x 16" x 4-5/8" (LxWxD) 20" x 16" x 4-5/8" (LxWxD) 20" x 16" x 4-5/8" (LxWxD) 20" x16" x 4-5/8" (LxWxD)  
Model A50203400000575S216 A50203401100575S216 A50203400000575S213 A60200261100528S211 A60300261100528S211
Body Type Grand Pacific Grand Pacific Grand Pacific Grand Auditorium Grand Auditorium
Bracing V-Class V-Class V-Class V-Class V-Class
Fingerboard West African Crelicam Ebony West African Crelicam Ebony West African Crelicam Ebony West African Crelicam Ebony West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Tropical Mahogany, Satin Tropical Mahogany, Satin Tropical Mahogany, Satin Hard Rock Maple, Satin Hard Rock Maple, Satin
Neck Shape 1-3/4" Width 1-3/4" Width 1-3/4" Width 1-3/4" Width 1-3/4" Width
Saddle Micarta Micarta Micarta Micarta Micarta
Nut Black Graphite Black Graphite Black Graphite Black Graphite Black Graphite
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel Taylor Nickel Taylor Nickel Gold Gotoh 510, 21:1 Gold Gotoh 510, 21:1
Finish Blackwood Stain Back & Sides, Silent Satin Blackwood Stain Back & Sides, Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst (WHB) Top, Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst (WHB) Top, Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst Back & Sides, Silent Satin
Inlays Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid Fretboard Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid Fretboard Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid Fretboard Scepter, Mother of Pearl Fretboard Scepter, Mother of Pearl Fretboard
Electronics None Expression System 2 (ES2) None Expression System 2 (ES2) Expression System 2 (ES2)
Pickguard None None None None None
Scale Length 648 mm (25-1/2") 648 mm (25-1/2") 648 mm (25-1/2") 648 mm (25-1/2") 648 mm (25-1/2")
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
Hand Orientation Right Right Right Right Right
Number Of Strings 6 6 6 6 6
Has Electronics No Yes No Yes Yes
Cutaway Non-Cutaway Non-Cutaway Non-Cutaway Beveled Cutaway, Armrest Beveled Cutaway, Armrest
Number Of Frets 20 20 20 20 20
Top Material Sitka Spruce Sitka Spruce Sitka Spruce Torrefied Sitka Spruce Sitka Spruce
Body Material Tropical Mahogany Tropical Mahogany Tropical Mahogany Maple Maple
Binding Sapele Sapele Sapele West African Crelicam Ebony West African Crelicam Ebony
Rosette Single Ring, Black Sapele/Maple Single Ring, Black Sapele/Maple Single Ring, Black Sapele/Maple Single Ring, Wood Single Ring, Wood

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