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Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e #29027 (NAMM Demo)
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Product Features

  • Condition: New
  • Body: Grand Pacific
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Scale: 25.5 "
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Bracing: V Brace
  • Top: Solid Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Solid Tropical Mahogany
  • Case: Included (Hardshell)
  • Warranty: Factory

Taylor Builder's Edition 517e #29027 (NAMM Demo)

Price: $2,899.00

Empire Price:$2,464.00

You save: $435.00! (15.01%)

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About Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor acoustic guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company is a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers, and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.

Empire Music worked directly with Taylor Guitars to purchase all of the Taylor Guitars on display at the 2019 Summer NAMM show. Each of these guitars has been hand-inspected and setup. These guitars include the full Factory Warranty and original case. While these guitars have been played and may have slight wear, most are in mint/excellent condition. Any significant marks will be listed below in detail.

Taylor Builder's Edition 517e, Ebony Fretboard, Natural

~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: 1104129027~

Among the first generation of our Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e dramatically expands the Taylor line’s sonic palette with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, 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 flavor the sound with a dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder’s Edition stamp means that the 517e 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 a stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517e once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.


Shape:Grand Pacific 
Top Wood:Torified Sitka Spruce
Body Wood:Tropical Mahogany
Electronics:Expression System® 2
Scale Length:25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle:Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover:West African Ebony
Number of Frets:20
Tuners:Classical Nickel
Case:Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
Brand of Strings:Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Length:20”
Body Width:16”
Body Depth:4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment:Sapele
Top Finish:Silent Satin
Back Config:2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish:None
Rosette Size:Single Ring
Bridge Inlay:None
Back/Side Finish:Silent Satin
Armrest Binding:None
Backstrap Wood:None
Rosette Mat.:Black Sapele/Maple
Stain/Sunburst:Blackwood Stain Back/Sides/Neck, Natural Top
Neck Width:1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay:Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment:West African Ebony
Heel Cap Binding:West African Ebony
Type of Neck Joint:Scarf
Neck/Heel:Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood:West African Ebony
Neck Finish:Satin
Heel Length:3-1/2"
Peghead Finish:Satin
Peghead Binding:None
Peghead Type:Standard
Peghead Purfling:None
Headstock Overlay:West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay:Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Logo:Grained Ivoroid
Bridge Pins:West African Ebony
Fingerboard Ext:None
Edge Trim:None

This Taylor Builder's Edition 517e includes Taylor's Lifetime Warranty, Original Factory Hardshell Case and our 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

We are proud to have been chosen as one of a select few Taylor Guitars Online Preferred Dealers!

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