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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.
~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: 1105099113~
A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e. Among the first generation of Grand Pacific guitars, this flattop pairs a refined feel 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 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 our refined Curve Wing 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 worry about 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 517 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 Cutaway:Non-cutaway Scale Length:25-1/2" Nut & Saddle:Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing:V-Class Truss Rod Cover:West African Ebony Pickguard:None 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:Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Stain Back, Sides, Neck Wedge:None Armrest:No 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 Buttons:Nickel Fingerboard Ext:None Edge Trim:None
This Taylor Builder's Edition 517e WHB includes Taylor's Lifetime Warranty, Original Factory Hardshell Case and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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