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Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition 517e Acoustic-Electric Guitar

You are looking at a Taylor Builder's Edition 517e Grand Pacific Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 1105309075. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.


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The Grand Pacific model adds a unique spark to the Taylor line. This 517e is one of Taylor's Builder's Edition instruments, which illuminates the pride and beauty with which Taylor crafts its guitars. The audacious combination of a Builder's Edition in the grand Pacific design elevates this particular instrument to new heights. This 517e features the Grand Pacific shape, stellar Builder's Edition appointments, and melodic Taylor ES2 electronics. This guitar is for the player that wants an incredibly crafted acoustic which can handle any musical scenario.

Grand Pacific Shape
The Grand Pacific is one of Taylor's boldest shapes: a flat-top, round-shoulder dreadnought which affords nicely balanced low-end power across all registers. This 517e has a back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany for a dry, woody character, coupled with the dynamics of a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The tonewoods afford a balanced midrange with some extra warmth and articulation. For a delicately beautiful aesthetic, this Builder's Edition 517e is finished in a silent satin. The body is supported with Taylor's innovative V-Class bracing, which provides more volume and sustain simultaneously. The Builder's Edition 517e also has chamfered body edges for the most comfortable playing experience imaginable.

Stellar Builder's Edition Appointments
Decorated with appointments that add to its aesthetic quality and playability, the Taylor Builder's Edition spares no detail. The tropical mahogany neck has a compound-carve profile which adjusts for the change in your hand position as you move along it. The 517e also sports a West African ebony fingerboard with contoured edges. The fingerboard is decorated with grained ivoroid arrowhead inlays, arranged between 20 frets. The headstock bears the same inlay, with the Taylor name above it, and is lined with 3 Taylor nickel tuners on each side. All of this coalesces to create an instrument of outstanding character.

Melodic Taylor ES2 Electronics
The 517e WHB features an amplification innovation from Taylor - the Expression System 2. ES2 electronics were designed to capture all the striking acoustic sound from this guitar. Placed behind the saddle, the ES2 pickup has three well-positioned sensors to capture a dynamic range of sound like you'd never imagine. The onboard ES2 preamp allows you to modify your sound with volume, treble, and bass controls.


  • Grand Pacific Body
  • Sitka Spruce Top on Tropical Mahogany Body with V-Class Bracing
  • 25.5" Scale Mahogany Neck with Compound-Carve Profile
  • West African Ebony Fingerboard with Arrowhead Inlays and 20 Frets
  • Expression System 2 Electronics
  • Single Ring Rosette and Taylor Nickel Tuners
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition 517e Grand Pacific Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Body Size/Shape Grand Pacific
Body Wood Tropical Mahogany
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing V-Class
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Silent Satin
Neck Type Scarf
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard West African Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut & Saddle Black Graphite Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Taylor Nickel
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Builder's Edition
Model Builder's Edition 517e
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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