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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 517. 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 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 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. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.


Highlights

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Bracing: V-Class 

Pickguard: None

Tuners: Taylor Nickel 

Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium 

Body Width: 16"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle

Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Case: Taylor Taylor Deluxe Hardshell - Western Floral
Body Length: 20"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"



Body


Binding/Edge Treatment: Sapele
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge

Rosette Size: Single Ring

Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin 

Backstrap Wood: None

Stain/Sunburst: Wild Honey Burst Top, Blackwood Satin Back, Sides, Neck 

Armrest: no

Top Finish: Silent Satin
Backstrap Finish: None
Bridge Inlay: None

Armrest Binding: None
Rosette Mat.: Black Sapele/Maple
Wedge: None

Neck


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


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

Other


Bridge Pins: West African Ebony
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None

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Taylor 517 WHB Builder's Edition Wild Honey Burst #99085

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Product code: TAY517BEWHB1104199085
$2,799.00
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 517. 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 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 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. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.

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