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SOLD Taylor 517e Builder’s Edition Wild Honey Burst


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The Taylor 517e Builder’s Edition uses of the company’s newest body shapes, the Grand Pacific. This is a round shoulder dreadnought design, paired with Taylor’s new V class bracing system. This marks a new sound for Taylor guitars inspired by classic acoustic guitar recordings and the sonic improvements of their V class bracing. The tone is warm with powerful clear bass and round full notes that smoothly blend together to create a unified harmonic voice.

The Taylor 517e Builders Edition takes this new slope shouldered design to the next level of tone with its torrefied Sitka spruce top and tropical mahogany tone wood pairing. Torrefaction is a process of heating up the wood in a controlled environment which cooks off oils, sugars and resin in the wood. This creates the warm sound of a played in piece of wood as this process usually occurs natural over the course of many decades. The combination of these tone woods creates a lovely balance of low end power and clarity in the middle and upper registers.

Other premium features on the Taylor 517e Builders edition include the new compound carve neck profile and subtle rounded fretboard edges. This new neck profile compensates for your hand position as you move up and down the neck and the softer edges provide the player with a very comfortable playing experience.

The elegantly understated Sapele body binding and Arrowhead fretboard inlay perfectly complement the Taylor 517e’s sunburst top finish for an aesthetic that combines classic and modern elements.

The Taylor 517e Builders Edition is a luxurious example of the progression of the Taylor sound!

Sold with the original Taylor hard shell case.

Taylor 517e Builder’s Edition Specifications:

  • Scale Length: 25.5 inch (647.7mm)
  • Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • Bracing: V-Class
  • Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Pickguard: None
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Length: 20 inch (508mm)
  • Body Width: 16 inch (406.4mm)
  • Body Depth: 4.625 inch (117.45mm)
  • 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
  • Wedge: None
  • Armrest: No
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1.75 inch (44.45mm)
  • Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3.5 inch (88.9mm)
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
  • Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Buttons: Nickel
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Edge Trim: None

Price: $4,199.00 CAD
  • Model: 517e Builder's Edition
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Wild Honey Burst Satin
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 1107159145 shown.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 11/08/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.7lbs 2.12kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 44.45mm
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