Description

Part of Taylor’s inaugural class of Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder’s Edition 717e builds on a long tradition of rosewood/spruce dreadnoughts but breaks new ground with an entirely new Taylor sound. The round-shoulder dreadnought shape, featuring Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, produces warm, seasoned acoustic tone in which individual notes overlap and blend smoothly together, while the low-end power common among dreadnoughts boasts greater clarity here. V-Class brings extra punch and sustain, along with improved intonation and musicality across the entire frequency spectrum. Together with rosewood’s harmonic complexity and the played-in sound of the torrefied spruce top, players can expect rich, luxurious tonal character from top to bottom. It’s a voice comfortably rooted in a traditional sound, yet updated to offer more expressive musical range. As a Builder’s Edition model, the 717e also sports an array of premium, player-friendly features: chamfered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and a new compound-carve neck profile, whose contours match the natural adjustments in the player’s hand position when moving up and down the fretboard. Even the bridge design was refined to add a more ergonomic feel for the player’s pick hand. Taylor’s noise-reducing Silent Satin finish displays the muted sheen of an older guitar, while elegantly understated appointments include mother-of-pearl Arrowhead fretboard and peghead inlays, with sapele binding. This edition also features our stage-ready ES2 electronics.

Other specifications include:

Shape Grand Pacific
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Body Wood Indian Rosewood
Electronics Expression System 2
Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Bracing V-Class
Truss Rod Cover West African 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”
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
Wedge None
Armrest no
Neck Width 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
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, Mother of Pearl
Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins West African Ebony
Buttons Nickel
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim None
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