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 #1103289129
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