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Taylor Builder's Edition 717e/V-Class Bracing

Availability: In stock

SKU: 1110169084

$3,099.00

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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
  • #1110169084

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Serial Number 1110169084





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