Taylor 717e Builder's Edition Acoustic Guitar - Natural

Taylor

Builder's Edition 717e

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.

FEATURES
  • New for 2019 exclusive round shoulder dreadnought created by Master Luthier Andy Powers
  • V-Class bracing for better in-tuneness, sustain, projection
  • Beveled body edges
  • Mother-of-pearl peghead and fretboard inlays
  • Taylor ES2 electronics
  • Special "Country Western" deluxe hardshell case
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Round Shoulder drednought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid torrified Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Grand Pacific Compound Carve
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band Explained above
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Nickel tuners with nickel buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "wave"/Graphite nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe hardshell "Country Western" case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States


Collections: Acoustic Guitars, Acoustics

Category: Acoustic, Taylor Guitars

Type: Acoustic