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Taylor Builder's Edition 717e

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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.

Highlights
Scale Length: 25-1/2"

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”

Body Width: 16”

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Body
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: None

Wedge: None

Armrest: no

Neck
Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl

Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Crelicam Ebony

Heel Cap Binding: None

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead
Peghead Finish: Satin

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Type: Standard

Peghead Purfling: None

Headstock Overlay: West African Crelicam Ebony

Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl

Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Other
Bridge Pins: West African Crelicam Ebony

Buttons: Nickel

Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: None

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