Taylor 717E Builder's Edition Acoustic Guitar
The Wild Honey Burst top and low-sheen finish heighten the old-soul aesthetic appeal of this Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific, which 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.
As a Builder’s Edition model, the 717 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. Elegantly understated appointments include mother-of-pearl Arrowhead fretboard and peghead inlays, with sapele binding.
- Scale Length - 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle - Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Bracing - V-Class
- Pickguard - none
- Number of Frets- 20
- Tuners-Taylor Nickel
- Body Length- 20"
- Body Width- 16"
- Body Depth-4-5/8"
- Neck Width- 1-3/4"
- Neck Material- Tropical Mahogany
- Neck Joint Type- Scarf
- Heel Length- 3-1/2"
- Fretboard Wood-West African Crelicam Ebony
Manufacturer: Taylor Guitars
Model: BUILDEDITION717E WHB
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details