Taylor Builder's Edition 717e WHB

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Regular price $3,199.00

A 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. 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 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. It all adds up to a Taylor like you’ve never seen, heard or felt before.

 

Specs:

  • Serial Number:  120261152
  • Shape:  Grand Pacific
  • Top Wood:  Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Wood:  Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics:  Expression System 2
  • No Cutaway
  • Bracing:  V-Class
  • Scale Length:  25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle:  Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • 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
  • Binding/Edge Treatment:  Sapele
  • Top Finish;  Silent Satin
  • Rosette Size:  Single Ring
  • Back/Side Finish:  Silent Satin
  • Rosette Mat.:  Black Sapele/Maple
  • Stain/Sunburst:  Wild Honey Burst Top
  • Neck Width:  1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Inlay:  Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment:  West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding:  West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint;  Scarf
  • Neck/Heel:  Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood:  West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish;  Satin
  • Peghead Finish:  Satin
  • Peghead Type:  Standard
  • Headstock Overlay;  West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay:  Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
  • Bridge Pin:  sWest African Crelicam Ebony
  • Buttons;  Nickel

 

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