Taylor Builder's Edition 717e Grand Pacific Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Wild Honey Burst

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Top Wood:
Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides:
East Indian Rosewood
Wild Honey Burst
Body Shape:
Grand Pacific

The Builder’s Edition 717e Grand Pacific 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.  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

Comes in a Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral case.

•   Grand Pacific Shape - This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.
•   Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
•   Indian Rosewood Body Wood - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
•   The Expression System 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
•   Non-cutaway - The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.
•   V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

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 Length20”
Body Width16”
Body Depth4 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/MapleStain/SunburstWild Honey Burst Top
Wedge:  None
Armrest:  no

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
Heel Length:  3-1/2"

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

Bridge Pins:  West African Crelicam Ebony
Buttons:  Nickel
Fingerboard Ext:  None
Edge Trim:  None