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Taylor 717-BE Builder's Edition V-Class Acoustic Guitar
Taylor 717-BE Builder's Edition V-Class Acoustic Guitar
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Taylor 717-BE Builder's Edition V-Class Acoustic Guitar

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Part of Taylor’s inaugural class of Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder’s Edition 717 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. 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. It all adds up to a Taylor like you’ve never seen, heard or felt before.

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 - 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

  • 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



*Models are subject to change without notice