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Taylor 717e


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One of our favorites of all of Andy's latest designs. This Grand Pacific really delivers with a "vintage" voicing and a very modern feel and playability. The overall volume of this piece is great and the playability is amazing! The unique neck design allows for a comfortable playing experience all the way up the fretboard. This line has become a shop favorite and this piece in particular does not disappoint! The bass is really with this one and the kids and trebles live evenly together to create a Smoot sonic experience. 

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.

Taylor 717e Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition Features:

  • Indian rosewood body, torrefied Sitka spruce top with V-Class bracing; Silent Satin finish
  • Wood binding; black sapele/maple single-ring rosette
  • Compound Carve tropical mahogany neck with satin finish
  • 15"-radius West African ebony fingerboard with 20 frets, mother-of-pearl Arrowhead inlays, and wood binding
  • 25.5" scale length
  • West African ebony bridge and pins; Micarta saddle
  • 1.75" black graphite nut
  • Taylor nickel tuners
  • Dual-action truss rod, headstock access