Urban Ironbark: Punchy, Dynamic, Vibrant
Urban Ironbark models serve up a deep, clear sound with a smooth attack, piano-like fidelity and a muscular, loud voice. The Builder's Edition 517 features back and sides of solid mahogany. Both body woods are paired with torrefied spruce in the 500 Series.
Playing Comfort Meets Musical Versatility
All 500 Series models are crafted on Taylor's V-Class bracing architecture for improved volume, sustain and tunefulness across the frequency range. Meanwhile, the easy-playing Taylor neck makes for a pleasingly relaxed handfeel while fretting.
Expression System 2 Acoustic Pickup
Taylor's proprietary Expression System 2 behind-the-saddle acoustic pickup translates the complex tones of the 500 Series into rich, organic live sound when playing through an amp or PA.
Traditional Looks with a Modern Touch
Standard 500 Series models sport Aerial inlays in Italian acrylic and faux pearl, along with a single-ring abalone rosette, and a full-gloss body finish with a subtle stain for the Urban Ironbark back and sides. The 517e boasts a Marquise inlay pattern that’s unique within the series.
Hardshell Case Included with Every Guitar
All models in the 500 Series ship with a deluxe hardshell guitar case for protection during transport and storage.
Builder's Edition Model: the Grand Pacific 517e
The Builder's Edition 517e was one of Taylor's first Grand Pacific guitars. Boasting chamfered body and fretboard edges and a compound-carve neck profile, this dreadnought-style guitar offers seamless playing comfort along with a rich, seasoned tone. A torrefied Sitka spruce top adds an aged-in sweetness to the mahogany's warmth and focus. It's available with or without ES2 electronics as well as a Wild Honey Burst color treatment.