"Among the first generation of our Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e dramatically expands the Taylor line’s sonic palette with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound."
Everything you've heard about the new Grand Pacific is true and then some. This a new sound for Taylor, and one that is likely to delight traditional dreadnought enthusiasts looking for that effortless Taylor playability. The 517e Grand Pacific Builder's Edition, with its solid mahogany back & sides and V-braced torrefied sitka spruce top, produces a response and openness of tone you probably wouldn't guess was coming from a Taylor if you played it blindfolded. This is an excellent strumming and flatpicking guitar (that also fingerpicks easily too); and with its newly contoured neck, it feels like an absolute dream to play. With "Western Floral" deluxe tooled leather case from Taylor!
Please note: Photos feature a previously sold model.