"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."
Everything you've heard about these 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 717e Grand Pacific Builder's Edition, with its solid Indian Rosewood back & sides and V-braced torrefied Sitka Spruce top, produces a low-end thunder and projection you probably wouldn't guess was coming from a Taylor if you played it blindfolded. This is an excellent strumming & 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.
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- Solid Indian rosewood back & sides
- Solid torrefied Sitka spruce top
- V-Class bracing
- "Silent Satin" matte finish
- Expression System 2 electronics
- 1 3/4" nut width
- 25.5" Scale length
- "Western Floral" Taylor Deluxe hard case