Builder’s Edition 517

Ok. This one is gorgeous.

Look at it. The Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst finish on this guitar is to die for. To us the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 WHB sounds, well, as what a vintage Taylor may sound one day. It is a bit drier and more woody than the usual Taylor sound, yet retains the unmistakable Taylor high-mids’ sparkle. One of the more interesting features of the Builder’s Edition is the compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck, it actually works and does improve playability. Naturally being a Builder’s Edition, this 517 WHB sports some other premium features too, like chambered body edges, contoured fretboard edges, Curve Wing bridge and more. The Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 WHB enjoys Taylor’s V-Class bracing technique which gives it more projection also when played lightly. This version comes without a pickup but if you need one be sure to check the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e which has the onboard ES2 pickup system.

Builder’s Edition 517 technical specifications

Manufacturer Taylor
Series Builder's Edition
String Number 6
Body Type Family Dreadnought
Body Type Round Shoulder
Cutaway? No
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Body, Solid Top
Top Material Sitka Spruce
Body Material Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Material West African Ebony
Neck Material Tropical Mahogany
Number of Frets 20
Neck joint at 14th fret
Scale Length (inch) 25.5
Nut Width (inch) 1.75
Finish Honey Burst
Amplification Unamplified
Pickup Active/Passive No Pickup
Left-Friendly? No
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In USA
GTIN 14 00887766093831, 00887766093879, 00887766093848

Builder’s Edition 517 reviews & comparison videos

Builder’s Edition 517 reviews & comparison

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