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Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst
Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst

Serial Number: 1207281134-1

Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst


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  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$3,299.00
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We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

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Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.

SHIPPING

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Orders placed before 2PM EST will ship same-day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your order leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.

RETURNS

You can return an item for any reason up to 5 days from receipt of the item, with the exception of international orders or instruments that have been modified at the customer's request. You will need to pay the return shipping cost and outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method (usually a 3-10% fee, specific amounts can be found at the link below).

We highly recommend reviewing our full return policy before purchasing so there are no surprises.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Acoustic Guitar Wild Honey Burst

DESCRIPTION

A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e. Among the first generation of Grand Pacific guitars, this flattop pairs a refined feel with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, this round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavor the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder’s Edition stamp means that the 517e is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar’s pleasing fretting-hand feel, while our refined Curve Wing bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to worry about sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.

SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR TECH TEAM

All of our guitars come with a FREE professional setup to a comfortable action as specified by that instrument’s manufacturer. Our setups always include inspection of (and necessary adjustment to): action, intonation, tremolo angle, truss rod, frets, nut, bridge, and more. We can accommodate special setup requests - additional charges and/or shipping delays of 1-2 business days could occur.

INDIVIDUALLY PHOTOGRAPHED

After 15 years of innovation in our photography process, Ish Guitars has developed a way to get you the most accurate true-to-life color of every instrument we sell. We never embellish, oversaturate, or misrepresent our images, so that your buying experience can be as much like visiting our showroom as possible. Keep in mind that various computer screens can show colors a bit differently, so the color on your screen may not match the real thing perfectly no matter how hard we try. Also, unless otherwise noted, we individually list and photo every piece of gear that comes through our doors.

HEAR A LIVE DEMO

Experience our innovative Video Appointment service! Connect with
our Gear Experts to hear this instrument played live over Zoom and receive one-on-one guidance. Contact us to schedule your appointment!

SPECS

Weight: 4.7lbs

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case

Year: 2021

String Type: Steel

Number of Strings: 6

Body Shape:  Round Shoulder Dreadnought

Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed

Color: Wild Honey Burst

Finish: Satin

Top Wood: Torrified Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Body Bracing: V-Class Mahogany

Binding: Sapele

Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Neck Shape: Compound Carve

Radius: 15"

Fingerboard Material: West African Ebony

Fingerboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Arrowheads

Number of Frets: 20

Scale Length: 25.5"

Tuning Machines: Taylor Nickel

Bridge Material: West African Ebony

Nut/Saddle Material: Black Graphite/Micarta

Nut Width: 1.75"

Electronics: ES2

Questions?

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We go beyond your typical guitar store. Each instrument is inspected at our in-house luthier shop before, during, and after its stay with us.

Testimonials

Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

Devin, L'arrivee D-60

Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

Matthew, Music Man Cutlass