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Taylor Builder's Edition 717e

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Acoustic guitar, Grand-Pacific, all solid, Sitka-spruce top, rosewood body, ebony fingerboard, pickup, including case  All product info

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Product information - Taylor Builder's Edition 717e

Grand-Pacific-acoustic guitar with pickup system and including case

  • Electro acoustic acoustic guitar
  • Grand Pacific size with 648 mm scale length
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with V-Class bracing
  • Solid rosewood back and sides
  • Sapele binding and single ring soundhole rosette
  • Mahogany neck with 20 frets
  • Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl arrowhead inlays
  • Micarta compensated saddle
  • 44,45 mm wide nut made of Black Graphite
  • Taylor nickel tuners
  • Taylor Expression System 2
  • Matte finish
  • Deluxe hardshell case included
Taylor case
Builder's Edition case is decorated with floral patterns

The Taylor 717e at a glance

With the Grand Pacific models from the Taylor Builder's Edition, the U.S. manufacturer from San Diego presents an electro-acoustic acoustic guitar in the traditional round-shoulder format with highly developed specifications, such as the V-shaped top bracing and the torrefaction of the tonewoods used. As a result, the Taylor Builder's Edition 717e produces a very round sound that unfolds quickly and lasts for a long time. At the same time, the neck, which is rounded at the edges, offers the player excellent playing comfort, so that even extensive fingerings can be easily mastered. The finely tuned Hardware also guarantees clean intonation throughout the 648 mm scale. The headstock is equipped with in-house tuners that allow for confident tuning of the 6 steel strings. Another highlight is the Taylor Expression System 2, which makes the guitar suitable for stage use and transmits the acoustic sound of the instrument to the amplifier unaltered. The exterior appearance is rounded off by subtle inlays of mother-of-pearl and wood in a very tasteful way. The scope of delivery includes a brown case with floral patterns.

Taylor Builder's Edition 717e front
The Taylor Grand-Pacific models promise the highest playing comfort and comprehensive quality

Structure and woods

The Sitka spruce top gives the Taylor 717e strong definition in the mid and treble frequencies, while the rosewood body enriches the sound with crisp bass frequencies. An almost attack is provided by the novel V-Class bracing, which allows the top to vibrate in two dimensions, with the additional consequence that even the highest frets intonate cleanly. The mahogany neck is equipped with a very user-friendly profile that accommodates the hand depending on the angle. This makes it very easy to operate all 20 frets, which are set into an ebony fingerboard. The ebony bridge also provides exceptional resting comfort for the right hand, as the edges slope gently towards the top.

Hardware and design

For a clean spread of the tonal range, the compensated saddle made of Micarta is perfectly adapted to the 44.45 mm wide nut made of Black Graphite. At the same time, the Taylor nickel tuners allow precise tuning of the strings. Between the tuners a filigree mother-of-pearl inlay is positioned, which contrasts the ebony overlay of the headstock very appealingly. The fretboard is also decorated with mother-of-pearl arrowhead inlays, creating a very harmonious overall appearance. To create a smooth transition between the top and the body, it is surrounded by a multilayer Binding, which is made of sapele, just like the soundhole rosette. The instrument is rounded off by the gossamer-thin matte finish, which allows a deep insight into the grain of the woods used.


Each pair of strings is picked up individually via three piezo elements inserted directly into the bridge, so that the acoustic sound is perfectly accentuated even when amplified. In addition, the Taylor Expression System 2 is equipped with a side preamp, which in addition to a volume control also includes a separate control for the bass and treble frequencies. Thus, the output signal can be adjusted conveniently and individually. Adjacent to the jack is the battery compartment, which houses the 9V block battery that powers the active system.


  • Manufacturer: Taylor
  • Design: Grand Pacific
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: Matte
  • Bracing: V-Class Bracing
  • Back & Sides: Rosewood
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: Matte
  • Binding: Sapele
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut type: Black Graphite
  • Nut width in mm: 44.45
  • Scale in mm: 648
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Inlay: Micarta
  • Tuners: Taylor
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Manufacturer pickups: Taylor
  • Pickup System: Expression System 2
  • Tuner: No
  • Rosette: Single Ring
  • Pickguard: No
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
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