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Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition 717e Grand Pacific Spruce / Rosewood Acoustic-Electric w/Case - Natural

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The Taylor Grand Pacific - New Taylor Shape. New Taylor Sound.


Powered by Taylor's award-winning V-Class(TM) bracing, the Grand Pacific is a new round-shoulder dreadnought that introduces a whole new sonic personality to the dreadnought category and the Taylor line. It's a Taylor like you've never heard before.

A Warm, Seasoned Sound
Compared to the "modern" acoustic sound Taylor has become known for - vibrant and articulate, with clearly defined notes - the Grand Pacific's voice features broad, overlapping notes that blend smoothly together to create a warm, seasoned sound. If you're already a fan of Taylor, the Grand Pacific reveals a uniquely inspiring flavour to explore. If the Taylor sound hasn't been your jam in the past, the Grand Pacific might change your mind. It's definitely a guitar worth a test-drive.

Builder's Edition Grand Pacific Design Features

  • Compound carve neck profile: Designed to complement the way a player's hand position shifts as it moves up the neck, the profile subtly transitions from a slight V at the nut to a rounded C, with a rounded, ridgeless heel.

  • Rolled fretboard edges: This is a subtle comfort feature that players will feel on both sides of the neck.

  • Chamfered body edges: The rounded body edges enhance the playing comfort and feature traditional binding.

  • New Curve Wing bridge shape: Rounded edges and other refined contouring update a signature Taylor aesthetic to make the bridge feel more comfortable against the pick hand.

Builder's Edition 717e Details

Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
Top: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Top Finish: Natural
Bracing: V-Class
Electronics: Expression System 2
Case: Included Deluxe Hardshell Case

Part of Taylor's inaugural class of Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder's Edition 717 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. V-Class brings extra punch and sustain, along with improved intonation and musicality across the entire frequency spectrum. Together with rosewood's harmonic complexity and the played-in sound of the torrefied spruce top, players can expect rich, luxurious tonal character from top to bottom. It's a voice comfortably rooted in a traditional sound, yet updated to offer more expressive musical range.

As a Builder's Edition model, the 717 also sports an array of premium, player-friendly features: chamfered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and a new compound-carve neck profile, whose contours match the natural adjustments in the player's hand position when moving up and down the fretboard. Even the bridge design was refined to add a more ergonomic feel for the player's pick hand. Taylor's noise-reducing Silent Satin finish displays the muted sheen of an older guitar, while elegantly understated appointments include mother-of-pearl Arrowhead fretboard and peghead inlays, with sapele binding. It all adds up to a Taylor like you've never seen, heard or felt before.

All Grand Pacific models also include a new deluxe hardshell guitar case featuring a luxurious exterior with a Western floral pattern that resembles tooled leather.

Model Options: The 717 is offered with either a natural or Wild Honey Burst top, and either with or without Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics.
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The Grand Pacific | Shaping a New Taylor Sound