Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars

Taylor Builder's Edition 717e Acoustic Electric Guitar - Rosewood & Natural Spruce

    Break Ground Toward A New Sound - The Taylor Builder's Edition 717e Acoustic Electric Guitar - Rosewood & Natural Spruce

    Joining Taylor’s inaugural class of Grand Pacific guitars, this Builder’s Edition 717e builds on a long tradition of rosewood/spruce dreadnoughts and is breaking new ground toward an entirely new Taylor sound, built around changes to body style and fresh approach to musicality.

    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., and a voice still comfortably rooted in a traditional sound, yet updated to offer more expressive musical range.

    The rounded 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. 

    The 717e Builder’s Edition 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. 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.

    This edition also features Taylor's stage-ready ES2 electronics.