Taylor 717e Sitka/IRW Acoustic #1103289131 - Used  From Taylor

A perfectly mint 2019 Builder's Edition 717e from Taylor's Grand Pacific series of guitars.

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What We Think

Our first V-class!  Fantastic clarity and fantastic comfort, as we would expect, with a woody-ness and power we don't always associate with Taylor.  Owned for 3 months by the previous owner, you better believe it's about as clean as they come!

 

Condition: Used, Excellent

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

Part of Taylor’s inaugural class of Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder’s Edition 717e 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 717e 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. This edition also features our stage-ready ES2 electronics.

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About Manufacturer

Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Among the company’s many innovations are its patented Taylor Neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup, a groundbreaking approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric, and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.

In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. This approach, together with outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics, are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other established musicians.

Specifications

Model: 717e Builder's Edition

Serial: 1103289131

Year: 2019

Body Style: Grand Pacific

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Indian Rosewood

Bracing: V-Class

Pickguard: None

Tuners: Taylor Nickel

Electronics: Expression System 2

Body Width: 16"

Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite / Micarta Saddle

Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony

Number of Frets: 20

Body Length: 20"

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: Sapele

Back Config: 2-Piece No Wedge

Rosette Size: Single Ring

Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin

Backstrap Wood: None

Stain/Sunburst: None

Armrest: No

Top Finish: Silent Satin

Backstrap Finish: None

Bridge Inlay: None

Armrest Binding: None

Rosette Material: Black Sapele/Maple

Wedge: None

Neck Width: 1 3/4"

Fretboard Binding: West African Ebony

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony

Heel Length: 3 1/2"

Fretboard Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl

Heel Cap Binding: None

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Neck Finish: Satin

Peghead Finish: Satin

Peghead Type: Standard

Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony

Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Purfling: None

Peghead Inlay: Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony

Fingerboard Ext: None

Buttons: Nickel

Edge Trim: None

Case: Hardshell