Guitarist and producer Justus West knows what to look for in an acoustic guitar. With its solid mahogany back and sides, torrefied Sitka spruce top and compound carve neck profile, the Builder’s Edition 517 blends a warm, expressive response with a seamless playing experience.

Outfitted with V-Class bracing for unmatched volume and sustain and a Silent Satin finish that reduces incidental noise, this Grand Pacific guitar also features a rounded body and fretboard edges to provide a truly inviting feel whose musical voice hearkens to vintage acoustic recordings.

The enhanced neck takes the already-comfortable Taylor design and shapes it to match the natural position of your fretting hand as you move up and down the neck, while the rounded heel lets you reach every note without strain.

Offered with optional built-in ES2 electronics and available with a natural or Wild Honey Burst top finish, it’s a truly original entry in the Taylor family of premium acoustic guitars.

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