Taylor 717 Builder's Edition WHB
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SpecificationsTop Wood: Torrefied Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Indian rosewood
Width at Nut: 1.75"
Bracing Pattern: V-class
Scale Length: 25.5"
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Ebony
Body Binding: Sapele
Rosette: Black sapele and maple multi-ring
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Taylor logotype in mother-of-pearl
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Compound-carve
Fingerboard Side Dots: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets
Fingerboard Inlay: Builder's Edition pattern in mother-of-pearl
Tuners: Taylor nickel closed-gear
Case: Taylor Western Floral hard-shell case
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Every guitar from Taylor Builder's Edition is a special one that showcases the best of what their El Cajon factory has to offer. But with that in mind, their 717 sets a new high-water mark for the Builder's Edition line, effortlessly combining Taylor's innovative engineering with the meaty and powerful sound of their Grand Pacific body shape. The Sitka spruce top has been torrefied so as to get the guitar as open as possible, and is complimented by the naturally bell-like sound of the Indian rosewood back and sides. Nice appointments like the sapele binding and the hardwood rosette add a little elegance, but the most eye-catching part is undoubtedly the Wild Honey Burst finish - a rich sepia stain on the top that adds to the guitar's vintage vibe. The 717 comes with a deluxe Western Floral hard-shell case.