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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
Builder's Edition 517e Details
Top: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Top Finish: Wild Honey Burst
Electronics: Expression System 2
Case: Included Deluxe Hardshell Case
Among the first generation of Taylor Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder's Edition 517 dramatically expands Taylor's sonic palette with a new flavour of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, this round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavour the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top.
The Builder's Edition stamp means that the 517 is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar's pleasing fretting-hand feel, while a refined bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won't have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard. Between its sound and feel, the Builder's Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.
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 517 is offered with either a natural or Wild Honey Burst top, and either with or without Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics.