Taylor Introduces New Grand Pacific Round-Shoulder Dreadnought 317, 517, & 717 Models with Award-Winning V-Class Bracing!
Powered by Taylor’s award-winning V-Class 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. Grand Pacific models will include a Builder’s Edition 717/717e (natural or Wild Honey Burst top), Builder’s Edition 517/517e (natural or Wild Honey Burst top), and 317/317e. Scroll below to learn more!
Taylor Grand Pacific 317e Specs & Features
The Grand Pacific 317, featuring Taylor’s new round-shoulder dreadnought body voiced with its award-winning V-Class bracing, helps usher in a whole new Taylor sound. Built with solid sapele back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top, the 317 boasts a tonal response that sits comfortably between the dry, focused character of mahogany and the harmonically complex sound of rosewood. The body’s wider waist helps produce a strong bass response, but without the woofiness that can sometimes plague bigger-body guitars. V-Class bracing, tailored for the Grand Pacific body, dials up the power and sustain, along with improved intonation. This edition comes equipped with Taylor's onboard ES2 electronics, and thanks to the clarity of the low-end frequencies, the guitar will be less inclined to feed back in amplified settings, making it a reliable partner for plugged-in applications.
Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 517 & 517e Specs & Features
Among the first generation of Taylor Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder’s Edition 517 dramatically expands Taylor’s sonic palette with a new flavor of acoustic tone. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavor 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 chambered 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. The 517 is offered with either a natural or Wild Honey Burst top, and either with or without Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics.
Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717 & 717e Specs & Features
Part of Taylor’s inaugural class of Grand Pacific guitars, the Builder’s Edition 717 builds on a long tradition of rosewood/spruce dreadnoughts, but breaks new ground with an entirely new Taylor sound. As a Builder’s Edition model, the 717 also sports an array of premium, player-friendly features: chambered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and a new compound-carve neck profile. 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.
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