Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition 517e Grand Pacific Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic-Electric W/Case - Wild Honey Burst - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition 517e Grand Pacific Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic-Electric w/Case - Wild Honey Burst

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517E WHB B.E.

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The Taylor Grand Pacific - New Taylor Shape. New Taylor Sound.


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

  • Compound carve neck profile: Designed to complement the way a player's hand position shifts as it moves up the neck, the profile subtly transitions from a slight V at the nut to a rounded C, with a rounded, ridgeless heel.

  • Rolled fretboard edges: This is a subtle comfort feature that players will feel on both sides of the neck.

  • Chamfered body edges: The rounded body edges enhance the playing comfort and feature traditional binding.

  • New Curve Wing bridge shape: Rounded edges and other refined contouring update a signature Taylor aesthetic to make the bridge feel more comfortable against the pick hand.

  • Wild Honey Burst top (Silent Satin finish): A careful colour application process allows the WHB colour to penetrate the wood in a unique way that heightens the aesthetic appeal, artfully showcasing both the torrefied spruce wood grain and the depth in the colour. (A natural top is also available.)

Builder's Edition 517e Details

Back/Sides: Mahogany
Top: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Top Finish: Wild Honey Burst
Bracing: V-Class
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.
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The Grand Pacific | Shaping a New Taylor Sound

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Warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?

Performance Guarantee - normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage.

Product Replacement - if your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

No Lemon Policy - your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.

Convenient - easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.

Guitar Setup - Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.

Loaners Available - a loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.

Power Surge Protection - your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.

Accessory Coverage - any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.

Commercial Use Coverage - music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty.Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Accidental or cosmetic damage is not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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Purchasing additional years of coverage

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

NEW products: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

USED products: 4% of selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year. Pricing for used electronic products is 4% of the original new selling price.

GUITARS: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.

BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: $40 up to $2,000 selling price. BRASS and STRINGS: 2% of the selling price after $2,000. WOODWINDS: 4% of the selling price after $2,000.

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.