The Builder's Edition 717e WHB takes Taylor into new musical territory with a seasoned tone and classic vibes. Indian rosewood and torrefied Sitka spruce pair up to produce a richly textured acoustic response, generating clear trebles and clear low-end power. V-Class bracing and innovative design touches help eliminate the "woofiness" that often comes with dreadnought guitars, making this a great option for recording purposes. The torrefied top adds some played-in sweetness right out of the box, and chamfered body edges and compound neck carve make for a pleasingly accommodating experience. This model sports a Wild Honey Burst color treatment with its Silent Satin finish, and includes ES2 electronics and a hardshell case.
This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns.
- Scale Length 25-1/2"
- Bracing V-Class Bracing
- Pickguard None
- Tuners Taylor Nickel
- Strings Phosphor Bronze Medium
- Body Width 16”
- Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
- Number of Frets 20
- Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
- Body Length 20”
- Body Depth 4 5/8"
- Binding Edge Treatment Sapele
- Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
- Rosette Size Single Ring
- Back/Side Finish Silent Satin
- Backstrap Wood None
- Stain/Sunburst Wild Honey Burst Top
- Armrest No
- Top Finish Silent Satin
- Backstrap Finish None
- Bridge Inlay None
- Armrest Binding None
- Rosette Material Black Sapele/Maple
- Wedge None
- Neck Width 1-3/4"
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
- Type of Neck Joint Scarf
- Fretboard WoodW est African Crelicam Ebony
- Heel Length 3-1/2"
- Fretboard Inlay Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
- Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
- Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
- Neck Finish Satin
- Peghead Finish Satin
- Peghead Type Standard
- Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony
- Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
- Peghead Binding None
- Peghead Purfling None
- Peghead Inlay Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl
- Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony
- Fingerboard Ext None
- Buttons Nickel
- Edge Trim None
Delivery & Returns
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Shipping costs will not be refunded for returns. The buyer must assume all shipping costs when returning an item.
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30 Day Easy Return Guarantee
The Music Den wants you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. The Music Den has a cash back return policy for all online returns 30 days from the date of sale. (Note: This does not apply to Reverb. Please see Reverb for their specific policies. For In-store purchases please refer to your receipt.) Please read the items below carefully to ensure that your Item Return is done correctly.
To return an item purchased online from www.themusicden.com, you must notify The Music Den within 30 days from the date of the sale to receive an RA#.
All returns must have an RA# (Return Authorization Number). To receive an RA#, Please call 1-800-479-1189 or click here to send us an email. Do not forget to mention your customer number and order number so that we can expedite your request.
All Returns must be received by the Music Den within 10 days of the day you received the RA#.
All shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer and are non-refundable.
The following items cannot be returned: Sheet Music, Books, Reeds, Strings, Harmonicas, Microphones, Clothing, CD's, Videos, DVD's, and Software.
Returned items must be in their original condition and packaging. Returned items not in their original condition will be charged a 15% restocking fee.
Special orders can only be returned at the discretion of a Store Manager with a restocking fee added. All deposits on special orders are non-refundable.
When you ship your item, make sure that your RA# is printed clearly on the outside of the package.
Ship the item to:
The Music Den
1030 Route 10 West
Randolph, NJ 07869
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