Brian Truesby knows his way around a dreadnought. The talented guitar player had a chance to take the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517 WHB through its paces, pushing this Grand Pacific model to keep up with his dynamic, pristine playing style.
This guitar, made with solid mahogany back and sides paired up with a torrefied Sitka spruce top, utilizes V-Class bracing and subtle design nuances in its body shape to produce a warm, rich tone that evokes memories of classic acoustic recordings.
An entirely new category of acoustic tone for Taylor Guitars, the Builder’s Edition 517 offers remarkable sustain, power and musicality, plus a body contoured to optimize the playing feel. Rounded fretboard and body edges provide a seamless experience whether you play seated or standing, while the compound carve neck smoothly accommodates your fretting hand no matter where on the fretboard you’re playing.
In Brian’s own words, the guitar was more than up to the task. “[The Builder’s Edition 517] is very responsive to so many different styles of play,” Brian said. “Fabulous note definition and sustain, too.” Watch Brian demo the Builder’s Edition 517 WHB and click to learn more about this exciting model.