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The Taylor 217e Plus Grand Pacific acoustic-electric guitar brings the best of Taylor's innovation in a package with broad appeal. Combining the warm, blended overtones of the Grand Pacific body shape with the focused punch of a torrefied Sitka Spruce top, the 217e Plus delivers incredible dynamics and articulation with Taylor's signature balanced tone. The sound projects with authority thanks to back and sides of Layered Big Leaf Maple, which also boosts the low-end warmth. Plug in the Taylor ES2 pickup system and your natural acoustic tone comes through the PA or studio monitors with exceptional clarity. The comfortable feel of Taylor's Fusion neck profile welcomes players of all styles.

Shape Your Sound With the Grand Pacific Body

The Grand Pacific body style gives the 217e Plus a vintage appeal with incredible tonal versatility. Its shape eliminates the boominess that can plague some dreadnought acoustics, ensuring clear, robust tone across the tonal spectrum. You'll love the blended overtones and unified harmony from the Grand Pacific when strumming chords. Single notes sound round and full. Since it's so well-balanced, the Grand Pacific works equally well for delicate fingerpicking or aggressive flatpicking. From the stage to the studio, the 217e Plus Grand Pacific acoustic-electric guitar becomes your trusty companion.

Increased Dynamics and Articulation With Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top

The torrefied Sitka spruce top takes the 217e Plus to a new level, increasing its dynamic range and improving note separation. You'll notice longer sustain and clearer pitch definition. Each string vibrates freely with enhanced projection so notes leap out with more punch and liveliness. The sparkling highs retain their shimmer without getting brittle. The improved resonance brings out nuances in your playing for a more expressive performance. Due to the torrefaction process, the Sitka spruce top better withstands the rigors of touring and changes in humidity.

Even More Volume and Bass from Layered Big Leaf Maple

Taylor chose Layered Big Leaf Maple for the back and sides to provide the perfect complement to the 217e Plus' top. The harder maple increases volume and bass response compared to mahogany or rosewood. With the Grand Pacific body's focus on balanced overtones, the maple back and sides make sure your sound projects with authority. Strummed chords sound huge. Warm, round low notes excel for fingerstyle playing. The layered construction resists cracking and improves stability in fluctuating environments so the 217e Plus performs consistently night after night.

Natural Acoustic Amplification with Taylor ES2 Pickup System

Plug in the Taylor ES2 to amplify your 217e Plus with stunning quality. The ES2 uses patented behind-the-saddle pickup sensors to capture the nuances of your playing acoustically. The custom-voiced preamp ensures exceptional amplified tone through any rig. You get easy control of volume, bass and treble at your fingertips. Whether on stage or in studio, the ES2 pickup faithfully conveys the 217e Plus' balanced tone and dynamics. Order the Taylor 217e Plus today to experience the next evolution in Taylor sound.

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  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top increases dynamic range, balance and projection
  • Layered maple back and sides create a sturdy platform for vibrating string energy
  • Genuine West African ebony fingerboard and bridge for premium feel and tone
  • ES2 electronics with 3-sensor pickup and pro-grade preamp for amplified performance
  • Grand Pacific body shape produces warm, seasoned tone with broad, blended notes
  • Gloss black finish for attractive appearance
  • Ships in durable AeroCase for protection and portability

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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  • Body type: Grand Pacific
  • Top wood: Torrefied Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Big Leaf Maple
  • Bracing pattern: C-Class
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: NuBone
  • Pickup/preamp Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 2-band Yes
  • Special features: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Country of origin: Mexico