Item #1599824 Model #217e-SB-Plus-LTD50

Taylor 217e Plus 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Grand Pacific Acoustic-Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst


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A visually striking acoustic celebrating Taylor's legacy of flawless craftsmanship and tone.

Marking the 50th year of Taylor Guitars, the limited-edition 217e Plus Grand Pacific acoustic-electric guitar commemorates the brand's enduring commitment to impeccable build quality and musicality. With its solid torrefied Sitka spruce top and layered rosewood back and sides, the Grand Pacific body shape works to eliminate problematic low-end muddiness, allowing the 217e Plus to produce clear, balanced tone with excellent note separation. The guitar's stunning visual details like its tobacco sunburst finish, 50th anniversary inlay pattern and label and gold tuning machines honor Taylor's rich history while also standing out esthetically. Equipped with Taylor's ES2 pickup system, the 217e Plus accurately conveys your dynamic playing style through its adjustable behind-the-saddle transducer. Its comfortable neck profile and smooth ebony fingerboard make this guitar a joy to play, whether at home, in the studio or on stage.

The Grand Pacific Body Shape Provides a Clear, Balanced Tone

The Grand Pacific's body shape works to eliminate the low-end muddiness that can muddy up the sound of large-bodied guitars. With the 217e Plus, you'll enjoy clear tone with excellent note separation. The guitar's solid torrefied spruce top, and layered rosewood back and sides, further enhance this balanced and nuanced tone. Playing the 217e Plus, you can easily hear each note ring out with clarity and separation.

A Smooth Neck Profile and Fingerboard Make Playing Effortless

The 217e Plus's neck features a comfortable standard profile that most players will find inviting. Its ebony fingerboard feels smooth and fast under your fingers, making moving around the neck a breeze. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned guitarist, you'll appreciate how the 217e Plus's ergonomic design makes playing for long periods effortless and enjoyable.

Taylor ES2 Electronics Accurately Capture Your Playing Dynamics

The 217e Plus comes equipped with Taylor's ES2 pickup system, featuring an adjustable transducer positioned behind the saddle to capture your playing dynamics with accuracy. The onboard preamp gives you independent volume control, along with bass and treble EQ to shape your amplified tone. With the ES2 system, you can confidently amplify your performances knowing that all the nuance and expression of your playing will come through.

Celebrating Taylor's Legacy With Stunning Visual Details

At first glance, the 217e Plus's tobacco sunburst finish over solid torrefied Sitka spruce beautifully showcases the guitar's expert craftsmanship. The commemorative 50th anniversary inlay pattern and label further elevate its visual appeal. With its gold tuning machines, genuine ebony components and black binding, the 217e Plus is a fitting tribute to Taylor's five decades of guitar-making mastery.

  • Body type: Grand Pacific
  • Top wood: Torrefied Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: C-Class
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Sapele
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • 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


  • Tobacco Sunburst top, 50th Anniversary Label and Diamond Inlay Pattern
  • Solid torrefied Sitka spruce top, layered rosewood back and sides for warm, balanced tone with clear, articulate highs
  • Expression System 2 electronics faithfully amplify the guitar's natural tone
  • Behind-the-saddle pickup with three adjustable sensors captures dynamic range of tone
  • Onboard preamp with volume, bass and treble controls for shaping amplified tone
  • Grand Pacific body shape produces broad, overlapping notes with minimized "woofiness"
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and standard Taylor profile for comfortable, familiar feel
  • Gold tuning machines provide smooth, accurate tuning
  • Micarta nut and saddle for optimal tone transfer
  • Gloss body finish enhances the beauty of the tonewoods
  • AeroCase for durable, lightweight protection

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