The Taylor AD17e American Dream Grand Pacific acoustic-electric guitar pairs creativity and ingenuity with premium musical performance. The Grand Pacific body shape brings a warm and seasoned sound, with broad, round overlapping notes that blend to create a unified harmony. It eliminates the low-end woofiness often associated with dreadnought-style guitars, and is especially microphone-friendly, and suited to flat-pickers, strummers and fingerstyle players.
The AD17e features a top made of solid spruce, which blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportion for a broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. The back and sides are made of solid ovangkol, known for its punchy midrange and shimmery top end. Pairing spruce with ovangkol gives you a tone that is crisp and articulate, yet balanced and responsive to a wide variety of playing styles. The AD17e also includes Taylor V-Class bracing, which optimizes the guitar’s response by boosting volume and sustain, and creating purer notes that don’t cancel each other out.
Enjoy additional amplification with the Taylor Expression System 2, which features a patented behind-the-saddle pickup. It has three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors, allowing all the nuance of the guitar’s tone to come through clearly, whether playing acoustically or plugged in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. The Taylor ES2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
Additional appointments include chambered body edges, a eucalyptus fingerboard and bridge, super-thin matte finish, single-ring wood rosette and Taylor nickel tuners. Comes in a Taylor AeroCase for maximum protection and portability.
- Solid spruce top with solid ovangkol back and sides
- Tropical mahogany neck in a standard Taylor profile
- Eucalyptus fingerboard and bridge
- Taylor ES2 electronics