Taylor Guitars AD27e Flametop Acoustic Electric Guitar New
We’ve been impressed with the Grand Pacific body shape, which has introduced a new robust, earthy flavor to the Taylor lineup. The AD27e Flametop is an intriguing variation on what is becoming a well-respected style. The back, sides and top of this round shouldered Dreadnought are crafted of solid Big Leaf maple. The AD27e Flametop has a very thin satin finish and the figured maple top is stained in a subtle Woodsmoke color. This is part of Taylor’s new American Dream series and while we don’t like to play favorites, the gang here at Gryphon have had a hard time putting this guitar back on the rack. Includes a lightweight, super-sturdy AeroCase.
About the Taylor American Dream Series:
The Taylor American Dream series of guitars are named for the small guitar workshop where Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug first met in the early 1970s and where the company that grew into Taylor Guitars got its start. The idea behind the new line is to create affordable, all-solid wood guitars that are built in the US. But rather than returning to the past for the guitar’s design, Bob Taylor and master guitar designer Andy Powers opted to base the series on their newest body shape, the round shouldered Grand Pacific dreadnought. The Grand Pacific is Taylor’s newest body shape. Like dreadnoughts from other builders, Grand Pacifics have lots of volume with a strong bass response. But Taylor’s V-Class bracing tames the booming low end to produce a rich tone that blends warm but focused bass with clear, defined trebles and mids. These are guitars that have enough oomph to drive a band rhythmically, but they have a balanced voice that is capable of remarkable subtlety as well. The Grand Pacific is a very versatile guitar.