The New Taylor American Dream Guitars Are Here!
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.
The Taylor American Dream series come in three varieties: the AD17, which has a Sitka spruce top and ovangkol back and sides; the AD27, which has mahogany top and sapele back and sides; and the AD17 Blacktop, which has a black Sitka spruce top and ovangkol backs and sides. All three models are available with the optional Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup. All three models also have chamfered body edges, thin satin finishes and Tsylor’s revolutionary V-Class bracing system.
Taylor American Dream AD17