Presenting the all new Taylor AD17e, part of Taylor's new American Dream series of all American Built, All Solid Wood guitars.
Named after the guitar shop where Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974, the American Dream® Series reflects the principles of innovation and resourcefulness that have always helped Taylor get through challenging times. Facing the global COVID-19 crisis, Taylor found ourselves again challenged to invent their way out of a mess. Making music felt more important than ever, and yet Taylor knew many folks would have less to spend on a new guitar. So, they thought, "how can we pack all the essential ingredients of a great guitar into a pro-level instrument and make it more affordable?"
With the American Dream Series, Taylor is proud to introduce the lowest-priced solid-wood, US-made guitars in the Taylor line. V-Class bracing and their signature playability deliver premium performance, while the appointments were streamlined to fit the function of these guitars. Designed for the times, these guitars have everything you need, and nothing you don’t.
The new AD17 Grand Pacific model is the first of Taylor's round-shoulder dreadnoughts to feature back and sides of solid ovangkol, an African tonewood that shares rosewood’s warmth and brilliance with additional presence in the midrange. Topped with solid spruce, the AD17 serves up a blend of sparkle and clean low-end power, enhanced by V-Class bracing for greater volume, longer sustain, and a more in-tune sound. That seasoned, vintage-hued tone is reflected in this model’s strikingly classic look, with a natural top and a deep Urban Sienna color treatment for the ovangkol back and sides. Minimally decorated but finely crafted, the AD17 also features chamfered body edges, stained spruce edge trim, a three-ring rosette in Hawaiian koa, and a faux tortoiseshell pickguard. The 2.0 mil-thick matte body finish minimizes damping for unfettered resonance. It ships with built-in ES2 electronics in a Taylor AeroCase.
Taylor American Dream Series
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Brand of Strings: D’Addario Coated Phosphor Bronze - Medium
Body Length: 20”
Body Width: 16”
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment: Chamfered Edges
Top Finish: Matte
Back Configuration: 2-piece, No Wedge
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Back/Side Finish: Matte
Rosette Material: Hawaiian Koa
Stain/Sunburst: Urban Sienna
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
Heel Cap Binding: Black
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Eucalyptus
Neck Finish: Matte
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Matte
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Eucalyptus
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic
Bridge Pins: Black
Electronics: Expression System ES2
Tuning Machine Buttons: Nickel
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