Developed during the uncertainty of a global pandemic, the American Dream Series embodies the plucky spirit of innovation that has fueled Taylor Guitars for nearly half a century, the company stated. Thoughtfully distilled to deliver exceptional value and pro-level performance, these guitars offer a more accessible entry point to the solid-wood acoustic experience.
Three Grand Pacific models headline the series, voiced with V-Class bracing to serve up the seasoned tone that defines Taylor’s round-shoulder dreadnought. Wood options include sapele topped with mahogany (AD27), which yields a dry, focused response; and ovangkol topped with spruce (AD17), producing top-end sparkle balanced by warm mids. Workmanlike appointments emphasize function over filigree. Notable touches include chamfered body edges and super-thin matte finish, which opens up the sound. The matte-black finish on the AD17 Blacktop makes a bold visual statement.