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This American Dream Grand Pacific model is sure to excite fans of the hardwood sound and aesthetic, thanks to solid sapele back and sides matched with a mahogany top. Its woody, midrange-focused voice receives a boost from V-Class bracing, which adds volume and sustain along with a clean, in-tune sound across the tonal spectrum. Seasoned with a clear, warm low end, it adds up to a resonant whole that can perform across genres and playing styles. For appointments, we’ve kept the American Dream Series minimal to make sure it’s accessible for today’s players. This model features chamfered body edges, black top purfling, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, a faux tortoiseshell pickguard, and an earthy Urban Sienna stain, all wrapped in a 2.0-mil matte finish. It ships in a Taylor AeroCase.


Editor's Pick Award
The guitars in the series are the lowest-priced American-made guitars Taylor has ever offered, and it’s no coincidence that they have been introduced at a time when the pandemic has made it more difficult than ever for people to purchase new guitars.
Editor's Pick Award
As the low-cost realization of Andy Powers’ mission to create an instrument with a round, buoyant tone and the flexibility to cover a wealth of different styles, the American Dream AD27 is a guitar for the times, with an inspiring sound that will please players of all kinds...
Editor's Pick Award
The AD27 has a big voice, and it rings out clearly and has nice complexity in the midrange, with lots of low-end girth.
Physically and sonically, the AD27 was able to stand up to my very heavy right hand. It never lost composure or sounded strident—no matter how hard I strummed.
Taylor has managed to cut costs while preserving the quality you’d expect from a premium American-made instrument—and added a new voice to its guitar choir along the way.
Even after traveling across country in a shipping box, the AD27 had low, buzz-free action right out of the case—and it stayed that way through some humid New York summer weeks. The intonation was excellent, and the tuning remained stable over long sessions. This is a guitar that wants to be played.
For weeks, I attacked the AD27 with everything in my arsenal: gentle melodies, aggressively bendy blues, jaunty gypsy jazz, Pete Townshend-esque strumming, bass-style snaps and pops, and country picking. The Taylor handled it all without complaint.
...the AD27’s tone is deeper than almost any acoustic I’ve played. It sounds thick and full—but not dull. Although the treble range sounds clear and articulate, it’s accompanied by a rich undertone that gives single notes a stamp of authority.
For Taylor fans on a budget who can live without elaborate appointments or more exotic woods, the American Dream series is a no-brainer.
The instrument’s relatively large body produced respectable volume, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the guitar to players looking for a single guitar to cover many styles.
Not only do the guitars offer maximum bang-for-the-buck, in the AD27e you get a wood combination that’s not available on any other Grand Pacific model.
Without question, these guitars are bound to be hot, and I’d recommend checking one out at your favorite Taylor dealer!


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Pacific


This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.

Tropical Mahogany

Body Woods

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.


Body Woods

One of the best all-around tonewoods there is, sapele will deliver for any playing style.

V-Class Bracing


A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.


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