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AD17 Blacktop

Sitka Spruce Top | Walnut Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | Eucalyptus Fretboard | No Electronics | AeroCase

Series: The American Dream® UPC: #00887766116042
$ 1,749USD
Body Wood:



No Electronics



Responsibly Sourced Materials

Taylor is committed to ethical sourcing and the ongoing pursuit of greater sustainable practices.

AeroCase Included

Sturdy and protective AeroCase included at no extra charge.

Lifetime Warranty with Registration

Limited Lifetime Warranty (U.S./Canada) or Extended Warranty (Details)

Factory Expert Service & Support

Responsive customer service from factory experts trained to help you get the most out of your guitar.

  • One of our lowest-priced US-made solid-wood guitars
  • All-solid tonewoods for tonal depth and complexity
  • Walnut body and spruce top supply a punchy voice
  • V-Class bracing dials up the volume and sustain
  • Includes super-lightweight, durable AeroCase
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AD17 Blacktop

Crafted to offer solid-wood tone and American-made craftsmanship at an exceptional value for working musicians, the AD17 Blacktop from the Taylor American Dream Series is an all-acoustic, non-cutaway guitar that blends a contemporary feel with a classic sound. Solid walnut back and sides and a spruce top serve up a warm, seasoned tone with a robust midrange and clear low-end power, with V-Class bracing inside to push more power and longer sustain. The AD17 Blacktop also features rounded body edges for a more accommodating feel, plus clean appointments, a stylish black-finished top and an ultra-durable, yet lightweight AeroCase.


Grand Pacific

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


Walnut’s crisp highs are balanced by a deep, woody low end that emerges as the guitar is played in.

Sitka Spruce

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

No Electronics

Whether you’re an acoustic purist or simply don’t need a pickup, we’ve got you covered.

V-Class Bracing

Our patented V-Class bracing is a revolutionary new pattern — a new sonic engine — that marks a major shift away from traditional steel-string bracing patterns. 



  • Scale Length 25-1/2"
  • Bracing V-Class Bracing
  • Pickguard Black
  • Tuners Taylor Nickel
  • Strings Coated Phosphor Bronze - Light
  • Body Width 16”
  • Nut & Saddle Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Case AeroCase
  • Body Length 20”
  • Body Depth 4 5/8"

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