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AD17e Blacktop

Sitka Spruce Top | Ovangkol Back and Sides | Tropical Mahogany Neck | Eucalyptus Fretboard | Expression System® 2 Electronics | Aerocase Case

Series: The American Dream® UPC: #00887766106906
$ 1,799USD
Body Wood:

Ovangkol

Cutaway:

Non-cutaway

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.

  • Made in America with all-solid tonewoods
  • Ovangkol/spruce combo serves up warm, seasoned tone
  • V-Class bracing adds power and sustain
  • Grand Pacific body offers a classic vibe and look
  • Includes ES2 pickup and AeroCase for protection
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Overview

AD17e Blacktop

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One of the lowest-priced all-solid-wood guitars produced in our California facility, the AD17e Blacktop from the American Dream Series offers players a more accessible entry point to the tonal complexity and sophistication that come with solid-wood construction. Ovankgol back and sides pair with a spruce top to produce a warm, shimmering midrange with a splash of treble clarity, and you'll hear clear low-end power thanks to the dreadnought-style body and V-Class bracing inside. This model is dressed in a striking blacktop color treatment for the soundboard, and it ships with our ES2 acoustic pickup and a lightweight, yet sturdy AeroCase.

FEATURES

Grand Pacific

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

Ovangkol

Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.

Sitka Spruce

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

Expression System® 2

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

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. 

Specifications

Highlights

  • 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"
* Models are subject to change without notice.