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AD17e Blacktop

Price: $1,699 USD / Series: The American Dream®
AD17e Blacktop

Built with solid ovangkol back and sides and a black, solid spruce top, the Grand Pacific AD17e asserts itself with a bold throwback aesthetic that complements its vintage-inspired tone. Ovangkol brings warmth and pleasing midrange focus, which, in concert with our V-Class bracing architecture, delivers a stunning tonal blend of power, sustain and musicality. Chamfered body edges and the trademark comfort of the Taylor neck make this Grand Pacific dreadnought a dream to play, offering guitarists of all styles and musical needs a versatile solid-wood option at a more accessible price. Simple appointments highlight this model’s musical focus, featuring a black top treatment with a black pickguard, single-ring rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, and an ultra-thin matte finish. It comes with built-in ES2 electronics and ships in a light yet strong AeroCase.

Reviews

Gold Award
Playability is simply superb, with the neck providing a smooth slinky feel that lives up to the 'dream' designation of the series name.
Gold Award
Befitting its large, dreadnought- style dimensions, the AD17 delivers powerful volume projection but, unlike the typical scooped mids of a dreadnought, its mid- range is impressively boosted, providing a rich, sweet, well-balanced voice that is ideal for fingerstyle as well as punchy rhythm...
Gold Award
The back-to-basics simplicity of the AD17 Blacktop’s appearance may be minimalistic, but its tone is astonishingly upscale and luxurious.
Gold Award
The resonance and sustain is also impressive, with decay that retains body and blends seamlessly with the percussive blast of the initial pick attack.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Pacific

Shapes

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

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

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

Ovangkol

Body Woods

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

Expression System® 2

Electronics

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

V-Class Bracing

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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