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The American Dream® Series
Born from adversity. Built for value. Designed for the times.

Premium performance. Exceptional value.

Named after the guitar shop where Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974, the American Dream® Series reflects the principles of innovation and resourcefulness that Taylor is famous for.

Today, we believe making music is more important than ever. And we want to appeal to working musicians at every level. So, we thought, how can we pack all the essential ingredients of a great guitar into a pro-level instrument and make it more accessible?

With the American Dream Series, we’re proud to introduce the lowest-priced solid-wood, US-made guitars with our V-Class bracing and signature playability. These essential, versatile guitars deliver premium performance, while the appointments are streamlined to fit their function. They have everything you need, and nothing you don’t.

Premium Features

Solid Wood

A guitar made with a top, back and sides of solid wood will produce the most tonal complexity and become increasingly richer, more resonant, and more responsive as it ages.

V-Class Bracing

Our revolutionary internal architecture is like a finely engineered sonic engine. Notes are stronger, longer sustaining, and more in tune with each other, producing a more musical sound.

American Made

Our state-of-the-art factory headquarters in California, where our product development team operates, offers the highest levels of manufacturing sophistication and craftsmanship expertise.

Unique Details

Chamfered Edges

Smoothed edges around the body of the guitars translate into a more comfortable feel for your picking arm.

Thin Matte Finish

At .002 inches, our thin finish optimizes the acoustic resonance. Visually, it fits the guitar’s elemental aesthetic.

Simple Appointments

Dot inlays and other distilled detailing reflect our desire to offer players both a great music tool and a great value.

Taylor AeroCase™

The best of both worlds: all the protection of a hardshell case with material construction that’s a fraction of the weight.

V-Class Bracing

Our groundbreaking sonic engine transforms the sound of an acoustic guitar. By putting the top more in tune with the strings, it can produce notes with more power, projection and sustain and more accurate intonation.

The Grand Pacific

Discover how V-Class bracing fueled the design of a new Taylor shape and sound. Inspired by the dreadnoughts used on classic records, we’ve updated that sound to produce a pleasing blend of warmth, power and clarity.

Critics' Reviews

Check out what the critics are saying about the American Dream

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.
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...
For Taylor fans on a budget who can live without elaborate appointments or more exotic woods, the American Dream series is a no-brainer.
Playability is simply superb, with the neck providing a smooth slinky feel that lives up to the “dream” designation of the series name.

Where to Find American Dream Guitars

Dealer Locator

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Shop Online

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Customer Service

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