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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 have always helped Taylor get through challenging times.

Facing the global COVID-19 crisis, we found ourselves again challenged to invent our way out of a mess. Making music felt more important than ever, and yet we knew many folks would have less to spend on a new guitar. So, we thought, how can we pack all the essential ingredients of a great guitar into a pro-level instrument and make it more affordable?

With the American Dream Series, we’re proud to introduce the lowest-priced solid-wood, US-made guitars in the Taylor line. V-Class bracing and our signature playability deliver premium performance, while the appointments were streamlined to fit the function of these guitars. Designed for the times, these guitars 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.

Where to Find American Dream Guitars

Dealer Locator

Use our Dealer Locator tool to find the shop that carries the American Dream Series.

Shop Online

Prefer to do your shopping from home? Browse our American Dream models at your favorite online Taylor dealer.

Customer Service

Our team of experts is ready to answer your questions about American Dream guitars and anything else you’d like to know about Taylor.