A Dreadnought for a New Era
Andy wasn’t interested in simply building another version of an existing dreadnought guitar. The Grand Pacific makes sounds that are familiar to dreadnought players, with important improvements made possible by V-Class bracing.
Between V-Class bracing and the subtle contours of the Grand Pacific body, Andy eliminated the problematic low-end muddiness often associated with dreadnought-style guitars. The Grand Pacific produces clear low-end power, which means the bass frequencies are more musical.
One of the sonic problems with many traditional X-braced dreadnoughts is that they create their low-end power at the expense of other frequencies. With the Grand Pacific, you’ll hear smooth, warm, powerful notes consistently across the frequency spectrum.
The Grand Pacific isn’t musically confined the way a dreadnought can be. It blends the power of a bluegrass guitar with the clarity and playing comfort that singer-songwriters and other types of players will love. Its all-around utility makes it a fantastic workhorse guitar.
How V-Class Paved the Way
When Taylor design architect Andy Powers developed V-Class bracing, he knew that beyond its fundamental sonic improvements—stronger volume, longer sustain, more accurate intonation—V-Class offered a flexible new platform for shaping an acoustic guitar’s tonal character in dramatic new ways.
The Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific
The design philosophy of our Builder’s Edition guitars is to create the ultimate blend of sound and feel. With two new Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, we’ve brought premium, player-friendly features like a compound carve neck profile and smoothly contoured body and fretboard edges, elevating the playing comfort in inspiring new ways.