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Introducing the Taylor Grand Pacific

Meet the Grand Pacific Dreadnought

Taylor’s versatile new round-shoulder dreadnought guitar brings a whole new sonic personality to the dreadnought category and the Taylor line. With its warm, seasoned sound and clear low-end power, it’s a Taylor like you’ve never heard before.

Until now, Taylor has been known for a modern take on acoustic tone—a vibrant sound with precise and well-defined individual notes. But we like other acoustic flavors too. Drawing inspiration from traditional acoustic music, master guitar designer Andy Powers leveraged the tone-shaping control of our award-winning V-Class bracing to design the Grand Pacific acoustic guitar. Broad, overlapping notes blend into a unified harmony to create a warm and inviting sound. You’ll be inspired in a whole new way.

The Guitars

Builder’s Edition 717 | Rosewood + Torrefied Spruce

Our Builder’s Edition models showcase player-friendly features not found in our standard models. With the 717, the pairing of rosewood and torrefied spruce, together with our Grand Pacific body contours and V-Class bracing, take the natural harmonic complexity of rosewood to another level. Every note resonates with thick, rich power. A new compound-carve neck profile with rolled fretboard edges naturally complements your hand position for smooth playing comfort.

Builder’s Edition 517 | Mahogany + Torrefied Spruce

Mahogany’s strong fundamental focus and midrange presence, together with the played-in sound of a torrefied spruce top, add up to an inspiring mix of warmth, clarity and tonal balance on this Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific. V-Class bracing enhances mahogany’s dry, woody character, while the refined contouring of the neck, body edges, and bridge serves up a player-friendly feel that will coax expressive acoustic tone from the hands of any style of musician.


“When a guitar gives you the right vibrations, it’s so much easier to lose yourself in it.”


What Sets the Grand Pacific Apart

A Dramatically Different Taylor Voice

Until now, the Grand Auditorium sound has largely defined Taylor acoustic tone. Here’s how the Grand Pacific builds on our history of innovation to create something entirely new.

A Solution to the “Puff of Air” Problem

When Andy Powers began working on the Grand Pacific, he discovered a problem with the traditional dreadnought sound that inspired a truly functional, musical-sounding design.


“If things don’t stand up with just an acoustic guitar and a vocal, I don’t think they’re worthy of recording.”

- The White Buffalo

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.

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.

Acoustic Inspiration

Taylor artists share how an acoustic guitar has inspired their musical creativity.

The White Buffalo

The L.A.-based musician grew up inspired by the warm acoustic sounds of country music. To him, an acoustic guitar reveals the essence of a song.


The Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter loves the intimate power of an acoustic guitar for reinterpreting her songs in a solo performance setting.

From the Factory Podcast: Building the Grand Pacific

Learn more about the process behind the Grand Pacific in a special episode of the Taylor From the Factory podcast.

Where to Find Grand Pacific Guitars