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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.

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 717

$2,899

Builder's Edition 717 WHB

$2,999

Builder's Edition 717e

$3,099

Builder's Edition 717e WHB

$3,199

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.

Builder's Edition 517 WHB

$2,799

Builder's Edition 517

$2,699

Builder's Edition 517e WHB

$2,999

Builder's Edition 517e

$2,899

317e | Sapele + Spruce

For players craving the tonal warmth and power of the Grand Pacific in its most accessible form, the sapele/spruce 317e delivers. Sapele’s voice occupies the sweet spot between rosewood’s rich overtones and mahogany’s dry, woody sound. With our V-Class bracing, this Grand Pacific makes a dynamic and versatile guitar that’s perfect for performance with vocals or other musicians.

317

$1,699

317e

$1,899

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

—Lights

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.

Clear Low-end Power

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.

Tonal Consistency

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.

Greater Musical Versatility

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.

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.

Lights

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

Grand Pacific Featured Dealers

Grand Pacific guitars are now available at Grand Pacific Featured Dealers near you.

Attend a Grand Pacific Event

Experience the Grand Pacific at a New Model Showcase in spring 2019.

Contact Customer Service

Contact our experts with your questions about Grand Pacific guitars.