Taylor American Dream Series AD17 Blacktop Grand Pacific
An all solid wood US built, high end Taylor guitar at a previously impossible price point, the non-electro AD17 Blacktop is part of the American Dream Series, an answer by the creative minds at Taylor of how to keep building guitars during the world situation in 2020.
A matte black sitka spruce top (with black pickguard) couples with solid ovangkol back and sides - providing a broad dynamic range and tonal response similar to that of Rosewood, but with a little more mid-range emphasis.
The easily recognisable round shoulder dreadnought encourages a wash of notes, with a mature sound that harks back to vintage era guitars / recordings and tips a hat to guitar building heritage - and when this is coupled with the sustain, volume, intonation and projection boosting V-Class bracing - you have an extraordinary versatile and affordable instrument.
American Dream Guitars features wood that would normally not cut the mustard on their guitars - with slight cosmetic blemishes, and Tayor fully embraces these flaws on their sleeve - with a subtle Urban Sienna stain bringing out the detail of the grain further for all to see.
Chamfered body edges ensure a silky-smooth feel and the Eucalyptus fretboard plays smooth and in-tune right the way up to the higher reaches of the fretboard. Also available with electronics (the AD17e), the AD17 Blacktop ships in an ultra-lightweight yet durable and portable Aerocase.