Taylor American Dream Series AD17 Blacktop Grand Pacific

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AD17 Blacktop

This blacktop American Dream Grand Pacific makes a striking first impression and backs it up with a serious musical punch. Made with solid ovangkol back and sides topped with spruce, this all-solid-wood guitar represents the resilience of Taylor’s commitment to meeting the needs of everyday musicians even in historically difficult times. Ovangkol’s warm, seasoned tone bears hints of rosewood’s lush sparkle, with greater presence in the midrange, while the spruce top adds clarity and articulation. It’s all punched up by the V-Class bracing under the hood, which optimizes the tonal output for greater volume, longer sustain, and ear-pleasing intonation up and down the neck. Aside from the black finish for the top, a thin 2.0-mil matte layer combines a rootsy look with a responsive voice. Additional details include chamfered body edges, a single-ring rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, and a black pickguard. It ships in a sturdy yet lightweight Taylor AeroCase.

FEATURES
  • Grand Pacific Body Shape: This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.
  • Sitka Spruce Top: The soundboard of choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
  • Ovangkol Back & Sides: Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.
  • V-Class Bracing: A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.

SPECIFICATIONS
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Black
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Aerocase
Brand of Strings: D'Addario Coated Phosphor Bronze - Medium
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment: Chamfered Edges
Top Finish: Matte
Back Config: 2-Piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Matte
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Black/Maple/Black
Stain/Sunburst: None
Wedge: None
Armrest: None
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
Heel Cap Binding: Black
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Eucalyptus
Neck Finish: Matte
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Matte
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Eucalyptus
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic
Bridge Pins: Black
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext.: None
Edge Trim: None

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