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AD17e Blacktop

AD17e Blacktop American Dream Series Acoustic Guitar – Taylor

249,252.00 236,752.00

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Description

AD17e Blacktop

Built with solid ovangkol back and sides and a black, solid spruce top, the Grand Pacific AD17e asserts itself with a bold throwback aesthetic that complements its vintage-inspired tone. Ovangkol brings warmth and pleasing midrange focus, which, in concert with our V-Class bracing architecture, delivers a stunning tonal blend of power, sustain and musicality. Chamfered body edges and the trademark comfort of the Taylor neck make this Grand Pacific dreadnought a dream to play, offering guitarists of all styles and musical needs a versatile solid-wood option at a more accessible price. Simple appointments highlight this model’s musical focus, featuring a black top treatment with a black pickguard, single-ring rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, and an ultra-thin matte finish. It comes with built-in ES2 electronics and ships in a light yet strong AeroCase.

New Chapter in Taylor Value and Performance
With the American Dream series of US-built acoustic guitars, Bob Taylor and Andy Powers have opened a new chapter in Taylor value and performance. Never before has it been this affordable to own an American-made Taylor guitar with class-leading features. The Grand Pacific AD17e Blacktop slope-shoulder dreadnought is built from solid Taylor tonewoods (spruce, ovangkol, and mahogany), each with minor cosmetic imperfections to honor the mature sound and workhorse aesthetic these early guitars are known for. Taylor’s V-Class Bracing gives the AD17e Blacktop impressive sustain and a clean, pure tone that stands up to even the scrutiny of the studio. All in all, the American Dream Taylor AD17e Blacktop is a professional instrument that comes in at a price that will ensure you’re not afraid to take it on the road. Onboard Taylor ES2 electronics — a hallmark of all top-tier Taylors — make the AD17e Blacktop a fantastic option for plug-and-play gigging and recording.

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Pacific

Shapes

This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Ovangkol

Body Woods

Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.

Expression System® 2

Electronics

The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

V-Class Bracing

Bracing

A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
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Specifications

Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.

Highlights
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″
Body
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: no

Neck
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
Peghead Finish: Matte
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Eucalyptus
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic
Other
Bridge Pins: Black
Buttons: Nickel
Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: None

*Models are subject to change without notice
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Reviews

GOLD AWARD
Playability is simply superb, with the neck providing a smooth slinky feel that lives up to the ‘dream’ designation of the series name.
GOLD AWARD
Befitting its large, dreadnought- style dimensions, the AD17 delivers powerful volume projection but, unlike the typical scooped mids of a dreadnought, its mid- range is impressively boosted, providing a rich, sweet, well-balanced voice that is ideal for fingerstyle as well as punchy rhythm…
GOLD AWARD
The back-to-basics simplicity of the AD17 Blacktop’s appearance may be minimalistic, but its tone is astonishingly upscale and luxurious.
GOLD AWARD
The resonance and sustain is also impressive, with decay that retains body and blends seamlessly with the percussive blast of the initial pick attack.
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