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Taylor AD17 Ovangkol Back and Sides, Spruce top

   
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Taylor American Dream AD17 Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • A pro guitar with character
  • Proudly built in the USA
  • Woods chosen for their mature sound and workhorse aesthetic
  • Grand Pacific slope-shoulder dreadnought body honors the Southern California '60s music scene
  • Solid spruce top — a longstanding acoustic guitar standard
  • Solid ovangkol back & sides — sonic properties similar to rosewood
  • Easy-playing mahogany neck and eucalyptus fingerboard supply sought-after Taylor playability
  • V-Class Bracing increases output, enhances sustain, and reduces harmonic distortion for a more in-tune sound
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AD17

This Grand Pacific dreadnought was forged from Taylor creativity during times of unprecedented global challenges in 2020. Solid ovangkol back and sides bring much of the sparkle and low-end presence you would expect from rosewood, plus a leveled-up midrange for a truly balanced sound up and down the neck. With a solid spruce top, the Grand Pacific body shape produces warm, seasoned acoustic tone reminiscent of vintage acoustic recordings. V-Class bracing adds its tone-enhancing magic to the mix, producing louder notes and chords that sustain and bloom with impeccable intonation. Together, the tonewood pairing, body shape, and interior bracing add up to a versatile workhorse, capable of filling a room with rich cowboy chords or soft fingerpicked melodies. Aesthetically, the AD17e is detailed with minimal appointments to preserve its classic character. Chamfered body edges, stained spruce edge trim, a three-ring rosette in Hawaiian koa, and a faux tortoiseshell pickguard add to the refined visuals, with an Urban Sienna stain for the back and sides and a thin 2-mil matte finish optimizing the guitar’s lively acoustic response. It ships with built-in ES2 electronics in a Taylor AeroCase.

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.

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.
Highlights

Scale Length
25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle
Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
Bracing
V-Class
Truss Rod Cover
Black Plastic
Pickguard
Tortoise
Number of Frets
20
Tuners
Taylor Nickel
Case
Aerocase
Brand of Strings
D’Addario Coated Phosphor Bronze - Medium
Body Length
20