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 AD27e slope-shoulder dreadnought is solid Taylor tonewoods (mahogany and sapele), 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 AD27e impressive sustain and a clean, pure tone that stands up to even the scrutiny of the studio. All in all, the American Dream Taylor AD27e 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 AD27e a fantastic option for plug-and-play gigging and recording.
In 1974, a young Bob Taylor cut his teeth building custom acoustics out of San Diego's American Dream guitar factory. The American Dream series pays tribute to this time in Taylor's history with its working-class, American-made pro instruments, built with the same values and American spirit that have driven the Taylor name for the past 45+ years.
Have you ever owned a guitar that was too pretty to play out? With the American Dream AD27e, you can lay your fears to rest. The woods on this guitar are chosen specifically for their sonic properties and minor cosmetic imperfections. The result is a great-sounding, well-priced guitar that you can haul from gig to gig without any compunction. An included Taylor AeroCase delivers rugged protection around town without adding much carry weight to the equation.
The Taylor American Dream AD27e features a solid mahogany top on back and sides of dark, figured solid sapele. Taylor's Central and South America–sourced tropical mahogany is hailed for its dark color, deep bass, and thick, chewy midrange. It's perfect for players who prefer a mellower top end (compared to spruce) and a more rustic-looking instrument. The sapele back and sides supply more than just a coordinating look, but a unique harmonic stack as well for a unique voice and robust projection. Paired with its easy-playing mahogany neck, the AD27e is a recipe for rich tone and unmistakable Taylor playability.
The AD27e's slope-shoulder Grand Pacific design is inspired by the Laurel Canyon acoustic scene that Andy grew up with in the Southern Californian '60s and '70s. Its smooth top end and full, balanced bass go naturally with the human voice. The enlarged lower bout supplies a good platform for recording and acoustic gigging of any kind. It's the evolution of the traditional dreadnought sound. And paired with Taylor's V-Class Bracing, the Grand Pacific is better than ever.
Taylor's V-Class Bracing proves that a guitar top can be stiff and flexible at the same time. Stiffness parallel to the strings enhances rigidity for greater sustain. While flexibility on the sides generates the air movement necessary for that robust dreadnought projection. It's the best of all worlds — tone and resonance, output and sustain. V-Class Bracing also reduces harmonic distortion between the strings and top for chords that sound more in-tune. This premium feature is normally reserved for the cream of Taylor's guitar crop. But incredibly, it comes as a standard feature on your American Dream AD27e.
If you play plugged-in, you're going to love Taylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics on your American Dream AD27e. This system features a 3-sensor pickup located behind the guitar’s saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage. Meanwhile, a discreet phase switch offers vital onboard feedback suppression.