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 Shape - This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone.
Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Ovangkol Body Wood - 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 - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
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 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 Tortoise 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 Three Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Matte Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Hawaiian Koa Stain/Sunburst Urban Sienna 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