How the pandemic inspired Taylor’s Andy Powers to take a new minimalist path with the American Dream series

Andy Powers
(Image credit: Taylor)

We were very impressed by the Taylor AD12e. And this is something that we share with Andy: “You know, it feels almost like I want to tell a secret or something,” he confides, “but I really like it, too! For what that guitar costs, the amount of musical instrument that you get is really good.” 

We couldn’t agree more. It’s an acoustic guitar that works on so many levels. But we’re curious to know about the choice of timbers used in the guitar and how the American Dream Series fits into Taylor’s catalogue.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.