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Taylor debuts the American Dream series, its most affordable US-built, all-solid acoustics yet

Taylor American Dream acoustic guitars
(Image credit: Taylor Guitars)

In what’s likely to be one of the biggest acoustic guitar announcements of the year, Taylor has unveiled the all-new American Dream Series, which boasts the iconic builder’s most affordable US-built, all solid-wood instruments yet.

Named after the guitar shop where Taylor was founded in 1974, the American Dream series also brings the company’s revolutionary V-Class bracing to a relatively affordable price point.

At launch, three models will be available in Taylor’s Grand Pacific body style: AD17, AD17 Blacktop and AD27, each of which is offered with optional Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics.

Read on for more on each of the three models below...

Taylor American Dream AD17 / AD17e - $1,399 / $1,599

Taylor American Dream acoustic guitars

(Image credit: Taylor Guitars)

The AD17 is Taylor’s first Grand Pacific equipped with ovangkol back and sides, which are teamed with a spruce top. An Urban Sienna color treatment is designed to complement the ovangkol’s grain, while there’s a thin matte finish across the guitar.

Taylor American Dream AD17 Blacktop / AD17e Blacktop - $1,499 / $1,699

Taylor American Dream acoustic guitars

(Image credit: Taylor Guitars)

This dashing model features a matte black-finished spruce top and black pickguard, along with ovangkol back and sides. That finish is a mere 2-mil thick, however, which allows the sonic character of the V-Class build to shine through.

Taylor American Dream AD27 / AD27e - $1,399 / $1,599

Taylor American Dream acoustic guitars

(Image credit: Taylor Guitars)

The AD27 is the mahogany-topped offering in the American Dream line-up, paired with sapele back and sides. There’s an Urban Sienna stain and matte finish to reinforce the rootsy vibe, too.

For more info on the American Dream line-up, head over to Taylor Guitars.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.