Item #1589047 Model #AD17e-W-BLK-LH

Taylor AD17e American Dream Grand Pacific Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Blacktop


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Left-handed acoustic-electric with a solid spruce top, walnut back and sides and Taylor’s ES2 electronics.

The Taylor AD17e American Dream Grand Pacific left-handed acoustic-electric guitar features a solid spruce top and walnut back and sides. Its Standard Profile Taylor neck is constructed from tropical mahogany, and the bridge and fingerboard are made from Eucalyptus. It’s also equipped with Taylor’s Expression System 2 Professional audio-grade electronics for that true Taylor tone. An Aerocase is included.

Taylor's American Dream series embodies all the creative spirit, innovation, and ingenuity that has allowed Taylor Guitars to redefine the definition of the acoustic guitar. At the very core of Taylor's philosophy is an inner drive to push the boundaries and explore the endless possibilities of sound, body shapes, and playability. Taylor's American Dream Series continues to embody these principles of innovation to create US-made, solid-wood instruments that deliver premium musical performance at an affordable price.

Body Shape
The Grand Pacific brings a new flavor of sound to the Taylor line: warm and seasoned, with broad, round overlapping notes that blend into each other to create a unified harmony. It’s a departure from the focused, precise, clear, and vibrant sound of Taylor's Grand Auditorium shape, which helped define what players have come to recognize as “the Taylor Sound.” An important attribute of the Grand Pacific shape is the elimination of problematic low-end woofiness and muddiness (perceived as a "puff of air") often associated with dreadnought-style guitars. This has been accomplished while retaining the usable, musical, warm power of bass response. Because of this, the Grand Pacific is especially microphone-friendly and suits flat-pickers, strummers and fingerstyle players alike.

Tonewood Pairing
Spruce is one of the most prevalent guitar top woods of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions, which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Tonally, walnut is known for its bright tone, tight low-end, and dynamic sustain. Its pleasing depth and responsive bass characteristics produce a broad balanced tone with a lot of punch. Pairing spruce with walnut gives you a tone that is crisp and articulate, yet balanced and responsive to a wide variety of playing techniques and styles.

The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. Onstage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
V-Class Bracing
Taylor's V-Class is essentially a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: by boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the intonation (in-tune-ness) issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off." They have clearer, more consistent response, and the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing/listening experience. Guitars with V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning.
  • Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Pacific, Non-Cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back and sides: Walnut
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class Bracing
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Fingerboard: Eucalyptus
  • Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Eucalyptus
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; TUSQ Nut
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: Volume, Active Bass and Treble/None
  • Special Features: Chamfered Edges
  • Other
  • Tuning machines: Taylor Nickel
  • Orientation: Left-Handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Taylor AeroCase Included
  • Country of origin: United States


  • Solid spruce top, walnut back and sides
  • Tropical mahogany neck, Eucalyptus fingerboard and bridge
  • Taylor nickel tuners, Micarta “Wave” saddle, TUSQ nut
  • Taylor Expression System 2 Professional Audio Grade electronics