This Grand Pacific model is the first of our round-shoulder dreadnoughts to feature back and sides of solid ovangkol, an African tonewood that shares rosewood’s warmth and brilliance with additional presence in the midrange. Topped with solid spruce, the AD17 serves up a blend of sparkle and clean low-end power, enhanced by V-Class bracing for greater volume, longer sustain, and a more in-tune sound. That seasoned, vintage-hued tone is reflected in this model’s strikingly classic look, with a natural top and a deep Urban Sienna color treatment for the ovangkol back and sides. Minimally decorated but finely crafted, the AD17 also features chamfered body edges, stained spruce edge trim, a three-ring rosette in Hawaiian koa, and a faux tortoiseshell pickguard. The 2.0 mil-thick matte body finish minimizes damping for unfettered resonance. It ships in a Taylor AeroCase.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Pacific Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Ovangkol Top Wood Sitka Spruce Bracing V-Class Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle 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" 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 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 Finish Matte Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay Eucalyptus Peghead Inlay None Peghead Logo Italian Acrylic Bridge Pins Black Buttons Nickel Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim None #1202091125
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