This blacktop American Dream Grand Pacific makes a striking first impression and backs it up with a serious musical punch. Made with solid ovangkol back and sides topped with spruce, this all-solid-wood guitar represents the resilience of Taylor’s commitment to meeting the needs of everyday musicians even in historically difficult times. Ovangkol’s warm, seasoned tone bears hints of rosewood’s lush sparkle, with greater presence in the midrange, while the spruce top adds clarity and articulation. It’s all punched up by the V-Class bracing under the hood, which optimizes the tonal output for greater volume, longer sustain, and ear-pleasing intonation up and down the neck. Aside from the black finish for the top, a thin 2.0-mil matte layer combines a rootsy look with a responsive voice. Additional details include chamfered body edges, a single-ring rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, and a black pickguard. It ships in a sturdy yet lightweight 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 Bracing V-Class Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Pickguard Black 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 Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Matte Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Black/Maple/Black Stain/Sunburst None 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 #1201061100
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