Presenting the all new Taylor AD17e Blacktop, part of Taylor's new American Dream series of all American Built, All Solid Wood guitars. Named after the guitar shop where Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974, the American DreamÂ® Series reflects the principles of innovation and resourcefulness that have always helped Taylor get through challenging times. Facing the global COVID-19 crisis, Taylor found ourselves again challenged to invent their way out of a mess. Making music felt more important than ever, and yet Taylor knew many folks would have less to spend on a new guitar. So, they thought, "how can we pack all the essential ingredients of a great guitar into a pro-level instrument and make it more affordable?" With the American Dream Series, Taylor is proud to introduce the lowest-priced solid-wood, US-made guitars in the Taylor line. V-Class bracing and their signature playability deliver premium performance, while the appointments were streamlined to fit the function of these guitars. Designed for the times, these guitars have everything you need, and nothing you donâ€™t. 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 Taylorâ€™s commitment to meeting the needs of everyday musicians even in historically difficult times. Ovangkolâ€™s warm, seasoned tone bears hints of rosewoodâ€™s lush sparkle, with greater presence in the midrange, while the spruce top adds clarity and articulation. Itâ€™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. ships in a sturdy yet lightweight Taylor AeroCase.
We accept all major credit cards (orders must ship to the billing address of the cardholder or authorized ship-to address for their account), PayPal (shipped to a PayPal confirmed delivery address), Financing through Blispay, Wire Transfer in advance in US Funds, or COD (Cashier's Check only).
We ship most any order placed before 3pm CDT Tuesday through Friday the same day. Orders placed Saturday-Monday will ship the following Tuesday. For new products we will only ship to delivery addresses within the United States. Most pedals are shipped via Priority Mail. Guitars and Amplifiers are shipped via UPS Ground. Other shipping methods are available. Please contact prior to placing your order for shipping cost quotations to your delivery address.
The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective. Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.