Serial Number: 1212080140
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Taylor American Dream AD27e Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural SN 1212080140
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Taylor American Dream AD27e combines premium performance and value, making it all the more accessible to working musicians. This model features back and sides of solid sapele topped with solid mahogany, a hardwood combination that produces a meaty midrange and even balance across the tonal spectrum. Outfitted with V-Class bracing for additional volume and sustain, the Grand Pacific body shape also brings a seasoned tonal response that evokes the sounds of early acoustic recordings. Appointments for the AD27e include chamfered body edges, black top purfling, 4mm dot fretboard inlays, a faux tortoiseshell pickguard, and an Urban Sienna stain, all wrapped in a 2.0-mil matte finish. It ships with built-in ES2 electronics in a super-portable Taylor AeroCase.
Grand Pacific shape
This round-shoulder dreadnought delivers a new flavor of warm, rich Taylor tone. Thanks to the contours of the shape (especially the wider waist) and the tone-shaping power of Taylor's V-Class bracing architecture, the notes are rounder and broader, overlapping to create a more blended sound with a warm, seasoned personality. Grand Pacific guitars also produce stunning power in the bass range without the muddy, woofy characteristics that create sonic problems, making for a more musical, usable tone in virtually every application. Together with the other fundamental sonic improvements of V-Class – more volume and projection, longer sustain, cleaner intonation and more tonal consistency from top to bottom – Grand Pacific brings broader versatility to a dreadnought-style guitar, promising to satisfy players across many genres and musical styles.
Tropical mahogany top wood
A mahogany-top guitar will produce strong fundamentals, with clear and direct focus. It might be characterized as having a woody, dry tone. Harder, denser woods like mahogany and koa that are used on the back and sides of a guitar are sometimes used as tops. Their stiffness initially translates into a bright tone and tends to need more play-in time to open up, but the more a mahogany-top guitar is played, the more it develops overtones that contribute to a fuller, richer sound. A mahogany-top guitar might appeal to rootsy players who like a little extra punchiness in their tone.
Sapele body wood
Sapele's tonal output is consistent and balanced across the tonal spectrum, making it compatible with a diverse range of playing styles. It's comparable to mahogany, but its higher density tends to produce a slightly brighter sound with more top-end shimmer. Sapele is a highly sustainable, all-purpose tonewood that will deliver a consistent, balanced tone in a variety of playing applications, from fingerstyle to strumming.
V-Class guitar bracing controls the top's flexibility, creating a more orderly rocking motion across both sides of the top. The controlled flexing movement produces greater volume. V-Class bracing also maintains stiffness along the middle of the guitar, in the direction of the strings. That rigidity keeps the strings in motion, producing notes that resonate longer before fading out. Finally, V-Class bracing makes the top more in tune with the vibrating strings. This eliminates much of the interference that causes some notes to waver and sound slightly out of tune. As a result, notes and chords played anywhere on the neck are more consistent and in tune with each other.
Expression System 2 electronics
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. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier or direct into recording software, Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
|Included from Manufacturer||Taylor AeroCase guitar bag|
|Acoustic Body Style||Grand Pacific|
|Number of Strings||6-Strings|
|Top||Solid tropical mahogany|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Bridge Saddle Material||Micarta|
|Electronics||Taylor Expression System 2|
|Tuner Built In||No|
|Nut Material||Graph Tech Tusq|
|Finish||2mm satin matte finish on top
Urban Sienna stained back and sides
|Unique Features||V-Class bracing
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Taylor warrants solely to the original purchaser of this Taylor musical instrument that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the instrument is owned by the original purchaser, and until the ownership of the instrument is transferred to another (unless otherwise noted by Taylor). Taylor further warrants solely to the original purchaser that all Taylor pickups and pickup systems – including Taylor solid body electric guitar pickups, installed acoustic pickups and pickup systems and pickup systems sold separately – shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials and shall function for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase.
This Limited Warranty does not apply: (a) to wear and tear to or breakage of frets, strings, nuts, saddle, batteries, or other damage or deterioration due to normal wear and tear of the instrument or its parts, or to normal wear and tear or breakage of any part of an instrument, including but not limited to controls, switches, jacks, plated surfaces, tuning devices, pickguards or finish, or to any instrument case, gig bag, gig bag handles, zippers, latches, case hardware, or finish; (b) to asserted defects or damage caused by modification, misuse, neglect, abuse, accidents, acts of nature, or improper maintenance of the instrument or its parts (Taylor reserves the exclusive right to make such determination of misuse, modification, or neglect based on inspection by Taylor or an authorized Taylor service center); (c) to asserted defects involving subjective personal likes or judgments, including subjective opinions regarding tonal characteristics of the instrument or grain characteristics or colors of woods; (d) to asserted defects or damage to an instrument such as cracks, splitting, or warping of wood or damage to the instrument’s finish caused by accident or exposure to changes in or extreme instances of temperature or humidity, exposure to sunlight, moisture, body salts or acids, guitar straps, or guitar stands or hangers which cause harm to the instrument; (e) to defects asserted by any purchaser who did not purchase the instrument from an authorized Taylor dealer in the United States of America or Canada; (f) to guitars owned by non-U.S. or non-Canadian residents, (g) to electrical components not manufactured by Taylor, (h) to setups, adjustments, or any routine maintenance, (i) to any instrument whose serial number is missing, altered, or tampered with in any fashion, or (j) to asserted defects or damage to an instrument which has had work performed on it by or has been otherwise repaired or modified by a technician or repair person other than an Taylor certified technician at an authorized Taylor service center.