The American Dream lives, well, and living near San Diego, at least if you have actually been dreaming of an affordable American-made, all-solid-wood Taylor guitar. Released in the middle of the pandemic, Taylor says its brand-new American Dream series was “born from difficulty”– an effort to make an economical guitar readily available in a year that’s been a problem for so lots of. Beginning at $1,399 street, the brand-new Dream’s price sits in between Taylor’s 200 and 300 series.

The line includes two models. I evaluated the AD27, which has the rather uncommon mix of a mahogany top and sapele back and sides. Its brother or sister, the AD17, combines a spruce leading with ovangkol back and sides. Both American Dream models have Taylor’s Grand Pacific body shape, and other shapes and sizes are planned for the line. The evaluation model was simply acoustic but is offered with Expression System 2 electronic devices for an additional $200.