Never before has owning an American-made Taylor guitar with class-leading features been so inexpensive. The Grand Pacific AD17e slope-shoulder dreadnought is made of solid Taylor tonewoods (spruce, ovangkol, and mahogany), each with modest visual flaws to reflect the mature sound and workhorse look associated with these early guitars. The AD17e has remarkable sustain and a clear, pure tone that stands up to studio examination thanks to Taylor's V-Class Bracing. Overall, the American Dream is still alive and well. The Taylor AD17e is a professional instrument with a price tag that won't scare you away from taking it on the road. The AD17e's onboard Taylor ES2 electronics, which are standard on all top-tier Taylors, making it an excellent choice for plug-and-play gigging and recording.