The AD22e is the first Grand Concert entry in Taylor's American Dream Series of acoustic guitars, and it's crafted at the intersection of solid-wood tone and exceptional value. Solid sapele back and sides, as well as a mahogany top, produce a warm, woody tone with a strong midrange concentration. The V-Class bracing articulates the top to generate greater volume and longer sustain, while the hardwood top helps offer balance with a diverse attack. The somewhat shorter scale length of 24-7/8" and thinner waist provide a pleasingly welcome feel and great tonal distinction that will excite both fingerstyle and flatpicking players. The AD22e is finished off with clean appointments and comes with the ES2 pickup and a lightweight, yet super-durable AeroCase.