Taylor AD22e American Dream Grand Concert Electro Acoustic, Sapele/Mahogany
The Taylor American Dream Series was created at the intersection of solid-wood tone, American craftsmanship, playability and great value. The new Grand Concert AD22e fits the bill, a fresh entry that offers players a more compact feel and a different acoustic flavour compared to the Grand Pacific models in the series. Solid sapele for the back and sides matches up with a mahogany top, generating a bold, punchy midrange with pleasing warmth and a woody sound that suits the guitar's rootsy vibe.
Inside, V-Class bracing dials up the response of this smaller-bodied guitar, adding volume and sustain and drawing out the essential character of the sapele/mahogany tonewood combination. The 24-7/8” scale length provides a relaxed, slinky feel for the fretting hand, while chamfered body edges and the always-comfortable Taylor Neck make the AD22e feel accommodating for all types of players. This non- cutaway model is sparingly appointed to maintain its workmanlike aesthetic and accessible price point, with black top purfling, a single-ring rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays in Italian acrylic and a thin matte finish that preserves the natural feel of the wood.
It ships with built-in ES2 electronics and a brown AeroCase, which provides reliable protection at one-third the weight of a traditional hardshell case.