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Still Dreaming: Three New American Dream Series Guitars for 2023

The Taylor American Dream Series has steadily grown since its launch in 2020, and we’re excited to kick off our 2023 lineup with a fresh trio of guitars that further diversify the family’s musical personalities.

Each new model features a different body style — choose from the Grand Theater (GT), Grand Concert and Grand Pacific — with all three dressed in a striking tobacco sunburst top. With the Series’ trademark balance of rich tone, player-friendly design and great value, you’re guaranteed an exceptional playing experience no matter which model you choose.

We’ve designed a distinctive appointment package for these guitars, headlined by the tobacco sunburst top and matte body finish, and accented with an eye-catching firestripe faux tortoiseshell pickguard. Other details include black top purfling, a black/maple/black rosette, 4mm dot fretboard inlays in Italian acrylic, and satin black tuners.

All three of these new American Dream Series guitars include onboard ES2 electronics and a brown AeroCase, which offers all the protection of a traditional hardshell case at one-third the weight.

Keep reading for more details on this year’s new American Dream guitars.


Kicking things off on the smaller end of the guitar spectrum, our acoustic-electric AD11e-SB brings our GT body style to the American Dream Series for the first time. The comfortably scaled-down body and shorter scale length (24-⅛ inches) offer a remarkably accommodating feel. Smaller than the full-scale Grand Concert but larger than our GS Mini and travel-size guitars, the GT blends portability with the full sound you’d expect from a bigger guitar.

Solid walnut back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top deliver a warm, woody response with bold midrange power, while our tone-enhancing C-Class bracing dials up more volume, longer sustain, greater tunefulness up the neck and more presence in the bass range. In terms of playability, chamfered body edges and a slender Taylor neck profile complement the GT’s compact dimensions for a supremely comfortable feel.

Explore the AD11e-SB


For a full-scale playing experience that retains an intimate feel, try the AD12e-SB. This Grand Concert features a compact body that sits easily in your arms, while the comfortable Taylor neck makes fretting a breeze. The Grand Concert body shape’s smaller dimensions lend this model a remarkably balanced, articulate and responsive sound that makes it especially ideal for fingerstyle players as well as anyone interested in recording applications. Solid walnut paired with Sitka spruce and V-Class bracing serve up clear midrange character with a low-end response that will grow more pronounced as the walnut matures over time and play.

Explore the AD12e-SB


Rounding out the trio is the AD17e-SB, crafted with our Grand Pacific body shape. This round-shoulder dreadnought yields a complex, blended sound with notes that overlap into a seamless whole, a musical character reminiscent of vintage acoustic sounds. As with its counterparts, this acoustic-electric guitar features all-solid walnut back and sides, a Sitka spruce top and our tone-boosting V-Class interior bracing for enhanced volume and sustain.

In the larger body shape, the walnut/spruce tonewood combo resonates with exceptional power and projection, boasting clear low-end presence that remains articulate even at higher volumes. If you’re looking for a reliable strummer that will look and sound fantastic on stage, the AD17e-SB might be the guitar for you.

Explore the AD17e-SB

Try the new American Dream Series guitars

Head to your local Taylor dealer to play the AD11e-SB, AD12e-SB and AD17e-SB for yourself. You’ll find them in stores now.