Taylor Announces The Grand Pacific At NAMM 2019!
Say hello to the Grand Pacific Dreadnought!
There isn’t that much you can do to freshen up acoustic guitars. So, when a company does something genuinely different and exciting, we as guitarists naturally congregate to the idea.
Taylor’s versatile new round-shoulder dreadnought brings a whole new sonic personality to the dreadnought category and the Taylor line. With its warm, seasoned sound and clear low-end power, it’s a Taylor like you’ve never heard before. Similar to a dreadnought but with rounded shoulders instead of the normal straight edge shoulder, the Grand Pacific is a breath of fresh air in big-bodied acoustics.
Until now, Taylor has been known for a modern take on acoustic tone—a vibrant sound with precise and well-defined individual notes. Drawing inspiration from traditional acoustic music, master guitar designer Andy Powers leveraged the tone-shaping control of their award-winning V-Class bracing to design the Grand Pacific. Broad, overlapping notes blend into a unified harmony to create a warm and inviting sound. You’ll be inspired in a whole new way!
The Grand Pacific line-up is split into two Builder’s Editions: the 717 and 517, and then the more affordable 317. The 717 is made of a stunning Indian Rosewood and torrefied Sitka Spruce top – meaning all impurities have been removed from the wood to improve response and sustain.
Builder’s Edition 717 | Rosewood + Torrefied Spruce
Similarly, the 517 uses the torrefied Spruce but instead with Mahogany back and sides. The 317 has Sapele back and sides and a regular Sitka Spruce top, which are still excellent tonewoods, but come with a more accessible price point.