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The Taylor AD21e American Dream Grand Theater Shaded Edgeburst Acoustic Guitar, is an all-purpose instrument with a compact design that provides guitarists with an exceptional tonal palette.
The AD21e features a unique combination of a Neo-Tropical Mahogany top and solid Sapele back and sides. Mahogany is known for its warm, woody midrange tone, which gives the guitar a distinct character. When used as a top wood choice, Mahogany imparts a strong fundamental note and enriches the guitar's tonal spectrum. This tonal balance is particularly suitable for recording applications, where clarity and precision are paramount.
The AD21e's C-Class bracing system elevates its bass output, yielding a robust and assertive sonic character. This groundbreaking bracing design fosters a dynamic tonal range that seamlessly accommodates a wide array of playing techniques.
Attention to detail is evident in the AD21e's appointments. Comfort-enhancing chamfered body edges, a single-ring maple/black/maple rosette, and 4mm dot inlays in Italian acrylic demonstrate the craftsmanship involved in creating this instrument. Taylor's nickel mini-tuners ensure precise tuning, while the faux firestripe pickguard adds a touch of vintage flair.
The AD21e boasts a smoked Eucalyptus fingerboard with a 24.125-inch scale length, allowing for easy playability. A 1.724-inch nut width accommodates various finger sizes and playing styles.
Equipped with Taylor ES2 electronics, the AD21e offers control over volume, bass, and treble, ensuring the optimal sound for every performance. The Shaded Edgeburst matte finish extends to the back, sides, top, and neck heel.
For reliable storage and transportation, the AD21e comes with a brown AeroCase. The guitar is strung with D'Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light Gauge strings, which provide a balanced tone and long-lasting performance.
A key distinguishing feature of the AD21e compared to the AD22e and AD27e is its unique C-Class bracing. This innovative bracing system enhances the bass response and results in a bold, punchy voice, providing a different tonal profile than the V-Class bracing found in both the AD22e and AD27e models. Additionally, the AD21e boasts a smaller, more portable Grand Theater body shape, which is even more compact than the AD22e Grand Concert.
In summary, the Taylor AD21e American Dream Grand Theater, Mahogany Top Shaded Edgeburst Finish Acoustic Guitar, combines tonal versatility, playability, and distinctive aesthetics. Its choice of materials and innovative design make it an ideal instrument for discerning guitarists seeking a compact, high-quality guitar.
- C-Class bracing with increased bass response
- Vintage aesthtic with firestripe pickguard and matte edgeburst finish
- Taylor ES2 electronics standard
- Lightweight, durable protection from the Taylor AeroCase
- Shorter 24.125" scale for comfort and playability
|Top Material:||Neo-Tropical Mahogany|
|Neck Material:||Neo-Tropical Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Material:||Smoked Eucalyptus|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||4mm Dot|
|Body Shape:||Grand Theater|
|Tuning Machines:||Taylor Nickel Mini-Tuners|
|Controls:||Volume, Bass, Treble|
|Finish:||Shaded Edgeburst Matte Finish|
|Strings:||D’Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light Gauge|