Taylor Academy 12 - Layered Sapele back and sides

6-string Acoustic Guitar, Grand Concert Body Style with Armrest, with Sitka Spruce Top, Layered Sapele Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Natural
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A Quality Taylor Grand Concert at a Great Price

Just starting out on guitar? Taylor Academy Series acoustic guitars get you in on the ground floor with a genuine Taylor guitar at an accessible price. Sweetwater knows the lack of a quality instrument is one of the main reasons new guitarists give up. High action, poor intonation, and inferior tone will quickly take its toll and derail your learning experience. Taylor applied their decades of guitar-building expertise in designing an affordable line of instruments that sidesteps these issues to deliver a guitar that plays comfortably and effortlessly, removing the barriers to your development as a player. But these are guitars even seasoned players will love. We dig the high-quality tonewoods, the thin, tone-enhancing varnish finish, and the unique armrest that reduces fatigue during practice and performance. The Taylor Academy Series. Because everyone appreciates a quality guitar at a great price.

The Taylor Academy A12 features a Grand Concert body with a Sitka spruce top, layered sapele back and sides, and a mahogany neck with a genuine ebony fingerboard.

Taylor Academy A12 Features:

  • Academy Series 6-string acoustic guitar
  • Grand Concert body style with fatigue-reducing armrest
  • Thin, tone-enhancing varnish finish
  • Genuine Sitka spruce top
  • Layered sapele back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, 20 frets
  • 1.6875" nut width
  • 3-ring wood/fiber rosette
  • TUSQ nut, Micarta saddle
  • Chrome tuners

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Academy Grand Concert
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Varnish
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Layered Sapele
Body Bracing Academy bracing
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.87"
Tuning Machines Chrome
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.6875"
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number A12

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Hi its The Old Time Picker again, I'm doing this review before I even see or get to play on one of these guitars, Take it from me if Taylor is making it and Sweetwater is helping you to buy one it has to be good, I'm very interested in one of these new guitars I own a Taylor GS mini, a Taylor 810 and 2 Martins and 1 Gibson so I know guitars and this Academy series is going to be a hit with the beginner and advanced players. It will be a great Travel guitar the Grand Concert one and The Dreadnought will be a winner for the big sound. I really like the way Bob Taylor thinks about the player and all the wood that goes into his guitars, Bob Taylor is the Man when it comes to doing it right, Don't fret about this purchase Sweetwater and Bob Taylor will do you right, I've purchased over 50 purchases from Sweetwater and still coming back for more.,,,,The Old Time Picker
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