Taylor’s Academy Series makes the playing experience more accessible in every way, packing signature Taylor playing features into an affordable package. With the Academy 12e, our compact Grand Concert body makes the perfect companion for fingerpicking or anyone with a lighter touch who craves the physical comfort of a small-body guitar. The guitar’s design specs are optimized for playing ease. Taylor’s patented, slim-profile neck features an array of hand-friendly touches: a shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length, 1-11/16-inch nut width, low action, and light gauge strings, all of which contribute to a slinky handfeel. The lightweight guitar body, featuring layered sapele back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, boasts an ergonomic armrest that enhances the playing comfort for one’s picking arm. The guitar was also voiced to be extra responsive to make the playing experience as relaxed as possible. The guitar comes with an onboard ES-B pickup that includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner, and comes with a sturdy lightweight gig bag.
Taylor Academy 12E Grand Concert Acoustic Electric
BODY SIZE Grand Concert TOP WOOD Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDE WOOD Layered Sapele ELECTRONICS ES-B CUTAWAY None SCALE 24 7/8" BRACING Academy Series PICKGUARD None TUNERS Chrome (100/200) BODY WIDTH 15" NUT & SADDLE Nutbone Nut, Micarta Saddle NUMBER OF FRETS 20 BINDING None BACK CONFIGURATION Layered ROSETTE Three Ring Baltic Birch FINISH Varnished Top BACKSTRAP WOOD None ARMREST BINDING None NECK WIDTH 1 11/16" FRETBOARD BINDING None NECK JOINT Scarf FRETBOARD West African Ebony FRET INLAYS 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic HEEL CAP BINDING Black NECK/HEEL WOOD Mahogany NECK FINISH Varnish HEADSTOCK OVERLAY Copafera PEGHEAD LOGO Printed on Headstock Overlay PEGHEAD PURFLING None PEGHEAD INLAY None BRIDGE PINS Black EDGE TRIM None BUTTONS Chrome CASE Taylor Gig Bag