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Taylor Academy 12

   
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Taylor Academy 12

The signature Grand Concert body shape brings the high standards of comfort and playability to the Academy Series, the line of budget-friendly guitars. Built with new players in mind, the A12 incorporates a sleek body shape with the trademark neck design and an ergonomic armrest for a truly player-friendly experience. A slightly shorter, 24-7/8-inch scale length also contributes to the smooth feel of the A12, making it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend notes as you learn to navigate the neck of an acoustic guitar. But the A12 serves up more than just a comfortable feel, yielding a balanced, robust sound that mingles the sparkle of solid spruce with the punchy, responsive midrange of layered sapele. With that versatile sound and a forgiving, unintrusive design, the A12 gives you the power to pursue your musical inspiration, whether it's your first guitar or a new addition for your collection.

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


Body
  • Body type: Taylor Academy Deep Grand Concert
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Academy Series Bracing
  • Body finish: Satin Varnish
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin Varnish
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Copafera
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; NuBone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Elixir Phosphor-Bronze Medium Gauge Strings
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico