Taylor Academy 12 Acoustic Guitar With Gig Bag
The Taylor Academy 12 was conceived to provide the beginner guitarist the best possible playing experience and the most level possible playing field on which to hone their skills and master their musical craft. A compact Grand Concert body with high-end features at an accessible price point, the Academy 12 is made with a solid Sitka spruce top framed by layered sapele back and sides, a combination that produces vibrant acoustic tone with clear highs and warm lows. This model also incorporates features that usually only appear on more expensive models, such as a built-in armrest that’s both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The smaller body of the Grand Concert shape lends itself to fingerstyle players, light strummers and those that prefer a more intimate playing experience, but its voice far exceeds its frame, lush with top-end chime and controlled overtones. Despite its small size, the solid top can dish out some serious volume when called upon. Seasoned players also will appreciate the Academy 12 for its easy playability, with a shorter scale length that reduces string tension, making neck feel even slinkier on the fretting hand. With a sturdy gig bag for easy transport and protection, the Academy 12 offers all the classic Taylor hallmarks of build quality, craftsmanship, stability, playability and reliability at an accessible price point.