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Taylor Academy 12 Acoustic Guitar With Gig Bag

SKU 04TAY017
by Taylor
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Original price $ 699.00 - Original price $ 699.00
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$ 699.00
$ 699.00 - $ 699.00
Current price $ 699.00

Academy 12

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.



Scale Length:  24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut, Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Academy Series
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: None
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
Case: Gig Bag
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4 3/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: None
Top Finish: Varnish
Body Shape: Grand Concert
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Wood: Layered Sapele
Back Config: Layered
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Sitka Spruce
Armrest Binding: Sitka Spruce
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Material: Baltic Birch
Stain/Sunburst: None
Wedge: None
Armrest: Yes

Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
Heel Cap Binding: 3-1/2"
Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish: Varnish
Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: None
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Copafera
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Printed on Headstock Overlay

Bridge Pins: Black Polycarbonate
Buttons: Chrome
Fingerboard Extension: None
Edge Trim: None