Academy 12e Acoustic/Electric Guitar


The Taylor Academy 12e is one of the guitars featured in Taylor’s Academy Series. This guitar 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.

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Specs on the Taylor Academy 12e 

Scale Length- 24-7/8″

Bracing- Academy Series

Pickguard- None

Tuners- Chrome (100/200)

Brand of Strings- Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light

Nut & Saddle- Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle

Truss Rod Cover- Black Plastic

Number of Frets- 20

Case- Gig Bag

Body Length- 19 1/2″

Features on the Taylor Academy 12e 

Taylor Academy 12e - shapes

Shapes- Grand Concert

A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle

Taylor Academy 12e - top woods

Top Woods- Sitka Spruce

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Taylor Academy 12e - body woods

Body Woods- Layered Sapele

Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable, and affordable models.

Taylor Academy 12e - electronics

Electronics- ES-B

This pickup/preamp combo includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner.

Taylor Academy 12e - cutaways

Cutaways- Non-cutaway

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.




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