Taylor Academy 12e Acoustic Guitar, Sitka Spruce / Layered Sapele


The Taylor academy series guitars are a great starter instrument for anyone wanting to finally take the plunge a learn guitar. Also very popular travel instrument. Plays beautiful and with a layered back and sides sounds fantastic.

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 Acoustic Guitar
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Layered Sapele
  • Scale Length - 24-7/8"
  • Nut & Saddle - Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing - Academy Series
  • Truss Rod Cover - Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets - 20
  • Tuners - Chrome (100/200)
  • Case - Gig Bag
  • Body Length - 19 1/2"
  • Body Width - 15"
  • Body Depth - 4 3/8"
  • Binding - Black
  • Top Finish - Varnish
  • Back Config - Layered
  • Rosette Size - Three Ring
  • Back/Side Finish - Varnish
  • Rosette Mat. - Baltic Birch
  • Stain/Sunburst - None
  • Neck Width - 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Inlay - 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Fretboard Binding - None
  • Heel Cap Binding - Black
  • Type of Neck Joint - Scarf
  • Neck/Heel - Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood - West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish - Varnish
  • Heel Length - 3-1/2”
  • Peghead Type - Standard
  • Peghead Purfling
  • None
  • Headstock Overlay - Copafera
  • Peghead Logo - Printed on Headstock Overlay
  • Bridge Pins - Black
  • Buttons - Chrome
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