Taylor Academy 12 acoustic guitar

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Designed with new players in mind but comfortable and accessible to guitarists of all ability levels, the Academy 12 is a compact Grand Concert acoustic guitar with a solid top and an easy-playing Taylor Neck. The solid spruce top, paired with layered sapele back and sides, generates projection, clarity and volume, making this a perfect option for learners seeking a guitar that will grow with them. This all-acoustic, non-cutaway model features a built-in armrest that takes the edge off your strumming arm for greater playing comfort. It ships with a lightweight gig bag for transportation between lessons, practice sessions and anywhere else your music takes you.

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599.00 €

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Grand Concert

The small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC’s compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar’s slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC’s smaller sonic footprint also fit cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. Our current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24 7/8-inch scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.

The smallest of Taylor’s full-size body shapes. Its compact dimensions make for a physically comfortable guitar with an intimate feel and sound. The smaller footprint keeps the overtones in check, contributing to a focused, articulate sound that’s well-suited for recording and stage work.


Sitka Spruce
Origin: Northwestern North America (Coastal Rainforests of Alaska and Canada)

As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It’s used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.

Goes Well With: All styles of guitars and players.


Layered Sapele

While the rich tones of solid wood remain unmatched, a layered wood construction can yield great sound in a beautiful, durable and affordable instrument. Such is the case with layered sapele, in which we use interior and exterior veneers of sapele with a core layer of poplar between them. One of the benefits of layered wood for guitars is extra resilience in the face of fluctuating humidity conditions. This comes in handy for guitars like the GS Mini and Baby Taylor models, which are travel-friendly guitars that may be more directly exposed to different environments. All Taylor layered-wood models feature a solid wood top to optimize the tonal response.


Highlights
  • Scale Length: 24-7/8"
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
  • Strings: Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Case: Taylor Gig Bag
  • Body Length: 19 1/2"
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8"

Body
  • Solid sitka spruce
  • Layered Sapele Back and Sides
  • Binding Edge Treatment: No
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Back/Side Finish: Varnish
  • Armrest: Yes
  • Top Finish: Varnish

Neck
  • Maple Neck
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • 20 Frets
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
  • Fretboard Inlay: 15"
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Neck/Heel: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Varnish

Peghead
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: Copafera

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Taylor Academy 12 acoustic guitar
Designed with new players in mind but comfortable and accessible to guitarists of all ability levels, the Academy 12 is a compact Grand Concert acoustic guitar with a solid top and an easy-playing Taylor Neck. The solid spruce top, paired with layered sapele back and sides, generates projection, clarity and volume, making this a perfect option for learners seeking a guitar that will grow with them. This all-acoustic, non-cutaway model features a built-in armrest that takes the edge off your strumming arm for greater playing comfort. It ships with a lightweight gig bag for transportation between lessons, practice sessions and anywhere else your music takes you.

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