Taylor Academy 12 Grand Concert w/Gig Bag


Taylor Academy 12 Grand Concert w/Gig Bag

Regular price $499.00 Sale


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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
  • Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length 19 1/2"
  • Body Width 15"
  • Body Depth 4 3/8"


  • Binding/Edge Treatment None
  • Top Finish Varnish
  • Back Config Layered
  • Backstrap Finish None
  • Rosette Size Three Ring
  • Bridge Inlay None
  • Back/Side Finish Varnish
  • Armrest Binding None
  • Backstrap Wood None
  • Rosette Mat. 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 None
  • 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 Ext None
  • Edge Trim None

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