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Taylor Academy 12


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Top Wood: Solid Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Layered walnut 
Width at Nut: 1.69"
Bracing Pattern: X-braced
Scale Length: 24.88" 
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Crelicam ebony
Body Binding: None
Rosette: Multi-ring with rope inlay
Headplate Material: Copafera
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Printed Taylor logotype
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Taylor slim profile
Fingerboard Side Dots: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 12th frets 
Fingerboard Inlay: Acrylic pearloid dots at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets
Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners: Taylor nickel-plated closed-gear
Electronics: None
Case: Taylor canvas gig bag
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Taylor's Academy 12 provides a great entry point into the California manufacturer's unmistakable sound, while coming in at a price amenable to beginning and intermediate players. Taking the best qualities of their lineup and stripping them down to their most essential elements, this compact six-string features a bright, projecting tone courtesy of its solid Sitka spruce top, and boasts impressive volume even despite its smaller Grand Concert shape. Taylor prioritize playability with a beveled armrest on the top, as well as the slim and comfortable neck profile that has become synonymous with the company's name. It's easy on the eyes, too - layered walnut graces the back, sides, and armrest, and rustic hardwood inlays at the rosette blend modern and classic aesthetics. Included in the price is a Taylor heavy canvas gig bag.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.