Taylor Academy 12 Grand Concert Layered Sapele Acoustic

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UPC: 887766099314
Brand: Taylor Guitars

Taylor Academy 12 Grand Concert Layered Sapele Acoustic

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.


  • Comfortable, compact Grand Concert body
  • Solid spruce top for power and articulation
  • Slender Taylor Neck makes holding strings easier
  • Beveled armrest offers an accommodating feel
  • Includes gig bag for safe, easy transportation
  • Made in Tecate, Mexico

The Taylor Academy 12 Grand Concert Layered Sapele Acoustic guitar is the ideal choice for musicians seeking an exceptional blend of playability and tone at an accessible price point. With its compact Grand Concert body shape, it offers a comfortable playing experience for both beginners and experienced guitarists, while the layered sapele back and sides provide a balanced, clear sound that's perfect for a wide range of musical styles. The Academy 12 showcases Taylor's commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail, ensuring that every note you play is delivered with clarity and precision. Whether you're a novice honing your skills or a seasoned performer in need of a reliable and versatile companion, this guitar offers a warm, inviting tone and smooth playability, making it an excellent choice for your musical journey.


  • Scale Length: 24-7/8"
  • Pickguard: None
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
  • Strings: D'Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Body Length: 19 1/2"
  • Body Depth: 4 3/8"


  • Binding Edge Treatment: None
  • Back Config: Layered
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Back/Side Finish: Matte
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Armrest: Yes
  • Top Finish: Matte
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Armrest Binding: Bevel, Wood, Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Rosette Material: Baltic Birch
  • Wedge: None


  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Heel Cap Binding: ABS Plastic, Black
  • Neck/Heel: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Matte


  • Peghead Finish: Matte
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: Copafera
  • Peghead Logo: Plastic, White Rub-On Decal
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Peghead Inlay: None


  • Bridge Pins: ABS Plastic, Black
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Edge Trim: None
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