Taylor Academy 12e Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural (2024)

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Layered Sapele Back and Sides, Hard Rock Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES-B Electronics - Natural Satin

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A Quality Taylor Grand Concert A/E at a Great Price

Just starting out on guitar? At Sweetwater, we know that high action, poor intonation, and inferior tone will quickly take its toll and derail your learning experience. That’s why you should learn on a quality instrument like the Taylor Academy 12e. This acoustic-electric guitar eschews the design shortcuts of low-quality acoustic guitars, enabling you to play comfortably and effortlessly. It removes the barriers to your development as a player, and it does so at an unbelievable price. Take note — the Academy 12e isn’t just for beginners. Even advanced player will be impressed by this Grand Concert-shaped A/E’s high-quality tonewoods, the tone-enhancing varnish finish, and the unique armrest that reduces fatigue.

A quality guitar you can afford

Taylor's Academy 12e boasts many of the same player-friendly features that have made the brand legendary. These features include an extremely comfortable and fast-playing neck profile, bracing patterns that enhance the guitar's natural voice, and solid Sitka spruce and ebony tonewoods used in the construction.

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Comfortable from your first chord

Taylor really has gone the extra mile in crafting Academy Series acoustic guitars. Not only do they boast the company's legendary quality, but they are jam-packed with revolutionary touches that make them supremely playable for beginners and seasoned players alike. The most obvious addition is the built-in armrest for softening the contact point between the guitar's body and the player's arm. The guitar's neck is a bit shorter, softening the action of the strings. And light-gauge strings are used to further create an instant bond between fingertips and the guitar's sleek ebony fretboard.

Take it to the gig

With the onboard Taylor ES-B electronics package, your Academy 12e acoustic-electric Grand Concert guitar is as ready for the stage as it is for sitting around the campfire. The ES-B system utilizes elements of Taylor's groundbreaking Expression System 2 for one of the most natural and warm-sounding plugged-in tones out there. It mates these features with a straightforward onboard preamp boasting simple volume and tone controls. And the built-in digital tuner ensures you're tuned up and ready for the next song at a moment's notice.

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Taylor Academy A12e Features:

  • Academy Series 6-string acoustic-electric guitar
  • Grand Concert body style with fatigue-reducing armrest
  • Thin, tone-enhancing varnish finish
  • Genuine Sitka spruce top
  • Layered sapele back and sides
  • Hard rock maple neck with ebony fingerboard, 20 frets
  • 1.6875" nut width
  • 3-ring wood/fiber rosette
  • Nubone nut, Micarta saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Taylor ES-B electronics

Why Buy Your Guitar from Sweetwater?

See how Sweetwater goes to great lengths to give you the very best online guitar buying experience. From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to see and select the exact instrument you want to our 55-point Inspection process and our in-house guitar techs, we take the guesswork out of buying your next guitar online.

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As one of the nation's top Taylor Guitars dealers, Sweetwater receives regular on-site training from Bob, Andy, and the rest of the Taylor crew. We're also, many of us, Taylor players ourselves, and we're happy to steer you in the right direction once you're ready to make the leap. New to Taylor? Our Find Your Fit guide simplifies Taylor body shapes, woods, and series. Longtime player? Our Taylor Custom Shop, annual limited editions, and in-house mods offer a level of exclusivity you won't find in stores. Whatever your pleasure, Sweetwater's climate-controlled warehouse and 55-point Inspection ensure your Taylor guitar arrives ready to play just as the manufacturer intended.

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