Taylor's Academy Series guitars have been a huge hit in our shop. Designed to address the most basic needs of beginning guitar players—price point and the ease of holding and playing an instrument—they've surprised with their substantial tone. In fact, I like the tone so much, I've taken both the A10 and A12 onstage with me. They're really that good.
This nylon version tweaks that A12 just a bit—the bout is the same width, but the body's a bit deeper, and the neck is full scale and 1 7/8" at the nut, and the top is Lutz instead of Sitka for a little extra midrange warmth. This leans just a bit in the direction of a traditional classical design, and it sounds and plays just as great as you'd expect for an Academy guitar.
• Back and Sides: Layered Sapele
• Top: Lutz Spruce
• Nut and Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
• Scale length: 25 1/2"
• Nut width: 1 7/8"
• Lower bout: 15"
• Body length: 19 1/2"
• Tailblock depth: 4 3/8"
• Frets to body: 14
• Bracing: Academy
• Finish: Varnish
• Binding: None
• Fretboard: Ebony
• Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
• Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
Ships with Taylor padded gigbag
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