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Taylor Academy 12e-N - Grand Concert

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Nylon-string Acoustic-electric Guitar, Grand Concert Body Style with Armrest, with Lutz Spruce Top, Layered Sapele Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard, and ES-B Electronics - Natural Satin
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Just starting out on guitar? Taylor Academy Series acoustic guitars get you in on the ground floor with a genuine Taylor guitar at an accessible price. Music Experience knows the lack of a quality instrument is one of the main reasons new guitarists give up. High action, poor intonation, and inferior tone will quickly take its toll and derail your learning experience. Taylor applied their decades of guitar-building expertise in designing an affordable line of instruments that sidesteps these issues to deliver a guitar that plays comfortably and effortlessly, removing the barriers to your development as a player. But these are guitars even seasoned players will love. We dig the high-quality tonewoods, the thin, tone-enhancing varnish finish, and the unique armrest that reduces fatigue during practice and performance. The Taylor Academy Series. Because everyone appreciates a quality guitar at a great price.

A quality guitar you can afford

Taylor's Academy 12-N 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.

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-N acoustic/electric nylon-string 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.

    What Taylor Says...

    This acoustic/electric nylon-string Grand Concert from our Academy Series may be the best nylon-string guitar you’ll find for the money. The underlying design goal of the series is to make the acoustic guitar accessible to more players by bringing Taylor’s legendary playability and tone into an affordable price range. One of the benefits of a nylon-string guitar is that the light string tension is easy on the fingertips. Another inviting feature is a built-in armrest to enhance the playing comfort. Tonally, the wood pairing of layered sapele back and sides with a solid Lutz spruce top, together with the body’s internal bracing, project a warm, mellow nylon voice with crisp percussive appeal that suits a variety of musical styles and responds well to both fingerpicking and flatpicking. The onboard ES-N pickup and preamp captures that nylon character and give you additional tone-shaping control. Whether you’re a steel-string player looking to add an affordable nylon-string to your acoustic toolbox or crave a great-sounding acoustic guitar that’s easy on the hands and the wallet, the A12e-N is an option well worth exploring.

    Taylor Academy 12e-N Grand Concert Classical-electric Guitar Features:

    • Academy Series nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar
    • Grand Concert body style with fatigue-reducing armrest
    • Thin, tone-enhancing varnish finish
    • Genuine Lutz spruce top
    • Layered sapele back and sides
    • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, 17 frets
    • 1.875" nut width
    • 3-ring wood/fiber rosette
    • TUSQ nut and saddle
    • Slot-head tuners with pearloid buttons
    • Taylor ES-B electronics

        Series Academy
        String Type Nylon
        Number of Strings 6
        Body Shape Grand Concert
        Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
        Color Natural
        Finish Satin Varnish
        Top Wood Solid Lutz Spruce
        Back & Sides Wood Layered Sapele
        Body Bracing Academy Series
        Binding None
        Neck Wood Sapele
        Fingerboard Material Ebony
        Fingerboard Inlay Italian Acrylic Dots
        Number of Frets 17
        Scale Length 25.5"
        Tuning Machines Classical Nickel
        Bridge Material Ebony
        Nut/Saddle Material NuBone/Micarta
        Nut Width 1.875"
        Electronics ES-B preamp system with built-in tuner
        Strings Pro Arte Carbon Hard Tension
        Case Included Gig Bag
        Manufacturer Part Number Academy 12e-N