Taylor Academy Series

Just as Guitarbear wondered why Taylor has been so quiet leading up to Winter NAMM, fresh news came as they launched the new Academy Series.

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Designed with playing comfort and affordability in mind, the new guitars seems geared towards learners who need all the creature comforts they can find in a “first guitar”. Retail price starts at US$798.

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A10e (US$798 retail)

Each guitar in the series comes standard with beveled armrest and onboard tuner. In addition, the dreadnought model has a shorter 24 7/8 inch scale for less string tension so that new players won’t be overly intimidated by tired fingers.

Tone woods are quite standard for affordable guitars – Solid spruce top with layered sapele b/s.

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A12e (US$798 retail)

The star of the series would undoubtedly be the GC sized A12e. At US$798 retail, this is perhaps the most affordable GC ever made. One would previously look to the 312 to get a feel of the GC shape guitar.

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A12e-N (US$858 retail)

Also comes in the form of classical guitar. The A12e-N retails at US$858. While the price increment here could be due to the more complex construction, classical guitar players will be happy to note that the nylon string model gets a Lutz Spruce top.

Read more on Taylor:

https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/series/academy/story

*photos from Taylor

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