Academy Series

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Remember those early days of learning to play guitar? The Academy Series was inspired by our desire to create the most inviting playing experience for developing players, setting up a long and rewarding musical journey.

The mission of our Academy Series has always been to offer entry-level players an inviting guitar and remove the barriers that get in the way. The result is a family of guitars that’s been distilled to their essential ingredients, combining playing comfort, inspiring sound and a minimalist aesthetic that translates into an accessible price. Beyond our reliably playable necks, comfort-centric features include an armrest and a narrower 1-11/16-inch nut width (steel-string models) for easy fretting and barre chords. Together with light-gauge strings and a 24-7/8-inch scale length, those elements add up to a slinky handfeel that makes it easier to express yourself. Solid tops produce clear, balanced tone, and models with electronics include a built-in digital tuner. Whether you’re hunting for your first guitar or a more affordable Taylor experience, the Academy Series is there for you.

Academy Series

  • Back/Sides Layered Sapele
  • Top Sitka Spruce or Lutz Spruce (Nylon)
  • Finish Matte
  • Rosette Three-Ring Baltic Birch
  • Fretboard Inlay Italian Acrylic 4mm Dots
  • Body Edge Treatment Beveled Armrest

Available Models

Academy 12

Academy Series

Our signature Grand Concert body shape brings our high standards of comfort and playability to the Academy Series, our line of budget-friendly guitars.

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Academy 12e

Academy Series

Taylor’s Academy Series makes the playing experience more accessible in every way, packing signature Taylor playing features into an affordable package.

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Academy 12-N

Academy Series

This nylon-string Grand Concert from our Academy Series may be the best nylon-string guitar you’ll find for the money.

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Academy 12e-N

Academy Series

This acoustic/electric nylon-string Grand Concert from our Academy Series may be the best nylon-string guitar you’ll find for the money.

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Academy 10

Academy Series

Designed and built with beginner guitar players in mind, the Academy Series 10 combines the full-bodied tone and response of the classic dreadnought shape with Taylor’s standards of comfort and playability.

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Academy 10e

Academy Series

This Dreadnought distills the essential features of a great acoustic guitar into a budget-friendly form.

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