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Taylor Guitars Academy 12e Layered Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gigbag

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Academy 12e Layered Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gigbag

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Academy 12e Layered Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gigbag
Academy 12e Layered Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gigbag
Academy 12e Layered Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gigbag
Academy 12e Layered Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gigbag
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6-String Non-Cutaway Acoustic-electric w/Sitka Spruce top, Layered Sapele back and sides, Maple neck, West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard, and gigbag.

Built with a solid spruce top and layered sapele back and sides, the compact, inviting Academy 12e offers an approachable playing experience for guitarists of all skill levels. The solid top serves up bold sound with plenty of projection, while the armrest carved into the lower bout makes for a more comfortable feel for your strumming arm. With the Taylor neck, players will notice a slender profile that accommodates your fretting hand, making this a great choice for new learners. With built-in ES-B electronics for easy amplification and a padded gig bag for transportation, the Academy 12e is more than ready for the next step in your musical journey.

• Solid spruce top produces clarity and projection
• Compact Grand Concert body with an inviting feel
• Taylor neck makes fretting notes and chords easier
• Built-in armrest for enhanced playing comfort
• Includes electronics and lightweight gig bag

Body Shape: Grand Concert
Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Wood: Layered Sapele
Top Finish: Matte
Back/Side Finish: Matte
Neck: Maple
Neck Finish: Matte
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Frets: 20
Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut/Saddle: Nubone Nut, Micarta Saddle
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4 3/8"
Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
Electronics: ES-B pickup/preamp combo w/ digital chromatic tuner
Case: Gigbag

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My 1st acoustic guitar was a Harmony, 1962 in Toronto; bought at the L&M on Yonge St. 60 + years later I am still an L&M customer, older and not able to play full size guitars. When I read about the Academy being a short scale, smaller body, entry level price and they are now in stock in BC, I went to the Surrey store and bought this one. The resonance and crisp sound coming out of this guitar is amazing, the low action and trimmed frets on the renowned Taylor neck is easy to play. The electronics and tuner are excellent, played through my Fender Junior Acoustic amp. I swapped the strings out for D'Addario 10's flat wounds [easier on my aging fingers] and I reach for this guitar every time I sit down in my music room. Hurry and check one out while they are still in stock.
Posted by Gary on Sep 19, 2023
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