Taylor 2017 Academy 12e Left Handed Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • Exceptional left handed Grand Concert acoustic from Taylor's Academy Series
  • Comfortable compact body which suits fingerpicking style
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top offers a versatile range of tones and projection
  • Layered sapele back and sides provides a sturdy body framework
  • Patented Taylor slim sapele neck with slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length
  • Ebony fingerboard decorated with 4mm dot Italian acrylic inlays as a guide
  • ES-B onboard electronics and built-in tuner for accurate amplified tone
  • Exceptional design and affordability combined
  • Image for illustrative purposes only - model is left-handed.
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The new Academy Series by Taylor uses meticulous attention to detail as its foundation to build a set of exquisite yet affordable acoustic guitars. The expert Taylor luthiers have worked to enhance comfort and playability without compromising on quality. The left handed version of the Academy 12e follows on in typical illustrious Taylor fashion to provide a superb electro acoustic model.


The Academy 12e has a compact, lightweight Grand Concert body which has the perfect design if your preferred style of play includes fingerpicking. The body has a tapered waist, and an ergonomic armrest is built into the body to further improve comfort, while the shorter scale length and lighter string tension makes it feel effortless to play.

Taylor have built the body top using the ever-popular solid Sitka spruce, the ultimate choice for an acoustic soundboard thanks to its crystal clear projection. The back and sides are made up of layered sapele, adding a neat visual aesthetic to the Academy 12e while ensuring durability. The Grand Concert body shape combined with these tonewoods produce a well-balanced acoustic output with superior clarity.


A patented Taylor slim sapele neck is firmly joined to the Academy 12e and it has a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length to facilitate playability. The neck is topped with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard, offering a deluxe surface beneath the fingertips. The frets are decorated with 4mm dot Italian acrylic inlays, while the light gauge strings allow you to perform bends with ease.

ES-B Electronics

The Academy 12e is amplified by the ES-B pickup / preamp combo, fusing together Taylor's Expression System 2 piezo design with the addition of a built-in digital chromatic tuner. The LED display means you can easily see when you are retuning and it shows the battery status, even in a dark venue. Simple Tone and Volume controls allow you to amend your tone to suit your needs. The preamp requires just two button cell 3v lithium batteries which will then give you around 300 hours of use; so you can be confident from the practice session through to the live gig. The ES-B preamp has an automated way of switching off when it is not in use for over three minutes to conserve battery power.


The Academy 12e is fitted with reliable chrome tuners which work fantastically with the Tusq nut and Micarta saddle uphold tuning and intonation. The left handed Academy 12e is an excellent, responsive acoustic from the new Taylor Academy series which every player can enjoy. Taylor include a lightweight gig bag with the Academy 12e so that each new owner can protect their favourite new toy.

ModelAcademy 12e Left Handed Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialSitka Spruce
Back & Side MaterialSapele
Neck MaterialSapele
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Body ShapeGrand Concert
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
Scale Length24-7/8 inch
Nut & SaddleTusq/Micarta
BracingAcademy Series

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