Taylor 2017 Academy 12e-N Electro Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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  • Taylor Academy Series electro acoustic nylon-string Grand Concert model
  • Comfortable compact body has more accessible features than ever
  • Lutz Spruce top ensures accurate, responsive tone
  • Layered sapele back and sides provides a robust framework
  • Patented Taylor slim mahogany neck with 25-1/2 inch scale length
  • Ebony fingerboard decorated with 4mm dot Italian acrylic inlays as a guide
  • Features the ES-B onboard electronics and built-in digital chromatic tuner
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The new Academy Series is built with accessibility in mind, giving you an incredibly high quality range of acoustic guitars at an affordable price. The Academy 12e-N is an electro acoustic nylon-string Grand Concert model, and Taylor consider this to be potentially the best nylon-string guitar you will get at this price.


The Academy 12e-N has a smaller frame thanks to its Grand Concert body design, enhancing comfort alongside the nylon strings which feel a little easier on the fingertips. The body features a tapered waist, and an ergonomic armrest is built into the body to further improve the playing feel.

The soundboard is constructed from a natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce known as Lutz Spruce. The spruce provides a dynamic response and a strong attack as well as spacious, clear projection. Beneath the soundboard the Academy 12e-N features internal bracing to add warmth to your sound, working with the mellow tone of the nylon strings for fingerpicking and strumming. Layered sapele makes up the back and sides of the Academy 12e-N which has a striking appearance but the feel of a powerhouse.


The Academy 12e-N is firmly joined with a smooth, patented mahogany neck via a scarf neck joint. Topping the neck is an ebony fingerboard with decorative 4mm dot inlays to guide you throughout each fret transition with confidence.

ES-B Electronics

The Academy 12e-N is equipped with the ES-B pickup / preamp combo, a fusion of Taylor's Expression System 2 piezo design with a built-in digital chromatic tuner. The ES-B preamp has an LED display allowing you to easily see when you are retuning, and it conveniently shows the live battery status. Simple Tone and Volume controls allow you to tweak your tone to suit your playing needs. The preamp requires just two button cell 3v lithium batteries which will then give you around 300 hours of use; so from the practice session through to the live gig you can be sure that you won't have a power out. The ES-B preamp can automatically switch itself off when it is not in use for over three minutes to conserve battery power.


The headstock of the Academy 12e-N is fitted with nylon nickel tuners with pearloid buttons to ensure that superb Academy Series sound is as accurate as possible. A Tusq nut and saddle works with the tuners and bridge to augment sustain of the nylon strings. Each Academy 12e-N comes supplied with a lightweight gig bag for protection when travelling with your guitar out on the road. The Taylor Academy 12e-N is a sublime electro acoustic at a remarkable price for the quality on offer, ideal for fans of nylon-string acoustics or for anyone looking for a change from the usual steel-string models.

ModelAcademy 12e-N Electro Acoustic Guitar
Top MaterialLutz Spruce
Back & Side MaterialSapele
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Body ShapeGrand Concert
Guitar SizeFull
Number of Strings6
TunersNylon Nickel with Pearloid buttons
Scale Length25-1/2 inch
Nut & SaddleTusq
BracingAcademy Series

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