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The Taylor Academy Series Guitars

Advanced guitar design made affordable

Making a Taylor Guitar More Accessible

One of the biggest reasons why new guitar players give up is the lack of a quality instrument. High action, bad intonation or cruddy sound will quickly derail the playing experience. That’s why we poured our guitar design expertise into developing our new Academy Series guitars. The goal was to remove all the barriers that get in the way, from feel to sound to cost. The result is a guitar that’s easy on the hands and helps you sound great from your first strum. Our Academy Series guitars will inspire everyone from beginners to seasoned players looking for a great guitar at a great price.

Academy Series Guitar Design Philosophy with Andy Powers - Taylor Guitars

Why Players Will Love the Academy Series

Academy Series Guitar Design Philosophy with Andy Powers - Taylor Guitars

Why Players Will Love the Academy Series

Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers explains the inspiration behind the Academy Series guitars.

Academy Series Features

Each detail was thoughtfully considered to give players an easier, more enjoyable guitar experience.

Enhanced Playability

Our sleek, hand-friendly necks feature light-gauge strings and optimized dimensions for a slinky feel.

A Comfortable Armrest

This ergonomic feature is built into the guitar body to offer a more relaxed and rewarding playing experience.

Killer Sound

Besides clear tone and impeccable intonation, these guitars are voiced to respond easily to a player’s touch.

Quality Construction

Our guitars are engineered to last a lifetime. Our patented neck and durable body design make these guitars easy to maintain.


An emphasis on design simplicity enabled us to produce a fully engineered Taylor guitar at an entry-level price.

Broad Musical Appeal

Choose from a Dreadnought for strumming or flatpicking, a Grand Concert for fingerpicking, or a nylon-string Grand Concert.

Academy Series Models

Choose from three distinctive guitar models. Each is offered with an onboard pickup that also includes a convenient built-in digital chromatic tuner.

Dreadnought Academy 10e

$798 US MSRP

Grand Concert Academy 12e

$798 US MSRP

Nylon-String Grand Concert Academy 12e-N

$858 US MSRP

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