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Taylor A12 Academy Series Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag)

With a smaller body shape that projects a tight, focused sound, the Taylor A12 Academy GC is great as a first guitar, or a practice/backup acoustic. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Contoured armrest Easy to play without dampening guitar top
Grand Concert body shape Small shape for intimate, focused sound
Layered sapele back and sides Punchy tone with pronounced midrange
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone

Taylor A12 Academy GC Acoustic

The Academy Series was designed to be the ideal learning guitar for beginners and developing players. Featured body styles include a Grand Concert steel-string model. Features include layered sapele back/sides, solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany armrest, 24-7/8-inch scale length, and 1-11/16-inch nut width. Steel-string models are strung with Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light strings. Other series details include a 3-ring Baltic birch rosette, 4mm Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, and matte finish. The guitars ship in a Taylor gig bag.

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- Top: Solid Sitka spruce top
- Body: Grand Concert
- Back and Sides: Layered sapele
- Armrest: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24-7/8-inch
- Rosette: 3-ring Baltic birch rosette
- Dot Inlay: 4mm Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays
- Nut Width: 1-11/16-inch
- Bag: Taylor Gig Bag
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): A12
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782
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