Taylor A10 Academy Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Start your Taylor journey with the Academy! The budget-friendly A10 dreadnought features pro specs like a solid Sitka spruce top and an ergonomic armrest.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Ebony bridge Enhanced mass and beauty

Taylor's guitar design expertise makes the A10 dreadnought guitar easy on the hands and helps you sound great from your first strum. Taylor Academy Series guitars will inspire everyone from beginners to seasoned players looking for a great guitar at a great price.

Taylor Academy Series was designed with developing players in mind, so the goal was to create as comfortable a playing experience as possible. The guitar body pairs layered sapele back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, and incorporates a feature normally reserved for our premium instruments: a built-in armrest that softens the edge of the body's treble-side lower bout to enhance the playing comfort.

The patented Taylor neck features a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length, 1-11/16-inch nut width, and light gauge strings, which make fretting and bending strings easier. Tonally the Dreadnought's body dimensions produce a bold response with a warm low end and punchy treble, making this a great option for developing players looking for a great sound.

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

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 read more 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.
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- Scale Length: 24 7/8 inches
- Nut and Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Bracing: Academy
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: None
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Chrome
- Case: Taylor Gig Bag
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Binding: None
- Top Finish: Varnish
- Back Config: Layered
- Rosette Size: 3 Ring
- Rosette Material: Baltic Birch
- Back/Side Finish: Varnish
- Neck Width: 1 11/16 inches
- Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
- Type of Neck Joint: The Taylor Neck
- Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
- Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
- Bridge Wood: West African Ebony
- Neck Finish: Varnish
- Heel Length: 3-1/2 inches
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Headstock Overlay: Copafera
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Buttons: Chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAY A109

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 943-6784

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 10 out of 10 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted April 26, 2021 by Kenny Martin in Massena, NY
"Outstanding acoustic"
Overall: 10 out of 10 stars
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I just started jammin on my new taylor and found out I cant put it down.i been playin acoustics for over 30 yrs and I've had many but for the price and the a around value..aound..feel ease of playing this is a great guitar.the sound is what I was hoping for the ring sustain is so beautiful. Coukdnt decide which brand to buy theres sol many out there but I've seen the taylor headstock on. Videos and tv concerts alot so I figure if the pros like it it must be good and they're right..its very light wiegh6and the neck is fall in love worthy! Descent 2 pon tuners and outa the box ready to play.the arm bevel comfort is amazing.ive never seen that till. NOw and if ya like tgat real sweet acoustic?ring) shes got it ..highly recomend this quality instrement.i have many guitars mostly electric but they're gon a collect dust for awhile now this guitar is my new love
Musical Background:
Been playing and singing since I was bout 12 yrs old I'm 62 now
Musical Style:
I like rock I like some country
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