Taylor A10e Academy Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

An ideal acoustic for beginners, the Taylor A10e Academy Series Dreadnought is 15/16-size with a solid spruce top, ES-B electronics, and a built-in tuner.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Layered sapele back and sides Punchy tone with pronounced midrange
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
ES-B pickup Taylor acoustic pickup with tuner
Playing the A10e is an enjoyable guitar experience. Taylor's guitar design expertise makes the A10e guitar that is 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 premium instruments: a built-in armrest that softens the edge of the body's treble-side lower bout.

The ES-B pickup incorporates Taylor's Expression System 2 piezo design elements and features an onboard preamp with a built-in digital chromatic tuner. The preamp/tuner unit features an LED display for tuning and low battery indication, along with Tone and Volume controls. The preamp/tuner is powered by two button cell 3v lithium (CR2032) batteries. Two batteries will provide approximately 300 hours of use. The ES-B conserves battery life using a standard on/off system that will automatically turn off if left on over 3 minutes. A low battery indicator on the LED display (located on the preamp circuit board) will display an "L" when the battery reaches 4.5 volts.

Enhanced Playability

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

A Comfortable Armrest

read more 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

these guitars are engineered to last a lifetime. The 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 cut 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 full sound.

Onboard ES-B electronics include a built-in digital chromatic with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. Whether you're at the front end of you guitar journey or just looking for a great strumming guitar without breaking the bank, the A10e will serve you well.
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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
- Top Finish: Varnish
- Rosette Size: Three Ring
- Rosette Material: Wood/Fiber
- 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 v2, Sapele v1 (Noted in Selection)
- Heel Cap Binding: Black
- 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 v2 and Lexan on v1
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Buttons: Chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural, v2 with Hard Rock Maple Neck
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAY A10E9
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at (800) 943-6784
(2 ratings)
Submitted November 12, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"The acoustic I've been looking for all of my life"
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I've been playing electric guitar for 16 years, and in 15 years of that time, I had never found an acoustic that was comfortable enough for me to play for longer than 15 minutes (the bulk of acoustic guitar bodies cut off the circulation in my arms) AND with the tone I desired (a full, rich and even balance between bass, mid and treble) til I was recommended this one at a music store. It changed my life, and this summer I purchased one. It feels amazing, it sounds amazing. The evenness of the sound is perfect for recording in studio whether mic'd or with the pickups. Also sounds great through an amp with some tasteful distortion, chorus, reverb etc.
Musical Background:
16 years Electric guitar (6 & 7 string) 7 years Electric Bass (4 & 5 string) 10 years piano (most anything with keys in general)
Musical Style:
Just about every metal subgenre there is, folk, metal, jazz, classical, industrial.
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