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

Superior comfort, exceptional sound, and unmatched construction make the Taylor A12 a fine choice for guitarists looking for the most bang for their buck.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Beveled armrest Smooth, beveled armrest cut for comfortable play
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood

The design goal of the A12 Grand Concert guitar is to bring Taylor's legendary playability and tone to all players. Easy on the fingertips, the A12 produces a rich, crisp responsive voice that suits a variety of musical styles and responds well to both fingerpicking and flatpicking. Another inviting feature is a built-in armrest to enhance the playing comfort.

Features include layered sapele back/sides, solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany armrest, West African ebony fingerboard and bridge, 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.

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.
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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): Academy-12-2019

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 943-6782

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted February 6, 2020 by John Greer in St. Louis, MO
"Affordable Excellence"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
I played this guitar out of curiosity at a local shop. It was new and i Iove dreadnought acoustic guitars. This guitar is a wonderful fingerstyle or flat pic acoustic. It played and sounded better than others costing 3x the price. This is the best guitar at this price point period! If you are a beginner or intermediate level player, do yourself a favour and buy this guitar. Especially beginners need a guitar that's easy to play and reward's you with a quality tone. This guitar delivers Taylor exceptional quality at an unheard of price.
Musical Background:
30 yrs.
Musical Style:
Classic Rock,Blues, Alternative, Rockabilly, Metal, Southern Rock, Pop.
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