Taylor A12e-N Academy Series Grand Concert Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

One of the best-sounding in its price range, the Academy A12e-N classical offers legendary Taylor tone and comfort in a nylon-string acoustic-electric.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Lutz spruce top Robust tone, good for heavy strummers
Layered sapele back and sides Punchy tone with pronounced midrange
ES-B pickup Taylor acoustic pickup with tuner
Tusq nut and saddle Man-made ivory; enhances sonic character & detail

This acoustic/electric nylon-string Grand Concert from Taylor's Academy Series may be the best nylon-string guitar you'll find for the money. The underlying design goal of the series is to make the acoustic guitar accessible to more players by bringing Taylor's legendary playability and tone into an affordable price range. One of the benefits of a nylon-string guitar is that the light string tension is easy on the fingertips. Another inviting feature is a built-in armrest to enhance the playing comfort.

Tonally, the wood pairing of layered sapele back and sides with a solid Lutz spruce top, together with the body's internal bracing, project a warm, mellow nylon voice with crisp percussive appeal that suits a variety of musical styles and responds well to both fingerpicking and flatpicking. The onboard ES-B pickup includes a convenient digital tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. Whether you're a steel-string player looking to add an affordable nylon-string to your acoustic toolbox or crave a great-sounding acoustic guitar that's easy on the hands and the wallet, the A12-N is an option well worth exploring.
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- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Bracing: Academy Series
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: None
- Number of Frets: 17
- Tuners: Nylon Nickel w/Pearloid Buttons
- Case: Gig Bag
- Brand of Strings: Pro Arte Carbon Hard Tension
- Body Length: None
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): A12e-N

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. (2 ratings)
Submitted February 26, 2019 by Jthomas Annillo in WILMER, TX

"Just bought after trying out at a physical store"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Man no reviews on this? That's crazy. So I just tried this out at a local music store and let me say this is a very comfortable playing guitar. The neck is somewhere between a standard classical and a steel string neck so very easy to get your hand around. I can see this guitar serving many purposes from a beginner just looking for something that doesn't hurt their finger tips to someone who loves the sound of nylon strings (that's me) but wants to be able to easily fret everything. I will get mine in a couple of days. Been doing business with zZounds for years and never had a bad experience. Also it's a Taylor and at 699$ it won't break the bank.

Musical Background:

26 years mostly guitar

Musical Style:

Country, Blues, and just about anything except for heavy metal
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