Taylor Academy Series A20E Dreadnought - Walnut with West African Crelicam Ebony Fingerboard

Dreadnought Walnut Walnut

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Players can count on the Taylor Academy Series to deliver an authentic acoustic playing experience in a package that's friendly to both a beginner's hands and your budget. The Academy 20e is a dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar featuring a solid walnut top paired with layered walnut back and sides, adding up to a warm, punchy tone that performs beautifully across playing styles and genres. New learners will appreciate the slender neck design and built-in armrest, along with the slightly shorter scale that comes with Academy guitars. This model comes with our ES-B acoustic pickup, which provides faithful plugged-in sound along with easy tuning thanks to the included digital tuner. Perfect for new players or any guitarist in need of an affordable, great-sounding instrument, the Academy 20e is sure to set you on the path to musical inspiration.


  • Solid walnut top yields warmth and projection
  • Scaled-down dreadnought body perfect for new players
  • Slender Taylor neck makes fretting easier
  • Features armrest for exceptional playing comfort
  • Includes sturdy padded gig bag for storage and transport
  • Responsibly sourced materials
  • Lifetime warranty with registration

Taylor’s Dreadnought captures the potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.

Layered Walnut
Rich brown hues lend a pleasing aesthetic warmth to the guitars that showcase it.

As a top wood, walnut’s natural compression blends with an open, airy midrange to yield a versatile response suited to a range of musical applications.

This pickup/preamp combo includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner.


  • Scale Length
  • 24-7/8"
  • Bracing
  • Academy Series
  • Pickguard
  • None
  • Tuners
  • Die-Cast Chrome
  • Strings
  • Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width
  • 16"
  • Nut & Saddle
  • Nubone
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets
  • 20
  • Case
  • Gig Bag
  • Body Length
  • 20"
  • Body Depth
  • 4 5/8"


  • Binding Edge Treatment
  • None
  • Back Config
  • Layered
  • Rosette Size
  • 3 RING
  • Back/Side Finish
  • Matte
  • Backstrap Wood
  • None
  • Stain/Sunburst
  • None
  • Armrest
  • Walnut Bevel
  • Top Finish
  • Matte
  • Backstrap Finish
  • None
  • Bridge Inlay
  • None
  • Armrest Binding
  • Bevel Walnut
  • Rosette Material
  • Baltic Birch Marquetry
  • Bridge Pins
  • Black Plastic
  • Buttons
  • Chrome


  • Neck Width
  • 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment
  • None
  • Type of Neck Joint
  • Scarf
  • Fretboard Wood
  • West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Length
  • 3-1/2"
  • Fretboard Inlay
  • 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Heel Cap Binding
  • Black
  • Neck/Heel
  • Hard Rock Maple
  • Neck Finish
  • Matte
  • Peghead Finish
  • Matte
  • Peghead Type
  • Paddle, Standard
  • Peghead Logo
  • Plastic, White Rub-On Decal

Model: A20E
Manufacturer: Taylor