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Taylor A12 Academy Series Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar - Spruce Top with Sapele Back and Sides

Grand Concert Spruce Sapele

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Weight:  18.00
Price: $699.00

Or pay $58.25/mo. Financing options

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Designed with new players in mind but comfortable and accessible to guitarists of all ability levels, the Academy 12 is a compact Grand Concert acoustic guitar with a solid top and an easy-playing Taylor Neck. The solid spruce top, paired with layered sapele back and sides, generates projection, clarity and volume, making this a perfect option for learners seeking a guitar that will grow with them. This all-acoustic, non-cutaway model features a built-in armrest that takes the edge off your strumming arm for greater playing comfort. It ships with a lightweight gig bag for transportation between lessons, practice sessions and anywhere else your music takes you.


  • Comfortable, compact Grand Concert body
  • Solid spruce top for power and articulation
  • Slender Taylor Neck makes holding strings easier
  • Beveled armrest offers an accommodating feel
  • Includes gig bag for safe, easy transportation
  • Responsibly sourced materials
  • Lifetime warranty with registration

Grand Concert
A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Layered Sapele
Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable and affordable models.

Sitka Spruce
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

No Electronics
Whether you’re an acoustic purist or simply don’t need a pickup, you're covered.

Taylor A12 Acoustic Guitar Gig Bag


  • Scale Length
  • 24-7/8"
  • Pickguard
  • None
  • Tuners
  • Die-Cast Chrome
  • Strings
  • Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width
  • 15"
  • Nut & Saddle
  • Nubone Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Black Plastic
  • Number of Frets
  • 20
  • Case
  • Gig Bag
  • Body Length
  • 19 1/2"
  • Body Depth
  • 4 3/8"



  • Back Config
  • Layered
  • Rosette Size
  • Three Ring
  • Back/Side Finish
  • Varnish
  • Armrest
  • Yes
  • Top Finish
  • Varnish
  • Rosette Material
  • Baltic Birch



  • Neck Width
  • 1-11/16"
  • Type of Neck Joint
  • Taylor Neck
  • Fretboard Wood
  • West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Length
  • 3-1/2"
  • Fretboard Inlay
  • 15"
  • Heel Cap Binding
  • None
  • Neck/Heel
  • Maple
  • Neck Finish
  • Varnish



  • Peghead Finish
  • None
  • Peghead Type
  • Standard
  • Headstock Overlay
  • Copafera
  • Peghead Logo
  • Printed on Headstock Overlay



  • Bridge Pins
  • Black Polycarbonate
  • Buttons
  • Chrome


Model: A12
Manufacturer: Taylor