Taylor Guitars Academy 12 - Left-Handed

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The Perfect First Acoustic
The team at Wildwood Guitars is pleased to present a line of acoustic guitars that we believe will help stoke the flames of musical passion in beginners and pros alike: the Taylor Academy Series! Playing guitar and making music hold deep significance for every single one of us, so we are always excited whenever we encounter a product that makes the wonderful world of guitar-playing more accessible to more people. Playing guitar isn't easy, and in some cases, the early stages of learning are full of hand cramps, aching fingertips, and a general sense of frustration if the new guitarist doesn't have a proper instrument.

Here at Wildwood, we believe that your first guitar shouldn't hold you back at all, and that's why we're so jazzed about the Academy series! Our friends at Taylor have designed every aspect of this guitar with the goal of enhancing playability and comfort. The finished product is nothing short of revelatory. In fact, it may be one of the best affordable starter instruments we've ever seen. So, let's take a closer look and see how the Academy Series makes your dreams of six-string mastery easier to achieve!
Beginner-Friendly Feel Meets Pro Sound
Before we talk about feel, let's touch on how incredible these guitars sound, because there's nothing that motivates a budding guitar player to practice like a killer-sounding instrument. Each model in the Academy Series features a solid spruce top that provides superb resonance, brightness, and clarity, along with layered back and sides for more stability and durability. This tonewood pairing means that each guitar in the Academy Series will be supremely reliable and provide consistent sound and feel. And that killer tone will come through crystal clear in amplified settings thanks to the killer ES-B pickup!

And the Academy 12's neck is awesome, because it feels great for learners and masters alike! It features a shorter 24-7/8" scale length, which translates to less tension on the strings for a smooth, slinky handfeel. It comes set up with light-gauge strings, too, which only serves to make the action even more buttery.

That's not even the most exciting beginner-friendly feature, though! Usually, Taylor only equips their most elite instruments with a built-in armrest, but they've found a way to incorporate one into the Academy Series to give players the ability to practice longer with greater comfort.

Now, younger players and fun-sized adults don't have to strain to get their arm in a strumming position (also, it means that its top can vibrate more freely, so you get fuller sound!).
Join the Academy
Ultimately, this all means that the Academy Series is an excellent option for beginners and anyone for whom comfort and playability are primary concerns. Whether you're just beginning your journey as a guitarist or you're already far along down the road, you'll find a lot to love in the Taylor Academy series. The Wildwood team is proud to showcase these innovative instruments, and we hope they inspire you to unlock your potential as a musician!

  • Model: Left-Handed Academy 12
  • Body Type: Grand Concert
  • Finish Color: Natural
  • Finish Type: Varnish
  • Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: Academy Series
  • Back & Sides Wood: Layered Sapele
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
  • Neck Dimensions: .840 1st - .870 9th
  • Fretboard Material: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Dot
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8"
  • Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Nut Material: NuBone
  • Headstock Overlay: Copafera
  • Rosette: Three-Ring Baltic Birch
  • Tuners: Chrome-Plated
  • Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Stock Code: F000033000000011000

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