Taylor Academy Series Academy 12e Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

  • Concert/O Taylor Academy Deep Grand Concert Body Type No, there’s no cutaway. Solid Sitka Spruce for the top. Sapele layered on the back and sides Academy Series is the bracing pattern. Orientation: Right-handed, Body finish: Matte, Neck: Taylor Profile is the standard neck form. The breadth of the nut is 1.687 inches (42.8 mm), Genuine African Ebony fingerboard, Sapele is the wood used for the neck. 24.87 in. scale length, The number of frets on the guitar is twenty, and the neck is finished in a satin finish.
  • Taylor Guitars has a striking theme over the past four decades: a dedication to improving the guitar-playing experience.
  • Taylor isn’t satisfied with seeing individuals give up before they’ve had a chance to get their groove on since his firm is enthusiastic about introducing more players to the joys of producing music.
  • Taylor’s Academy Series, which includes the Academy 12e Grand Concert, is aimed towards assisting the growth of beginning guitarists.
  • Taylor feels that a beginner guitarist deserves the best-playing guitar in many ways.
Brand Taylor
Color Natural
Top Material Type Spruce
Body Material Sapele
Back Material Type Sapele
Neck Material Type Mahogany
Fretboard Material Type Ebony
Guitar Pickup Configuration ESB With Tuner
Hand Orientation Right
Guitar Bridge System Ebony

Review

$699.00

Description

The Academy Series’ 12e Grand Concert is the culmination of the Academy Series’ 12th season. Natural Acoustic-Electric Guitar Taylor Guitars has a striking theme over the past four decades: a dedication to improving the guitar-playing experience. Taylor isn’t satisfied with seeing individuals give up before they’ve had a chance to get their groove on since his firm is enthusiastic about introducing more players to the joys of producing music. Taylor’s Academy Series, which includes the Academy 12e Grand Concert, is aimed towards assisting the growth of beginning guitarists.

Taylor feels that a beginner guitarist deserves the greatest performing guitar in many ways. Most novices to the instrument — and parents purchasing for their children — are naturally hesitant to spend more money on a more costly, “good” brand of the guitar without knowing whether or not their passion will persist. As a result, most people take the approach of starting with a cheap, “good-enough” guitar and then upgrading as their skills improve. However, all too frequently, this results in hand-wringing anguish, with would-be musicians blaming themselves for a lack of musical skill or physical agility when, in reality, the guitar was the true problem all along.

The Academy Series guitars, such as the Academy 12e Grand Concert, are meant to provide enough immediate pleasure to encourage a beginner player to continue playing. Taylor prioritized his playing experience in order to do this.

Easy to hold and play: The body is light and comfy, and it’s simple to strum and fret?

Rewarding sound: Is it easy for a beginner player to get a nice sound?

Not too precious: Durable and basic, so it’s not daunting to play and care for a beginner?

Broad appeal: caters to a wide range of musical tastes. Form and Function The Academy Series Grand Concert is a fingerstyle guitar with the added benefit of smaller body size for improved playing comfort.

1 review for Taylor Academy 12e | professional guitar for beginners

  1. Kane Rodgers

    This is quite likely the best Taylor I’ve ever had. While my Grand Symphony from the 3-series will always be the best-sounding Taylor I’ve ever played, this one is arguably Taylor’s most giggable instrument, as far as to bar gigs and open mics go (and not Carnegie Hall). These are the justifications.

    1. Playing the Grand Concert body is a breeze. The scale is very lovely.

    2. When playing at a high volume, there’s a propensity to pick harder than required. As you pluck harder, Grand Concert increases the brightness and loudness without creating boom or distortion.

    3. A built-in tuner, which is unusual for a Taylor.

    4. A nice tone is one that is plugged in. I’m not sure whether it’s the finest pickup ever, but it sounds nice to me, plus it includes named knobs (Volume and Tone), unlike the standard Taylor arrangement, which has three unmarked knobs. If you’re fussy, you can always add an acoustic pedal to the mix.

    5. The battery may be simply replaced. Button cells, which are also employed in clocks and headstock tuners, are used in this guitar. While 9V batteries will obviously last longer, you can buy a whole strip of CR2032 batteries for a few dollars and put them in the gig bag. As a result, it may be less expensive in the long run.

    6. When playing standing up on a strap, an armrest makes a significant difference.

    7. Because the endpin jack isn’t the same as the normal Taylor ES jack, I’m able to put a rubber Grolsch washer over my Ernie Ball strap and hold it firmly in place. That’s not going to happen. My instrument and my investment are both protected by a secured strap.

    8. The price is fair, so if something goes wrong with it, it won’t be as bad as if it were a thousand-dollar guitar.

    So, in my perspective, this is the most perfect gigging Taylor has ever done. I appreciate that they’re able to include features that Taylor doesn’t typically provide in entry-level guitars, such as labeled knobs and built-in tuners, without having to make those adjustments to higher-end instruments.

    The one concern I have with this guitar, as with other Taylors, is that it does not come with a truss rod adjustment tool, so I will have to purchase one.

    There’s also the 15/16 Dreadnought A10e, which has the same scale and characteristics as the A12e with the exception of a slightly larger body. I’m interested in learning more about that instrument. I believe it is similar to this. Do you want the guitar to grow brighter as you dig in and play harder, or do you want the instrument to get boomier as well? If you want a bit extra bass, the A10e is the way to go. If you want to cut through, the A12e is the way to go.

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