Taylor - Academy 12e

Steve's Code: 20764
Barcode: 887766111658


Built with a solid spruce top and layered sapele back and sides, the compact, inviting Academy 12e offers an approachable playing experience for guitarists of all skill levels. The solid top serves up bold sound with plenty of projection, while the armrest carved into the lower bout makes for a more comfortable feel for your strumming arm. With the Taylor Neck, players will notice a slender profile that accommodates your fretting hand, making this a great choice for new learners. With built-in ES-B electronics for easy amplification and a padded gig bag for transportation, the Academy 12e is more than ready for the next step in your musical journey.


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.


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


Scale Length 24-7/8"

Pickguard None

Tuners Chrome (100/200)

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 Matte

Backstrap Wood None

Stain/Sunburst None

Armrest Yes

Top Finish Matte

Backstrap Finish None

Bridge Inlay None

Armrest Binding None

Rosette Material Baltic Birch

Wedge None


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 Maple

Neck Finish Matte


Peghead Type Standard

Headstock Overlay Copafera

Peghead Logo Plastic, White Rub-On Decal

Peghead Binding None

Peghead Inlay None


Bridge Pins Black

Fingerboard Ext None

Buttons Chrome

Edge Trim None