Academy Series At The Music Zoo

The Academy Series acoustic is an instrument packed with the design expertise and guitar building experience Taylor has gained over the years at a price that is attainable to all. Ideal for students and beginners, the Academy series has Grand Auditorium and Dreadnought models to choose from. The Music Zoo stocks each of the Academy Series model and they can be seen on our website or in our New York showroom!

The Academy Series was introduced by Taylor in 2017, with their head designer Andy Powers being the driving force behind these guitars. The concept was to offer a stripped down, utilitarian guitar that can fit into any players budget. The layered sapele back and sides are paired with a solid spruce top, giving a full bodied acoustic tone. An armrest, usually a feature reserved for the top tier instruments like the 900 Series, adds to the comfortable playing experience and allows the top to resonate to its full potential. A slightly narrower 1 11/16 nut width and slightly shorter 24 7/8 scale length deliver the best playing experience. The Academy 10e delivers full Dreadnought tone and volume, while the Grand Concert Academy 12e shines when played fingerstyle or with a lighter touch.

The basic aesthetics of the Academy Series perfectly compliment the full feature set of the guitar. The ES-B electronic system offer natural amplified tone with the convenience of a built in tuner. Genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge are unique for guitars in this price range! Full satin finish allows the body to resonate freely and give the guitar a comfortable feel. The Academy Series in the best bet for a beginner in need of a quality guitar that will make for the best experience learning, or for the seasoned musician looking for a high quality option on the best budget!

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