Designed and built with beginner guitar players in mind, the Academy Series 10 combines the full-bodied tone and response of the classic dreadnought shape with Taylor's standards of comfort and playability. Our trademark neck, devised as a more practical take on the traditional guitar neck, makes it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend notes, thanks to a slimmer profile and the slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length of the Academy Series. Plus, the Academy 10 ships with one of our most premium features: an armrest, which provides a more comfortable fit for players who are just learning how to manage the larger body of an acoustic guitar. With a solid spruce top and layered sapele back and sides, the dreadnought shape of the Academy 10 produces a warm sound with a strong low end and clear, ringing high tones, smoothened out by the punchy midrange of layered sapele. Between its rich sound and a comfortable shape built to invite inspiration, the Academy 10 provides a perfect solution for beginner players or those looking to buy on a budget.
Features Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Dreadnought Shape - Taylor’s Dreadnought captures the potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.
Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Layered Sapele Body Wood - Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable and affordable models.
No Electronics - Whether you’re an acoustic purist or simply don’t need a pickup, we’ve got you covered.
Non-cutaway - The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.
Specifications Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Highlights Scale Length 24-7/8" Nut & Saddle Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing Academy Series Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Pickguard None Number of Frets 20 Tuners Die-Cast Chrome Case Gig Bag Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 20" Body Width 16" Body Depth 4 5/8"
Body Binding/Edge Treatment None Top Finish Varnish Back Config Layered Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Three Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Varnish Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Baltic Birch Stain/Sunburst None Wedge None Armrest yes
Neck Neck Width 1-11/16" Fretboard Inlay 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment None Heel Cap Binding None Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Varnish Heel Length 3-1/2"
Peghead Peghead Finish None Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay Copafera Peghead Inlay None Peghead Logo Printed on Headstock Overlay
Other Bridge Pins Black Polycarbonate Buttons Chrome Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim None