Our signature Grand Concert body shape brings our high standards of comfort and playability to the Academy Series, our line of budget-friendly guitars. Built with new players in mind, the A12 incoporates a sleek body shape with our trademark neck design and an ergonomic armrest for a truly player-friendly experience. A slightly shorter, 24-7/8-inch scale length also contributes to the smooth feel of the A12, making it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend notes as you learn to navigate the neck of an acoustic guitar. But the A12 serves up more than just a comfortable feel, yielding a balanced, robust sound that mingles the sparkle of solid spruce with the punchy, responsive midrange of layered sapele. With that versatile sound and a forgiving, unintrusive design, the A12 gives you the power to pursue your musical inspiration, whether it's your first guitar or a new addition for your collection.
Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Concert Shape - A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
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.
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 Chrome (100/200) Case Gig Bag Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 19 1/2" Body Width 15" Body Depth 4 3/8"
Body Binding/Edge Treatment Black 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 Black 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 Buttons Chrome Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim None