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Taylor Guitars is proud to introduce the Academy 10, an acoustic guitar thoughtfully designed to ignite a beginner's passion for playing. This full-size dreadnought was crafted to remove barriers, offering immediate comfort, gratifying tone and smooth playability right out of the case. The solid Sitka spruce top and sapele back and sides produce a balanced, nuanced voice. An ebony fingerboard and bridge provide a smooth playing surface, while a 24-7/8" scale length and 1-11/16" nut width ensure effortless fretting. Light gauge strings and an innovative armrest further enhance comfort.

Ergonomic Comfort Fuels Endless Practice

The Academy 10's lightweight, rounded dreadnought body was designed for ergonomic bliss. An armrest creates a fatigue-reducing contact point, ideal for long practice sessions. A durable yet minimal finish accentuates the guitar's natural curves. Whether at home or on the go, the Academy 10 invites you to play without limit.

Superior Tonewoods Deliver Rewarding Tone

A solid Sitka spruce top and layered sapele back and sides provide the Academy 10 with a balanced, articulate voice. The ebony fingerboard offers a smooth playing surface, while the ebony bridge enhances sustain and definition. This blend of premium tonewoods rewards beginners with inspiring tone from the very first strum.

Precision Engineering Optimizes Playability

Taylor's patented neck design ensures the Academy 10 plays with precision. A 24-7/8" scale length and 1-11/16" nut width cater to smaller hands, while low-profile frets make barre chords and solos effortless. Light gage strings minimize finger strain, encouraging fluid playing. These features coalesce into an acoustic guitar that makes practice irresistible.

Built to Last a Lifetime

The Academy 10 is crafted according to Taylor's strict quality standards using sustainable, ethically sourced materials. Its solid wood top and durable sapele back and sides were designed to weather years of regular use and still produce rich tone. Taylor's unparalleled build quality and customer support mean this guitar is built to last a lifetime. The Academy 10 is an investment that will inspire new players for years to come.


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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  • Body type: Taylor Dreadnought 15/16th-Scale
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Academy Series Bracing
  • Body finish: Satin Varnish
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin Varnish
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: Copafera
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; NuBone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Elixir Phosphor-Bronze Medium Gauge Strings
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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