Taylor Academy 10e Dreadnought Electro Acoustic
Exceptional quality and affordability come together with the Taylor Academy Series. This Academy 10e dreadnought features a solid Sitka Spruce top, Layered Sapele back and sides, the ergonomic Taylor armrest , shorter scale sapele neck and an innovative ES-B pickup.
The Taylor Academy 10e Dreadnought Electro-Acoustic Guitar draws from decades of Taylor acoustic guitar craftsmanship and expertise to give guitarists that Taylor experience while remaining accessible and affordable at the same time. With tone and playability that would usually be alien to this kind of price range the Academy guitars are taking the acoustic world by storm!
First off Taylor have opted for a traditional non-cutaway dreadnought shaped body with a Solid Sitka spruce top. This much loved tonewood has been popular choice for acoustic soundboards for decades thanks to its excellent tonal clarity, projection and balanced overtones.
Combined with this are a set of layered Sapele back and sides, the use of this wood not only gives the Academy 10e a beautiful look and feel but also helps produce a warmer low end with sparkling treble. One feature that Taylor have taken from many of their more pricey models is the ergonomic armrest, built into the body of the guitar this feature aids comfort, reduces playing fatigue and improves overall playability.
The Academy 10e by Taylor is fitted with their very own ES-B pickup. This system is a much like the Expression System 2 piezo design but with a built-in digital chromatic tuner and discrete tone and volume controls. The 3v lithium battery powered preamp offers 300 hours of use time and even has an LED display so you can easily see the battery status and tuning, no matter how dark a dark venue is.
With this innovative academy series instrument Taylor have chosen a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale matching Sapele neck, this selection means that players will naturally find it a overall more comfortable playing experience with easier manoeuvrability across the fingerboard. The accompanying fretboard is an Ebony one loaded with 20 frets and dot Italian acrylic inlays for a beautiful looking and beautiful playing experience for all players.
The Academy Series compromises in price not features! Taylor have lovingly fitted this Academy 10 guitar with high quality chrome tuners, a Nubone nut and even a Micarta saddle, giving it the same level of tonal performance and tuning intergrity that Taylor have become renown for. Whether you are a beginner/intermediate player looking to have a serious upgrade or a seasoned pro looking to add a beautiful playing and sounding acoustic to your collection, the Academy Series by Taylor offers unrivaled quality for money.
- Taylor Academy Series
- Electro-Acoustic model
- Dreadnought body
- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- Non-cutaway body
- ES-B pickup
- Layered sapele back and sides
- Sapele neck
- Shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length
- Ebony fingerboard
- Dot Italian acrylic inlays
- Decorative Baltic Birch single ring soundhole rosette