Between its rich sound and a comfortable shape built to invite inspiration, the Academy 10e provides a perfect solution for beginner players or those looking to buy on a budget.
Why We Love This
Taylor's 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 Taylor's 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.