This Dreadnought distills the essential features of a great acoustic guitar into a budget-friendly form. Our Academy Series was designed with developing players in mind, so the goal was to create as comfortable a playing experience as possible. The guitar body pairs layered sapele back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, and incorporates a feature normally reserved for our premium instruments: a built-in armrest that softens the edge of the body’s treble-side lower bout to enhance the playing comfort. The patented Taylor neck features a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length, 1-11/16-inch nut width, and light gauge strings, which make fretting and bending strings easier. Tonally the Dreadnought’s body dimensions produce a bold response with a warm low end and punchy treble, making this a great option for strummers and flat pickers. Whether you’re at the front end of you guitar journey or just looking for a great strumming guitar without breaking the bank, the Academy 10 will serve you well.
Making a Taylor Guitar More Accessible
One of the biggest reasons why new guitar players give up is the lack of a quality instrument. High action, bad intonation or cruddy sound will quickly derail the playing experience. That’s why we poured our guitar design expertise into developing our new Academy Series guitars. The goal was to remove all the barriers that get in the way, from feel to sound to cost. The result is a guitar that’s easy on the hands and helps you sound great from your first strum. Our Academy Series guitars will inspire everyone from beginners to seasoned players looking for a great guitar at a great price.
Academy Series Features
Our sleek, hand-friendly necks feature light-gauge strings and optimized dimensions for a slinky feel.
A Comfortable Armrest
This ergonomic feature is built into the guitar body to offer a more relaxed and rewarding playing experience.
Besides clear tone and impeccable intonation, these guitars are voiced to respond easily to a player’s touch.
Our guitars are engineered to last a lifetime. Our patented neck and durable body design make these guitars easy to maintain.
An emphasis on design simplicity enabled us to produce a fully engineered Taylor guitar at an entry-level price.
Broad Musical Appeal
Choose from a Dreadnought for strumming or flat picking, a Grand Concert for fingerpicking, or a nylon-string Grand Concert.