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Academy Series Guitars

Starting at $699 USD

Advanced Design. Affordable Price.

Designed to provide signature Taylor playability and vibrant tone at an accessible price, the Academy Series blends innovative features with a comfort-focused design philosophy. New players will appreciate features such as a narrower 1-11/16" nut width for relaxed fretting and a carved armrest for a seamless, accommodating feel. Together with the light-gauge strings and 24-7/8" scale length, those elements add up to a slinky handfeel that makes it easier to grow your skills. Solid tops produce rich projection and clarity, and models with electronics also boast a built-in digital tuner. Whether you're just picking your first guitar or hunting for a more affordable Taylor experience, the Academy Series is for you.

Academy Series

Starting at $699 USD

Meet the Academy Series

Solid tops and a focus on playability set the Academy Series apart, offering a welcoming feel at an approachable price.

Academy Dreadnought

Starting at $699 USD

2 Models

Academy 10e
$799.00

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Layered Sapele

Shape: Dreadnought

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: ES-B

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

Academy 10

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Layered Sapele

Shape: Dreadnought

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: No Electronics

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

Academy Grand Concert

Starting at $699 USD

2 Models

Academy 12e
$799.00

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Layered Sapele

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: ES-B

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

Academy 12

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Wood: Layered Sapele

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: No Electronics

Specialty: 6-String

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

Academy Nylon

Starting at $699 USD

2 Models

Academy 12e-N
$799.00

Top Wood: Lutz Spruce

Body Wood: Layered Sapele

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: ES-B

Specialty: Nylon

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

Academy 12-N
$699.00

Top Wood: Lutz Spruce

Body Wood: Layered Sapele

Shape: Grand Concert

Cutaway: Non-cutaway

Electronics: No Electronics

Specialty: Nylon

Orientation: Right Handed, Left Handed

FEATURES

Comfortable Guitars, Big Tone, Great Price

Between ergonomic contours, playable necks, solid tops and pragmatic accessories, the Academy Series has everything a new player could need to start a new musical adventure.

Solid Tops for Bold Sound and Projection

Solid Tops for Bold Sound and Projection

Every Academy Series guitar is built with a solid-wood top, meaning a single piece of spruce through its thickness. The result is a powerful, clear acoustic voice that can be heard alongside vocals or other instruments.

Player-Friendly Curves and a Slender Neck

Player-Friendly Curves and a Slender Neck

The armrest built into every Academy Series guitar is a premium comfort feature usually reserved for much more expensive guitars. Likewise, the slim Taylor Neck design gives these guitars a high-end, accommodating feel.

ES-B Electronics with Built-In Digital Tuner

ES-B Electronics with Built-In Digital Tuner

All three base models in the Academy Series offer optional ES-B electronics, which include an acoustic pickup for rich amplified tone and a digital tuner with an easy-to-read LED display.

Practical, Modest Visual Style

Practical, Modest Visual Style

We've kept the appointment package for the Academy Series focused on performance with unbound edges, a herringbone rosette, a satin finish and 4mm dot fretboard inlays.

Options for Steel or Nylon Strings

Options for Steel or Nylon Strings

The Academy Series boasts two steel-string guitars—a compact Grand Concert model and a classic Dreadnought. The Series also features the Academy 12-N, a nylon-string Grand Concert with a snappy, neo-classical sound and a neck catered to fingerstyle play.

Gig Bags Included with Every Guitar

Gig Bags Included with Every Guitar

Every guitar in the Academy Series ships with a durable, lightweight gig bag for transportation and storage.

MEET THE OTHER SERIES

The American Dream®

Series Guitars

The American Dream®

Starting at $1749 USD

Starting at C$2249 CAD

Starting at SFr.1879 CHF

Starting at kr12799 DKK

Starting at 1699 EUR

Starting at £1529 GBP

Starting at kr16999 NOK

Starting at kr17799 SEK

Neo-vintage aesthetics and all-solid tonewoods deliver all the essentials of a satisfying, inspiring musical experience.

GT

Series Guitars

GT

Starting at $1799 USD

Starting at C$2499 CAD

Starting at SFr.2079 CHF

Starting at kr14299 DKK

Starting at 1899 EUR

Starting at £1699 GBP

Starting at kr18999 NOK

Starting at kr19999 SEK

Compact, comfortable and boldly voiced, the GT (grand theater) acoustic guitar offers an enjoyable, accessible experience for pros and casual players alike.

100

Series Guitars

100

Starting at $899 USD

Starting at C$1199 CAD

Starting at SFr.1099 CHF

Starting at kr7499 DKK

Starting at 999 EUR

Starting at £899 GBP

Starting at kr9999 NOK

Starting at kr9499 SEK

Solid spruce tops paired with layered walnut or layered sapele yield rich tone at a great value for developing musicians.

200

Series Guitars

200

Starting at $1099 USD

Starting at C$1299 CAD

Starting at SFr.1199 CHF

Starting at kr8299 DKK

Starting at 1099 EUR

Starting at £979 GBP

Starting at kr10999 NOK

Starting at kr11499 SEK

200 Standard, Plus and Deluxe models offer three tiers of musical inspiration and a diverse collection visual styles.

300

Series Guitars

300

Starting at $2399 USD

Starting at C$2699 CAD

Starting at SFr.2529 CHF

Starting at kr17299 DKK

Starting at 2299 EUR

Starting at £2079 GBP

Starting at kr22999 NOK

Starting at kr23999 SEK

Two tonewood combinations give the 300 Series wide-ranging musical versatility, offering choices for virtually every player.

400

Series Guitars

400

Starting at $2999 USD

Starting at C$3699 CAD

Starting at SFr.3079 CHF

Starting at kr20999 DKK

Starting at 2799 EUR

Starting at £2529 GBP

Starting at kr27999 NOK

Starting at kr29299 SEK

Eye-catching sunburst top finishes imbue the time-honored rosewood/spruce tonewood pairing with fresh visual appeal.

500

Series Guitars

500

Starting at $3299 USD

Urban Ironbark delivers a musical personality that's entirely unique to the Taylor 500 Series.

600

Series Guitars

600

Starting at $3697 USD

Starting at C$4899 CAD

Starting at SFr.4399 CHF

Starting at kr29799 DKK

Starting at 3999 EUR

Starting at £3599 GBP

Starting at kr39999 NOK

Starting at kr41999 SEK

<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->  Big Leaf maple and torrefied Sitka spruce serve up highly adaptable tone that showcases each player's technique.

700

Series Guitars

700

Starting at $3499 USD

Starting at C$3999 CAD

Starting at SFr.3729 CHF

Starting at kr25299 DKK

Starting at 3399 EUR

Starting at £3049 GBP

Starting at kr33999 NOK

Starting at kr35799 SEK

Select-grade Hawaiian koa serves up a lively punch with rich midrange sparkle and a raw, natural feel.

800

Series Guitars

800

Starting at $3699 USD

Starting at C$4499 CAD

Starting at SFr.4079 CHF

Starting at kr27499 DKK

Starting at 3699 EUR

Starting at £3329 GBP

Starting at kr36999 NOK

Starting at kr38799 SEK

Rosewood, spruce, V-Class bracing and a host of player-focused appointments make the 800 Series the quintessential Taylor experience.

900

Series Guitars

900

Starting at $5999 USD

Starting at C$7699 CAD

Starting at SFr.7149 CHF

Starting at kr48499 DKK

Starting at 6499 EUR

Starting at £5899 GBP

Starting at kr64999 NOK

Starting at kr68299 SEK

&amp;amp;lt;!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--&amp;amp;gt;  Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce with V-Class bracing make for a distinctively bold voice with incredible tonal balance.

Koa

Series Guitars

Koa

Starting at $5999 USD

Starting at C$6999 CAD

Starting at SFr.5829 CHF

Starting at kr39499 DKK

Starting at 5299 EUR

Starting at £4779 GBP

Starting at kr52999 NOK

Starting at kr55499 SEK

Hawaiian koa's sparkling, bold musical response is famous for improving with time, giving these guitars a multigenerational appeal.

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Series Guitars

Presentation

Starting at $9999 USD

Starting at C$12629 CAD

Starting at SFr.10999 CHF

Starting at kr74799 DKK

Starting at 9999 EUR

Starting at £8999 GBP

Starting at kr99999 NOK

Starting at kr104999 SEK

Honduran rosewood and sinker redwood serve up incredible tonal warmth and complexity complemented by artful aesthetic details.

GS Mini

Series Guitars

GS Mini

Starting at $499 USD

Starting at C$999 CAD

Starting at SFr.829 CHF

Starting at kr5499 DKK

Starting at 749 EUR

Starting at £679 GBP

Starting at kr7499 NOK

Starting at kr7799 SEK

Solid tops, a comfortable feel and a spontaneous musical personality put GS Mini guitars in a class of their own.

Big Baby

Series Guitars

Big Baby

Starting at $499 USD

Starting at C$669 CAD

Starting at SFr.549 CHF

Starting at kr3799 DKK

Starting at 499 EUR

Starting at £459 GBP

Starting at kr4999 NOK

Starting at kr5299 SEK

With plenty of power and a comfortable frame, the Big Baby Taylor is ideal for impromptu playing sessions, songwriting and more.

Baby Taylor

Series Guitars

Baby Taylor

Starting at $399 USD

Starting at C$519 CAD

Starting at SFr.429 CHF

Starting at kr2999 DKK

Starting at 399 EUR

Starting at £359 GBP

Starting at kr3999 NOK

Starting at kr4299 SEK

The Baby Taylor makes great acoustic tone accessible and travel-ready.

Not sure what's the best Taylor guitar for you?

There's a Taylor for every player, whether you're a beginner or a pro. Explore the Taylor line by body shape and tonewood to find the right combination of feel and sound for you.

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Shapes

Each Taylor body shape yields a distinctive tonal personality and feel.

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Tonewoods

Premium tonewoods offer a range of tonal flavors and sound profiles.

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Model Numbers

Learn how Taylor model numbers work and what they tell you about our guitars.

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