This 2021 Taylor Academy 12e features the companies signature Grand Concert body shape and brings their high standards of comfort and playability to the Academy Series, their latest line of budget-friendly guitars. Built with new players in mind, the A12 incorporates a sleek body shape with Taylor's trademark neck design and an ergonomic armrest for a truly player-friendly experience. A slightly shorter, 24-7/8-inch scale length also contributes to the smooth feel of the A12, making it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend notes as you learn to navigate the neck of an acoustic guitar. The A12 has a balanced, open sound pairing the sparkle of solid spruce with the punchy, responsive midrange of layered sapele. The Taylor Academy A12e also features an Taylor made ES-B pickup system and includes a gig bag.