Taylor Academy 10 Dreadnought, Natural 4lbs 4.3oz

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Brand: Taylor
SKU: FA02032000000011000


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Year: 2019

S/N: 2110169277

Weight: 4lbs 4.3oz


Academy 10

Designed and built with beginner guitar players in mind, the Academy Series 10 combines the full-bodied tone and response of the classic dreadnought shape with Taylor’s standards of comfort and playability. Our 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 our 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. Between its rich sound and a comfortable shape built to invite inspiration, the Academy 10 provides a perfect solution for beginner players or those looking to buy on a budget.


  • Scale Length – 24-7/8″
  • Nut & Saddle – Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing – Academy Series
  • Truss Rod Cover – Black Plastic
  • Pickguard – None
  • Number of Frets – 20
  • Tuners – Die-Cast Chrome
  • Case – Gig Bag
  • Brand of Strings – Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length – 20″
  • Body Width – 16″
  • Body Depth – 4 5/8″
  • Binding/Edge Treatment – None
  • Top Finish – Varnish
  • Back Config – Layered
  • Backstrap Finish – None
  • Rosette Size – Three Ring
  • Bridge Inlay – None
  • Back/Side Finish – Varnish
  • Armrest Binding – None
  • Backstrap Wood – None
  • Rosette Mat. – Baltic Birch
  • Stain/Sunburst – None
  • Wedge – None
  • Armrest – yes
  • Neck Width – 1-11/16″
  • Fretboard Inlay – 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment – None
  • Heel Cap Binding – None
  • Type of Neck Joint – Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel – Hard Rock Maple
  • Fretboard Wood – West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish – Varnish
  • Heel Length – 3-1/2″
  • Peghead Finish – None
  • Peghead Binding – None
  • Peghead Type – Standard
  • Peghead Purfling – None
  • Headstock Overlay – Copafera
  • Peghead Inlay – None
  • Peghead Logo – Printed on Headstock Overlay
  • Bridge Pins – Black Polycarbonate
  • Buttons – Chrome
  • Fingerboard Ext – None
  • Edge Trim – None

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