This acoustic/electric nylon-string Grand Concert from our Academy Series may be the best nylon-string guitar you’ll find for the money. The underlying design goal of the series is to make the acoustic guitar accessible to more players by bringing Taylor’s legendary playability and tone into an affordable price range. One of the benefits of a nylon-string guitar is that the light string tension is easy on the fingertips. Another inviting feature is a built-in armrest to enhance the playing comfort. Tonally, the wood pairing of layered sapele back and sides with a solid Lutz spruce top, together with the body’s internal bracing, project a warm, mellow nylon voice with crisp percussive appeal that suits a variety of musical styles and responds well to both fingerpicking and flatpicking. The onboard ES-N pickup and preamp captures that nylon character and give you additional tone-shaping control. Whether you’re a steel-string player looking to add an affordable nylon-string to your acoustic toolbox or crave a great-sounding acoustic guitar that’s easy on the hands and the wallet, the A12e-N is an option well worth exploring.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Concert Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Layered Sapele Top Wood Lutz Spruce Electronics ES-N Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing Academy Series Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Pickguard None Number of Frets 17 Tuners Classical Nickel Case Gig Bag Brand of Strings Pro Arte Carbon Hard Tension Body Length 19 1/2" Body Width 15" Body Depth 4 3/8" Binding/Edge Treatment Black 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 1-7/8" Fretboard Inlay 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment None Heel Cap Binding Black Type of Neck Joint Scarf Neck/Heel Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Varnish Heel Length 3-1/2" Peghead Finish None Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Slot Head Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay Copafera Peghead Inlay None Peghead Logo Printed on Headstock Overlay Bridge Pins None Buttons Pearloid Fingerboard Ext Non Edge Trim None 2101318151
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