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Taylor Academy 12-N Classical Guitar

Discover unparalleled affordability without compromising quality with the Taylor Academy 12-N Classical Guitar. As part of our Academy Series, this nylon-string Grand Concert guitar offers an exceptional blend of Taylor’s renowned playability and tone at an accessible price point. The Academy Series redefines the acoustic guitar experience, making it more inclusive for aspiring players.

Designed for comfort, the A12-N boasts a built-in armrest that enhances your playing experience. The gentle string tension of nylon strings is particularly gentle on the fingertips, making it an ideal choice for players seeking ease of playability. Crafted with layered sapele back and sides and a solid Lutz spruce top, complemented by the Academy bracing, this guitar resonates with a warm, mellow nylon voice while delivering crisp percussive tones.

Whether you're an experienced steel-string player looking to diversify your acoustic sound or a beginner seeking a responsive and affordable nylon-string guitar, the A12-N stands as a compelling option. Its versatility accommodates a range of musical styles, responding gracefully to both fingerpicking and flatpicking techniques. With a 25.5" scale length, West African Ebony fingerboard, and Italian Acrylic dot inlays, the A12-N offers exceptional playability.

Indulge in the harmonic excellence of the A12-N, backed by the legacy of Taylor craftsmanship. The Pro Arte Carbon Hard Tension strings, classical nickel tuning machines, and Ebony bridge and West African Ebony fingerboard contribute to its impressive tonal palette. As a testament to its value, the A12-N comes with a gig bag for easy transportation and protection. Acoustic Centre invites you to explore the Taylor Academy 12-N Classical Guitar and embark on a melodious journey with free shipping.

Includes standard Taylor padded gig bag.

  • String Type:Nylon
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Shape:Academy Grand Concert
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Color:Natural
  • Finish:Varnish
  • Top Wood:Solid Lutz Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood:Layered Sapele
  • Body Bracing:Academy bracing
  • Neck Wood:Sapele
  • Radius:20"
  • Fingerboard Material:West African Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Italian Acrylic Dots
  • Number of Frets:17
  • Scale Length:25.5"
  • Tuning Machines:Classical Nickel
  • Bridge Material:Ebony
  • Nut/Saddle Material:Nubone/Micarta
  • Nut Width:1.875"
  • Strings:Pro Arte Carbon Hard Tension
  • Case Included:Gig Bag

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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    Great value & comfortable guitar

    Great little nylon string guitar. Combination of size, shape and arm bevel make it very comfortable to play. Nice instrument for this steel string player to access some classical tones.

    Rob F.
    Australia Australia

    Taylor made

    I’m very satisfied with my Taylor 12-N. Great quality build and playability. I got what I expected from Taylor. It’s not fancy to look at but it sure sounds nice. Thank you Acoustic Centre