Taylor Academy 10e Dreadnought
This guitar offers an unprecedented level of playability in a dreadnought size. Chords sound big and immersive, but the shorter scale length (24 ⅞) also makes fingerstyle and lead a breeze. The developing guitarist will be overjoyed to find every note easily within reach, and more advanced players will appreciate the way it lends itself to every picking style. An armrest on a dread is always a plus, too. The Academy 10E strips away all the frills, but leaves everything that makes a Taylor great: effortless playability and clear, strong tone.
This Dreadnought distills the essential features of a great acoustic guitar into a budget-friendly form. Our Academy Series was designed with developing players in mind, so the goal was to create as comfortable a playing experience as possible. The guitar body pairs layered sapele back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, and incorporates a feature normally reserved for our premium instruments: a built-in armrest that softens the edge of the body’s bass-side lower bout to enhance the playing comfort. The patented Taylor neck features a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length, 1-11/16-inch nut width, and light gauge strings, which make fretting and bending strings easier. Tonally the Dreadnought’s body dimensions produce a bold response with a warm low end and punchy treble, making this a great option for strummers and flatpickers. Onboard ES-B electronics include a built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. Whether you’re at the front end of your guitar journey or just looking for a great strumming guitar without breaking the bank, the A10e will serve you well.
- Scale Length:24-7/8"
- Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Bracing: Academy Series
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
- Case: Taylor Gig Bag
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length: 20"