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The Perfect First Acoustic

The team at Wildwood Guitars is pleased to present a line of acoustic guitars that we believe will help stoke the flames of musical passion in beginners and pros alike: the Taylor Academy Series! Playing guitar and making music hold deep significance for every single one of us, so we are always excited whenever we encounter a product that makes the wonderful world of guitar-playing more accessible to more people. Playing guitar isn't easy, and in some cases the early stages of learning are full of hand cramps, aching fingertips, and a general sense of frustration if the new guitarist doesn't have a proper instrument.

Here at Wildwood, we believe that your first guitar shouldn't hold you back at all, and that's why we're so jazzed about the Academy series! Our friends at Taylor have designed every aspect of this guitar with the goal of enhancing playability and comfort. The finished product that is nothing short of revelatory. In fact, it may be one of the best affordable starter instruments we've ever seen. So, let's take a closer look and see how the Academy Series makes your dreams of six-string mastery easier to achieve!

Beginner-Friendly Feel Meets Pro Sound

Before we talk about feel, let's touch on how incredible these guitars sound, because there's nothing that motivates a budding guitar player to practice like a killer-sounding instrument. Each model in the Academy Series features a solid spruce top that provides superb resonance, brightness, and clarity, along with layered back and sides for more stability and durability. This tonewood pairing means that each guitar in the Academy Series will be supremely reliable and provide consistent sound and feel. And that killer tone will come through crystal clear in amplified settings thanks to the killer ES-B pickup!

And it's great that the feel doesn't change much, because it's great for learners and masters alike! It features a shorter 24-7/8" scale length, which translates to less tension on the strings for a smooth, slinky handfeel. It comes set up with light-gauge strings, too, which only serves to make the action even more buttery.

That's not even the most exciting beginner-friendly feature, though! Usually, Taylor only equips their most elite instruments with a built-in armrest, but they've found a way to incorporate one into the Academy Series to give players the ability to practice longer with greater comfort.

Now, younger players and fun-sized adults don't have to strain to get their arm in a strumming position (also, it means that top can vibrate more freely, so you get fuller sound!).

Join the Academy

Ultimately, this all means that the Academy Series is an excellent option for beginners and anyone for whom comfort and playability are primary concerns. Whether you're just beginning your journey as a guitarist or you're already far along down the road, you'll find a lot to love in the Taylor Academy series. The Wildwood team is proud to showcase these innovative instruments, and we hope they inspire you to unlock your potential as a musician!


BrandTaylor Guitars
ModelAcademy 10E
Body TypeDreadnought
Finish ColorNatural
Finish TypeVarnish
Top WoodSolid Sitka Spruce
BracingAcademy Series
Back & Sides WoodLayered Sapele
Neck WoodMaple
Neck Dimensions.840 1st - .870 9th
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard InlaysDot
Scale Length24 7/8"
Width at Nut1-11/16"
Nut MaterialNuBone
Headstock OverlayCopafera
RosetteThree-Ring Baltic Birch
CaseGig Bag
Stock CodeF000032016000011000

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

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