Taylor Academy 20e Acoustic-electric Guitar – Natural


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An All-walnut Take on the Academy Series

Taylor’s Academy 20e puts an all-walnut spin on the renowned Academy series! The 20e is an ideal choice for both students and pros alike, boasting enhanced playability to facilitate learning, while top-tier Taylor tone and construction mean that it will remain a relevant tonal tool long after your student days are through. In fact, plenty of guitarists favor Academy Series instruments like the 20e for their comfortably reduced scale length, high-end tonewoods (check out that hard-rock maple neck and ebony fingerboard), and ergonomic armrest — it’s the perfect couch or songwriting guitar! A solid walnut top and layered walnut back and sides produce a bright, clear tone that also delivers formidable body and projection, allowing the 20e to tackle a myriad of styles and genres. Finally, when it’s time to make your way up onstage, the built-in ES-B electronics effortlessly electrify your playing and authentically capture the 20e’s rich unplugged tone.

Warm tone and crisp clarity

The Taylor Academy 20e takes a rather sharp turn from the standard Academy formula with an all-walnut body construction, producing a focused tone loaded with both clarity and warmth. A solid walnut top reduces your overtones and doubles down on the fundamental for a powerfully defined midrange. Matching layered walnut sides complement the mid-forward walnut top with a sparkling high-end shimmer — ideal for both strumming singer/songwriters and fingerpickers alike. Plus, as a dreadnought-shaped guitar, the 20e is no stranger to low-end thump and sports an impressive projection even when unplugged.

Comfort now, not later

The Academy series not only boasts legendary Taylor quality, but it is also packed with subtle perks for an enhanced playing experience. Helpful touches include the built-in armrest, which softens the contact point between your arm and the guitar for more relaxed playing; light-gauge strings; and a slightly shortened scale that makes notes and chords easier to hold without fatigue. These bold touches connect your fingertips to the music and will keep you playing on.

Plug in anytime

The onboard Taylor ES-B electronics let you plug the Academy 20e in at a moment’s notice. The ES-B system is one of the most natural and warm-sounding acoustic-electric designs on the market because it’s based on elements of Taylor’s acclaimed Expression System 2. ES-B’s separate volume and EQ sliders allow you to tweak your sound to perfection, and an onboard tuner ensures pitch-perfect performances every time.

Taylor Academy 20e Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Slimmed-down dreadnought body shape offers both high playing comfort and exceptional projection
  • Solid walnut top and layered walnut back and sides produce a bright, crisp tone with a defined midrange that cuts right through in a band setting
  • Hard-rock maple neck with a sustainably sourced Crelicam ebony fingerboard
  • 24-7/8-inch scale length offers a looser feel that’s perfect for bends and lead playing
  • Ergonomic armrest lets you play for hours with no shoulder discomfort
  • Taylor ES-B electronics system offers stage-ready plugged-in tones that authentically capture the 20e’s acoustic voice
  • Built-in tuner with a bright LED is easy to see even on dark stages

Tech Specs

  • String Type:Steel
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Shape:Academy Dreadnought
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Color:Natural
  • Finish:Satin
  • Top Wood:Walnut
  • Back & Sides Wood:Walnut
  • Body Bracing:Academy Series
  • Neck Wood:Hard Rock Maple
  • Neck Shape:Taylor
  • Radius:15″
  • Fingerboard Material:Crelicam Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Dots
  • Number of Frets:20
  • Scale Length:24.875″
  • Tuning Machines:Die-cast Chrome
  • Bridge Material:Crelicam Ebony
  • Nut/Saddle Material:White Nubone/White Micarta
  • Nut Width:1.6875″
  • Electronics:ES-B

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