Taylor Academy 20e Natural


Walnut Top | Layered Walnut Back and Sides | Hard Rock Maple Neck | West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard | ES-B Electronics | Non-cutaway | Gig Bag Case

  • Solid walnut top yields warmth and projection
  • Scaled-down dreadnought body perfect for new players
  • Slender Taylor neck makes fretting easier
  • Features armrest for exceptional playing comfort
  • Includes sturdy padded gig bag for storage and transport

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Players can count on the Taylor Academy Series to deliver an authentic acoustic playing experience in a package that’s friendly to both a beginner’s hands and your budget. The Academy 20e is a dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar featuring a solid walnut top paired with layered walnut back and sides, adding up to a warm, punchy tone that performs beautifully across playing styles and genres. New learners will appreciate the slender neck design and built-in armrest, along with the slightly shorter scale that comes with Academy guitars. This model comes with our ES-B acoustic pickup, which provides faithful plugged-in sound along with easy tuning thanks to the included digital tuner. Perfect for new players or any guitarist in need of an affordable, great-sounding instrument, the Academy 20e is sure to set you on the path to musical inspiration.


  • Scale Length24-7/8″
  • BracingAcademy Series
  • PickguardNone
  • TunersDie-Cast Chrome
  • StringsPhosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Width16″
  • Nut & SaddleNubone
  • Truss Rod CoverBlack Plastic
  • Number of Frets20
  • CaseGig Bag
  • Body Length20″
  • Body Depth4 5/8″


  • Binding Edge TreatmentNone
  • Back ConfigLayered
  • Rosette Size3 RING
  • Back/Side FinishMatte
  • Backstrap WoodNone
  • Stain/SunburstNone
  • ArmrestWalnut Bevel
  • Top FinishMatte
  • Backstrap FinishNone
  • Bridge InlayNone
  • Armrest BindingBevel Walnut
  • Rosette MaterialBaltic Birch Marquetry
  • WedgeNone



  • Neck Width1-11/16″
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge TreatmentNone
  • Type of Neck JointScarf
  • Fretboard WoodWest African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Length3-1/2″
  • Fretboard Inlay4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Heel Cap BindingBlack
  • Neck/HeelHard Rock Maple
  • Neck FinishMatte


  • Peghead FinishMatte
  • Peghead TypePaddle, Standard
  • Peghead LogoPlastic, White Rub-On Decal
  • Peghead BindingNone
  • Peghead InlayNone

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 43 × 15 × 6 in


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