This Dreadnought distills the essential features of a great acoustic guitar into a budget-friendly form. Taylor 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 Taylor 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.
Designed and built with beginner guitar players in mind, the Academy Series 10 combines the full-bodied tone and response of the classic dreadnought shape with Taylor’s standards of comfort and playability. Taylor trademark neck, devised as a more practical take on the traditional guitar neck, makes it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend notes, thanks to a slimmer profile and the slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length of the Academy Series. Plus, the Academy 10 ships with one of Taylor most premium features: an armrest, which provides a more comfortable fit for players who are just learning how to manage the larger body of an acoustic guitar. With a solid spruce top and layered sapele back and sides, the dreadnought shape of the Academy 10 produces a warm sound with a strong low end and clear, ringing high tones, smoothened out by the punchy midrange of layered sapele. Between its rich sound and a comfortable shape built to invite inspiration, the Academy 10 provides a perfect solution for beginner players or those looking to buy on a budget.
Taylor’s 500 Series Dreadnoughts boast several uniquely compelling design features, including a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length and a V-carve neck with a slotted headstock. The result is an inviting handfeel with less string tension — making string bends fun — and matches up well with chord strummers and vocals. The dynamic response of the Lutz spruce top works especially well with the dry, woody sound of mahogany, producing a balanced voice with crisp highs and soft lows. With Taylor’s Performance bracing optimized for the Dreadnought shape and the model’s other features, the 510e makes a musically versatile instrument that blends well with other instruments, either unplugged or amplified with Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics.
This non-cutaway Dreadnought blends a classic body style with the equally classic tonewood pairing of rosewood and spruce to offer players the quintessential acoustic workhorse guitar, especially for flatpickers and strummers looking for strong tonal output, good low-end growl, and strong, clear trebles. An easy-playing Taylor neck makes chord progressions and lead runs a breeze all the way up the fretboard, while the slightly narrower 1-11/16-inch nut width makes barre chords less of a stretch. The Expression System 2 pickup captures the potent Dreadnought sound with appealing warmth and clarity. The guitar features Taylor’s Performance bracing, a full-gloss body, Italian acrylic dot inlays, white binding, a 3-ring rosette, and Taylor nickel tuners. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
A hand-friendly 24-7/8-inch-scale-length neck makes the Taylor 310e a comfortable chord strummer with an expressive musical voice. Sapele back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top ring out with crisp brightness and clarity that bring definition to the top-end notes, while the wide waist of the Dreadnought yields a robust low end with a pleasing midrange focus. Black binding flanks sapele’s ribbon-like grain, with Italian acrylic small diamond fretboard inlays adding a clean touch. The guitar comes performance-ready with Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
This Taylor Dreadnought pairs layered walnut back and sides with a solid spruce top, pumping out full-voiced tone that responds to strummers and flatpickers with deep lows, punchy mids, and clear treble notes. The slightly narrower 1-11/16-inch nut width makes barre chords easier on the hands, and with Taylor’s Expression System 2 onboard pickup, you can count on a reliable performance partner that produces natural amplified acoustic tone. The guitar includes a lightweight yet durable Taylor gig bag to accommodate life on the go.
For years, Taylor’s sleek, ultra-playable necks have helped define a great 12-string experience. The 12-string Dreadnought 150e fits that signature playability and tonal clarity into an affordable package, making a quality 12-string more accessible to budget-minded players looking to broaden their musical palette. The Dreadnought body’s strong low-end response balances well with the crisp octave shimmer, producing a tone that’s lush and articulate, with lots of dynamic range. Features include layered walnut back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, 1-7/8-inch neck, matte-finish body, black binding and pickguard, and natural-sounding Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup.
This handsome all-koa cutaway Dreadnought from our 200 Deluxe collection blends a solid Hawaiian koa top, featuring a shaded edgeburst, with layered koa back and sides. The overall look is vintage organic beauty, with the help of a black pickguard and black binding that complement the dark edgeburst and the ebony fretboard and bridge from our mill in Cameroon. A full-gloss body highlights the rich character of the wood. Tonally, the Dreadnought responds well to lively strummers and flatpickers, as the hardwood koa top adds natural compression that evens out a player’s attack to produce a nicely focused, balanced sound. Additional appointments include Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, a single-ring faux pearl rosette in an interlocking “fishbone” pattern, Taylor ES2 electronics, chrome tuners, and a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.