Description from Woodbrass :
The Academy Series was designed to be the ideal learning guitar for beginners and developing players. Featured body styles include a 15/16-size Dreadnought (with a 4-3/4-inch body depth), along with Grand Concert steel-string and nylon-string models. Features include layered sapele back/ sides, solid Sitka spruce (steel-string) or Lutz spruce (nylon) top, mahogany armrest, 24-7/8-inch scale length (25-1/2-inch for Nylon), and 1-11/16- inch (steel-string) or 1-7/8-inch (nylon) nut width. Steel-string models are strung with Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light strings; the nylon features D?Addario Pro-Arte? Carbon strings. The nylon-string Academy 12-N also features a 12-fret neck design. Other series details include a 3-ring Baltic birch rosette, 4mm Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, matte nish, and optional ES-B electronics with built-in preamp and tuner. The guitars ship in a Taylor gig bag.