The Academy Series by Taylor is a great instrument for those looking for the Taylor sound on a budget. The Academy 10 is packed with logical features that benefit the comfort of the player. It's a guitar that helps you grow as a player due to it's friendly playability and great tones.
The body has a Sitka Spruce top on it that is optimal for its broad frequency range, combined with the layered Sapele Mahogany back and sides that is a great tone wood on a budget. The Dreadnought body style is great for producing a large sound out of a solo acoustic guitar. This guitar also comes loaded with ES-B electronics that act as a pickup, preamp, and on board tuner. The amount this guitar offers for its price point is quite impressive. The scale length on the Academy 10 is 24-7/8" with a mahogany neck and ebony fretboard. The profile and satin finish on this neck is slim and comforting to a beginner player, and to a more experienced player it feels smooth and fast enough to unleash your capability.
All in all this is one of the best bang for your buck Acoustic guitars on the market. Packed with useful features and offering the playability of no other instrument at this price point.