This Taylor Academy 12-N Acoustic Guitar in Natural comes with its original gig bag and manufacturer's warranty. While this isn't a true classical or flamenco-style guitar, it is a great cross-over guitar for a steel-string player looking to get into Nylon guitars.
Lutz Spruce serves as the sounding board for the Taylor Academy 12-n and it does a great job! Nylon strings and a Spruce Top help add some brightness to the mix. Lutz Spruce is a great compliment to the nylon string.
Layered Sapele Back and Sides keep the tone focused and articulate with fantastic balance. Not overly bright or bassy, the Academy 12-n offers a well-balanced tone with some nice snap to the string when needed.
The neck is made from mahogany and is topped with a West African Crelicam Ebony Fingerboard, as is the bridge. The nut width on the 12-n is 1 and 7/8" which is certainly a full-feeling width to the steel string player, but it's actually a little slimmer than the 2" commonly found on Classical Guitars. This is a very playable guitar thanks to a well-designed neck!
No cutaway, no electronics, keeps this guitar simple, functional, and toneful! It also helps keeps its cost down. $650 has never gotten so much guitar!