Fender FA-115 Dreadnought 6-String Acoustic Guitar

93 out of 100. Incorporating 1750+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes


  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: ‘Easy-to-Play’ shape with Rolled Fretboard Edges
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.3”
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″

Gearank Recommendation

The FA-115 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $200 from September 2020 until March 2022 when it no longer qualified due to a price increase putting it above $200.


The FA-115 is Fender’s most popular beginner acoustic guitar, it usually comes bundled with essential accessories.

While it does not have a solid top, it makes up for it with the quality of accessories that it ships with, which include clip on tuner, strings, picks, strap and a gig bag.

This dreadnought shape guitar features spruce for the top and mahogany for the back and sides, and while the laminate top maybe a turn off for some, it does have durability and reliability as its strong point, which makes it more ideal for beginners who may not be as conscious about careful handling of the instrument.

It follows after Fender’s “Easy to Play” neck profile with rolled fretboard edges, with a fretboard radius of 12″ and a scale length of 25.3″.

With its build quality and accessories, the Fender FA-115 is a good starter guitar for anyone to learn on.

Hands On Report

WebsiteSource*Rating Value
Guitar SquidDavid Cobb88/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.


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