Fender FA-235E Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Fender FA-235E - Moonlight Burst

Gearank Recommended

The FA-235E was on our recommended list for Beginner Acoustic Guitars from March 2022 until September 2022.


Fender continues to be one of the most recognizable guitar brands today, and while they are more popularly known for their iconic electric guitars, top rated acoustics like the Fender FA-235E have allowed the brand to expand into the acoustic market.

This acoustic comes with a concert body, smaller than the dreadnought, which makes it more comfortable to play, and results in a more articulate midrange focused sound. These characteristics, together with its built-in Fishman CD-1 electronics make it a good long-term guitar for students to learn on.

The mids and highs are further emphasized by its flame maple top, which is known for brighter tonality and nice looking wood grains. This type of top wood is also preferred for its durability, which is important for guitars that are being handled by novices.

It comes with a Nato neck with Walnut fingerboard, a common configuration used in entry to mid-tier acoustics.


  • Body Shape: Concert
  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss (3-Color Sunburst, Moonlight Burst, Natural)
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: C-Shape
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Fingerboard Radius: 11.81"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.3"
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Electronics: Fishman CD-1
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.