How do they stack up? The Yamaha FG830 vs the Fender FA-115

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Let's get started by taking a close look at the Yamaha FG830.

The challenger is the Fender FA-115.


Yamaha FG830

Fender FA-115


+ Affordable price
+ Comes with accessories
+ Great tonewoods
+ Solid top

+ Low price
+ Bundle
+ Solid top


It's an excellent entry-level model made by one of the best brands for affordable instruments, Yamaha. We were particularly impress by the scalloped bracing which allows for more resonance and optimal sustain. It's a great instrument that delivers superb value-for-money, in our opinion.

It's another superb Fender product that delivers exceptional value for money. We were particularly impressed by its looks, as we think the sunburst design is quite something. The sound is great too, but that's what we'd expect from Fender. The fact that it comes with lots of handy extras, such as a stand and case, also adds to the great value that it offers.

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