Best Fender acoustic guitars: Our top picks from Fender’s expansive range of acoustics

Close up of the soundhole of a Fender acoustic guitar
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When it comes to established and well-respected electric guitar brands, Fender is probably the first name that springs to mind. However, in the realm of acoustic guitars, the Californian giants usually aren’t the first brand that people will think of. This is understandable considering that heritage brands like Martin and Taylor have dominated the acoustic corner of the guitar world for decades. However, we’re here to tell you that one of the best Fender acoustic guitars in this guide may be the perfect choice for you.

Fender's acoustic guitar history has been an interesting journey. Initially designed in the early '60s by former Rickenbacker master luthier Roger Rossmeisl, Fender's first foray into acoustic guitars aimed to breathe new life into the traditionally conventional acoustic guitar market. Inspired by the carefree, beach-going attitude of 1960s California, Fender released models like the Malibu and Newporter. These models featured their iconic 6-in-line headstock that caused a stir among acoustic traditionalists, which still happens to this day!

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Ross Holder

Ross has been a music lover and guitar player since the age of 8. He has spent the five years since graduating from university working in music retail, selling guitars, amps and more. Ross is particularly interested in electric guitars, pedals and amplifiers and his current rig includes a trusty 2009 American Standard Stratocaster and Vox AC30S1 with a few Walrus Audio and Way Huge pedals in between.