The Malibu Classic isn't just any old acoustic guitar. It brings heaps of style to the table, with that classic Fender sound to match.
Small, Yet Mighty
A smaller body shape (with a shorter scale length) provides it with a feel described by Fender as "slinkier". This encourages creativity, as you'll be forced to discover a whole range of new styles, melodies and chords. It has been carefully crafted from a solid sitka spruce top and a solid mahogany back and sides. This leads to an extremely well-balanced sound, with brilliant articulation to boot. A lightweight mahogany neck boasts a slip taper C-shaped profile, making it incredibly comfortable and easy to use. You'll find the Malibu Classic suitable for both studio and stage scenarios.
To round things off, the body is fully-painted, with a smart range of colours to choose from. It's an acoustic guitar that really does look just as good as it sounds. If you want to stand out from the crowd and aren't looking for a run-of-the-mill acoustic, then this is definitely the instrument for you.
The high-quality build doesn't stop with the aforementioned woods, though. Bracing has been enhanced, benefitting resonance, while leading to a smaller mass. An improved bone nut and saddle compliments this, with a noticeable amount of sustain now present.
Fender and Fishman even collaborated on a preamp system here that's been designed especially for the Malibu's unique body shape. When you plug into an amp, you'll find that the tone remains true to the guitars natural voice.
- Series: California Series
- Body Shape: Malibu
- Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Solid Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss Poly
- Rosette: Koa
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro, 15.75” (400 mm)
- Frets: 20
- Position Inlays: Maple Dots
- Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.69” (43 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Sealed Nickel
- Scale Length: 24.1” (612 mm)
- Bridge: Modern Viking
- Pickguard: None
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
- Gig Bag: FAS-620 Deluxe Gig Bag