The Malibu Player from Fender is designed to evoke thoughts of sea, sunshine and songs by the campfire. Classy vintage-inspired looks with distinctly American flavours will transport you to the west coast with comfortable playability, resonant tone and a surprisingly affordable price tag! Radical!
The small body (and shorter scale length to match) provides this guitar 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. A gloss metallic solid spruce top has been paired with a mahogany back and sides. A lightweight mahogany neck has been incorporated too. This boasts a slip taper C-shaped profile, making it incredibly comfortable and easy to use - no matter the playing style. This all results in an incredibly articulate, balanced sound that makes the Malibu player equally perfect for the studio or stage.
Excellent attention to detail extends to every other component as well. Bracing has been enhanced, benefitting resonance, while leading to a smaller mass. An improved Graph Tech NuBone nut and saddle compliments this, with a noticeable amount of sustain now present.
Finally, a Fishman preamp system ensures you can plug in and play - maintaining a tone that stays true to the guitars natural voice.
- Shape: Malibu
- Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss Poly
- Rosette: 2-ring B/W/B
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Walnut, 15.75” (400 mm)
- Frets: 20
- Position Inlays: Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Graph Tech® NuBone®, 1.69” (43 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Sealed Nickel
- Scale Length: 24.1” (612 mm)
- Bridge: Modern Viking
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Gold
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)