The California series from Fender is designed to evoke thoughts of sea, sunshine and songs by the campfire. Classy vintage-inspired looks with dinstinctly American flavours will transport you to the west coast with comfortable playability, resonant tone and a surprisingly affordable price tag! Radical!
Here's what Fender have to say about the Malibu Player:
True creativity requires something new, something like the inspiring sound and feel of the Malibu Player. The exclusive small-body shape’s short scale gives it a slightly “slinkier” feel, encouraging you to reach for new chords and melodies. It looks as stunning as it sounds, with a gloss metallic solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, as well as a matching painted 6-in-line headstock and crème binding giving it a shot of electrifying attitude. The bold style and balanced, articulate sound make the Malibu Player a natural partner on stage and in the studio.
The same no-compromise attitude that gives the Malibu Player its uniquely killer vibe extends to every aspect of its construction. It features optimized bracing for reduced mass and superior resonance, a Graph Tech NuBone nut and saddle for greater sustain and a Fishman preamp system that makes it easy to plug in without sacrificing the guitar’s natural sound.
The lightweight mahogany neck features a comfortable, easy-to-play, slim-taper “C”-shaped profile suitable for any playing style, and its laurel fingerboard and bridge further augment this instrument’s vibrant tone. With superb playability, distinctive looks and unmistakable Fender vibe, the Malibu Player is an instrument for a new generation of fearless players.
- Series: California Series
- Body 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)