Disrupt the status quo with the Malibu Classic, a small-body, short scale acoustic-electric with a comfortable feel that will encourage you to reach for new chords and melodies. Featuring a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, the bold style and balanced, articulate sound make the Malibu Classic a natural partner on stage and in the studio. Suitable for any playing style, the mahogany neck features a comfortable, slim-taper "C"-shaped profile, inspired by Fender’s electric legacy. It also includes a premium Fender- and Fishman®-designed preamp system voiced specifically for the Malibu’s body shape, allowing you to reproduce the guitar’s natural sound when plugged into an amplifier.
The Malibu Classic’s no-compromise attitude extends to its build quality, featuring quartersawn scalloped X bracing for superior resonance, an upgraded bone nut and saddle, and a tilt-back headstock for enhanced sustain. Sleek maple binding, matching maple rosette, and a 6-in-line headstock punch up the Malibu’s quintessential Fender vibe. With superb playability and unique aesthetics, the Malibu Classic resonates with those destined to stand out from the crowd.
- Fender-exclusive Malibu body shape
- Solid spruce top; solid mahogany back and sides
- Fender-exclusive Fishman pickup/preamp system
- Mahogany neck with slim-taper "C"-shaped profile; pau ferro fingerboard and bridge
- Tilt-back 6-in-line headstock
- Includes deluxe gig bag
UNIQUE FENDER BODY SHAPE
This guitar's unique body shape is a Fender exclusive which was first introduced in 1965 and offers a vintage-inspired look with modern tonal characteristics
TILT-BACK 6-IN-LINE HEADSTOCK
A tilt-back headstock increases the break angle over the nut, allowing for enhanced sustain. The Strat-style 6-in-line design imparts Fender’s rock-and-roll attitude into this acoustic-electric instrument.
SLIM-TAPER “C”-SHAPED MAHOGANY NECK
The supremely comfortable slim-taper "C"-shaped mahogany neck will feel familiar to electric players and is also suited to acoustic players looking for a slimmer neck.
Prized for increased resonance and sustain, the California Classic acoustics are built with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides to achieve a tone that's powerful and balanced.
FENDER AND FISHMAN-DESIGNED PREAMP SYSTEM
Complete with tuner, frequency (bass, middle and treble) and phase controls, this system is specially voiced for each body shape in the California Series.
DELUXE GIG BAG
With comfortable padded backpack straps, durable outer material, multiple pockets and a rubber boot for drop protection, the included deluxe gig bag provides top-notch protection while traveling.
Body BackSolid Mahogany
Body SidesSolid Mahogany
Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body FinishGloss Poly
Neck FinishSatin Urethane
Neck Shape"Slim C"
Scale Length24.1" (612 mm)
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius15.75" (400 mm)
Number of Frets20
Nut Width1.69" (43 mm)
Position InlaysMaple Dots
ControlsVolume, Bass, Treble, with Tuner and Phase Controls
Bridge PinsEbony with Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Tuning MachinesSealed Nickel
StringsFender® Dura-Tone® 880L Coated 80/20 (.012-.052 Gauges), PN 0730880303
Legal NoticeWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Case/Gig BagFAS-620 Deluxe Gig Bag
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