Classic sound that gets better with age
Sounds better with age. Experience the sonic benefits of a solid top. The Malibu Player features a solid sitka spruce top, giving you a bright, clear, strong character. Sitka spruce also has a broad dynamic range. This means you can play with utter freedom - it can handle almost any genre.
The Fender Malibu also features laminated mahogany back and sides, adding warmth, resonance, and a familiar punch to your sound. Laminated tonewoods are perfect if you're constantly on-the-go with your instrument. They prevent the guitar from warping within different climate changes, yet still provide a rich, melodic sound. Furthermore, this desirable mixture of tonewoods delivers that sought-after, classic acoustic sound. Explore a wide variety of techniques and genres with ease. Never be limited with the Malibu Player.
Exclusive and unique - Malibu style
Compact and comfortable. Completely exclusive to Fender, this Player Electro Acoustic has a Malibu body. And, with its shorter scale length, as well as looser string tension, the Malibu has a slinkier feel. Explore new techniques and reach for new chords with immense comfort.
You know it plays beautifully, but it also has a killer Fender acoustic character. This no compromise body might have a smaller size, but with optimised bracing the Malibu Player has great volume, projection, as well as superior resonance and sustain. Additionally, the Malibu Player also produces a balanced, articulate tone. An ideal partner for live work - lose yourself with Fender.
Play live with a Fender vibe
Simply stunning live performance. Equipped with responsive Fishman electronics, you can play your next show or head to the studio with a plug-in-and-play attitude. With Fishman electronics, your guitar sounds just as it should do on-stage. You won't compromise its richly-resonant, classic sound.
Once plugged in, whether you're at home, in the studio, or on-stage, you're certain to adore the Malibu's killer vibe. You can also tweak your live sound by adjusting the bass and treble knobs, perfect for finding your desired tone for live performance. Furthermore, a built-in tuner is ideal for ensuring you're in the correct tune wherever you play. With the Malibu Player, live performance is everything you crave it to be.
- Model Number: 0970722050
- Series: California
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Solid Spruce
- Body Material: Laminated Mahogany
- Body Type: Fender Exclusive Malibu
- Bridge Material: Walnut
- Bridge Type: Modern Viking
- Bridge Pins: Aged w/ Black Dots
- Binding: Cream
- Bracing: Optimised Scalloped X
- Body Finish: Satin
- Colour: Midnight
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Slim C
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
- Fingerboard Material: Walnut
- Fingerboard Radius: 400 mm
- Fingerboard Inlay:
- Number of Frets: 20
- Headstock Type: Stratocaster
- Nut Material: Graph Tech NuBone
- Nut Width: 43 mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Sealed Nickel
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Gold
- Strings: Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
- Electronics: Fishman w/ Undersaddle Pickup
- Controls: Volume/Tuner/Bass/Treble