Fender Malibu Special Acoustic Guitar with Bag, Pau Ferro Fretboard, All-Mahogany Body
Disrupt the status quo with the Malibu Special, a small-body, short scale acoustic-electric with a comfortable feel that will encourage you to reach for new chords and melodies. Featuring solid mahogany top, back and sides, the bold style and balanced, articulate sound make the Malibu Special 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 Special’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 the 6-in-line headstock punch up the Malibu’s quintessential Fender vibe. With superb playability and unique aesthetics, the Malibu Special resonates with those destined to stand out from the crowd.
- Fender-exclusive Malibu body shape
- Solid mahogany top, 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 Malibu Special is built with solid mahogany top, back and sides to achieve a tone that's warm 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.
Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, Jazz Bass® and the distinctive headstock designs commonly found on the Strat®, Tele® & P Bass® guitars are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
- Body Back Solid Mahogany
- Body Sides Solid Mahogany
- Body Top Solid Mahogany
- Body Finish Satin
- Body Shape Malibu
- Body Binding Maple
- Rosette Maple
- Neck Material Mahogany
- Neck Finish Satin Urethane
- Neck Shape Slim "C"
- Scale Length 24.1" (612 mm)
- Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard Radius 15.75" (400 mm)
- Number of Frets 20
- Nut Material Bone
- Nut Width 1.69" (43 mm)
- Position Inlays Maple Dots
- Controls Volume, Bass, Treble, with Tuner and Phase Controls
- Bridge Modern Viking
- Bridge Pins Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl Dots
- Hardware Finish Chrome
- Tuning Machines Sealed Nickel
- Pickguard None
- Strings Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L Coated 80/20 (.012-.052 Gauges), PN 0730880303
- Case/Gig Bag FAS-620 Deluxe Gig Bag
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Fender. This Malibu Special is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.