Disrupt the status quo with the Fender California Series 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 a solid mahogany top, back and sides, the bold style and balanced, articulate sound make the Malibu Special a natural partner onstage 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.