What Haworth Guitars say:
The Fender Malibu Classic Acoustic Guitar is an awesome small-bodied all-solid acoustic guitar by Fender.
At Haworth Guitars, we love the Fender Malibu Classic Guitar's warm-sounding solid sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, it's comfortable smaller-body size, it's smooth Slim C shaped mahogany neck, bone nut and the active preamp with built-in tuner which provides a bright and powerful tone when the guitar is plugged in.
Here's what Fender has to say:
True creativity requires something new, something like the inspiring sound and feel of the Malibu Classic. 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 fully-painted solid Sitka spruce top and natural solid mahogany back and sides, as well as a matching painted 6-in-line headstock and koa binding and rosette giving it a shot of electrifying attitude. The bold style and balanced, articulate sound make the Malibu Classic a natural partner on stage and in the studio.
The Malibu Classic exudes elegance and class with an unexpected style that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Its no-compromise attitude even extends to its top-notch build quality, which features optimized bracing for reduced mass and superior resonance and an upgraded bone nut and saddle for exceptional sustain. It also comes equipped with a premium Fender- and Fishman®-designed preamp system voiced specifically for the Malibu's body shape, allowing you to plug in to an amplifier 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 pau ferro fingerboard and bridge further augment this instrument's rich tone. With its superb playability, distinctive looks and unmistakable Fender vibe, the Malibu Classic is an instrument that defies expectations and stands out from the sea of traditional acoustics.