What Haworth Guitars say:
The Fender Malibu Special Acoustic Guitar is an awesome small-bodied all-solid acoustic guitar by Fender.
At Haworth Guitars, we love the solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides which sound rich and bright when paired with the smaller body shape of the Malibu.
The shorter scale length and slim C neck make the Fender Malibu Acoustic Guitar very easy to play and the Fender Fishman pickup system is sleek, practical and sounds amazing when the guitar is plugged in.
The classic Fender 6-in-line headstock and painted finish give the Fender Malibu Guitar that classic Fender look and is the cherry on top of what is a gorgeous all-solid acoustic guitar by Fender.
Here's what Fender has to say:
True creativity requires something new, something like the inspiring sound and feel of the Malibu Special. 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 with painted solid mahogany sides and back, along with a matching painted 6-in-line headstock and maple binding giving it a shot of electrifying attitude. The bold style and balanced, articulate sound make the Malibu Special a natural partner on stage and in the studio.
The Malibu Special exudes a killer vibe and 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 unmistakably Fender vibe, the Malibu Special is an instrument as individual as you are.