Fender Malibu Special

Fender Malibu Special

Matte Black w/bag

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Features

  • Unique Fender Body Shape
  • All-Solid Design
  • Fender- and Fishman-Designed Preamp System
  • 6-in-line Matching Painted Headstock
  • Slim-Taper "C"-Shaped Mahogany Neck

 

True creativity requires something new, something like the inspiring sound and feel of the Malibu Special. The exclusive small-body shapes 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.

Fender-exclusive Malibu body shape

Painted solid Sitka spruce top; painted solid mahogany back and sides

Fender- and Fishman-designed pickup/preamp system

Matching painted 6-in-line headstock

Mahogany neck with slim-taper "C"-shaped profile, pau ferro fingerboard and bridge

Includes deluxe gig bag

General

Model Name
Fender Malibu Special, Matte Black w/bag
Model Number
0970822106
UPC
885978901371
Series
California
Color
Matte Black

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
FAS-620 Deluxe Gig Bag

Body

Body Binding
Maple
Body Depth
3.58" to 4.17" (91 mm-106 mm)
Body Finish
Satin
Body Length
17.875" (454 mm)
Body Material
Solid Sitka Spruce Top with Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
Body Shape
Malibu
Body Style
Malibu
Bracing
Quartersawn Scalloped "X"

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius
15.75" (400 mm)
Headstock
Jazzmaster
Neck Finish
Satin
Neck Material
Mahogany
Neck Shape
Slim "C"
Number of Frets
20
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.69" (43 mm)
Position Inlays
Maple Dots

Electronics

Controls
Volume, Bass, Treble, with Tuner and Phase Controls

Hardware

Bridge
Modern Viking
Bridge Pins
Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
None

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender Dura-Tone Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)