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The Malibu SCE is an acoustic guitar from Fender's California Series and is an upgrade to the Malibu CE.

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Pros

Stratocaster headstock appeals to long-time electric players looking for a secondary acoustic - neck width and fret layout are also modelled after the Strat

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Build quality/attention to detail is fantastic - craftsmanship is virtually unheard of at this price point

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Designed for lead players - small profile and thin neck enable fast, precise fretting

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Surprising amount of tone/resonance considering the small size - reminiscent of the classic "Dreadnought" aesthetic

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Borders on too small - only slightly larger than a youth model with a great deal more weight

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Stock action is relatively high - preferable for many acoustic players, but will require professional setup for further adjustment

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The Malibu SCE is an acoustic guitar from Fender's California Series and is an upgrade to the Malibu CE.  The guitar features Fender's single cutaway acoustic/electric folk shape and has a stratocaster headstock.  It is designed with a solid spruce top, laminated mahogany back and sides, and a rosewood bridge and fingerboard.  The Malibu SCE includes vintage machine heads, a C-shaped neck, and white pearloid block inlays.  It also has a Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp and a built-in electronic tuner.  The guitar has a suggested retail price of $600 and is available in a sunburst or natural glossy finish.

Features/Specs
  • Single Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Folk Shape
  • Stratocaster Headstock Shape
  • Natural or Sunburst Gloss Finish
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Scalloped X-Bracing
  • C-Shaped Neck
  • White Pearloid Block Inlays
  • Laminated Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Vintage Machine Heads with White Plastic Buttons
  • Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
  • Fishman Presys Pickup System with Active Onboard Preamp and Electronic Tuner
  • Dual-Action Truss Rod
  • D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Strings
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