Fender Alkaline Trio Malibu (Natural)
Fender Alkaline Trio Malibu Natural Overview by GAK
Chicago punks Alkaline Trio jumped in on the design of what must be one of Fender's most distinctive acoustic guitars ever, the Alkaline Trio Malibu. The instrument takes the classic '60s-era sun-and-fun Malibu folk-style acoustic and dresses it up with a graceful heart-shaped rosette designed by the band, as seen gracing the cover of Damnesia.
Premium features include a richly resonant all-mahogany body with the aforementioned Alkaline Trio-designed heart-shaped rosette, scalloped X bracing, C-shaped maple Stratocaster neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, body and neck binding, rosewood bridge with synthetic bone compensated saddle, chrome hardware and gloss neck and body finish.
You'll immediately notice the fun, one-of-a-kind look of the Alkaline Trio Malibu™ acoustic guitar. The Chicago punk band has created one of the most distinctive Fender acoustic models ever made, with its immediately recognizable heart-shaped rosette and cool looking all-mahogany construction. The Fender Malibu guitar style dates to the late '60s and offers a comfortable folk-sized body with a sweet, articulate tone great for beach parties, unplugged gigs and much more. And with its maple Stratocaster® neck with a comfortable "C" profile, the Alkaline Trio Malibu also feels great to electric guitarists.
Scalloped bracing is thinner than more conventional bracing. That means that the bracing pattern inside the guitar uses less wood, which means that soundboard mass is reduced. This lets the top resonate more freely, resulting in better tone with more nuance and greater projection.
GRAPH TECH NUT AND BRIDGE SADDLE
Graph Tech string nuts and bridge saddles enhance the sustain, clarity and tonal consistency of an acoustic instrument. Neither too soft nor too brittle, they eliminate troublesome string binding, and they deliver performance, workability and appearance that easily outdo other plastics and come remarkably close to
MAPLE STRAT NECK WITH "C" PROFILE
A Fender speciality. A maple Stratocaster neck with a "C" profile gives you the timeless and remarkably comfortable fretting-hand feel of one of the world’s greatest electric instruments on your acoustic guitar. For great acoustic sound and performance with great electric-guitar feel, there’s nothing better.
- Body: Laminated Mahogany
- Body Shape: Folk
- Body Back: Laminated Mahogany Back
- Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany Sides
- Body Top: Laminated Mahogany Top
- Body Finish: Natural Gloss
- Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
- Rosette: Alkaline Trio Designed Heart Rosette
- Body Width: 3.1875" (Front) to 3.875" (Rear)
- Body Binding: Multiple Body Bindings
- Number of Frets: 20
- Position Inlays: Dot Position Markers
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Neck Binding: White
- Bridge: Rosewood with Synthetic Bone Compensated Saddle
- Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® Coated 80/20 Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)