SO MUCH GUITAR!
I've been playing for over 35 years and have had many great acoustic and electric guitars. Of all the acoustic guitars (Im talking about the high end expensive ones) this little axe is the best-sounding and easiest playing one of them all! I am truly blown away. I still can't believe what I paid this this cool guitar... The best features of the Malibu are the high-quality craftsmanship with solid spruce, chrome, and the Fishman preamp/tuner; the easy playability of barre chording and leads - even at the 12th-15th frets and with no fret buzz or difficulty in pressing down the strings, and the small body that produces gorgeous acoustic voicing (even without amplification!) - it's very comfortable to hold in position while playing anything from classical to the Blues. I use this as my primary acoustic guitar because it honestly sounds and plays better than my much more expensive ones. I don't know how Fender is able to provide such a high-quality guitar at this price, but I'm so happy they did! I use it for all my recording, song-writing, practice, and just for sheer fun! Wait until you plug it into a tube amp... The Fishman system is superior to other similar preamps and the built in tuner works perfectly every time no matter what tuning I am using. I can't say enough good about this sturdy, high-quality little axe with the BIG sound!