Fender introduces Dick Dale Signature Malibu Acoustic/electric

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-11)

Fender introduces Dick Dale Signature Malibu Acoustic/electric

No kahuna wants to get sand and salt in his guitar, but surf guitar legend Dickie Dale hangs 10 to the beat of a different drummer. He's just as likely to take a guitar to the beach as Elvis was to have peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Fender recently introduced the affordable limited-edition Dick Dale Malibu acoustic electric, available with custom graphics. The new Fender Dick Dale Signature Malibu™ SCE is an upscale version of the guitar that still has a distinctive look and some nice upgrades. Designed by Dale himself, this cutaway acoustic electric is gloss-finished in hot “Surfin’ Red” and features dual matching pickguards, a 3” body depth for a more comfortable playing and less feedback when plugged in, a Fishman® pickup system with onboard tuner and the traditional Dale reverse headstock.

Made with a solid mahogany top and mahogany back and sides with a gloss Polyurathane finish, the Malibu SCE has a traditional Fender acoustic body with a deep cutaway for easy access to the higher frets. Scalloped X bracing and the reduced body depth combine to reduce feedback The maple "C"-shaped neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets and Fender machine heads with vintage aged-white plastic tuners in the reverse headstock. A rosewood bridge with a compensated saddle improves intonation. The Fishman® Presys™ Pickup System with active onboard preamp features which Volume, an integrated tuner with On/Off Switch, Bass, Mid, and Treble controls and a Phase, an Low Battery indicator light, all side mounted for easy viewing and adjustment.

Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65 mm)
Body Depth: 2.75" (Front) to 3" (Rear)
Width at Nut: 1.65" (41mm)
Width at Heel: 2 1/8" (54mm)
Unique Features: Reverse Fender® Stratocaster® shape headstock, matching painted headstock with Dick Dale Signature, dual red pickguards, dual action truss rod, factory-mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement
Bound fingerboard with white pearloid block inlays
Checkerboard Rosette
Multiple Body Bindings
Bone Nut and Saddle

The DickDale SIgnature Malibu SCE has an MSRP of $849.99

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