I wore out my Malibu (2005?) playing anywhere and everywhere. It was my campfire guitar, my beach fire guitar and my home practice acoustic. It held up great, but wore out the frets eventually. I have a friend with an old '60s Malibu that he glued the headstock back on and he still uses it for campfire jamming. Now, with that said, I found a better replacement. An Epi EL-00 Pro. It is has much more lower end boom at the ocean and rowdy campfire jammin'. It is so good, my wife bought one for herself. The EL-00 has a more bluesy sound, which I like. The Malibu has more of a neutral voicing. Good luck and nothing like beating the top hard of either guitar for percussive sounds over ocean waves.