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Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Modeled after punk legend Tim Armstrong's '60s Fender acoustic guitar, the Hellcat boasts a solid mahogany top, Fishman electronics and wicked fret inlays. (9) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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A Vintage-Styled Acoustic Axe with Rancid Tones!

Fender's Tim Armstrong Hellcat acoustic-electric guitar is based on Armstrong's beloved '60s-era Fender acoustic, and the Rancid frontman has worked with Fender to create this cool and aggressive modern release. This baddie boasts Fishman's Isys III system, including an active onboard preamp, tuner, volume control and three-band EQ controls. A rich and dark mahogany body keeps your sound full of depth, and a sturdy maple neck balances out your tone nicely with some added brightness. This axe's smooth rosewood fingerboard features Hellcat position inlays and wicked double skull inlays at the 12th fret. Get ready to jump up and down the stage with this awesomely assertive acoustic axe!

Based on Armstrong's '60s Fender Acoustic Guitar

Tim Armstrong's worn-and-torn Fender acoustic axe has been with him for years and years of songwriting and performances, and now you can harness the tonal treats that this guitar has to offer. Aside from delivering a vintage '60s look, feel, and sound, this baby also features a few modern updates that give it even more tonal flair with a self-assured visual edge.

Simple Onboard Controls to Shape Your Sound

On the top left shoulder of your Hellcat acoustic guitar, you'll find a simple set of controls to fine-tune your tone. You have master volume, bass, middle, and treble knobs. This control center also features an onboard tuner so you can keep your intonation in check on the go. Taking in and projecting your Hellcat's warm tone is Fishman's clear and reliable Isys III system. Trust these reliable electronics to transfer every pick and strum into a well-articulated signal full of body, color, and clarity.

Snappy Maple Neck and Cool Hellcat Position Inlays

Maple is a great wood for acoustic-electric guitar necks -- it adds an appropriate edge of snap and brightness to your playing. Whether you're strumming softly or aggressively, you can play assured that your axe will be heard. Topped with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, this sturdy melodic appendage features cool Hellcat position inlays as well as a pair of skulls at the 12th fret.

Rich-Sounding Mahogany Body

The Hellcat's solid mahogany top does your playing justice by placing emphasis on your lower and middle frequencies for a tone full of body and depth. The mahogany back and sides just add to this acoustic-electric axe's warm, robust tone. You'll never be short of tonal color with your Hellcat's rich resonance.

Features:

- Solid mahogany top and mahogany body in concert shape
- Based on Tim Armstrong's '60s Fender acoustic guitar
- Fender advanced scalloped bracing
- Comfortable maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets
- Scale length of 25.3"
- Vintage-style Fender open-gear tuners with cream plastic buttons
- Rosewood bridge with compensated saddles
- Fishman Isys III electronics with onboard tuner
- Volume and three-band EQ controls
- 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard
- Hellcat position inlays
- Cool double skull inlays at 12th fret
- Chrome hardware

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Model Name: Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic
Model Number: 096-8300-021
Series: Artist Signature Series
Body Style: Concert
Colors: (021) Natural
Finish: Satin, (Polyurethane)
Top: Solid Mahogany
Bracing: Fender Advanced Scalloped Bracing
Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
No. of Frets: 20
Bridge: Rosewood Vintage Style Fender(R) Viking Bridge with Compensated Saddle
Machine Heads: Vintage Fender Style Open Gear with Cream Plastic Buttons
Electronics: Fishman(r) Isys III System with Active On-Board Pre-Amp and Tuner
Controls: Built In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
Body Depth: N/A
Width at Nut: 1.69" (43mm)
Width at Heel: 2.24" (57mm)

Unique Features:
- 4-Ply Tortoiseshell Pickguard,
- Hellcat Position Inlays,
- Double Skull Inlays at 12th Fret,
- Tim Armstrong Signature on Truss Rod Cover,
- Cream Body Bindings,
- Black Painted Headstock,
- Urea Nut and Saddle,
- Black with White Dot Bridge Pins

Strings: D'Addario(R) EXP-26 Phosphor Bronze, Gauges .011 to .052

Accessories Included: Tim Armstrong "Let's Go" Guitar Strap

Introduced: 4/2009

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

Wanna riot? Based on Tim Armstrong's beat up old '60s Fender acoustic -- on which he writes all of the songs for his infamous and legendary punk band, Rancid -- the Tim Armstrong Hellcat acoustic is ready to slam its way into the mosh pit!

Tim has given his acoustic some modern flair and style with pearl acrylic "Hellcat" logos on the third, fifth and seventh frets, with a couple skulls adorning the twelth fret. Other features include a Fishman Isys III preamp with built-in tuner, strap button, scalloped bracing, solid mahogany top and a look that will have you singing "Roots Radicals" till your mohawk is ready for its next trim.
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4.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: It has a really even tone great action. The look is rocknroll. Although the body is smaller it projects great. Plugged in is pretty hot as well. It sounds full and smooth. The only thing its lacking in is the tuners are hard to hit the sweet spot and the on board tuner although handy is sketchy however it works. Feature: The tuner keys and the tuner a little sketchy Ease of Use: It.plays like I paid 500+ for it. The guitar is solid and the body is tight. Mahogany is such a warm toned wood. Quality: Niiiiiiiice Value: I would pit it up against any low end Martin in sound and quality. The looks if you're in to the punk/ rockabilly thing are top notch and the action is nice. I love folky style instruments this one has a pleasing twist. As far as $300 price range is concerned it is the best bang for your buck. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to yet fender really made a great sounding fun to play acoustic...... Can't belive I said that one. The Wow Factor: I get a lot of complements on the inlays as wellbas the dark mahogany body with the light maple neck the contrast is supurb. The set up is slightly better than advertised. It's a fishman preamp and pickup the battery box is actually housed on the bottom with the imput which I love. The tuner reads out what the notes are on a digital display, and the tone and volume controls are knobs as opposed to sliders which I like Overall: This baby will be my main squeeze for years to come.
Style of Music: folk,bluegrass,rock,punk,alternative
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Overall: My title says it all in my humble opinion. This has become the guitar I am most likely to pick up and play, noodle or practice. My Taylor sits all the time now. My electrics are also getting a lot less time. I started with Electrics. I always wanted an acoustic that played, fit and felt like my electrics. Well, that is nigh on impossible. However, this Hellcat comes as close as you can ask for. I also wanted a smaller body. For practice, I don't really need the volume of a big dreadnaught. Of all the other Acoustics I tried of similar size, The Hellcat just sounded best. It's a balanced tone, not too bright, not too boomy, scooped, etc. The neck is one of more comfortable I've found. reminds me of my Taylor, as well as my Les Pauls. Satin finish is very fast to play. Also has a nice radius that I like. Body fits and feels nice. Really comfortable to play. Love the Mahogany grain all the way around. The guitar is really beautiful look to it. I could do with, or without the hellcat and skull. But, they do set it apart. The Fishman electronics were MADE for this guitar. They sound great together. Ran through my Zoom A3, the Hellcat sounds glorious. A part of me knows my Taylor is a better guitar. But, I am likely selling it, as it is NOT a better guitar for me. The Hellcat, fits well, plays extremely well, is comfortable, and sounds good. I'm giving it a 5, because at this price, it rates a 5. If it were $100-200 more, then a 4.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues Rock, SOme alternative Rock
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