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Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic Electric Guitar

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A signature Fender concert sized acoustic electric guitar based off of the worn down Fender acoustic that Tim Armstrong used when creating many tunes for his legendary punk band, Rancid. The Tim Armstrong Hellcat acoustic is great for pounding out chords or upstroking punk and ska ballads while paying tribute to this incredible songwriter’s acoustic.

Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Features
  • Concert Body Style with Solid Mahogany Top
  • Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Maple Neck with a 20 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Fender Isys 3 On-Board Preamp
  • Built In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off switch
  • Includes Tim Armstrong Let's Go Guitar Strap
Includes Tim Armstrong Let's Go Guitar Strap
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 Fender Isys 3 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.

Product Specifications
Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Model Name: Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic
  • Model Number: 096-8300-021
  • Series: Artist Signature Series
  • Body Style: Concert
    • Finish: Satin, (Polyurethane)
  • Top: Solid Mahogany
    • Bracing: Fender Advanced Scalloped Bracing
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Bridge: Rosewood Vintage Style Fender Viking Bridge with Compensated Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Vintage Fender Style Open Gear with Cream Plastic Buttons
  • Electronics: Fender Isys 3 On-Board Preamp
    • Built In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off switch
    • Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble Controls
  • Scale Length: 25.3 inches (643mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.69 inches (43mm)
  • Width at Heel: 2.24 inches (57mm)
  • Unique Features:
    • 4-Ply Tortoise Shell 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 EXP-26 Phosphor Bronze
    • Gauges: .011 to .052
  • Included Accessories: Tim Armstrong Let's Go Guitar Strap
  • Introduced: 4/2009

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (480) 596-9690 Warranty:  Instruments: Limited Lifetime; Electronic Products (amps): Transferrable 5 Year Limited; Accessories: 1 Year Limited
Guy Mangotree from Fort Worth, Texas
Playability and Feel
Great Folk Guitar
Your general opinion of this product.
I don't know who Tim Armstong is, but i bought this guitar because i was looking for a small Folk Guitar. i love everything about this guitar... the fretboard inlays, the dark tone, the size of the body & neck... all just wonderful. great price. i'll be putting some LaBella Silk & Steel strings on it soon to give it more of a folk feel & sound.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
it looks really solid. i inspected it very close, all over and i did find 1 blemish. there was a 1cm hairline crack in the body binding at the top of the neck that was disappointing, but i'm not gonna go through the trouble of sending it back because of that. but i will cost them a rating star.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Dark and resonating
How was the action out of the box?
How did the stain or paint job look?
How has it stood up over time?
Don't know yet. Just bought it 2 weeks ago.
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