Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Electro Acoustic Mahogany
Tim Armstrong is the Grammy Award-winning founder of the U.S. punk band Rancid. He is also known for his producing skills alongside creating his own indie record label. The Hellcat is Tim's signature guitar, based on his own '60s Fender acoustic guitar. The Hellcat features modern appointments to give it a distinct look that will stand out from the crowd, including "Hellcat" and double-skull fingerboard inlays, 4-ply pickguard, classic white body binding, distinct headstock inlay design, and Tim's signature on the truss rod cover.
The Tim Armstrong Hellcat has a solid mahogany top that is supported with scalloped X-bracing. This gives a warm sound, with the thinner bracing providing enhanced resonance and tonal nuance. The back and sides of the body are constructed from laminated mahogany for increased warmth and solid projection, while the neck is crafted from maple which adds brightness and resonance.
The Tim Armstrong Hellcat has a satin finish on the body and neck for a tactile feel and enhanced resonance. The neck has a comfortable 'C' profile and is mounted with vintage-style frets for a smooth playing action. The Graph Tech Nubone saddle is compensated for accurate intonation and, along with the NuBone nut, provides stable and reliable tuning.
The Hellcat is loaded with a Fishman Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic preamp. The preamp has tone controls to shape your sound and a handy on-board tuner for making quick tuning adjustments during your live performance or practice session. The guitar will sound great both unplugged and amplified, thanks to its accurate preamp/pickup system in combination with its high-quality set of tonewoods and modern construction methods. This makes it the ideal instrument to take you from the practice room to the studio or the stage, bringing distinct looks that will stand out from the crowd.
Body Top: Solid Mahogany
Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Body Shape: Concert
Body Binding: Cream Body Bindings
Bracing: Scalloped X
Rosette: 70s F Style
Series: Artist Design
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25 .3" (643 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Walnut
Fingerboard Radius: 11 .81" (300 mm)
Number of Frets: 19
Fret Size: Vintage Style
Nut Material: Graph Tech® NuBone™
Nut Width: 1 .69" (43 mm)
Position Inlays: Hellcat, Double Skull Inlays at 12th Fret
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Bridge: Walnut with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone™ Saddle
Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell Pickguard
Special Electronics: Fishman System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner