Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Walnut Fingerboard Natural
The Tim Armstrong Hellcat Electro Acoustic guitar is the signature instrument from the Grammy Award-winning, founding member of U.S. punk band Rancid. The guitar is based on Armstrong's own '60s Fender acoustic guitar which provided the inspiration behind countless songs for the band. A solid mahogany top with laminated back and sides gives a warm tonality, while the scalloped X-bracing provides excellent resonance, sustain and tonal nuance. The satin finish creates a smooth, tactile feel and allows the tonewoods to 'breath' for enhanced resonance. The guitar is also equipped with a Fishman pickup/preamp featuring a handy EQ and tuner for quick tuning and tonal adjustments. With its distinct design touches including 'Hellcat' fingerboard inlays, the Tim Armstrong Hellcat will help you stand out from the crowd and is the ideal instrument to take from the practice room to the stage. If you're looking for a great value electro acoustic guitar with a signature look and sound, this could be the ideal guitar for you.
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.
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