Well known as the Grammy-winning founder of influential U.S. punk band Rancid, Tim Armstrong is also well respected as a producer and indie label owner. But as a songwriter, he has always turned to his old Fender concert-style acoustic for inspiration. The Tim Armstrong Hellcat is based on Armstrong's own classic instrument, with modern appointments including high-quality onboard electronics. A great guitar for pop, rock, folk and more, it has a solid mahogany top for especially sweet sound and a satin-finish maple neck for smooth playability.
- Tim Armstrong signature model, concert body style acoustic-electric
- Fishman® Isys™ III pickup system with active preamp, tuner, volume and tone controls
- Natural-finish solid mahogany top with scalloped “X” bracing, mahogany back and sides
- Maple neck with satin finish
- 20-fret walnut fingerboard with “Hellcat” and double-skull inlays
- Walnut bridge with compensated Graph Tech® Nubone™ saddle
Fishman® preamp with built-in tuner
A Fishman® pickup/preamp system gives your acoustic instrument peerless amplified performance, with a variety of onboard controls and no compromise whatsoever on pure, rich and resonant acoustic tone. The built-in tuner is conveniently placed right where you can see it, helping to keep your intonation right on the money.
Scalloped bracing is thinner than more conventional bracing. That means that the bracing pattern inside the guitar uses less wood, which means that soundboard mass is reduced. This lets the top resonate more freely, resulting in better tone with more nuance and greater projection.
An acoustic guitar with a solid top literally resonates with a more individual tonal character, more "organic" consistency and a more "true" voice.
Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Body Top: Solid Mahogany
Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Body Shape: Concert
Body Binding: Multiple
Bracing: Scalloped X
Rosette: 70s F Style
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
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Special Electronics: Fishman® Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)
Legal Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Case/Gig Bag: None
Included Accessories: None
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There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.