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      Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar (105309306)
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An acoustic-electric with attitude.

Based on Tim Armstrong's beat-up old Sixties acoustic, on which he writes all the songs for the legendary punk band Rancid, the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat acoustic-electric guitar 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 3rd, 5th, and 7th frets while a couple of skulls adorn the 12th 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. Fender includes Tim's custom "Let's Go" guitar strap that perfectly complements this acoustic's edgy visuals.

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Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body style: Concert
    Scale length: 25.3" (643mm)
    Top: Solid mahogany
    Bracing: Fender Advanced Scalloped Bracing
    Back and sides: Mahogany
    Neck: Maple
    Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Bridge: Traditional
    Hardware: Chrome
    Finish: Polyurethane gloss
    Number of frets: 20
    Tuners: Vintage-style open gear
    Strings: D'Addario EXP 26 .011-.052
    Electronics: Fishman® Isys III System with Active On-Board Pre-Amp and Tuner
    Accessories: Tim Armstrong custom "Lets Go" strap
    Case sold separately




Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar Includes:

    Tim Armstrong custom "Let's Go" strap
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  • Old Friend

    As reviewed by Steve Reelgood on 8/4/2009

    I'm a self-taught punk rocker (Joe Strummer was my guitar-hero) and have always owned and played electrics (82' black & gold tele; les paul std; fender p-bass). This is my first acoustic and I couldn't be happier. The Hellcat plays and sounds awesome. The guitar is well constructed, holds it?s tuning and best of all, required little set-up from my guitar tech. The accents are pretty cool too w/ the "Hellcat" logo in lieu of the dots. Personally, I don't think you can beat the quality for the price. The Hellcat is quickly becoming my "Old Friend" and of course there's nothing quite like playing your punk favorites on an acoustic... 5 Stars baby - yeah!

    27 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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  • Quality issues!

    As reviewed by Ethan on 6/2/2011

    This guitar looks/sounds great and the built in tuner does its job. Also, I like the body size and playability, but I had a few problems. First, I ordered online (new) and received a guitar with quite a few blemishes on the body. Not too big of a deal. Then after a few months I noticed some buzzing below the 11th fret and at some frets it wouldn't sound at all. I took it to a guitar repairer and had it setup. The truss rod was too tight and the bridge was too small and it had what looked like a cut out piece of a Popsicle stick under it to add space.I assume it was put in at the factory (made in china) to try and fix it, definitely a quality issue. Other than that, it gets out of tune quite easily when bending strings. I use .10's, so probably going heavier would prevent that. It stays in tune fine when strumming hard. I've had it for 7 months now and after the setup it has become my favorite acoustic. Just wish it would have arrived in better condition.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • excellent axe!

    As reviewed by Doug Dole on 9/28/2010

    For an cheap acoustic electric this one is great! I've been looking for a non-cutaway acoustic electric for some time and they are hard to find especially in this price range! The pickup is good and the tuner is nice to have on board! I had to file down the nut and bridge a bit to get the action I wanted but I'm still very happy with it. The hellcats are cool if you're into that but they are a nice addition and a conversation starter if anything. It's better than just having plain ole' dot inlays I suppose. The wood on the entire guitar is beautiful and it's a pleasure to play all the time. I have zero complaints and nothing but praise for this axe! Great job Fender! DD

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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