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Based on Tim Armstrong's beat up old '60s Fender acoustic on which he writes all the songs for the legendary punk band Rancid, the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat left-handed acoustic-electric guitar is ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on Tim Armstrong's beat up old '60s Fender acoustic on which he writes all the songs for the legendary punk band Rancid, the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat left-handed 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 Fishman Isys III System with an active onboard preamp and 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.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body Material: Solid Mahogany Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Concert
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Body Binding: Multiple
  • Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Body Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 2.24" (57mm)
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • String Nut: Graph Tech NuBone
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (42.9mm)
  • Position Inlays: Hellcat
  • Controls: Built-In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Special Electronics: Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Graph Tech Nubone Saddle
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Strings: Fender Dura-Tone 80/20 Phosphor Bronze (.012-.052 Gauge)
  • Case sold separately
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FenderTim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Practice (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hell Cat: Hellava Good Buy

I was in the market for an inexpensive ax to do classes with, tote around for writing and an occasional solo gig. Its never easy for a lefty to find reliable, affordable instruments...Read complete review

I was in the market for an inexpensive ax to do classes with, tote around for writing and an occasional solo gig. Its never easy for a lefty to find reliable, affordable instruments but for the money, Fender nailed it. Though I like the band Rancid, I'm not usually one for artist models. Like 'em or not, this guitar is unique. It has an edgy, retro 60's appearance, cool neck inlays and a rich dark finish. That would be enough, but included is a built-in Fender pre-amp, chromatic tuner and signature strap. Its smaller size gives it slightly less fullness in the lower register than a standard dreadnaught, but the tone is crisp and has character. I've already played it on a few recordings and look forward to writing our next album on it. Stays in tune and looks cool... An excellent value.

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Electronics wrong Bad service-returned

So its my birthday and as a leftie on a budget I wanted to get a cool new guitar since I hadn't bought a new w one in 15 years.So I gave myself 2 weeks...Read complete review

So its my birthday and as a leftie on a budget I wanted to get a cool new guitar since I hadn't bought a new w one in 15 years.So I gave myself 2 weeks before my Birthday to make my purchase. I heard of musicians friend from a friend when I was looking for a Ovation (which I've always wanted). So I see this guitar and think man thats cool. So I ordered it but when it came in the Fishman electronics were different. So I called Fender and they said the electronics I received were from the 2010 model and since then they had upgraded to better sliders and a large electronic box instead of the tiny tuner knobs for bass mid treble...
So I called and the rep was cool and said return it and w'ell get another one out and I'll have my guys at the warehouse open the box to be sure it has the right electronics before we ship it.
So I spend my time going to the UPS store on my only break. Musicians friend sends me my guitar. Open the box. WOW... Same guitar same electronics.. No follow through. This is not how you do business. Called and was told first rep didnt do his job right and too bad too sad basically.

I just wanted the guitar they had pictured. That Musicians Friend showed they were selling...
Could they not make sure the product they had pictured is the product they were selling?

Yeah-I know- big cry baby- but sometimes you dont get alot of pleasures in life and my pleasure was looking forward to a new instrument. My lifes been tough this past few years with the economy. I'm working over 100 hours a week 7 days a week for 2 1/2 years- so yeah - I'm disappointed and frustrated.

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5.0

Cool Holiday Present

By JOHN

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Perfect party guitar for my left-handed guitar-playing son. Not too expensive, looks cool. Sounds good too. Nice finish, good construction. Arrived intact. The electronics were strong and clear sounding in church. The acoustic sound projects. He really liked it for a New Year's present (arrived 2 days after Christmas, not GC fault, Fender apparently delayed shipment). Plays OK out of the box, going to take in in for a pro setup and we'll see how it is then. Both my sons are Rancid fans, we recently saw them live. A fun guitar for a reasonable price.

 
4.0

I would suggest this buy, but online is the worst.?

By Chris

from Shorewood, Illinois

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Requires Constant Tuning

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Good guitar.

 
5.0

A good lower price lefty guitar with style.

By Anthony S.

from Santa Cruz CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • .12 gauge strings are far to big for it.

Best Uses

  • Personal Enjoyment
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Being a lefty in the music world is difficult, especially with the minuscule choices of instruments that are available. Being a true lefty, and playing guitar for 13 years, this is one of the best semi-budget guitars I've played, while having a good build quality. The look of the guitar is unique, and the inlays are what people see first. The .12 gauge strings are a little big for this guitar, considering the right handed version comes with .11 gauge. I put a set of .11 D'Addario Nickel Bronze on and it made the guitar sound a lot better. Don't try to record unless changing the pickups/pre amp. They are only good for a small venue that needs a little more sound.Personal use, they do the job. Overall for what I wanted out of it, it came through very well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great little guitar

By Klarc

from Cranford NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great looks, good tuner & electronics
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Turn the tuner off or the battery will drain out

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has killer looks, stays in tune, and was well set up right out of the box. Mine is a lefty 12-string, which is no longer being produced, but the 6 string also has an earthy tone you would not expect....the full mahogany body is a treasure at this price point. Great job, Tim Armstrong and Fender!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Attractive great tone

By Bob the Dreamer

from Palm Beach Florida

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Consistent Fun Good Feel
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great cool fun

     
    4.0

    Fender Hellcat Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    By Piano/Guitar Man

    from Jupiter, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy playability
    • Good action
    • Good Tone
    • On board tuner

    Cons

    • Could Have Used A Cut Out
    • It's A Little Quiet
    • Small Frets

    Best Uses

    • Live Perfoarmances
    • Practice

    Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar for my boyfriend for Christmas, & he loves this guitar. It's a lot better than the acoustic that he bought himself on Amazon & now that He has this guitar He's debating wheather he wants to keep the Amazon guitar or not. This is a great guitar! He does have a few complaints about it. It's a little too quiet, the frets are smaller than what He's used to, because He mainly plays electrics with either medium jumbo or jumbo frets. The only other thing that He wishes it had is a cut out for the higher frets. All in all he thinks this is a great guitar & it sounds & plays great. The action is low, the neck isn't too thick, so if you have small hands, you should still be able to play it. All in all this is a good guitar & if you are looking @ acoustics then he implores you to consider this guitar, He has yet to find a Fender that He don't like.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Looks good on paper, less so in person

    By Matt Galloway

    from Tulsa, Ok

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cool looking

    Cons

    • Cheap
    • Old stock

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a really cool looking guitar... especially at a distance. The inlays are really cool, cooler than anything I've every seen at this price point. But the decorative ring around the sound hole looks really cheap and the whole guitar feels way too light and flimsy given it's somewhat rugged appearance.

      I bought this guitar as a birthday gift for my 14 year old son. I saw another recent review that said the guitar came with the wrong electronics. The description at the time I bought it (10/8/2013) said that it came with Fender electronics with sliders, not knobs. My guitar also came with Fishman electronics - which supposedly hadn't been used by Fender since 2010. The Fender website confirmed this. The guitar I received also had some light scratches on the back of the body - enough so to look at least slightly used to me. These things combined with the fact that the guitar just doesn't look and feel as nice in person as it did in pictures prompted me to return it to MF. I didn't have time to get a replacement online so I bought a different acoustic locally.

      Since then (sometime in the last 2 weeks) both the MF and Fender websites have been changed. They now state that this guitar ships with "Fishman Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner" So I have no idea if the guitar I received was really old or really new - but it didn't match the description of what I ordered.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Electronics wrong Bad service-returned

      By Ousso2112

      from NC

      Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      So its my birthday and as a leftie on a budget I wanted to get a cool new guitar since I hadn't bought a new w one in 15 years.So I gave myself 2 weeks before my Birthday to make my purchase. I heard of musicians friend from a friend when I was looking for a Ovation (which I've always wanted). So I see this guitar and think man thats cool. So I ordered it but when it came in the Fishman electronics were different. So I called Fender and they said the electronics I received were from the 2010 model and since then they had upgraded to better sliders and a large electronic box instead of the tiny tuner knobs for bass mid treble...
      So I called and the rep was cool and said return it and w'ell get another one out and I'll have my guys at the warehouse open the box to be sure it has the right electronics before we ship it.
      So I spend my time going to the UPS store on my only break. Musicians friend sends me my guitar. Open the box. WOW... Same guitar same electronics.. No follow through. This is not how you do business. Called and was told first rep didnt do his job right and too bad too sad basically.

      I just wanted the guitar they had pictured. That Musicians Friend showed they were selling...
      Could they not make sure the product they had pictured is the product they were selling?

      Yeah-I know- big cry baby- but sometimes you dont get alot of pleasures in life and my pleasure was looking forward to a new instrument. My lifes been tough this past few years with the economy. I'm working over 100 hours a week 7 days a week for 2 1/2 years- so yeah - I'm disappointed and frustrated.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Sweet Guitar!

      By ksauce12

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Built in tuner
      • Great sound
      • Light-weight
      • Quality
      • Simple
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Too quiet

      Best Uses

      • Gigging
      • Practice

      Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I don't know why exactly but whenever I plugged it into my amp it wasn't very loud. Even with the volume turned all the way up on the guitar it was barely coming out of the amp. When I turned the amp volume up however all that got louder really was the bass. I was using a Roland PM-30 monitor so maybe that had something to do with it. I'll have to try a regular guitar amp and see if it makes a difference. Other than that I think it's a great piece.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatile and well built acoustic

      By John Hila

      from NJ USA

      Pros

      • Function
      • Looks
      • Size
      • Sound
      • Versatility

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • Practice
        • Studio

        Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Very comfortable guitar to play. Perfect size, well built and great appearance (the hellcat inlays are over the top cool). On board tuner very nice, and the volume / eq work great. Once you play it and find it's a great sounding acoustic, then plug it in - Pow! You'll be blown away how clear and powerful this little parlor size guitar becomes. Great for practicing, studio work and live. Having an acoustic that sounds great was key for me, but having one that plugs in and sounds great is even better. About time someone made a great acoustic for us lefties, and Fender nailed it with the Tim Armstrong Hellcat.

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