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Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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(42 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hell Cat: Hellava Good Buy

By C6

from Highlands, NJ

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

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.

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

armstong fender

By tom m

from rochester, ny

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

this was the first semi-expensive guitar ive purchased. played it all day with no complaints really. the only problems i have is that the color of the wood is not nearly as light as picture, and the tuner is a little wack. other than that, easy to play, and great sound.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lefty Guitar

By tony payne

from Alabama

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

I got this Hell cat to take on a South America tour. I wanted something that was tuff and if it got beat up it would be ok because it did not cost much. I really like the small size and the look. it sounds Ok and when pluged in it will get the job done. if it makes it thru the whole tour it will be one tuff Hell Cat with a nice history.

(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

     
    5.0

    For the price, I got more than I bargained for!

    By Eniyan

    from Fort Worht, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

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

      None

       
      5.0

      Cool Holiday Present

      By JOHN

      from undisclosed

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      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.

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