Tim Armstrong Hellcat


Model #: 0968300021
Tim Armstrong Hellcat, Concert Electric, Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Sides and Back, Fishman® Preamp with Built-In Tuner

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Based on Tim Armstrong’s beat-up old ’60s Fender® acoustic - on which he writes all of the songs for his legendary punk band, Rancid - the Tim Armstrong Hellcat acoustic is ready to slam. Armstrong has given his acoustic some modern mojo with pearl acrylic "Hellcat" logos on the third, fifth and seventh frets, with a pair of skulls adorning the twelfth fret. Other features include a solid mahogany top, scalloped bracing and Fishman®Tim Armstrong Hellcat Acoustic preamp.

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ssuhr on April 1, 2014
R&B Alternative Rock Reggae/Ska

I'm a self-taught punk rocker (Joe Strummer was my guitar-hero) and have always owned and played electrics (81' black & gold tele; les paul std; fender p-bass). This was my first acoustic and I couldn't be happier. The Hellcat plays and sounds awesome. My guitar is a '09 and is well constructed, holds its tuning and best of all, required little set-up from my guitar tech. The action for me is very comfortable, plays easy and has a surprisingly robust sound for a smaller bodied acoustic. The accents are pretty cool too w/ the "Hellcat" logo in lieu of 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!

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My go to gigging guitar

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Paulb6814 on March 19, 2014 (updated March 19, 2014)
Alternative Classic Rock Folk

I have owned my Hellcat for 2 years and would never get rid of it! It has great playability with it's slim body design and the cool looks that turns heads (well that is a bit much). Tonally, it does not stack up to a Martin or Taylor but for the price it does not hurt the wallet! It has all solid wood construction and great electronics. I feel it sounds better plugged in to my PA or acoustic amp but again, this is a fun guitar to play! It is my go to Open Mic and gigging guitar!

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Great value

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jerryc61 on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Folk Country Classical Punk

Wanted an acoustic to plug in and play for coffee house type gigs...just what i was looking for...good acoustic sound and nice neck...was comfortable with immediately...versatile and great price

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A great go to go anywhere guitar

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wulfgyr on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock

This was my first acoustic-electric guitar and I love it. It's the guitar I grab most often whether I'm just noodling around or jamming with some friends. It's very playable and the size makes it convenient. Plus the price point and the durability means I can take it with me to a friend's house, camping or anywhere without having to worry over every little thing. It's not my sweetest sounding guitar but it certainly gets the job done and I've gotten a lot of compliments about the look.

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Model Name: Tim Armstrong Hellcat, Concert Electric, Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Sides and Back, Fishman® Preamp with Built-In Tuner
Model Number: 0968300021
Series: Artist Design
Color: Natural

Body

Body
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" (57 mm)

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin
Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Number of Frets: 20
String Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone™
Nut Width: 1.69" (42.9 mm)
Position Inlays: Hellcat

Electronics

Electronics
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

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone™ Saddle
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)
Unique Features: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell Pickguard, Hellcat Position Inlays, Double Skull Inlays at 12th Fret, Tim Armstrong Signature on Truss Rod Cover, Cream Body Bindings, Black Painted Headstock, Urea Nut and Saddle, Black with White Dot Bridge Pins
Included Accessories: Tim Armstrong "Let's Go" Guitar Strap