Fender Acoustics Introduces New Summer 2012 Models
The Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12.
Fender Acoustics is pleased to introduce several new models in summer 2012, including a fresh take on a popular signature model, a dreadnought bass and a pair of mandolins.
The Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12 takes off where Armstrong’s distinctive 2009 six-string model left off. Richly resonant, it’s a 12-string version of his popular signature model, with distinctive features including a solid mahogany top with scalloped X bracing and four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, Hellcat position inlays, 12th-fret double-skulls inlay, Fishman® preamp and Armstrong’s signature on the truss rod cover.
The CD-220SCE All-Zebrano dreadnought is stunning both visually and sonically with its all-zebrano back and sides, which look fantastic and impart wonderfully balanced tone with rich harmonics. Other features include scalloped X bracing and back center stripe mosaic inlay, abalone rosette and tortoiseshell pickguard, mahogany neck with dual-action truss rod, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with smaller (3 mm) dot inlays, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, black bridge pins with abalone dots, mother-of-pearl Fender logo headstock inlay, gold hardware and Fishman® Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp, tuner, volume/tone controls and low-battery indicator light.
The Fender California series meets the Hot Rod Design series in crossing Sonoran™ and T-Bucket models to create a truly amazing guitar—the new Sonoran™-Bucket dreadnought. Premium features include a vintage-sunburst flame maple top with T-Bucket rosette, laminated mahogany back and sides, maple neck with 12th-fret F logo and Stratocaster® headstock, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle and Fishman® Isys III pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner.
The CB-100CE Bass is an affordable dreadnought cutaway acoustic bass with pro features, including a resonant spruce top with scalloped X bracing and mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with Jazz Bass® profile and dual-action truss rod, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, and Fishman® Isys III pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner.
The popular FM-63S Mandolin is now electrified with a piezo pickup and volume/tone controls. Other features include a solid spruce top with tone bar bracing and f holes, carved solid maple back, flame maple sides, ivory body binding, three-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, bound fingerboard and headstock, pearloid dot inlays, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, gold hardware and tail piece, and mother-of-pearl headstock inlays.
The FM-101 Mandolin rings with great tone, performance and value, with features including a laminated spruce top with f holes and tone bar bracing, ivory body binding and gloss sunburst finish, bound fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, and chrome tailpiece.
Below, from left: The CD-220SCE All-Zebrano, Sonoran-Bucket and CB-100CE Bass.