Fender has announced a new left handed Tim Armstrong Hellcat model in an eye-catching checkerboard finish.
This new electro-acoustic signature guitar will be a limited edition, and priced around $399 in the U.S.A. Standout features include the checkerboard pattern on top and hellcat and double skull fingerboard inlays.
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The Fishman Isys III pickup/preamp system includes a built-in tuner for easy tuning on the go. Lightweight scalloped bracing allows the top to resonate more freely, resulting in better tonal qualities and projection ability. The solid mahogany top will also contribute to improved tone which should only improve with age.
Left Handed Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Checkerboard Electro-Acoustic
- Body : Laminated Mahogany with Solid Mahogany Top
- Body Shape : Concert
- Neck : Maple
- Fingerboard : Walnut
- Nut : Graph Tech NuBone
- Electronics : Fishman Isys III
- Tuners : Vintage Style
- Gig Bag/Case : Not Included
The Fender website claims that the fretboard is rosewood in one place, and walnut in another. I’m going to assume that it is in fact walnut, in order to avoid any CITES restrictions. Correct me if i’m wrong.
If the checkerboard pattern is too much for you, you may also be able to find the older left handed Fender Hellcat model with a plain mahogany top. Although I believe this model is currently discontinued.
Who Is Tim Armstrong?
In case you were wondering… Tim Armstrong is probably best known as being the founding member of punk band Rancid, but is also a well-respected producer and music label owner.
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