Fender Tim Armstrong Ghost White Hellcat

The Fender Tim Armstrong HC, Rancid guitarist's signature acoustic-electric, is now available in limited edition Ghost White finish.

Fender Tim Armstrong HC Limited Edition Ghost White

This guitar follows the style of '60s era Fender acoustic that Tim Armstrong himself used to write many of the classic punk rock songs of the now iconic West Coast punk band Rancid.

This Ghost White finish version does not stray far from the design and specs of the other Hellcat (HC) acoustic-electric models. It features the same concert-style body and carryies over the same raw materials, build techniques and aesthetic elements. More importantly, this signature guitar comes with the same affordable price tag as the original model.

To give the guitar a warmer tone that fits rock and punk - Fender and Tim Armstrong opted for a solid mahogany top supported by thinner than usual scalloped braces. The back and sides are crafted from laminated mahogany, which form the "concert" style body shape of the Hellcat series. This combination results in improved top resonance, enhancing the overall tone of the instrument. The body is wrapped in aged white binding to give it a vintage appeal.

The guitar has a maple neck, carved into "C" shape profile. It has a regular scale length of 25.3" and topped by a 19 fret rosewood fingerboard. The Graph Tech NuBone nut is 1.69" wide, while the fingerboard radius is 11.81".

For plugging in, Fender equipped the Hellcat Ghost White with Fishman Isys III System, that includes a piezo pickup with active onboard preamp. It even comes with a built-in tuner for convenience.

Other hardware features include Graph Tech Nubone saddle on a rosewood bridge, chrome finished vintage style tuners with aged white plastic buttons and a 4-ply tortoise shell pickguard.

Giving the guitar its distinct look are the Hellcat fretboard markers and the Double Skull Inlays at the 12th Fret. Tim Armstrong's Signature is found on the truss rod cover.

The Fender Tim Armstrong HC Ghost White is limited to only 250 guitars world wide, with a retail price of $349. For more information, head over to Fender.

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