American guitar company Fender has released a line of Tim Armstrong acoustic-electric guitars. The Rancid-frontman posted a story to his Instagram Tuesday, January 9th with a left-handed, checkerboard acoustic on his knee, complete with Hellcat inlays on the fret-board.
The model, based on Armstrong’s signature guitar, is available in four different colors and includes a left handed, black-and-white checkerboard option — Fender’s price is $350-$400, in line with their concert guitars of the same quality. Each model is complete with Armstrong’s signature on the headstock.
Rancid, formed from members of 1980s ska-punk outfit Operation Ivy, has released 9 studio albums over their 27 year career. The Berkeley, California-based band has toured and played with virtually every band in the punk rock scene over the years, including the likes of Green Day, Blink-182, Rise Against, and Bad Religion, and more recently, The Interrupters. In 2002, the band split an album with NOFX, where each band covered one another’s songs (BYO Split Series Volume III).
In 2017, Rancid toured the US with The Dropkick Murphys on their co-headlined tour “From Boston to Berkeley.” They were supported on this tour by New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of legendary Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers. Their most recent album Trouble Maker was released in June 2017.
Listen: Rancid – Trouble Maker (Full Album)