HEX Hornet F450 solid top and back acoustic guitars
HEX Hornet F450 solid top and back acoustic guitars

Hornet F450

MSRP 475.00 USD

Solid top and back body woods
Wide range of sound expressiveness
Evenly balanced across the tonal spectrum

KEY FEATURES
Orchestra body
Solid-top and back body
Solid-sitka spruce top
Solid-rosewood back
Woofer Line for a rich bass
Fretboard with rounded edge profile
Rosewood headplate with bevel cut
Solid hard maple bridge plate with hexagonal holes
Multiple bindings
Abalone rosette
Oiled bone nut and saddle
Gloss finish on the body
Matte finish on the neck
Standard gig-bag

HEX Hornet F450 solid top and back acoustic guitars
HEX Hornet F450 solid top and back acoustic guitars
Hex guitars hornet series

Full rich sound and improved details

The Hornet series models all feature a solid top and back wood and higher grade detailing. In terms of sound, this series has been designed to produce a bold sound and full-resonating voice with even harmonics across every tone.

HEX Hornet F450CE solid top and back acoustic guitars
HEX Hornet F450CE solid top and back acoustic guitars

Hornet F450CE

MSRP 569.00 USD

Hornet F450 features and
Cutaway body
Pre-amp and pick-up set

KEY FEATURES
Orchestra body
Solid-top and back body
Solid-sitka spruce top
Solid-rosewood back
Woofer Line for a rich bass
Fretboard with rounded edge profile
Rosewood headplate with bevel cut
Solid hard maple bridge plate with hexagonal holes
Multiple bindings
Abalone rosette
Oiled bone nut and saddle
Gloss finish on the body
Matte finish on the neck
Standard gig-bag
Fishman® Sonitone electronics

HEX Hornet F450CE solid top and back acoustic guitars
HEX Hornet F450CE solid top and back acoustic guitars

Body

Solid top and solid back

The slim, easily held orchestra body is made with a solid sitka spruce top and a solid rosewood back. Solid top and back body woods will give you more increased volume and fuller mid-low tones and range expression.

ShapeFolk(≓Orchestra)
TopSolid sitka spruce w/ Woofer Line
SidesRosewood
BackSolid rosewood
BracingHEX® scalloped X-brace
HEX Hornet F450 solid top and back acoustic guitars' body
HEX Woofer lines on top wood

Body inside

Woofer Line

The Woofer Line along the inside edge of the top wood helps to further deepen the central area around the groove. It is the similar effect as woofer loudspeakers, which makes the presence of bass sound one step clear.

Craftsmanship

Natural woodworking

Vacuum pressing & natural wood drying combined technology gives you a more solid sound. After the glue penetrates the pores of the wood sufficiently, it is bonded by slowly applying pressure to increase vibration and durability.

※ Although heat-drying and hot-press methods expedite the building process, they cause the adhesives to harden, interfering with the wood’s natural resonant qualities.

Wood joining technique of HEX guitars
HEX Hornet solid top and back acoustic guitars' neck

Neck

Sturdy without deformation

The Indonesian mahogany neck is built of three-stage drying to minimize deformation. It has a standard-C type profile and a matte finish with players prefer.

SpeciesIndonesian mahogany
ProfileStandard C-shape
Thickness1 3/4-inch at nut
Truss rod2-way action
JointDovetail
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FinishMatte

Wood drying

Three stages of drying

The wood is dried by natural, thermal and high frequency vacuum drying. In the case of high-frequency vacuum drying, moisture is removed from the inside of the wood, so there is little splitting or distortion coming from drying.

※ Only carefully selected timber that is well dried and seasoned is used.

Wood Drying Technique of HEX Guitars
HEX Sting acoustic guitars' fretboard

Fretboard

Hard and even frets

On rosewood fingerboard, the 160Hv frets with 30% increased hardness deliver a durable and clear sound. It also reduces the risk of the fret lifting.

SpeciesRosewood
Scale length25 1/2-inch
Radius12 3/5-inch
ProfileRound edge
Frets20 / 160Hv hardness
InlaysHexagon wood at 3rd fret / white PVC dot on side

Rounded edges

Comfortable grip

Both sides of the fingerboard are gently curved for more comfortable playing. In addition, the rounded corners give you easier to play.

Round Edges on Fretboard of HEX guitars
HEX Hornet solid top and back acoustic guitars' headstock

Headstock

Layered with bevel cut

The rosewood top affixed to the headstock contributes to the instrument’s aesthetic quality while helping to improve sustain, and in concert with the binding gives off a feeling of luxury. The 18:1 gear ratio tuners allow for precise tuning.

Angle14 degrees
LogoSilver metal “HEX”
TopRosewood 3mm
TunersChrome color with black pegs
Tuning ratio18:1
BindingBevel cut + black/ivory ABS layers

Nut and saddle

Premium oiled bone

The natural material, oiled bone gives clear tone, is easy to set it up and less discolored. The nut with a width of 44mm and E to E spacing of 37.2mm is optimized for both finger style and strum-based performance.

MaterialOiled bone
Nut1 3/4-inch width
E to E1.464-inch
Saddle2 13/16-inch width
HEX acoustic guitars' oil bone nut
HEX acoustic guitars' rosewood bridge

Bridge

Traditional solid rosewood

A special cut is placed in front of the bridge-pin hole to prevent pins from protruding. It also reduces dents on the bridge by string tension. By the increased angle of strings to the saddle, it will be in tune though powerful strum.

TypeHEX® shape rosewood
PlateSolid hard maple w/ honeycomb holes
PinABS BK w/ white dot

Bridge plate

Vibrating structure

Just beneath the bridge on the underside of the sound board is a discreetly affixed honeycomb-shaped solid hard maple bridge plate. Because the hexagonal structure reduces weight while reinforcing the sturdiness of the instrument, it contributes to elongating the time of sustained vibration from the sound board. Additionally, this unique bridge plate assists in balancing the whole sound of the instrument, maintaining it’s tonal character.

HEX acoustic guitars' solid hard maple bridge plate with honeycomb holes
HEX Hornet solid top and back acoustic guitars' rosette

Decoration

Premium grade details

It is decorated with an abalone rosette and multiple body bindings. Transparent pickguard is enclosed, and the D'Addario® EXP16 coated strings are installed.

RosetteAbalone and black/brown ABS
BindingsBlack & Ivory ABS
PickguardClear teardrop shape
StringsD'Addario® EXP16

Finish

Thin and light

Thin finished body will give you a more enriched sound. Electrostatic painting is sprayed thinly and evenly on the surface of the guitar, and the final gloss finish has been applied neatly by master builder's hand spray.

ColorNatural
ProcessGloss
HEX guitars' wood finish techniques
HEX HG100 premium gig bag for acoustic guitars

Gig-bag

Light weight, serious protection

Our gig bag will protect the instruments from collisions and contaminants with special paddings and waterproof outer-fabrics. Its neat design and fine fabrics provide premium performances and appearances.

TypeHG100 standard gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorBlack polyester fiber
InteriorBlack fabric

Electronics (For F450CE)

No compromise

It is equipped with a Fishman® Sonitone no-cut preamplifier and pickup set. Easy to replace a pickup set attached to the bottom of the top wood without machining the side of the body.

Pre-amplifierFishman® Sonitone
PickupFishman® Sonicore under saddle
ControlVolume / Tone
Battery9-Volt
Battery life111 hours
Output1/4" unbalanced jack
Hex hornet acoustic guitar's electronics
HEX Hornet F450 solid top and back acoustic guitars
HEX Hornet F450CE solid top and back acoustic guitars

BODY
ShapeFolk(≓Orchestra)
TopSolid sitka spruce w/ Woofer Line
SidesRosewood
BackSolid rosewood
BracingHEX® scalloped X-brace
RosetteAbalone and black/brown ABS
Top bindingBlack & Ivory ABS 4-ply
Back bindingBlack & Ivory ABS 3-ply
Center bindingBlack & Ivory ABS 5-ply on back & side
NECK
SpeciesIndonesian mahogany
ProfileStandard C-shape
Thickness1 3/4-inch at nut
Truss rod2-way action
JointDovetail
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FinishMatte
FINGERBOARD
SpeciesRosewood
Scale length25 1/2-inch
Radius12 3/5-inch
ProfileRound edge
BindingBlack ABS
Frets20 / 160Hv hardness
InlaysHexagon wood at 3rd fret / white PVC dot on side
NUT & SADDLE
MaterialOiled bone
Nut1 3/4-inch width
E to E1.464-inch
Saddle2 13/16-inch width
HEAD
TypeHEX® special
Angle14 degrees
LogoSilver metal “HEX”
TopRosewood
TunersChrome color with black pegs
Tuning ratio18:1
BindingBevel cut + black/ivory ABS layers
BRIDGE
TypeHEX® shape rosewood
PlateSolid hard maple w/ honeycomb holes
PinABS BK w/ white dot
HARDWARES
PickguardClear teardrop shape
Strap buttonsChrome color
StringsD'Addario® EXP16
FINISH
ColorNatural
ProcessGloss
Case
TypeHG100 standard gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorBlack polyester fiber
InteriorBlack fabric
ELECTRONICS • F450CE only
Pre-amplifierFishman® Sonitone
PickupFishman® Sonicore under saddle
ControlVolume / Tone
Battery9-Volt
Battery life111 hours
Output1/4" unbalanced jack

acoustic-guitar-dimension
A1019 mm
B491 mm
C298 mm
D401 mm
E459 mm
F44 mm
G90 mm
H105 mm
I648 mm

Hornet F450 • F450CE

Updated on 2017-09-21T17:16:04+00:00, by hexguitars.