Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12

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$449.99

Model #: 0968312021
Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12, Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides, Natural

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Tim Armstrong wanted to rock a 12-string version of his distinctive Hellcat Acoustic, one of the best-selling artist models in the history of Fender acoustic guitars, and here it is. The richly resonant Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12 has distinctive features including a solid mahogany top with scalloped X bracing and four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, "Hellcat" position inlays, 12-fret double-skulls inlay, Fishman® preamp and Armstrong's signature on the truss rod cover.

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DLat on October 31, 2013 (updated November 1, 2013)
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I like this guitar for the body size (concert) it has very good volume and tone. The smaller body size makes it easier to play standing and the built in tuner is a useful addition. The finish is great, nut and saddle are decent quality and pickguard is tasteful. Admittedly the quirky inlays are not everyone's cup of tea but I didn't buy the guitar on the strength of its looks. It was playability with a nice low action and sound that sold me.

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cb1 on June 24, 2013 (updated June 24, 2013)
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country Bluegrass

This guitar is amazing. I tried it out at a local store and I'm now saving to buy it soon. My only complaint is the fretboard inlays. Not every guitarist wants a guitar with skulls and crossbones. I'm almost 60 years old and yes I still love to jam with my guitar, but why is there an increasing number of instruments with skull designs these days? Lose the skull inlays or give people an affordable alternative since inlays are a nightmare to change. Other than that the sound on this 12 string is spectacular, nice and strong tone. I thought the 12 string would be difficult but it's not, it's fun to play.

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Model Name: Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12, Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides, Natural
Model Number: 0968312021
Series: Artist Design
Advertised Price: $449.99
Color: Natural

Body

Body
Body Material: Solid Mahogany Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
Body Finish: Satin
Body Shape: Concert
Bracing: Scalloped X
Rosette: 70s F Style
Body Binding: Multiple
Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin
Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
String Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone™
Nut Width: 1.77" (45 mm)
Position Inlays: Hellcat

Electronics

Electronics
Controls: Built-In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
Special Electronics: Fishman® Isys III System with Active Onboard Preamp and Tuner

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone™ Saddle
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)
Unique Features: 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, "Hellcat" position inlays, 12th-fret double-skulls inlay, Tim Armstrong signature on truss rod cover, cream body binding, black-painted headstock, synthetic bone nut and saddle, black bridge pins with white dots
Included Accessories: Tim Armstrong "Let's Go" guitar strap

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