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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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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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.
|Model Name:||Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12, Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides, Natural|
|Body Material:||Solid Mahogany Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides|
|Rosette:||70s F Style|
|Body Back:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Sides:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Scale Length:||25.3" (643 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" (305 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||19|
|String Nut:||Graph Tech® NuBone™|
|Nut Width:||1.77" (45 mm)|
|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|
|Bridge:||Rosewood with Compensated Graph Tech® Nubone™ Saddle|
|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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