Fender Tim Armstrong Left-Handed Hellcat 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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A rich-sounding and affordable 12-string that's easy-to-play and ready-to-rock.
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 Left-Handed 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.
- Left-handed model
- 12-string version of Tim's Hellcat guitar
- Solid mahogany top
- Scalloped X bracing
- Multiple body bindings
- Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
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Tim Armstrong Left-Handed Hellcat 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:
- Body: Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
- Body Shape: Left-Handed Concert
- Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
- Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
- Body Top: Solid Mahogany
- Body Finish: Satin
- Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
- Rosette: '70s F Style
- Body Binding: Multiple Body Bindings
- Number of Frets: 20
- Position Inlays: "Hellcat" Position Inlays
- Fretboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Nut Width: 1.77" (45 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.3" (64.3 cm)
- Special Electronics: Fishman® Isys III System with Active On-Board Pre-Amp and Tuner
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
- Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Auxiliary Switching: Built In Chromatic Tuner with On/Off Switch, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
- Strings: Fender® Dura-Tone® Coated 80/20 Bronze (.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
- Pickguards: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Included Accessories: Tim Armstrong "Let's Go" guitar strap
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- Fishman Electronics
- Great price
- Mahogany Top
- No Gloss Finish
- Smaller body
- Did not come with a case
- Lefty Version Costs More
- Skull And Cat Inlays
Comments about Fender Tim Armstrong Left-Handed Hellcat 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
From a lefty's perspective, the Acoustic-Electric 12-String Fender Hellcat is a bargain!
First of all, finding a lefty 12-string guitar in a local guitar shop to try out is unlikely, more so to try out two to compare. That means making a choice based on reviews and the company's reputation; the typical approach for most lefties! Since reviews on the 12-string Hellcat were slim at the time, I used the ones on the 6-string Hellcat. Plenty of favorable reviews gave me confidence that Fender was making a good acoustic-electric guitar. I still wondered though if the deal was too good to be true. Fortunately for me, it was not!
I have been regularly playing the Hellcat at home for over two months. After experimenting with tuning down a whole step and a half step (both of which sounded great), I opted for standard tuning to simplify playing with other guitar/bass players. It's a fun guitar to play, has that classic 12-string sound, so it will see regular action. I recently got a chance to use it plugged in with the band which is my intended use. I was very pleased by how it performed.
The Hellcat is a great looking guitar. The mahogany top is gorgeous! The fit and finish are outstanding. I love the non-glossy finish. The skull and cat inlays are distinctive, but not a good fit for my primary use: Sunday morning at church! I simply flipped the truss rod cover and covered the inlays with rectangular cutouts of the black vinyl used for wall lettering. The transformation is quite remarkable; it is a striking instrument.
I like the feel of small bodied guitars. My main guitar is a Martin OM1-E (the only guitar I have ever played and compared against other guitars before buying!). The body of the Hellcat is the same size, so I am right at home. The neck is a bit wider, but has a low profile, so it is still very comfortable to play. The Fishman electronics work great and the built in tuner is a real plus when it comes to a 12-string. The intonation seems good and the open cover tuning machines are holding strings in tune with no problems (I use thin picks). I got the custom case and it easily meets my transportation needs, unfortunately, it took over three weeks to get it.
I am very satisfied with this unique, great sounding guitar I have always wanted a 12-string guitar, but they are typically large bodied and pricey, so I am glad I discovered it on the internet while chasing down a different guitar. It is an exceptional value for the price!!!
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