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
  • Fishman Isys III pickup system with 3-band EQ and tuner

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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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Sounds Great. Looks Even Better!!!


from Medical Lake, WA


  • 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

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    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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