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Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12 Acoustic Guitar, 12-String

Plugged in or unplugged, Tim Armstrong's concert-sized 12-string meshes acoustic depth with punk attitude. It's crafted from mahogany for warm, woody tone. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Known for his trailblazing work with groups like Rancid and The Transplants, Tim Armstrong does like to quiet things down at times on more intimate songs. With the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12 acoustic guitar, Armstrong fans can nail that same rich, deep tone from their favorite recordings.

Hear it in action with this video from Fender:


A Workhorse for Punk's Softer Side

Crafted in a square shoulder concert body shape, this guitar features a mahogany laminate back and sides and a solid mahogany top. The result is a tone that's warm and woody, while still keeping each note well-defined. Attached to the body is the Hellcat's maple neck with a satin finish. Topped with a rosewood fretboard, it comfortably hosts all 12 strings.

Twelve Strings Add Depth

The Hellcat's 12 strings sprawl out over the fretboard, meeting down at the elegant and wide rosewood bridge with compensated saddle. The 12-string design adds new depth to chord strumming and helps prove this isn't just a guitar for the black-denim-and-safety-pin crowd. Folk players will appreciate the power packed into the relatively thin body and R&B players will love how luscious seventh and other extended chords will sound through the Hellcat.

Electronics Bring the Hellcat to a Roar

Equipped with a Fishman Isys III pickup/preamp system, the Hellcat-12 is ready for the stage, helping you project that full-bodied sound to the back of the venue. The system includes volume, bass, mid, and treble controls that can sculpt the sound to your tastes. The Isis III also offers an onboard tuner to ensure each one of your 12 strings is on key throughout the show.

Features:

- 12-string design
- Concert body shape
- Solid mahogany top
- Laminated mahogany back and sides
- Scalloped x-bracing
- Maple neck
- 20-fret rosewood fretboard
- Fishman Isys III system includes tuner, volume, and EQ controls for tone shaping
- Chrome hardware
- Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
- Synthetic bone nut
- "Hellcat" fretboard inlays
- Tim Armstrong signature on truss rod cover
- Tortoiseshell pickguard
- Includes Tim Armstrong "Let's Go" guitar strap

Strum up some debauchery across 12 strings with the Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12.

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General:
- Model Name: Tim Armstrong Hellcat-12
- Series: Artist Design

Body:
- Body: Solid Mahogany Top, Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
- Body Shape: Concert
- Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
- Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
- Body Top: Solid Mahogany
- Body Finish: 0968312021, Satin
- Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
- Rosette: '70s F Style
- Body Binding: Multiple Body Bindings

Neck:
- 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)

Electronics:
- Special Electronics: Fishman(R) Isys III System with Active On-Board Pre-Amp and Tuner

Hardware:
- 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

Miscellaneous:
- Strings: Fender(R) Dura-Tone(R) 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

Accessories
- Pickguards: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Included Accessories: Tim Armstrong "Let's Go" guitar strap
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 18 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The richly resonant Fender 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(R) preamp and Armstrong's signature on the truss rod cover. Tim Armstrong wanted to rock a 12-string version of his distinctive Fender Hellcat Acoustic, one of the best-selling artist models in the history of Fender acoustic guitars.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "coolest 12 in the world"
Overall: I have owned a few 12's -Played and liked the Ovation but in the end it was too namby pamby looking ..this one is great - I have never had an all mahogany guitar and this one is a concert size to boot with a thinner body - but it has great tone - knew I could send it back if it was not right in 30 days - but by the 2nd day I knew it was a keeper for sure - the Fender Strings took a while to break in.. Plugged in there is even more this Hellcat has to give good tone controls and volume.
Style of Music: blues, folk, rock country - Song writer
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Overall: I bought this 12 string from zZounds a few months ago and I could not be more happy. Amazing playability and sound. It sounds great unplugged, and even better plugged in. I've even put the distortion pedal to it and it puts my other guitars to shame.
Style of Music: Classic rock, Blues, country
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