Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style

E - Bass Construction Kit P - Style

  • Complete DIY kit
  • Bolt-on neck
  • Solid wood body
  • Maple neck
  • Double-action truss rod
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut Width: 42 mm
  • Truss rod
  • 1 P-style split coil pickup
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Strings: .045 - .105
  • Colour: Natural

Further information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Solid Wood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 21
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System P
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Perfect for a first build

21.04.2015
I decided to purchase this kit because it was reasonably priced and I wasn´t sure I could get a good result for I haven´t done anything compared to this before. So to say - not a big loss if I screwed it up and decided to burn it afterwards.

Looked for reviews on it on the net and found satisfied builders. Took on the challenge and this is my review:

The neck: it was straight as an arrow, no nicks anywhere but the frets needed leveling quite a bit. I bought the Thomann fret file, Göldo fretboard guard and ordered a few Euro´s fret rocker from the net. Did my first fret job ever, took a couple of hours and voila - nice result. Fits the neck pocket very well.

The body: in very good condition and smooth surface. took some splinters away with sanding paper from the grinded parts (neck pocket and pickup/pot holes). Other than that it was ready for paintjob.

Painted the body with acrylic sanding primer, painted with acrylic paint and put some acrylic laquer on the surface - all in garage and with spraypaint. Also put acrylic laquer on the neck. Sanded between different paints and polished.

Pickguard: two plastic covers on the surface and no scratches on it. It would have been aligned well on the screwholes of the body, but the jack was about a 1mm too close to the end of the pothole. A very tight fit and could damage the jack on the long run. These don´t cost much though - so... Had to file a tiny bit of plastic away from the neck end of it to fit well (took about 5 seconds).

The pickups: easy to install ( no soldering needed) and work fine. Surprisingly good tone for cheap pickups.

Pots: they are a bit too "loose" and turn a bit too easily. They work though.

Strings: the set that came along was poorly wound and I decided not to use those. Bought the HB valuestrings and they work well.

Tuning pegs: Look nice, a small loose "gap" when turning to both ways. But they hold the tuning nicely. Easy to install on the neck.

Putting it together after painting: everything went to place ok. Putting all together with tuning the strings and adjusting the trussrod took about 4 hours.

Now I´m using it to play in our band and it performs very well. I´m already looking for a new project and would like to find a Musicman-style kit ( Thomann??) Thank you.
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a decent diy Christmas project

Avtomat17, 03.04.2018
still using it after a year, I had to do a lot of improvements, some of them requiring quite a bit of care attention, the drill holes for the bridge are in line but slightly tilted, you can see it if you look closely,
the pickup holes are off axis and the magnets did not sit properly below each string so I had to relocate them, and i had to re-route the pickguard to fit the pickups in the new position. It looks like the body has not been modeled with the correct measurements, i changed two pickguards and I had to reroute them both. This makes me think that the bridge screw holes and the pickup holes may have not been drilled using the correct template....

Anyway, the neck is good, i managed to shape a vintage telecaster bass headstock out of the paddle sized original headstock.
The back of the neck is satin finished, so it is fast enough and the shape is a C more or less like a 70's precision bass. All in all I like it.
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