Harley Benton CST-24HB Charcoal Flame

Electric Guitar

  • Design: Semi-hollow body with F-holes
  • Mahogany body (Swietenia macrophylla - Origin: India / Indonesia)
  • AAA flamed maple top
  • Set-in 3-piece mahogany neck (Swietenia macrophylla - Origin: India / Indonesia)
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Medium frets
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • "Morning Star" mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Graphite nut
  • Ivory body binding
  • Pickups: 2 x Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 humbuckers
  • 3-Way switch
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control with push/pull function for coil split
  • DLX chrome hardware
  • DLX GTB Wrapover bridge
  • DLX diecast machine heads
  • Strings: Daddario EXL-110 .010 - .046 (Article Nr: 104555)
  • Colour: Charcoal Flame high gloss
  • Suitable case: Article Nr: 129350 (not included)
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Further Information

Colour Brown
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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Amazing quality and sound for the price.
Miguel-Rock, 08.08.2018
To get some context, I own a Gibson LP and a Ibanez RG, and I have played for ten years. I have experience with live shows, and gigs, I am not a pro, but I can say I am not only a bedroom musician. So, I moved to a different city, and I wanted a practice guitar since I could not bring mines. I choosed this mostly for the look (and the price), but since I got it I am quite amazed. It's really well constructed, and plays really nice and loud (because of the body type probably, since it my first of this type). Its feels more like the Gibson LP than the Ibanez, but it has 24 frets.
The greatest surprise was when I plugged into a sound card, and record some tones, I was really blown away. So I overdub some some tracks that I previously recorded with the Gibson and the Ibanez, and it really can compete with them. I had quite a variety of tones (it has coil split Wilkinson picks). By far, those do not sound like a "starter" pickups.
I have not played live with it, but after what I have used it, I think it can probably withstand a gig without further problems. It's quite stable for the tuning.

Pros
- Quality : Well constructed , nice finished.
- Price : For the price, amazing quality and features.
- Sound: Very versatile and quite variety of tones.
- The look: One of the most beautiful guitars I have owned.


Cons: (actually not so cons, but I would say details to consider)

- I had to slightly adjust the trust rod (neck) after the first three weeks, but nothing to serious just a buzz on the first string. Since, then I have not had any problems with it, nor intonation. (I think is not a Con, since my Ibanez need the neck adjustments every couple of months).
- It's heavy. I thought since it a hollow-body, it would be ligther than the Gibson LP, but it feels just like that. (Also not a con, just a tip to be prepared).
- The neck is fat/bigger. It's definitely in the zone of a fat LP neck, and even a little bigger. I would say almost like a slim electro-acustic. Anyways, it is really comfortable, but don't expect a Ibanez type ultra-slim neck.
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Absolutely shocked!
JWaterman922, 01.04.2019
Bought this guitar after reading and watching some reviews about Harley Benton guitars. As a fan of PRS guitars, the CST24-HB really caught my eye, so after some debate, I pulled the trigger and purchased one in the charcoal flame finish. First, aesthetically, this guitar is absolutely beautiful. Stunning flame top, silver hardware, nice inlays, etc. After unpacking it, the only real setup I did to it was a quick fret polish and fretboard condition, and a restring. After playing it for a day or two now, I can say that I am equally impressed with how it feels and sounds. For the money spent on this guitar, I was blown away. I primarily use my guitars for recording, and running this through an amplifier as well as into an interface and then through modeling software like Guitar Rig and Positive Grid, I was pleasantly surprised at the versatility with the Roswell pickups, coil tap options, etc.

I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone, from a beginner starting out to an experienced player. The CST24-HB is a gorgeous looking guitar that sounds and plays very nice. I am actually already thinking about ordering another Harley Benton!

On a side note, I'd also like to thank the folks at Thomann who were so nice to deal with. I had a bit of a shipping delay with my order, but the support team at Thomann were quick to answer any questions that I had, and I really appreciated that. Well done! Thank you!
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Electric Guitar Design: Semi-hollow body with F-holes, Mahogany body (Swietenia macrophylla - Origin: India / Indonesia), AAA flamed maple top, Set-in 3-piece mahogany neck (Swietenia macrophylla -...

  • Colour: Brown
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Top: AAA flamed maple, Set-in 3-piece neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Jatoba, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, 24 Medium frets, Scale: 635 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Inlays: Mother...

  • Colour: Brown
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Chambered body: Mahogany (Swietenia), Top: Flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany (Swietenia), Fretboard: Jatoba, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, 24 Medium frets, Scale:...

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  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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