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Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage series
  • Design: Semi-hollow with mahogany sustain block and F-holes
  • Body: Maple
  • Arched top
  • Set-in neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Dot inlays
  • Creme binding on the body and neck
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2x Vintage style humbucker
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • 2x Volume and 2x tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Enclosed die cast machine heads
  • Strings: Harley Benton .010 - .046
  • Colour: Vintage Burst High-gloss
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Colour Sunburst
Body Maple
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Pleasantly Surprised

11.12.2015
Firstly. Hats off to Thomann. They have always provided great service.

Now the guitar. . . . I put off buying this for weeks and weeks as I was unconvinced by all of the good reviews it had received. I eventually bit the bullet and thought if it isn't any good I can always return it. Well, I have to say that I was very surprised when I opened the box. The colour and lacquer finishes are surprisingly very good with only a small imperfection on one of the cut-away's at the binding. I was expecting it to be quite poor as far as the sunburst goes but it is really very good. The neck is nice too and the headstock finishes it off with a nice motif. I've owned a couple of Epi dots (vintage sunburst and blonde) that have not been any better. All of the tuners are in line, something I have seen on several reviews as an issue. The frets are well finished too. All of the electronics work fine. I only use it at home so I have no need for a massive sound and I don't use lots of effects. If it is going to be used professionally then the pickups may need swopping out. I changed the strings immediately for D'Adarrio 10's and set the neck relief and action to my liking.
There are some other minor issues such as a very dry finger board, comes up nice with lemon oil. The wiring loom is visible to through the lower F hole, no big deal. The pick guard looks like it has been cut out with a craft knife by a five year old, something else that comes up regularly in reviews. I always intended on removing it anyway. The body is a bit smaller than the original 335. It is probably in between an Epi Dot and the coupe. I have to say for just north of £100 delivered it is pretty amazing. I don't know how a guitar can be produced for this kind of money. The only disappointment is that I would have preferred it in the Cherry red, but I was not prepared to spend an extra £20 for the colour (not sure why it is more expensive), plus it was out of stock at the time I ordered. All in all I am very pleased. If you are having doubts, go for it, don't expect Gibson quality and you will not be disappointed. I may be tempted to try a HB acoustic shortly.
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One of the Best Values Out There!!!

RainerMaria, 11.06.2017
I was really surprised at the level of quality of this guitar at such a low price. It's honestly worth minimally twice the price, maybe more. I've examined the guitar very closely and can't find any structural defects or defects in the finish, binding, etc. Everything in that respect appears to be perfect. I was also surprised to find no problems with the fret height. It was set up well and perfectly playable on arrival.

Some of the negative things: The bridge and tailpiece appear to be on the cheap, budget side of things. I will probably replace them someday. But the tuners seem to work well enough. I'm not sure if I'll ever need to replace them. So far, so good. One problem: the toggle switch is really, really loose. Still functional, but really loose. Will probably replace it in the near future. And I'll probably replace the nut for a tusq one. The ceramic pickups sound fine (though I have some alnico Wilkinsons lying around that I will install anyway) and the pots work well. But all this negative stuff being said, what is left is a really, really good, solid guitar that is perfect as a platform for hardware and pickup upgrades. I plan to buy a second one to use as a modding platform very, very soon.
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Colour: Sunburst
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179 €

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Design: Semi-hollow with mahogany sustain block and F-holes, Body: Maple, Arched top, Set-in neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Dot...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton HB-35 BK Vintage Series
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Harley Benton HB-35 BK Vintage Series
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169 €

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Design: Semi-hollow with mahogany sustain block and F-holes, Body: Maple, Arched top, Set-in neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Dot...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton HB-35 CH Vintage Series
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Harley Benton HB-35 CH Vintage Series
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179 €

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Design: Semi-hollow with mahogany sustain block and F-holes, Body: Maple, Archtop, Set-in neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Dot...

  • Colour: Red
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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