Harley Benton S-620 TR Rock Series

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Guitar

  • Basswood body with archtop
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Modern C neck profile
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Dot inlays
  • White binding on the fretboard
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Hi-Gain humbuckers
  • 1 Volume- and 1 tone control
  • 3 Way switch
  • Tremolo by Floyd Rose
  • Gold hardware
  • Diecast machine heads
  • Finish: Translucent Red High-gloss
  • Case: Article Nr 122213 (not included)
available since February 2003
Item number 155044
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Red
Body Basswood
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo FR-Style
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
B-Stock from 122 € available
149 €
All prices incl. VAT
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Powerful stuff

If you’re on the market for a Rock and Metal guitar that delivers an amazing price-performance ratio, you owe it to yourself to check out the Harley Benton S-620 TR Rock Series. For a modest sum, you can walk away with a guitar that is real value for money despite its budget price. Its looks alone are awesome: The grain of the carved-top, ST-shape basswood body is on proud display through the translucent red colour. A high-gloss finish is the icing on the cake and, to put the cherry on the top, the hardware – from the machine heads through to the screws of the twin humbuckers' pickup rings – is gold-plated. The two high-gain pickups pack a powerful punch, and the Floyd Rose-style tremolo sends a clear message to the competition – especially at this price point. Last but not least, the white fretboard binding ensures that this guitar delivers premium-segment looks at an entry-level price.

A pleasure to play

The Harley Benton S-620 TR Rock Series has a fingerboard made from thermally treated maple, giving it that classic rosewood feel. Mother-of-pearl-coloured dot inlays are set into the fingerboard to provide the usual orientation. The flat maple bolt-on neck with a modern C-profile is ideal for fast solo runs and features a double-action truss rod so that neck relief can be optimally adjusted. Budding lead guitarists will love the instrument's extended range, as its 24 frets open up the high register for extra playing pleasure. Incidentally, the scale length of 648 mm (25.5”), which is typical for ST-type guitars, ensures excellent playability even for guitarists with long fingers.

Metal beginnings

The comparatively high output of the two humbuckers in the Harley Benton S-620 TR Rock Series firmly places it in the Rock and Metal category. Whammy-bar virtuosos will really dig the knife-edge tremolo, which allows extremely wide travel in both directions. String-bending enthusiasts will also appreciate the factory-fitted .009-.042 set, which requires very little effort to get some bold pitch variation going. Beginners looking to get into the world of Metal guitars without spending a fortune will most certainly find what they are looking for, as will advanced players looking for an affordable second guitar.

About Harley Benton

Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.

More than just an entry-level guitar

Advanced Rock and Metal guitarists can keep the Harley Benton S-620 TR Rock Series in the rehearsal room as a practice guitar, as an emergency backup for live performances, or – should they also teach guitar – keep one on hand for their students as a first instrument. Newcomers will appreciate this guitar’s optimum price-performance ratio, which will allow them to see for themselves what they like (or maybe don’t like) in a guitar without making a huge investment. The S-620 TR Rock Series is also an excellent option for taking on the road, since at this price point, any nicks or scrapes that it might pick up will not immediately break its owner’s heart.

In the spotlight: Double-action truss rod

The double-action truss rod consists of two firmly joined metal rods with opposing threads. It is inserted into the neck and covered by the fingerboard, which is glued to the front of the neck. A clockwise turn of the nut at the end of the truss rod (also called the T-rod) straightens the neck, bringing the strings closer to the fingerboard, and in extreme cases causes a convex neck bow so that the strings rest on top of the middle frets. An anti-clockwise turn, on the other hand, causes a concave neck bow, which significantly raises the strings above the middle frets. Double-action truss rods are mainly used in thin necks because they fit into a narrow groove and therefore take up only a small amount of space.

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Nice for the price
MMCrow 07.11.2020
I wanted an electric guitar with a Floyd for some time, so I decided to buy this one mostly because of its price. I have to say it was worth it, but there are some problems that really stick out.

So, what is good?

-The pickups are fine, although they are from an unknown brand the sound isn't bad.

-After properly setting it up, the Floyd Rose bridge stays in tune.

-The finish on the guitar is really nice, the frets are smooth and polished, the maple neck is really comfortable, and the overall look of the guitar is really pleasant for the eyes. It really is a joy to play.

There are some problems that sadly, lower the total quality of this guitar.

-First is probably the biggest one. The guitar came with the volume knob broken on the inside. The knob spins around the pots and moves a bit to left and right while you turn it around. It’s a bit hard to notice at first but you can definitely feel it while turning it around. It’s not a big problem though because the knobs still work fine.

-The bridge was setup badly, but I expected that. The tension on the springs was too high and one of the strings wasn’t properly attached to the bridge, and it jumped out after I tried to tune the guitar before restringing it to see how it sounds.

-The tuners are a bit weak. It feels like sometimes you tighten to much just by slightly turning them up. The fine tuners could also be better, they are made out of very cheap plastic and tuning with them really is a pain.

Overall, I think the quality compared to the price is really good. Although I think the pros outweigh the cons, If the problems that I listed are really worrying you, I would go for something a bit more expansive.
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mtlhead 11.05.2020
If you are looking for a High quality guitar that will satisfy all your metal and rock needs this is it!!! It came completely setup to perfection witch really surprise me! I'm pretty picky but a lot of people took real pride in the creation of this axe! If your worried about buy before you try........ DON'T! This is the best guitar I ever had I promise This guitar will out shine any in its class, stock! Harley Benton from this day forward is the only name I trust.
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S-620 TR Rock Series
Canadianguy 28.01.2020
i got this guitar recently it is my first Harley Benton and for the price my expectation was low but it did amazed me. the frets were nice and nicely polish. the set up was right on (out of tune but not a big deal) the neck feels unfinished wich feels great is a bit bigger than what you would find on a strat but still comfortable to play with. the only con i have about the guitar i got is that the selector switch is a little loose (wobbly). it play's well and sounds good i was really impressed.
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THANKS THOMMAN 25.05.2022
EVERYTHING PURCHASED AT THOMMAN HAS BEEN A TRIUMPH, BOTH IN QUALITY AND IN CUSTOMER DEALING
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