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Harley Benton ST-Junior BK Standard Series

Short Scale Electric Guitar

Not everyone has long fingers (and we're not implying something criminal here). Some people just like to play guitar with short scales, especially kids who might have been learning on a classical guitar until now, initially do easier on a model such as the one here. Apart from that, this has the features and look of a traditional model.

Of course it can also be used as a space-saving travel guitar (for those who just can not live without practicing!)

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Dot inlays
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 492 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 3 ST style single coils
  • 5-Way switch
  • 1x Volume- and 1x tone control
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Diecast machine heads
  • String gauges from the factory: 009 - 042
  • Tuning from the factory: A-D-G-C-E-a
  • Colour: Black High-gloss
  • Corresponding gig bag: Article Nr 207779 (not included)
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Colour Black
Body Hardwood
Neck Maple
Frets 21
Scale 490 mm
Pickup System SSS
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Incl. Gigbag No

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30.01.2015
I brought this as a presnet for my daughter and for the money I really wasn't expecting much. But I build guitars and do set-ups so all I really needed was a base for future improvements

On openign the vbox i was pleasantly surprised. The guitar arrived and was playable out of the box. It tuned up nicely and starting holding its tunign well after a good stretching of the strings. the action was about 2.5mm at the 12th fret and was playing buzz free. I lowered this to 2mm and it was still buzz free. I have played a lot of expensive guitars which can't say the same!!!

It weighed 5lb 2oz which is still a little heavy for my daughter, but she is only 3 and already enjoys having this on her lap and strumming it whilst I play my full size guitars. tbh I will be playing it myself sometimes as its perfectly acecptable as a real instrument

When i plugged this one in the bridge pickup was noticeably lower volume. they are all set to the same height which may be contributing to this but when I checked DC resistance the real reason became clear. bridge is 4.3k, middle is 5.2, neck is 4.7. they could be evened out in volume with height adjustment but they do work as they are and are relatively inoffensive. ( usually pay 3-5 times the price of this guitar for a single pickup!! I am a pickup snob)

The edges of the fretboard of the fretboard rolled and feels comfy as a result. the maple is also flatsawn as it should be and is covered in a really thin lacquer - actually much nicer than a heavy gloss finish. it feels sleek. It seems to have had dye on the rosewood board. firstly the dots are very dark, secondly there is a noticeable colour difference between the bare rosewood and lacquered side. but it is real rosewood and even the big name manufacturers use dye on a fretboard occasionally - I was more surprised they had bothered on such a cheap guitar

Obviously I am a tinkerer and have taken the guitar apart. Everything was as it should be. It has a large swimming pool route under the guard which will fit most types of pickups. It is clear from the neck pocket that the solid wood body is more of a blockboard style with strips of wood topped with a cap. I am fine with this for a cheap guitar. Its a style of construction used on much more expensive things such as mexican fenders. It is preferable to the heavy ply some min guitars are made from
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Worth money :-)

Daniel091, 21.02.2011
So a bit ago, I needed a guitar for traveling around. Nothing special, nothing very good and nothing better than my real guitars. Just a small version to jam and to play when not being able to take my normal guitars with me.

There are several small guitars on the market and there are also "traveling" guitars. Really exciting :-)

But I chose this one. Because:
It's very cheap! So should happen anything to this guitar, it is not neccessary! :-)

The amplified sound is not very very good, but it's also not that bad! It's ok! Better than I had expected :-)

For children or somebody with really small hands it could really be the first guitar!

For my traveling issues - it's perfect.

Quality is also just 'ok' - but hey, it's cheap! And for the price well worth!!

Cool guitar :-)
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