Harley Benton R-457BK Fanfret

7-String Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Neck profile: Speed-D
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Fanned medium jumbo frets
  • Fretboard inlays: Offset dots
  • Scale: 686/648 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • Pickups: 2 active Hi-Gain humbuckers
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • Nut: Nubone
  • Black hardware
  • Deluxe diecast machine heads
  • Ex-factory string gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054
  • Colour: Black high gloss
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Colour Black
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 24
Scale 686 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Solid and reliable guitar.

Zak Rahman, 20.04.2018
I have waited for several months before writing this review. Several months of use. These are not my 'first impressions'.

Limitations/Cons:

The nut is cut a little strangely, and sharp at one edge. Can be easily fixed.

The back of the neck isn't the smoothest. I am comparing it to a Jackson Soloist and an American Stratocaster. This is to be expected.

The pickups are a little too muddy for my tastes. Pickups are easily replaceable.

PROS:

- Fun to play.
- Came with perfect intonation out of the box. Zero fret buzz. Every fret articulated well. I didn't need to adjust anything.
- The pickups aren't to my tastes, however they still sound good if you understand basic amplification and audio production. Clients *loved* what I could do with this guitar.
- Fanned frets are super comfortable.
- Light weight.

REVIEW:

I got way more than I bargained for with this guitar. It should not exist for this price.

If I were to upgrade the pickups and change the nut, it would be a solid and reliable guitar to gig with, or certainly a good back up guitar.

Congratulations to Thomann and Harley Benton on a superb product.
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Price / performance unique!

AdvenA, 05.03.2018
I bought the guitar as a substitute, if live a string quits its service. The price and the FanFrets have made me curious, so zack, bought!

When unpacking it has blown me down, visually makes the thing really much ago!
The only processing flaws I could find were a few sharp-edged frets and a rough fingerboard, nothing that could not be fixed straightaway.

It can also be recorded very nicely and has just on the deep strings a really brute, "djentigen" sound, but suffers on the high strings a little more. In my opinion, this is partly due to the fretboard, partly to the pickups, which just do not sound so creamy. By the way, the output of this is really ok for passive PU's and absolutely sufficient for massive heavy riffs as well.

Considering the price, the whole thing is unbeatable anyway! FanFrets is on top of it as a small treat, I find very cool, especially in the price range actually a unique feature!

Conclusion:
Absolutely recommended for the musically hard corner, even for live!
For a little creamier sounds you have to mess around a bit, but the guitar is also outrageously cheap and looks really chic!

I would buy again anytime!
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