Harley Benton SC-500 WH Vintage Series

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Performs Beyond Expections
bsimer4001, 30.07.2019
This is a fabulous guitar for the price. The finish is flawless and is one of the few solid color finished guitars I own. It is a great color. I didn't think the super access heel would make much of a difference but it really makes playing up the neck easy and fast. The headstock is quite nice considering there are only so many ways to change the headstock. The diamond design is very cool. Even nicer that the "G" word diamond, IMHO. It needed only minor adjustments on the set up. It has a good low end growl and a very warm mid range. Action was low. Frets are even and well polished. It weighs a bit more than my other Les Paul' but I will be sitting most of the time so that makes no real difference. I am very excited about this purchase. So much so, I just purchased 4 more Harley Benton guitars with cases for my 2 boys. Yes, I bought them 2 each. The people at Thomann have been wonderful. They have responded very quickly to my questions and have been professional and polite. You can't go wrong with this purchase. Looking for more gear now!!!
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Impressive quality
JuanMont, 26.03.2019
Hi! First of all I must say I play guitar at home. I own a HB CST-24 which I'm so happy with but I wanted to try and switch to a Les Paul model, and what better than trying another HB guitar?

The guitar looks really pretty. The finishes are good enough (you can see some imperfections in the binding but nothing important).

In terms of sound, I think a pickup swap would be great to have a better experience but it sounds really good and it is powerful enough for home. I use a Blackstar Id:core 20 watt amp and the mix guitar-amp sounds great. It stays in tune without any problem. I think HB make a really with work with the tuners of their guitars because my CST-24 never gets out of tune and the same happens with this one.

An advice, please, please, please change the strings as soon as you receive your guitar. I played with them and it is not a good experience, changed them by new ones and everything went really smoother.

Not so much to add. It is a really good guitar as starting (and continuing) point because it is beautiful, solid and sounds good even if it is not made of basswood. It worth every euro it costs.

Pros:
Beautiful.
Solid.
Good sound.
It keeps in tuning.
Cheap.

Cons:
Strings by default are crappy.

Enjoy that pretty and cheap great guitar!
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Amazin cheap guitar
Niklas on AdS, 10.09.2019
For its money:

Sound very good, has all standard features , but needs a little better work at the frets. All other things are amazing for this price point.

This guitar is a beauty, and amazing for a beginner who wants something that looks different than a black strat... It has personality.
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uriahh, 02.07.2019
Very good quality and sound
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HB SC-500 WH Vintage
TonyB666, 21.11.2017
How can they produce guitars of this quality for this money. My 4th Harley Benton guitar, I'll be buying more.
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lovely guitar
Guðlaugur, 03.09.2015
I already have several Harley Benton guitars
I bought this for the purpose to make it into a James Hatfield guitar replacing all hardware for black and adding a pair of EMG 81/85.

This guitar feels grate to play on and sounds really good too and it's mostly good quality throughout, the 3 way switch is not of the best quality though it wobbles from side to side. therefore 4 stars
Tuners are good and it stays in tune very well, intonation was almost perfect just a little adjustment and string action can be set really low without problems.

Although I did order the WH I did get the VW instead witch suppressed me at first as I though it should have been more white but after a few hours of playing I'm actually happy that they made this mistake in packaging
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A great guitar for the money
Valimesh, 12.03.2019
Wow, I'm so glad I bought this guitar. For the money, it's a great instrument. Fretwork is great, I didn't notice anything wrong with the paint and it stays in tune decently enough.

The side dots seem to be covered by a bit too much clear coat, making them a little blurry but still very visible so not really a problem. The pickups are kinda weak, but that's just personal preference.

All in all, it's a great guitar at a low price. Also, it got here pretty quick! I live in Ga. in the US and it only took a little over a week to arrive. I'm VERY happy with it!
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WAY better than expected.
RenageTV, 28.02.2019
After all the YouTube buzz I had to find out if these Harley Benton guitars were really that good. I can say after playing on it for a few days now that they are indeed that good. The only con I have is that I'm not a big fan of the tuners, but that's a very minuscule con and the pros massively out weight any con these guitars. Shipping to the US didn't take long and package came intact with no damage.
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amazing guitar
SteveBS, 21.03.2019
I love this guitar, the only thing wrong was some cracking around the binding. I can live with that. I love the look the tone the feel....there is nothing I dont enjoy about it.
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very nice guitar
29.10.2016
This guitar is the 6th Harley Benton I have bought I think I may have GAS but at these prices you can't go wrong even though the pound has dropped in value. OK let's get down to the nitty gritty the guitar arrived with a playable setup but needed adjustment for my needs I intend to change their pickups at a latter date to tonerider PAF alnico 2 classics
take a look at theYou Tube review on hb sc500 with toner ider pickups it will blow you away.Then fit and finish on this white classic is high and I am happy with it except the small issue of the first plastic insert on the neck not being glued in
the right way up, all these other inserts are pearl effect
but the first is just white plastic a bit of a letdown from QC.
There question do I send it back or do I live with it?
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natth2608, 12.12.2018
excellent produit vraiment super rapport qualité prix
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Harley Benton SC-500 WH Vintage Series

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