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Harley Benton Aeolus Bengal Flame

Harley Benton Aeolus Bengal Flame; Pro Series; Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar; Body: Mahogany; Top: Flame AAA Maple Veneer; Neck: Roasted Flame Maple with Satin Finish; Gloss/Satin Transition at Neck Joint; Truss Rod with Spoke Wheel Access; Fingerboard: Roasted Maple; Neck Mount: Set; Neck Shape: C; Inlays: Pearloid White Dots; 2mm Glow in the Dark Side Dots; 22 Blacksmith Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo frets; Nut: Graphtech TUSQ Black; Nut Width: 43 mm (1,69"); Scale: 635 mm (25"); Fingerboard Radius: 350 mm (13,78"); Thickness at 1st Fret: 22 mm (0,87"); Thickness at 12th Fret: 24 mm (0,94"); Binding: 1 ply wooden; Pickups: Tesla VR-2 Alnico 5 (Bridge), Tesla VR-2 Alnico 5 (Neck); Controls: 1-Volume & 1-Tone, push/pull coil split; Switch: 3-Way Toggle; Bridge: WSC Tune-O-Matic Style; Hardware Finish: Chrome; Tuners: Grover Locking; Color: Gloss Flame Bengal Burst; Stock Strings: 010 - 046

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Colour Flame Bengal Burst
Body Alder
Fretboard Granadillo
Frets 22
Scale 635 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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Unfortunately disappointed
Viktor1972, 22.06.2021
I have 6 Harley Bentons at present. I did order more and had to send back a couple because of guitars due to several issues. I was really excited when i saw this Aeolus, but was disappointed when i received the guitar. The colors do not match the picture at all. The binding is not light as in the picture, but dark so that it does not stand out against the wood. The color of the guitar itself was pure brown, no flame what so ever. When you look into the f-holes you see a pure massacre (the wood is not cut out with any care and not symmetrical) and the f-holes had damaged parts in it where the paintwork was completely gone. I personally also don't feel that the Tesla pick-ups are an improvement over the Roswell pick-ups, but that of course is a matter of taste. This guitar should not have passed quality control. The locking tuners are a great plus, i do love those and the idea of the guitar is brilliant. A better quality control would have prevented that this guitar was sent out however.
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Great guitar, thick neck, QC issue.
IUfan, 12.09.2021
Had some major issues with nut depth on this guitar, ordered a new nut from graphtech and fixed it perfectly. It's a great guitar with a lot of tonal options, the tesla pickups are decent enough, the action is rather hard to set low enough to be really easily playable and not get severe fret buzzing. It's a decent guitar, but definitely needed better QC.
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The best so far
Aaron D, 12.07.2021
I can't say enough good things about this one. It has every feature you could cram into a much more expensive guitar. The nut is the best so far of any Harley Benton I've played. The frets feel great. The neck profile is a bit chunkier and the satin finish makes it feel really fast.

Pros:
This thing is punching WAY above its weight class. A guitar this inexpensive has no right to be among all time favorites but it absolutely is.

Cons:
If I have to give it a con (and trust me, I'm really nitpicking here) It's the cosmetics of the neck. It is not as flamed as in the photos. The transition point of the gloss black to the satin flame is also pretty abrupt. That's it.

Seriously, buy one.
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Decepción inicial, tristeza y esperanza.
Old-1984 , 02.07.2021
Tras esperar muchos años para conseguir un instrumento con las características de la Harley Benton Aeolus, sin un precio absurdamente desproporcionado de varios miles de euros de otras marcas, por fin la veo en Thomann, ilusionado inmediatamente la pido.
Tras unos pocos días llega aparentemente todo correcto, pero al empezar a probarla me doy cuenta de que los trastes están super ásperos, rascan como un demonio y dos de ellos un poco desnivelados, imposible tocar con ella, con la ilusión inicial que tenía me lleve un planchazo, decepción total, pensé en ese momento en devolverla, pero después de hablar con Tomann decidí quedármela y repararla yo mismo.
Tras invertir muchas horas en ajustar y pulir como pude en mi pequeño taller casero los trastes, me quedó un instrumento genial, pero todavía tengo que hacer alguna pequeña corrección sobre la marcha.
Positivo: Muy buen diseño, buenos componentes, buen sonido, versátil apto para todos los estilos.
Negativo: Falta de control de calidad. Todos los trastes absolutamente ásperos, sin pulir en absoluto, rascaban mucho todos.
Nota final: Este modelo es genial, es el que más me ha gustado de Harley Benton, a pesar de todo lo negativo expuesto, ¿La volvería a comprar?, si viene con los trastes bien pulidos y nivelados, absolutamente Sí!
Como gusto personal preferiría un diapasón de ébano.
No me importaría pagar más, suban el precio si es necesario, pero ofrezcan la calidad que se merece la Aeolus.

Reciban un cordial saludo.
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