Harley Benton BM-75 Trans Red Deluxe Series

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm (13.77")
  • Scale: 635 mm (25")
  • Nut width: 42 mm (1.65")
  • 24 Frets
  • Pickup: 3x Vintage Style single coils
  • 1 Master volume control, 1 master tone control
  • 5-Way pickup selector
  • 3 Phase switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Floating tremolo
  • Grover machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046 (Art.104555)
  • Colour: Trans Red high gloss
  • Suitable optional case: Art.172299 (not included)

Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Amaranth
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickup System SSS
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Excellent guitar in its own right!!
ScriptTaylor, 05.03.2020
Excellent guitar in its own right!!
Whilst some may mark this down a little as it does not do everything Brian May’s guitar does, at a fraction of the price what it does do is terrific. Judging it on its own merits.

Features 5 out of 5 (here’s why)
In its own right the amount of different sounds/tones you can get out of the 3 pick ups, 5 way selector, tone knob and of course phase switches is really incredible. Soooo many guitars around this price point you struggle to hear a difference between pick ups, Not the case with the BM-75. Each option sounds distinctly different from the last which gives this guitar one of the largest ranges of sounds you could possibly ask for. Also there is a quality Floating tremolo which you can use and the guitar keeps its tuning really well. The way the neck is shaped means reaching those very top frets is easy.

Sounds 5 out of 5 (here’s why)
As I stated above the range of distinct sounds is incredible. Each pick up sounds great. The Mahogany body was a great choice as I was really blown away by just how much the guitar resonates. Tone control is impressive as from 0-10 you can hear the sound changing as you roll the tone off or on.

Quality 5 out of 5 (here’s why)
Again as stated above the guitar resonates incredibly well. It is surprisingly light. The finish had no flaws or imperfections, the binding looked great and the fretwork was very smooth, no sharp fret edges or even lumps/raises. Fretboard was flawless. The tuners held tune surprisingly well. Out of the box tuned it up and played away for 20-30 minutes without having to do any substantial re-tune (this was using the tremolo as well). Switches, 5 way selector, volume control, tone control all well fitted with nothing loose or lacking quality.

Summary
Great job Thomann with the set up. Right across the board this is a great guitar. Does it compare to £1000 guitars, probably not. But it certainly holds it own with guitars 3 times the price. If you, like me, think strats sound great but you don’t like the body shape, this is a great guitar for you. The range of different sounds alone is worth the price but with the overall quality being this good, it makes this a great deal!
If you are tempted by this ….. get it! You will not be disappointed.
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Todays special
johnnyBingo1964, 13.05.2020
I bought this for it's unique design and to try this type of pickup. The quality of this guitar is excellent for the money. The finish, bound 24 fret neck and playability are excellent. Tuners are branded with no creep or dead spots. Controls work as required.
The only change i will make is to block the bridge as I don't use the trem.
If you want an unusual guitar thats built to a good standard try this one.
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Worthy Replica!
flydiego, 10.09.2019
Compared to the price it has, I was shocked by its quality. I am not using a treble booster neither a valve/tube amp, I have been trying with just the guitar directly on the BOSS ME20 pedal with some low crunchy distortion, chorus, and of course, playing with a coin. The result is just amazing. Mostly like the original, the control volume and phase switched do all the job, no need for fancy pedals or too many effects. The shape it's very edgy, and not so comfortable to play while seated... just like the original! Things I would refine/change: The pickup selector is fine, but it would have been better to have other 3 switches like the original. Tuning keys are not very precise so after some bendings it looses a bit the tune. The lever of the tremolo bridge is the "Strato like" bar that you screw in and out, if not tightened till the end (which makes almost impossible to move then) it juggles around, and the tremolo movement is not precise and noisy. Volume potentiometer/knob it's not the best, and it's the key of the sound, I will change it soon. But hey, we are talking about a 299€ RedSpecial replica, and these things I mentioned are absolutely understandable. It definitely worth every cent! Good job, HB!
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Just mind-boggling
RoyMattblack, 09.06.2020
First off, I will say I bought a 'real one' a while back.
I returned it as the quality really wasn't that great.
Then I saw this, and bought it.
What a BARGAIN.
The finish is amazing. Sounds are really good too.
Ok, it's a 'cut-down' version of the guitar it's modelled on but it really does 'cut the mustard.'
The only thing I changed was the vol/tone knobs to nice turned ally thet the original has.
It can do a pretty good Strat twang, right through to a humbucker killer.
I've been playing for well over 50 years.
I have genuine Gibby LP, 30 year old Strat and a Burns Anniversary Marvin.
This one keeps up with them all.
It's inexpensive, but sounds and looks - expensive.
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