Harley Benton CST-24HB TOL Tobacco Flame

Electric Guitar

  • Chambered body: Mahogany (Swietenia)
  • Top: Flamed maple
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany (Swietenia)
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Medium frets
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Body binding: Ivory
  • Inlays: Tree of Life / mother of pearl
  • Nut: Graphite
  • Pickups: 2 y Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 humbuckers
  • 3-Way switch
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone with push/pull function for coil split
  • Hardware: Deluxe chrome
  • Bridge: Wraparound
  • Machine heads: Deluxe diecast
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL-110 .010 - .046
  • Colour: Tobacco Sunburst high-gloss
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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My first electric guitar! An excellent bang for my buck
20.10.2016
Just to clarify, I am a bassist and I bought this guitar because I was looking for something cheap to learn chords on, in order to train my ear.

After a short discussion with my music teacher, I decided to go for the cheapest hollow/semihollow electric guitar I could find. This is not the cheapest guitar on Thomann, but it has tree of life pearl inlay and I'm a sucker for that. I want to emphasize - this guitar is as beautiful as it looks on the pictures.

Out of the box it came passably set up and tuned, with slight intonation problems. The biggest problem are the frets - The craftsmanship is shoddy+, some of them are uneven and others look like they're about to pop out. My teacher managed to fix it in a passable fashion. The bridge pegs lean inwards slightly, and my teacher said this cannot be fixed without swapping it out entirely. One of the tuners seems to be on the verge of breaking down. The knobs are plastic and come off with suspicious ease, the pots themselves are split-stem if that's important.

But the sound - oh boy. I am not a big guitar expert but my hearing is pretty good, and the chords coming out of this thing are rich and vibrant. They don't mention it in the features for some reason, but this guitar has a coil tap function (at least that's what it sounds like), allowing the player to get a whole lot of different sounds. The sustain is killer (which means yaall better learn to mute properly), and the pickups are pretty loud for a passive instrument.

Here's a sum-up:

CONS:
- Cheap tuners and bridge
- Shoddy fretwork
- Cheap-looking strap holders

NEUTRAL:
- Pearl Tree Of Life inlay: sort of crude close-up, looks wonderful from a distance! (of like 1 meter, don't worry, if you'll perform with this the audience will love it)
- Neck: I have no idea how comfortable it is as I am not a guitarist.

PROS:
- Coil tap!
- Pearl Tree Of Life Inlay(!!!) And an otherwise gorgeous look.
- This guitar is heavy. And I love heavy guitars. I give it around 3-4 kg.
- Rich sound, the pickups are probably great!
- Super bargain!
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Top sound, top look, top feel!
DaveLongMedia, 25.04.2019
I've been playing guitar for 30 years as a gigging musician and passionate hobbyist. I'm not ashamed to say that this guitar has quickly become my favorite in my humble collection of 4 guitars (original '72 Gibson SG Standard, Fender Deluxe Player Strat and Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Deluxe).
The main reason is a practical one. This is the only guitar I own with coil-splitting. This means I have a high output humbucking rocker (similar to my SG) and a richer sounding single-coil (somewhat similar to my start) at my finger tips all the time. The other reason I'm unable to put this guitar down for more than one or two songs is that I simply love the way it looks(!!!) and feels in my hands.

The only "problem" I noticed was that after I lowered the action quite a bit, I had to slightly file down the 10th, 14th and 16th frets. But let's not forget the price(!)

All in all this guitar has inspired me to play more than I had been lately. I can spend hours jamming between rock, blues and clean jazz tones without ever putting the guitar down. Well done Harley Benton!!! Now if you'll just make a deluxe edition strat..... :) :) :)
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  • Neck: Mahogany
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  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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