Harley Benton CST-24T Black Cherry Flame

Electric Guitar

  • Deluxe Series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched flamed maple top
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Medium frets
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • Neck and body binding
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Nut: Graphite
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 open coil humbuckers
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob with push / pull function for coil split
  • DLX chrome hardware
  • Tremolo: Wilkinson WVPC
  • Machine heads: DLX
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL-110 .010 - .046
  • Colour: Black Cherry Flame
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Colour Red
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo Standard
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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Excellent guitar for the price
TomGoss, 24.06.2018
This is the second CST-24T I have bought. The first was a blue one but I sold it after a while because I wasn't really happy with the pickups and didn't want to spend much more upgrading a ¤222 guitar.
Learned recently that they changed the pickups to Roswells and read good reviews so took a chance on another one.
Definitely a score. Beautiful guitar and the pickups are lovely. No urge to 'fix' anything....well, not much anyway. These pickups to my ear are very similar to the Duncan Jazz/JB set....no bad thing. The coilsplit sound is typically thin and weedy....half a humbucker is NOT a good singlecoil...so I wired in a resistor (about 4Kohm) in the grounding wire and now you get one and a half coils, sort of, when split which sounds better. This is easy and cheap and should be standard practice when they wire up a guitar in the factory.
The guitar arrived amazingly well setup for a budget guitar. Frets were nice and smooth. I've had new Gibson's that were worse. It was even intonated properly! But as I'm fussy and do guitar setups a lot anyway I gave it another gentle fret polish and worked on the nut and vibrato. Lemon oiled the fretboard. It wouldn't stay in tune very well out of the box but after smoothing and lubing fretslots and adjusting screws and stuff the vibrato works great and stays in tune really well. Plays great now.
The workmanship and finish is REALLY
good. My girlfriend even wants to have the guitar hanging in the sitting room so she can look at it! Love the deep red and black finish.

The only negative I have with this guitar....and other Harley Bentons I've bought...is the weight. Way too heavy. Not a huge issue with me this time as I own other lighter guitars to use onstage and will just use this one sitting down, but I would've preferred it to be less heavy.
Harley Benton should sort this issue out and get a supply of less dense timber for their products.
But other than that I'm very pleased with the guitar and would recommend it.
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HB CST-24T black cherry
M-R-co, 28.03.2019
Bought this guitar because of the praising reviews on the internet and I must say I am really impressed buy this ¤222 guitar.
The body has some minor laquer flaws at the binding and on the high frets there are 3 or 4 fret ends which are not filed down. Filed these frets myself, no big deal.
Pick-up rings were gaping a little, screws were tightened too much and the srew holes in the rings were slightly too small. Used a drill to open them a bit more.
Body:
- nice weight
- neck profile ok
The hardware:
- the Wilkinson trem works really well
- tuners are nothing special, I would have liked locking ones.
- pots work fine, again nothing special
Pickups are the Roswell ones, I like the sound: no muddiness, clearly defined, mid/high gain output. Coil split works really nice and cleans up the sound, though you lose a little volume.

All in all I am impressed by this HB, it looks, sounds and plays really nice. My favourite guitar used to be my heavily modded Epi LP, but now the HB is my go to one.
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  • Scale: 635 mm
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  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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