Harley Benton Custom Line ResoKing BK

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Electric Guitar

  • Bluegrass series
  • Basswood body
  • Set-in neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • Body bindings
  • C-neck profile
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.51")
  • Nut width: 43 mm (1.69")
  • Double-action truss rod
  • Pickup: 1 Mini humbucker and 1 piezo pickup
  • 2 Volume controls and 1 tone control
  • Resonator bridge
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: .012 - .052
  • Weight: approx. 3.7 kg
  • Colour: Black high gloss
  • Suitable case: Article no. 131827 (not included)
available since July 2013
Item number 308774
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Body Linden
Fretboard Rosewood
Neck shape Roundneck
Pickup Yes
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 21
Colour Black
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
Design Reso
Soundboard Basswood
Top Poplar
Neck Maple
Scale 648 mm
Pickup System H
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£215
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I really like it
Jindrichus 30.11.2018
I came to Thomman to buy a different guitar, but when I saw this resonator for such a low price, I couldn't resist and now I have two new guitars.
Bad things first. The wost thing I found on this guitar is the nut. It is visibly unfinished and ugly, also it is too low resulting in too low action, especially for slide. Also, I am not satisfied with the strings provided. They are rather light and sort of sharp on touch (actually, they do grind my brass slide). There are some minor flaws in painting on the body that I consider irrelevant.
The most advantage is that it is the most affordable resonator guitar that is actually joy to play. The body is small, so it does not sound as loud as a regular resophonic guitar. I mark this as a good thing necause I usually play alone in a rather small room. And the look... it is just beautiful.
Overall I really do like this guitar. The sound of resonator without the loudness. And it is just too cheap to not buy it.
I only played it unplugged, so I can not tell anything about the pickups, but I consider them as a nice bonus.
EDIT: I just changed the nut and the strings and now the guitar is amazing!
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Awesome ResoKing
stormsedge 07.02.2021
The ResoKing is just plain awesome. Easy and fun to play. Looks cool. How awesome is it? Just about in tune out of the box awesome...playing it a week later with no need for additional setup. Only one small flaw in the binding that may as well be a trick of the light. As you might expect, the ResoKing can be really loud...then plug it in to an amp! But, it also has a sweet tone when played softly with finesse. The humbucker has some very nice tones, and the piezo sounds good too (rolling the reverb off your amp makes the piezo sound even better). I looked at resonators for several months and had narrowed my choice to three that met the neck specs I prefer...one was well beyond my budget, the second was 2.5 times the ResoKing, and of course, the ResoKing. The ResoKing had a much stronger following in reviews than the 2.5x unit. Decision made. Very happy with it and highly recommend the ResoKing to anyone---I'd step on stage with this tonight if the opportunity were offered.

Thomann packing and shipping were outstanding. I ordered my ResoKing on a Friday evening (Germany time) and it was on my doorstep in East Tennessee, USA, exactly five days and one hour later---wow.

My new ResoKing is the best part of this story...but, a side note is the remaining cushion in my guitar budget can now be turned to additional HB guitars of interest. Bwahahahahahaha.
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Just so nice!
Anonymous 17.11.2016
This is such an amazing quality guitar for the price, first thing I did when I recieved it was to re-tune to open G, strings are perhaps a little light and action a little low for slide....that said, I have persevered as is but I think if you are new to slide guitar or are a on the heavy handed side, maybe a heavier set of strings are in order.

It's nicely balanced, and has a nice neck, acoustic sound is very authentic, obviously can also be plugged in and with the pick-up options, can be more versatile, insofar as being a more general electric guitar (albeit a very bright sounding one).

If you are looking for a dobro sound on a budget , you could do a lot worse, this has one advantage by the way that should be mentioned, it's slimness, much more comfortable than many acoustic guitars to play. Great to play, beautiful to look at, amazing quality for the price, great service.
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Die Stärke ist der Look! Der Rest naja
PE Toulouse 24.05.2022
Das teil sieht wirklich klasse aus und ist auch recht gut verarbeitet. Ich habe als erstes das griffbrett geölt und neue 10-46 saiten aufgezogen, da ich das gerät wie eine normale gitarre spielen möchte. In den hohen lagen liegen die saiten zu hoch, und man kann an der brücke die höhe nur dadurch verstellen, dass man das holzbrettchen, über das die saiten laufen, niedriger macht. Die hohe e-saite war zu dicht am griffbrettrand, besonders in den höhen. Dann habe ich festgestellt, dass man das brettchen, das die brücke darstellt, ganz einfach lateral verschieben kann, wenn man die saiten lose dreht - jetzt sitzen die saiten lateral gesehen korrekt. Der sound.... durch die zu hoch liegenden saiten sind diese auch zu weit weg vom mini humbucker. Der sound des mini-humbuckers reisst wirklich nichts vom hocker (sehr dumpf und unprickelnd). Der piezo dagegen ist zu scharf und bringt auch nicht besonders den resonator sound rüber. Beide pickups zusammen könnten ganz vielleicht bei einem recording einsatz finden, wer weiss. Der akustische sound klingt nach resonator, ich finde ihn aber zu leise. Am ehesten wird dieses gerät vielleicht bei einem musikvideo einsatz finden, zur musik vom playback...
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