Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line Series
  • Mahogany body (Swietenia meliaceae)
  • Mahogany neck (Swietenia meliaceae)
  • Set-in neck attachment
  • Neck profile: C
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Binding on the neck and headstock
  • Split rhombus pearloid feadstock inlay
  • Frets: 24 Medium jumbo
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 x Roswell LAF Alnico-5 vintage-style humbuckers
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • 3-Way toggle pickup selector
  • Nut: Graphite IV
  • Hardware: Chrome plated DLX
  • Bridge: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Cherry
  • Finish: High-gloss
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Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo Nej
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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The quality you'd expect from a dearer guitar
Six Strings Soul, 18.04.2018
I pulled the trigger on this one after a fair amount of research, as I'm aware that any guitar bought from any online store can potentially ship with issues despite the "good name" of the product. I'm quite glad I took the risk with this HB DC, it's a fine guitar with no serious issues and impressive features. I expected a guitar with minor cosmetic flaws (it's a given at this price point) and I was right -some minor paint flaws here and there, the kind of stuff I don't care for and one can only notice if inspecting the instrument very closely. The things that matter -a good neck, decently dressed frets, no fret buzz, low action, correct intonation, nice pickups, solid hardware- it's all there. The nut wasn't properly aligned in the slot, but a few gentle taps with a small hammer fixed it (could have happened during storage or travel, no big deal). Took a grand total of five minutes to go from unboxing to playing and it sounds good on both of my rigs (one is my custom made pedalboard into valve amp and the other one just audio interface into Tracktion with vsts). It's a neck heavy guitar (the body is actually very light), you'll need to adjust to it if you play standing like I do but I quickly found out the way I keep my right arm on the body can actually counterbalance the weight with little effort. All in all, I couldn't find a better SG style guitar at a similar price point, the first comparable guitars being above the 400 euro mark. I'm very satisfied, I think I got more than what I paid for.
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Will need some tinkering
Ether_Bridges, 22.01.2019
Overall, it's a sweet looking guitar and it sounds great.
But you won't be playing it right out of the box.
Bridge goes out the window immediately - saddles are jumping from side to side due to incorrectly placed screw holes in the bridge, and saddle grooves are cut too deep. Not wasting my time on this piece, replaced.
Nut on my guitar was glued to the neck poorly and improperly, and it looked plastic anyway, so replace that as well.
Pickups appeared bent/angled, but I fixed that (wires beneath pickups were in the way).
Control pots were not screwed on tight, fixed that.
And then, after all the fixing and setup - this thing will play no worse than the Epi SG Pro.
Yeah, I like these Roswell pickups better than Epi's ProBuckers or the ones installed in Sterling's SR50s, they really save the guitar. Not muddy, very articulate, react to tone/volume adjustments nicely. Great pickups for the price (lack of?). No unusual noise either.
Also, something to consider - I lowered the bridge completely just to achieve proper string height, and it's a set neck so... mind that.

Thomann actually did the intonation, but they forgot about quality control.
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Colour: Red
Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry
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Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry

Electric Guitar Custom Line Series, Mahogany body (Swietenia meliaceae), Mahogany neck (Swietenia meliaceae), Set-in neck attachment, Neck profile: C, Jatoba fretboard, Fretboard radius: 350 mm,...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: Nej
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton DC-Custom White
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Harley Benton DC-Custom White

Electric Guitar Custom Line Series, Mahoganybody, Mahogany neck, Neck attachment: Set-in, Neck contour: C, Jatoba fretboard, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Binding on the neck and headstock, Headstock...

  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: Nej
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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