Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH SMT Natural

Electric Guitar

  • Ergonomically shaped body
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • "Ultra Spalted" veneer on the top
  • Neck: Canadian hard maple
  • Neck attachment: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard inlays: Clay dot
  • Frets: 24 Medium jumbo stainless steel
  • Nut: Nu-Bone
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Binding: Wood
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Pickups: 2 x Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 humbuckers (bridge and neck) and 1 x S74-C BK Alnico-5 single coil (middle)
  • Controls: Volume & Tone
  • 5-Way switch
  • WSC 2-Point synchronized tremolo with roller nut
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • WSC staggered locking diecast machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046
  • Colour: Natural
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  • Bluesrock
  • Mosh
  • Prog
  • Soul
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Further Information

Colour Natural
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HSH
Tremolo Standard
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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4.2 / 5.0
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Wow! A lot of guitar for not a lot of money!
JohnDavid, 01.11.2018
This was my first experience with Harley Benton and Thomann and I can honestly say that I am astonished at the value they provide! The transaction was smooth, fast (the package went from Germany to Canada in 2 days!), and the packaging was great. The guitars were doubled boxed, packed well, and were even in tune after crossing the Atlantic!

I wanted to write a review for this guitar as soon as I received it because it felt so great right out of the box but I waited a few weeks so I could get to know it a little better.

First off, I have to say Thomann did a really good job making sure this guitar was properly setup before sending it out, something most companies, and music stores just don't do (especially on instruments that have a low price tag).

The first thing I do when I receive a guitar in the mail is check it for any scratches, blemishes, dents, or dings. Most guitars that are in the sub $500 price range that are made in Asia often have a small blemish, paint bleed, a poorly cut nut, or something along those lines. This Harley Benton didn't have anything like that, the quality control that Thomann is doing is amazing and I'm very impressed.

The guitar feels and sounds like something you would find in other brands $700 - $1000 lineups! I only have two complaints about the guitar and they are very minor: 1) the pickups are a little too bright but you can fix this using the tone knob, and 2) the string tree basically makes the trem unusable unless you remove it, which isn't a very big deal to me.

The bottom line is that the value you get with this guitar is unbeatable. This thing rips, if you are considering getting this guitar just do it, you won't be disappointed!

Pros
- Great Setup out of the box
- Quality parts (locking tuners, ebony board, stainless steel frets)
- Amazing Price

Cons
- The string tree needs to go
- The pickups are a little bright
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Very pretty but has a few issues
TomGoss, 18.08.2018
The finish and general workmanship was amazing for the price. Quality components and hardware. The spalted top was beautiful. Fret work was very good.
However...
A quick plug in to my Yamaha THR5 amp and l wasn't impressed by the pickups and sound at all. First impression of the sound in all 5 positions was 'bland' and 'generic' compared to the Harley Benton CST24T l got recently.
The neck, somehow, reminded me of a basic Squier neck. It didn't feel 'good'. The nut slots were tight and sticky and needed work if the vibrato was to be used, and the high E saddle on the bridge, due to where it had to be for intonation, was against the mounting post and would rub on it if the vibrato was used.
But the biggest problem was the action. There was no way to lower the strings enough to get a playable action for this sort of guitar without removing the neck and adding a shim. The bridge saddles couldn't get low enough.
I could have a go fixing these things and make it playable enough to really try it out, but l shouldn't have to these days...especially as that then would mean l couldn't return it if l didn't like it. Even a budget guitar shouldn't have these faults on arrival for the buyer to deal with.
I have returned it.
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Colour: Natural
Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH SMT Natural
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Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH SMT Natural

Electric Guitar Ergonomically shaped body, Body: Mahogany, Top: Maple, "Ultra Spalted" veneer on the top, Neck: Canadian hard maple, Neck attachment: Bolt-on, Fretboard: Ebony, Neck profile: Modern...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSH
  • Tremolo: Standard
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH FMT Amber
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Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH FMT Amber

Electric Guitar Ergonomically shaped mahogany body, "Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top, Bolt-on Canadian Hard Maple neck, Ebony fretboard, Neck profile: Modern C, Clay Dot fretboard inlays, 24...

  • Colour: Amber
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSH
  • Tremolo: Standard
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH FMT Charcoal
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Harley Benton Dynamic-HSH FMT Charcoal

Electric Guitar Ergonomically shaped body, Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Top: Flamed maple featuring an 'Ultra Flame' veneer, Neck: Canadian hard maple, Neck attachment: Bolt-on,...

  • Colour: Grey
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSH
  • Tremolo: Standard
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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