Harley Benton HB-35 CH Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage series
  • Design: Semi-hollow mahogany sustain block and f-holes
  • Body: Maple
  • Arched top
  • Set-in neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Creme binding on body and neck
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickup: 2 Vintage style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • 2 Volume controls and 2 tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Closed die-cast machine heads
  • Stringing: Harley Benton .010 - .046
  • Colour: Cherry high-gloss
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Colour Red
Body Maple
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Impressive, budget-friendly, great sounding!!!

RainerMaria, 14.11.2017
I'm really impressed with this guitar. There are a few imperfections here and there, but all in all it really feels and plays like a guitar worth 2-3 times it's modest price.

Some minor imperfections: a fretboard inlay was raised up a bit. I'll need to get that sanded down. The pickup switch is really wobbly. And the input jack is constantly getting looser (I need to tighten it often). These are minor issues which are easily fixed. Though the fretboard is rather dry, the fretwork is excellent (no sharp ends and they all seem to be level).

Cosmetically, it's very good. A slight blemish that is detectable under the finish here and there, but you have to really be looking for it to notice. There appears to be a very, very slight "ripple" in the binding on the top of the neck as it gets closer to the nut, from about the 5th fret. Again, this is something that you only notice if you're really, really looking for it, and it has no impact on playability or the structural integrity of the guitar.

Sound: It sounds awesome! I do plan on swapping out the pickups for some warmer alnicos, but even with the stock pickups, this guitar has loads and loads of 335-esque overtones. A really thick overdriven sound. I really love how it sounds. Really nice resonance and sustain. Overall, a very complex tone signature for such a cheap guitar. The sound alone makes this guitar punch WAY above its weight class.

This is my third Harley Benton guitar and while one of them I sent back to be replaced (the first one they sent me seemed more of a B-stock quality level), I really love all 3 of them (the other two are an SC-450 P90 and an SC-450 Plus). I don't know of a better value for guitars out there. And with every new Harley Benton I buy I'm more and more surprised that they can produce such solid guitars at such a low price. And they are excellent as modding platforms! Highly recommended.
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Amazing value 335 style

sandyb, 24.12.2018
My 3rd Harley Benton, and am very happy yet again - I don't know how they do it for the money. Feels very well put together - there are maybe a few very minor imperfections in the finish, but I would expect that in a guitar costing three or four times as much.
I think with guitars in this price range, it is really about your expectations. Pickups are pretty decent, and although this isnt a big brand US 335, it really is not that far in terms of sound or feel. The hardware is no doubt of the budget variety, but it works effectively. If you were bothered I suppose the pickups and hardware could be upgraded, but I really see no need to. I've had it quite a while now and haven't felt the need to change anything.
Highly recommended if you are looking for a hollow body on a budget.
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Colour: Red
Harley Benton HB-35 CH Vintage Series
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Harley Benton HB-35 CH Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Design: Semi-hollow mahogany sustain block and f-holes, Body: Maple, Arched top, Set-in neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Dot...

  • Colour: Red
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton HB-35 BK Vintage Series
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Harley Benton HB-35 BK Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Style: Semi-hollow with mahogany sustain block and f-holes, Body: Maple, Arched top, Glued neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Dot...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton HB-35 VB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body shape: Semi-hollow mahogany sustain block and f-holes, Body: Maple, Arched top, Set-in neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Blackwood, Neck profile: C, Fretboard...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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