Harley Benton EX-84 Modern VW


Electric Guitar

  • Pro series
  • Mahogany body
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • White dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Slim Taper C
  • Neck thickness at the 1st fret: 22.5 mm, neck thickness at the 12th fret: 25 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 381 mm (12")
  • Scale: 628 mm (24.72")
  • Nut width: 42 mm (1.65")
  • Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut
  • 22 Extra jumbo frets
  • Pickups: active Roswell LZ51 (neck) and Roswell LZ56 (bridge) humbuckers
  • 1 x Master volume and 1 x master tone control
  • 3-Way switch
  • WSC Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • HB by Jinho JN03 machine heads
  • Black hardware
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Gloss Vintage White
Available since April 2020
Item number 480657
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Shape EX-Style
Colour White
Soundboard Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Active Pickups Yes
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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35 Reviews

Price-quality Champion Explorer Guitar?
Megahurtz30 17.05.2020
In the world of Explorer guitars, this might be a new price-quality champion.
Great Hardware: Grover locking tuners, full metal knobs, Good tune-o-matic bridge;
Tusq XL nut;
Active pickups.
Very nice fret work and already polished right out of the box;
Nice setup out of the box as well.
Came a little bit dirty here and there, but easily solved..
I'd prefer a more slim neck and more balanced weight distribution, but nothing out of the ordinary here.
That, and if the pickups sounded just like EMG (unreasonable at this price) it would be absolutely perfect.
But very good price-quality here, for sure!


Everything I could have wished for tbh
Eliminator Band Chicago 01.11.2022
I needed to grab an explorer shaped guitar for an opportunity that arose in a ZZ Top tribute band and I kept seeing HB’s come up in lists so I grabbed one as soon as I could.
Delivery was prompt and on time and corresponding with customer service at Thomann was a breeze and they were all so helpful.
Right out of the box the guitar was already set up pretty phenomenally and the only tweaks I made were adding higher gauge strings (guitar is used for down-tuned songs) and the subsequent intonation tweaks I had to make with heavier than stock strings. But everything else was perfectly set up and I haven’t even had that experience with more premium brand guitars so that was awesome. I didn't get a chance to even play it through an amp before I had to do two back to back gigs in Wisconsin this past weekend and as soon as I plugged it in for sound check i couldn't believe the sound that was coming out of it for such a cheap guitar.
I originally just planned to “put up” with this guitar and grab whatever was the cheapest explorer I could find on the market for this particular gimmick in my band but honestly this thing has blown me away and I’d recommend HB to people in a heartbeat


Great value, great guitar
GuitarSarah 31.08.2020
This is a very comfortable guitar straight out of the box, and I was happy with the condition and the overall playability. The horn on this explorer model is a little smaller than the original, but that's fine with me and barely noticeable. The position of the strap buttons does mean it is prone to neckdive if you attach a strap, so be aware of that. The pickups are Not Great though, so I'd either go for the EMG version, or just switch them out for something you prefer.

super fun to play!
great overall quality

pickups aren't great

Look, you're here because you love explorers, right? You're not gonna get a better deal than this on quality so go for it!


Can"t stop playing !!!
Chuck Lynch 02.01.2021
I promised i would never buy a low budget guitar ever again
due to small frets and crappy pups till i saw this. The slim C shape neck
makes bending and vibrato a breeze. I also love the extra jumbo
frets which gives it a slight scalloped feel. In tune right out of the box
and still is after hours of jamz! Not disappointed with the pups either.
I feel i can keep these for a long time. Clean and lead sounds superb.

pros -
The neck
Locking tuners
Super fun to play

Con -
UPS shipping ( at least for southern italy)
Fingers crossed and patience needed.


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