Harley Benton RB-600BP Classic Series

Harley Benton RB-600BP Classic Series, electric guitar, set-neck construction, semi-hollow-body, mahogany body with binding, maple C-shape neck, Roseacer fretboard with DOT inlays & binding, 22 frets, 628mm scale, 42mm nut width, double-action trussrod, Artec classic mini humbucker pickups, electronic 2-volume, 2-tone & 3-way switch, Rik-O-Matic bridge, casino tailpiece, chrome hardware, diecast tuners, Daddario Strings, finish black paisley.

Further information

Colour Paisley
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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A Guitar With 60's Cool - Something You Don't Find Everyday!

Tworedsquirrels, 17.02.2015
First Impressions
This beautiful looking Mahogany guitar is very light so it is easy to carry around with you and play gigs. The Mahogany wood is shown off to it best advantage by the cherry sunburst finish. My guitar has a flaw in the wood, not the finish but since it gives it personality and I am happy with that.

Influences
Guitar based on Rickenbacker designs are nickname "Rickenfakers". This guitar is not based on any one model but rather combines style elements from different models to create something new. The body shape is similar to the Rickie 600 series.

Set Up
Most of the strings were off the bridges, I didn't notice this at first because of the covered Rickie style bridge cover. The guitar has a low action. There is some fret buzz on the 5th and 4th strings at the first fret. I need to adjust the intonation on my guitar but I don't have a small enough spanner.

The control plate is covered with a protective plastic covering. unfortunately the plastic covering the lower plate cannot be completely removed without unscrewing the top plate. When I unscrewed the plate, expecting to separate them, I found that they were stuck together, curious.

Sound
This guitar wants you to play arpeggios in a lead and rhythm style that sorts certain type of songs. I have such a song I wrote called "Long Long Road" from my album "Mistress Of the Moon". The Rb600 fits this style of song perfectly and this will be my live guitar for this song from now on.

Techniques
Apply a little pressure to the floating tailpiece for some vibrato. It is also possible to create "behind the nut bends".
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SERIOUSLY GOOD AND LOOKS TO MATCH !

24.02.2017
Almost speechless when I opened the box - but maybe a "wow" could just about be heard. What a looker - front, back sides and top - just an all-round really nice guitar. Had to keep going back to the website to check the price again - £178 delivered UK - amazing ! Really nice quality and finish.

After a few "plings" I just hung it on the wall and looked at it for a couple of days ( not all the time ) before checking set up. Never really had to do much to make it sing - fret levels were ideal and no sticky out bits to moan about. After the couple of days rest the relief was 0.010 so just left it at that. Fretboard was not especially dry after transit, but it did get a tiny drop of lemon oil just to cheer it up a bit. Some minor tuning and intonation tweaks and it was good to go. Tuners feel pretty good actually and do their job well.

Lovely and light to handle and quite compact which for me makes it a lot easier to play as am relatively new to guitar
( convert from percussion ) and a home player only. Very forgiving I would say and also maybe a "nicer" more symmetrical shape than the RB600 type on which it is loosely based - being a Tribute Series Guitar. I believe the pickups are Artec Classic Mini Humbuckers and have to say I really do like what they can provide - quite versatile.

A quick tip for anyone interested in the sound of a 12-String without the expense of buying or " inconvenience" of trying to master playing one - problem solved. The Digitech Mosaic 12 -String Emulator Pedal ( Thomann have them ) works a treat with the Harley Benton RB-600CS and sounds fantastic ( ref. Hotel California intro and many others )

I really have to give this guitar 5 stars for everything for two reasons mainly - Quality of construction, appearance, playability and sound. Secondly value for money - to get something this good for such a price is impressive indeed and difficult to imagine anything better. Highly recommended - if you are a fan of R-Types you will love this. If you cannot play at all - just buy one and hang it on the wall to admire. It's cheaper than a framed limited edition print !
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Something Just a Little Different

14.01.2015
What a great little guitar! When I pulled it out of the box it was smaller than I expected. Not small mind you - but smaller than I expected. To be honest I love the size and I have to say it's comfortable in the hand and around your neck or sitting on your knee.

The inspired body shape is just a little different than the endless stacks of LP and Strat clones and so - a breath of fresh air. The combination of mahogany body, top, and maple neck add to the sound and the fit and finish are really first rate. The neck feels like a C profile - not to skinny and not too thick. The rosewood fretboard and has dot markers and decently sized well dressed frets. The tuners are on the small side but seem to get the job done Without fuss or bother.

The electrics seem fine though perhaps just a bit lightweight. The pickups have a hint of the old school sound and shimmer and work great clean or with some gain. They are lower output - but hey - that's what amps are for right? Right.

All in all this is a wonderful guitar and a great price so I say why not give something just a little different a try.
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Very Nice Semi-hollow...

13.03.2015
I ordered the RB-600CS because it was visually different from the run-of-the-mill Strats, Teles, and LPs. I was skeptical about how good it could be for the very reasonable price. Boy was I wrong! This is a fantastic value! Absolutely one of the best necks I've ever played. Fit and finish of the guitar is very good; frets seem to be level, with no sharp ends. The electronics are adequate; the pickups are especially good through the clean setting of my Fender Vibro-Champ. The machine heads (tuners) are adequate, as the guitar stays in tune. Physically, this is a small guitar; light weight (I'd guess between 6-7 pounds) and it balances well on a strap. So far I haven't had any feedback problems that often occur with semi-hollow bodied guitars. If this guitar were lost or stolen, I would definitely buy another: it is that good. Thanks to Harley Benton and Thomann for providing a great guitar at a great price.
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Excellent guitar at the price.

John1872, 25.10.2014
I have wanted one of these for a while and when I saw this one on Thomann I could not believe the price. I was therefore a little sceptical about the build and component quality, but when it arrived WOW!!. The build quality is really good and the sound is what this guitar should sound like, classic. Apart for my normal string replacement, which I do with every new guitar I buy, it got up and rocked right out of the box. Brilliant!!
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Colour: Paisley
Harley Benton RB-600BP Classic Series
Harley Benton RB-600BP Classic Series

Harley Benton RB-600BP Classic Series, electric guitar, set-neck construction, semi-hollow-body, mahogany body with binding, maple C-shape neck, Roseacer fretboard with DOT inlays & binding, 22...

  • Colour: Paisley
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton RB-600CS Classic Series
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Harley Benton RB-600CS Classic Series

Electric Guitar Build: Semi-hollow with sustain-block, Body: Mahogany with bindings, Neck: Maple, set-in, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Roseacer (Thermally treated maple wood), Dot fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton RB-600BK Classic Series
Harley Benton RB-600BK Classic Series

Electric Guitar Design: Semi Hollow Body, Mahogany body, Set-in maple neck, Roseacer fretboard, Dot fretboard inlays, Fretboard binding, Body binding, Neck profile: C, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 42...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Eastwood Guitars Classic 6 Orange
Eastwood Guitars Classic 6 Orange

Semi-Acoustic Electric Guitar Build: Hollow Body, Body: Laminated maple, Set-in maple neck, Fretboard: Rosewood, 20 frets, Scale: 630 mm (24.75 "), Nut width: 41 mm (1 5/8 "), Pickups: 2 EW Retro...

  • Colour: Orange
  • Body: Maple
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: 630 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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