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Harley Benton RG-Junior BK Rock Series

Electric Guitar

  • Size: 3/4
  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Maple, bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Dot inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Scale: 565 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2x Humbuckers
  • 1x Volume- and 1x tone control
  • 3-Way switch
  • Diecast machine heads
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • String gauge from the factory: .010 - .046
  • Guitar tuning in A-D-G-C-E-A
  • Colour: Black High-gloss
  • Corresponding gig bag: Article Nr 207779 (not included)
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Colour Black
Body Poplar
Neck Maple
Frets 22
Scale 565 mm
Pickup System HH
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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I love this guitar

GregF, 20.04.2017
They arrived quickly and well packaged.

There are some minor cosmetic issues (some marks on one fretboard, a tiny and shallow hole (toothpick diameter) on the other, a badly angled strap-pin on the top of one.

That said, they play brilliantly. I tuned them both to E Standard (not the recommended 4 steps higher tuning) and they played with a nice low action and stayed in tune decently. I adjusted the neck slightly and lowered the bridge a tiny bit using the included tools but it was decent as is. Now it's really good.

Tuners are decent. A bit fiddly and definitely not as good as Harley Benton's fancier guitars but they hold tuning well. Possibly I've made things fiddlier for myself by using a lower tuning than that recommend by Thomann... (see edit below, yes, tuners are now better with higher gauge/tension strings on it)

I had a lot of fun playing around with them myself.

Then I set them up as Open-D (D A D F? A D) transposed to be a better match for their string tensions, so Open-E (E B E G# B E). That means that if the boys strum the guitars they get an open E, and I can solo over them in the E pentatonic! An easy and fun way to make music with some 6 year olds :)

I don't know if the boys will keep up the guitar, hopefully; but at 75 euro I am not worried about them being broken as kids may well do, and if they don't keep playing them then I'll use one as they're so fun. It also keeps them away from my own guitars!

Note: I've given them a 5 for quality despite the cosmetic flaws. I can't believe how good they are for the money. They ain't perfect but if it was from anyone but Harley Benton I would not expect to get this quality for twice the money.

[edit] couple of months later and I feel even more positive about this guitar. My 6 year old twins are having weekly lessons using them, and really enjoying it. They are also playing Rocksmith 2014 computer game with it, which is getting them to practice guitar with enthusiasm. They get really competitive with each other and always want better high scores and would play for hours at a time if I didn't stop them for fear of repetitive injury.

Initially the boys had a little trouble with accidentally bending notes sharp when fretting them - because the string tension is so low when using the included 10-46s tuned to E Standard (5 half-steps below manufacturers recommendation, so not Thomann's fault). That caused Rocksmith to think they were fretting a fret higher sometimes. That problem went away over time as the boys became more skillful and didn't accidentally bend the low tension strings. However I recently replaced the included 10-46s with 11-49s to increase the string tension when in E Standard. This has made the guitar even better. The tuners work better as it's closer to their normal tension range. I was able to lower the action even more as the strings are less floppy - compensating for any increased fretting strength required. They are still incredibly easy to fret and the boys haven't even complained about finger discomfort after a 90 minute rocksmith session!

Note: all of this is if you're tuning to E Standard instead of A, which is the manfacturers recommended.

Crazy good guitar for 75 euros. It's a real guitar, not some kid's toy.[/edit]
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Excellent for the money, but remember how low the price is!

20.12.2014
As usual Thomann did a great job with delivery and price, and the guitar itself is great for the price. Don't expect it to compete with a premium instrument, but it's perfectly playable and sounds fine.

I haven't given it a full going over yet but my initial impressions are:

- pretty easy to play with a good action height out of the box
- fret ends could do with a little more attention, they feel a bit sharp
- one string tree was loose, not a big deal if you have a screw driver
- paint finish is good, no visible defects
- great starter instrument for younger children who might struggle with a full size instrument.
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