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Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series

Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series
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Electric Guitar

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Archtop: AAA flamed maple
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Cream-coloured bindings in body and neck
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Wilkinson MWCHB Alnico Vintage Style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selection switch
  • 2 Volume knobs and 2 tone knobs
  • Chrome-plated DLX Hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Sealed housing die-cast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Honey burst, high gloss

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The HB SC-450Plus Vintage Series Guitar

24.01.2016

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So? I recently ordered my first HB guitars!

The Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series &
the Harley Benton SC-Custom Vintage Black

This review is looking at the SC-450Plus Vintage Series

First off? I have to admit that I was a little bit worried about making an order. I live all the way in the central US (Missouri), and I had no idea of how long it would take to get the guitars?nor, what kind of condition they would be in once I got them.

I placed the order on January 15th, and I received the guitars on January 23rd. From Germany, to the central US. In my opinion, that is pretty good time.

The guitars arrived with absolutely no damage. The large box carrying the equipment was full of those small packing air bags, which kept everything inside mint. The outside box did have a small bit of wear, but it wasn't anything at all substantial.

One reason I made the leap and ordered these guitars, was because I had reached a point in my playing where I was Stratocastered out. For years, that was what I played, and I had just reached a place to where I needed something different. I wanted something that could handle everything I've played in the past, but also something that would inspire me to go into a new direction.

The MWCHB alnico vintage-style humbucker pickups seem to be able to handle pretty much anything. I've played in choirs, at church, the blues, old fashioned rock, and really, just about everything in between. For the most part, Stratocasters get the job done, but I NEED something with a bit more edge. Both the SC-Custom and the SC-450Plus share the same pickups, and they more than meet that "dangerous" edge that I need from time to time in my playing. Single coils are nice, but they don't have that roar. With this, you are the king of the jungle!

The neck of the 450 is nice. I prefer it over the thinner neck of the SC-Custom. The frets are fine. No problem at all. The rosewood fretboard looked pretty. So far, I haven't had any tuning problems. I tuned it after receiving it, and it was only slightly sharp the next day. You have to remember though, this was after a lot of heavy playing!

The body of the 450 is solid. I'm guessing it weighs around 8 pounds? The neck is fixed onto the body tighter than the handle to an ax. No problems there.

I've seen some pictures of a few HB guitars where the flame top pieces don't match up very well. I've seen online one or two people complain about the ones they received. However, I can't do that with this. The pieces look fantastic together. In the right light, they look perfect. The right angle will show they aren't, but I'm not complaining at all!

To be honest, I find it hard to complain about anything. The only thing I wish would have been different is the pickguard. It's just a hard, blah piece of plastic. It doesn't really do anything for me..but it isn't a big deal. I could take it off if I wan't, but so far, I'm not planning on doing that.

Anyway, this guitar is amazing. It's worth the $150 or so price tag. You won't find ANYTHING nearly as good, for this price. More than likely, especially if you live in the US, you will have to pay 2..maybe 3.. times the price for something similar in quality.

These two guitars are the first of several I will be ordering. Thank you Harley Benton!

Wow - just superb!...

18.01.2016

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Decided to go for an SC-450 after reading online reviews and stuff on Youtube. For the money and the 30-day guarantee, how could I go wrong?

I've spent months looking at various other things, so I know that the mark of £340 is really where I was having to spend to get something half-decent.

I received the box today, 4 days after ordering. The box was tracked the whole way and when it did arrive it was bashed on the corner. However it was so well packaged that the guitar inside (which was also very well packaged) was undamaged. It came with a cable and Allen key but no strap locks - I've seen some others have got these with theirs, so I was a bit disappointed about that.

The guitar itself appears to have one tiny flaw - a crack in the wood on the fretboard, which also needs oiled - but other than that is absolutely beautiful. It was pre-delivery checked and was almost in tune when I took it out the box - 5 mins and we were away.

The finish on every area of the guitar is perfect. It looks similar to higher end guitars I've saw in shops, so having paid £120 for this I am absolutely over the moon.

How does it play? - well I'm a beginner, so it sounds like a beginner is playing it! - but my son-in-law played it and said he was stunned at how nice it was for the price.

I can honestly say that this has been a welcome surprise to me. A great product at a great price backed up by great service. If there's a better guitar for the money, I'd be amazed!!

Thanks to Thomann - I will be ordering from you again.
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Archtop: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Archtop: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Archtop: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Amber
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Archtop: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Archtop: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Colour: Black
  • Design: Single Cut
  • Body: Basswood
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Top: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Power in Watts: 10 W
  • Speaker: 1x 6"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Channels: 1
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Reverb: No
  • Effects: No
  • Pickups: HH
  • Headphone connection: Yes
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Case / Gigbag: Yes
  • Incl. Cabel: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Incl. Tuner: No
  • Incl. Strap: No
  • Incl. Educational Book: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Basswood, Arched top, Set-in neck: Maple, Neck profile: c, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Block inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43...

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  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
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  • Design: Single Cut
  • Colour: Sunburst
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  • Top: None
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Power in Watts: 10 W
  • Speaker: 1x 8"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Channels: 2
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Reverb: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Archtop: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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