Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top: AAA Flamed Maple
  • Glued neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Trapeze inlays
  • Cream-coloured bindings on body and neck
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double Action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 Vintage-Style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • 2 Volume controls with push/pull function for coil split
  • 2 Tone control
  • Chrome DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • DLX Kluson Style machine heads
  • Strings (ex works): D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Honey Burst High Gloss
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Further Information

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

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after lot strats, first les paul

redza, 13.02.2019
Bought my first LP.A bit disappointed.

First,I don't like the color.I made bi mistake ordering color honey burst. Color is not like on youtube videos.In reality is more like cherry burst.

Electronics for price are more than good,satisfied with guitars' body.

Neck on backside is also good,well painted and polished.

But playing side of neck is very bad.It is absolutely unplayable.Neck is very dry,I have to put some liquid on it,I'll see what liquid,maybe lemon oil.Bindings on neck are so bad that I wish there were no bindings.The frets are deep into bindings,so edges on neck aren't smooth.

Everywhere you can see glue tracks.

But neck profile is very good,fits well in my hand.

With sound satisfied,fulfilling my expectations.

Neck relief and action are OK.

Overall,I'm not very satisfied with guitar.Don't believe everything what you see on the youtube.The guitar is exactly what you can expect from it's price - nothing more.In hands you fell it is VERY cheap guitar.And I'm not so demanding person,for example I'm very satisfied with HB ST-62.
Now I'll give chance to SC-550,to see if is it any better,at least when you hold the guitar to feel a little more expensive.If nothing,I'll stand with HB maple necks, i figured out that HB maple necks are better than this pau furro.
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Roar, 12.03.2018
Afordable and good looking vintage style LP.
Pros:
- as written in specifications, this guitar actually have real and thick maple top over mahagony body. Not veener, not print, but thick maple top, which is very rare to found in low level LP guitars.
- neck is straight, good, pretty low action (1.5mm), no dead frets, no buzz, very playable.
- very nice looking
- there are push/pull pots, some people will be happy because of that, although personally I don't see the meaning in splitting humbuckers... I bought guitar with humbuckers because I don't like the sound of single coil.


Cons:
- frets need good and long polishing, because their surface was pretty rough. This maybe should not go under "Cons", as guitar is only 160 ?, so this task to do is somewhat acceptable. On expensive guitars you don't have to do that, but this is not expensive but very cheap guitar.
- no shielding in cavities, same as above
- hardware and plastic parts are cheap
- screew that holds metal clamp on pickguard, is long enough to touch guitar body and sratch finish. my advice is to replace it immediately, before you get mark.
- some minor imperfections

Pickups are somewhere in the middle...can be used, although are bit weak for high gain, but will be enough for some time, at least at the begining. Advise is to use noise gate if you want to crank it up. Neck pickup sound melow and nice, especially with a touch of delay and crunch. But with better aftermarket pickups, I'm sure this guitar will sing.
Regarding hardware, keep in mind that this guitar cost less than a decent pair of humbuckers. So it is not possible to squeeze in Grovers or Gotoh, plus mahagony, maple, nice finish and decent neck.
There is still a lot of place for improvement, but important is that overall price at the end will still be more than affordable.
If you can live with few imperfections on solid, very playable and affordable guitar, then go for it. Stock hardware will be sufficient for some time, and later you can transform this guitar into nice instrument.
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  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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