Harley Benton SC-Custom Active VB

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line Series
  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia meliaceae)
  • Top: Arched
  • Neck: Set-in mahogany (Swietenia meliaceae)
  • Neck profile: C shape
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • "Aged" black / white binding on body, neck and headstock
  • Headstock inlay: Split rhombus pearloid
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 x Active Roswell LZ51N Alnico / LZ56B-Ceramic humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • Pickup selector
  • Nut: Graphite IV
  • Hardware: Gold-plated DLX
  • Bridge: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Vintage Matte Black
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Further Information

Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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The best for the price (IMNHO)
Les W., 21.10.2016
First the nice touches provided by Thomann - D'addario strings and a battery, and also the strap locks and each Grover tuner wrapped in cellophane. Plus the whole guitar was very well packaged for protection against the elements and handling by the delivery services

This guitar looks better in real life, is nicely weighty, and feels immediately comfortable. The neck is great, no sharp fret edges that I got on a previous, lower cost Harley Benton Les Paul (but a minor issue), and the set-up needs little to no attention for my tastes.

The neck might be fast but it plays at the same speed as me which is a bonus. I am not 100% sure how much difference the active pickups make given the few controls but the sound is strong and can go raw or warm. If, like me, you use a pedal or two then the advantage of active pups is probably diminished.I guess that will differ by the equipment used.

I am really happy with this guitar and for the price and the Thomann service, I could not beat it elsewhere. It was delivered to the UK within two days of ordering, which again is excellent and at a bargain price.
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I thought I was getting a NEW guitar?
Just J, 06.12.2017
Recieved this guitar yesterday...The big box was fine but the box the guitar was put inside appeared to have already been opened as it was ripped and taped together. The styrofoam inside to protect the neck was broken in two.

The guitar frets below the 12th were sharp enough to cut paper and skin...two of the tuners were misaligned and screwed in this way. The frets also have some deep scratches which the strings catch on. The binding near the single cutaway was scratched really bad and at the top of the headstock black paint ran over the binding. The middle potentiometer was bent over and not aligned with the others.

Who ever inspected this guitar should be fired...It?s a project guitar and not something you can exspect to play out of the ripped cardboard box it was shipped in.

I believe this was a B Stock or a returned guitar despite ordering a new guitar from here...Also no free patch cord inside box too.

I bought this guitar after seeing Nick in the States and Cory both do YouTube reviews....After seeing what I got I am very disappointed and put my own YouTube video up showing future buyers what was wrong with the guitar I received out of box....Its a fixer upper and should be sold for half what I was charged....
Good-Luck
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