Harley Benton SC-Custom Active WH

Electric Guitar

  • Custom line series
  • Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Arched top
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Pearloid trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Black / Cream coloured bindings on the body, neck and headstock
  • Pearloid Split Rhombus headstock inlay
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Active Roswell LZ51N AlNiCo / LZ56B ceramic humbuckers
  • 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • Graphite IV nut
  • Black DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Grover machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: White high gloss
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  • Metal
  • Rock

Further Information

Colour White
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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Great for buck
Fatih Yener, 29.04.2020
Pros: Excellent sustain, stays in tune even after hours of random jam and a ton of bends. Out of the box low action and almost perfect intonation. Really thin body for a LP style guitar, a little lighter therefore way easier to play and gig with.
Cons: Quality control is not good, the fretboard had some left over paint over the frets and glue all over the wood. (It was unplayable before cleaning that up but now it's fine.) The finish is not perfect and there was some tiny finish damages in the headstock and fretboard binding and neck joint. Only fret buzz on the 20th fret g string (probably 21th fret needs to be sanded down) Thomann gave me a discount for these reasons which i am happy with.

Overall: You can not find a better guitar for this price. There is no point for paying $1000+ for a high end guitar because this instrument feels really high end already. Only there are QC issues, any guitar will have some scratches after a while of playing so if you don't mind gambling about the finish, it's worth every single buck!
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Amazing guitar for a low price!
CheeseFudge, 01.07.2018
I've always wanted to try out a Harley Benton. I've heard great, great stuff about these, often cheaper, guitars. What I also craved was a alpine white Les Paul. I saw a band play in 2010 (Veara at the Eastpak Antidote Tour) and the singer/guitarist had a white Les Paul and I instantly fell in love. When I saw this SC-Custom I just had to order it.

All in all: The playability is through-the-roof. Active pickups, locking tuners and straplocks out of the box. The thing stays in tune for hours on-end. It's got a great solid bridge and a relatively thin neck. This thing absolutely screams. This guitar's clean tone is alright but it certainly shines when you start playing with distortion. So... Be sure to crank up the gain and fire up some sick Metallica riffs!

What I don't like are the volume knobs. It's pretty much either on or off. There's no real middle ground. The input jack came relatively loose (which is a easy fix, mind you. but still!) after using it for less than a month. There's some blemishes in the finish here 'n there but this guitar definitely rivals it's expensive brethren and then some.

All in all I'd pick this over any (higher) end Epiphone any day. I own a Gibson SG and several Fenders but this thing quickly became one of my favorites in a very, very short time and for the fraction of the prices that I paid for my other guitars.

Even if you're experienced or just starting out - I can't recommend this guitar enough if you're into the harder styles of rock.
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Best price / performance I've seen.
dat boi ume, 05.04.2020
Initially I ordered this guitar along with some EMG pickups to "improve the sound", because I was assuming the pickups on this would be the weak point. However, after I played around with it I came to the conclusion that the EMGs are better used to modify one of my passive guitars. Other aspects - build quality is really good. Plays really well, came setup close to perfect with really low action. Nice, quick shredable neck. If you're looking for a mid tier active guitar for the price of an entry one look no further. 10/10.
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A lot of bang for the buck
Turbo-T , 21.05.2020
Tunes well and stays tuned.
Machines (grover) are top notch. Really all the hardware is stellar.
Roswell Actives are excellent.
Sustain is almost endless (Peavey Vipyr modelling).
Clean on acoustic setting on Peavey plays like, well, like an acoustic guitar.
Action was too high for my liking out of the box, adjusted bridge and tweaked truss rod slightly.
It's pretty good now but will probably install adjustable nut to even plane of strings totally from F1-24.
Buy this guitar...., now.
Thomann is a joy to deal with.
Updates when expected and on a couple of unrelated questions, they were very responsive.
Just ordered a Baton Rouge LS acoustic and Baton Rouge Uke for my grandson.
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  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
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  • Frets: 22
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  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Neck: Mahogany
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  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • 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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  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: SS
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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