Harley Benton SC-Custom Honey Flame

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line Series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched AAAA flamed maple top
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck attachment: Set-in
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Fretboard inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Rhombus pearloid headstock inlays
  • Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2x Roswell LAF Alnico-5 Vintage-style humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone (push/pull: coil split)
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • Graphite IV nut
  • Hardware: Chrome DLX
  • Bridge: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Honeyburst high-gloss
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Body Mahogany
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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Harley Benton SC-Custom Honey Flame
Brahma, 13.08.2017
Another spectacular product from Thomann's Harley Benton collection. I recently purchased the TE-70 Black Paisley and needed a single cut LP-style guitar to get more sounds. I do not often play out or with others, but i will be showing this to friends, encouraging them to make their purchases before the prices at Thomann begin to increase, more accurately reflecting the quality of guitars they contract out for their house brand. Reputation and time tend to add value and can lead to increases in price... Maybe this is in the future. Hopefully not too much of a change.
The guitar I received is a 2 piece richly grained mahogany body with the merge centered mid body, as is the maple veneer on the front. The wood quality and flame look are both nice.
I had the chance to bring it right into the full sun and inspect it carefully. All i could find is one small/shallow 2 cm "fingernail" type scratch in the wood, under the lacquer, on the back. I had to look hard to find that as well. Perhaps also the binding thickness was narrower on the corners of the head stock due to slight run in with the body color. The fret board, Roseacer, was dry right out of the box but a bit of oil and it was nice. Not great, but nice. I will let the Rosewood go if it means export to the United States is possible though. The strings were on there for awhile it seemed, as there was some oxidation on one or two of the higher strings near the nut. The nut is graphite and was cut and grooved straight and proper depth wise.
The action is lower than i expected and the neck length is shorter than I imagined it would be. That was the oddest part of the feel of this new guitar. That and not owning a PUP switch in the LP position, i keep hitting it and changing the PUP position while playing. The PUPS sound good with many available tones. There is power to spare in these Wilkinson's. Mighty, beefy, full... then still full with a bit more top treble, chainsaw like, compared to my Strat, and Tele. I also own an Ovation Preacher Deluxe Full Mahogany with active HH and 50 watt pre-amp built in, from @1980. The Harley Benton SC-Custom comes close to the feel of that. It is crisper than a vintage LP type guitar through its tone range, but you can still get vintage sounds from it. You just get a bit more high end without sacrificing low end in general with the SC-Custom.
The frets are installed and cut perfectly, without buzz or sharpness and the reach is easy towards the body without interruption. Smooth, yet small pots roll well and extend through on both volumes and tone with usable stops throughout the tone and volume. A shielded electronics cavity let the sustain run clean and clear with no unwanted noise.

Pro's: Finish Quality, Wilkinson high output pick ups, especially the bridge, Grover tuners in chrome, perfect maple flame cap, centered and AAAA depth of image (better than the photos reveal), low action, speedy mid sized C profile neck with a volute, no wire on the bridge, sweet smooth chrome finish on all hardware, less than 7 business days delivered to the States, and LOW PRICE!
Cons: I could dream of a coil split perhaps, but likely not use it much? The PUP guards are matching cream and look good from a distance but they are soft and pliable and may be the first and only thing i change.
I would rate this guitar an 8 out of 10 regardless of the cost. I did purchase it from Thomann mainly for the cost, but the amount of research i did before buying, showed that value for dollar was the best for this guitar.... i don't mean best for a cheap guitar, I mean best for the LP type sounds i was looking for. Nailed it brilliantly!
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Beautiful Guitar & Great Customer Service
Gus Viera, 03.07.2018
I want to thank your team at large for a great purchase experience. However, I would like to make special mention of Daniella who guided me painlessly through the international purchase and Sonja who greatly helped with shipping to my Luthier in Great Brittain. By the way, his name is Sam Deeks and I know he performs the initial set up a lot of your new guitars.

This is my retirement present and I thank you for making it a pleasure to get it through you!

With Kindest Regards,
Gus Viera
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
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