Harley Benton ST-20HSS CA Standard Series


Electric Guitar

  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 1x Humbucker and 2x single coils
  • 1x Volume control and 2x tone controls
  • 5-Way switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Synchronised tremolo
  • Enclosed geared machine heads
  • Strings: .009 - .042
  • Colour: Candy Apple Red
  • Case: Article no.: 122213 and Article Nr 136377 (both not included)
Available since September 2013
Item number 312057
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Red
Body Poplar
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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260 Reviews

Бенде&#108 16.05.2021
Буду краток. Это моя третья электрогитара Harley Benton. Просто решил попробовать самый дешевый страт, чтоб иметь свое мнение. И получилась интересная вещь.)) Это теперь моя любимая гитара.)) Не хочу вдаваться в технические подробности, что можно заменить колки, звучки и так далее. Но зачем? Она полностью удовлетворяет потребности "домашнего" гитариста. Беря в руки дорогой Les Paul я ощущаю тяжесть прожитых лет.)) Беря в руки эту веселую и легкую гитару, я ощущаю юношеский задор.)) А что то менять, доделывать, переделывать, одним словом апгрейдить, можно всегда, но опять же. А нужно ли? Уверен, что закажу себе еще пару гитар Harley Benton. Вот нравятся они мне.)) Спасибо Thomann!


I cannot believe this !
SASMLT 01.07.2021
I seen many videos saying that this guitar was impressive for its price. I was skeptical. I was thinking that maybe the guitars sent for reviews are going beyond Thomann QC check. I wanted a Strat type guitar to add to the collection of the 4 most iconic guitars in history which are the Strat, Les Paul , Tele and Double Cut guitars. I wanted a cheap but classic looking Strat type guitar but I wanted a playable one. I came across the Harley Benton HS20 and how much classic look can that be in that Candy Red apple body and white pickguard and knob and chrome hardware. I liked it but as said I was not sure if to go for HB. Finally I decided to go for the HSS version which is more to my taste.

When I unboxed this guitar I could not believe what I was holding. The Body is flaw less and the paint is stunning and shiny, the neck has a beautiful grain to it and I like the reddish Rose wood imitation fret board.
The build is awesome. Frets maybe need a polishing but no sharp edges whatsoever. The action is set up perfectly as i like it very low and no buzzing. The guitar was slightly out of tune which I understand. The guitar is very light compared to my Squire Tele and the lawsuit LP. After a quick check on relief and a quick tune with the original strings I played this HB ST20 HSS and it is so comfortable to play. The pick ups might not the be best in the world but surely not crap everything works fine.
This guitar is simply not the best guitar money can buy you under a 100 Euro but maybe in the under 200 Euro price range. It is unbelievable how they do it at Harley Benton well done !. Its is a MUST HAVE even if you have other guitars and you are not Big Company Biased. Seems like its going to me my favorite. Definitely I will be closing my 4 guitar collection with an other HB DC Customer when its available again ! It is worth it guys.


Pat28 03.04.2020
Flawless finish, sounds great. Sure, some parts feel a bit cheap (tuners and knobs for example), but everything is working properly. Fretboard was very dry, but a bit of conditioner (I used dAndrea Lemon Oil) solved that.
Some notes:
- the pickguard is not completely white. There are some blue marks in it that I can't see on the photos. Not sure if this is intended or not.
- the upper right corner of the trem plate is nicked, but if you look closely so is the one on the photos. I'm not sure if i got the exact guitar from the photos, more likely all are like this.
- the end of the fretboard behind the nut is not evenly cut, but this is almost invisible after conditioning it.

This is really just nitpicking and things you really need to look for to notice. For the price it's worth getting even if you just want to hang it on the wall as decoration because it looks stunning.


incredible much guitar for very little money
FredmanZ 27.01.2023
After changing pickups and leveling the frets a little, this is on of the best Stratocaster I have ever owned, and I had a couple of fenders and squires, latest an Affinity Hss, this HB 20hss beat them all... Amazing for the price


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