Harley Benton ST-62DLX VW Vintage Series

31 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
9 written ratings
Total
features
sound
quality
Only high-end Squiers and standard Fenders can compete with this guitar
Forhekset, 08.06.2019
I am writing this short review after almost six months of having this guitar so I think I know know what are its pros and cons. The truth is that you cannot buy a better stratocaster for that price (we are talking about new guitars, not used ones). I've had almost all Squier guitars in my hands and, really, the only Squier that could be said to have been equal to this HB would be the Classic Vibe - which is now 3 times more expensive. But straight to the point
- The neck is probably the best part of that guitar. It is rather thin than thick, yet the fretboard is quite wide which makes it overall very comfortable to play. Not to mention, that the neck comes with a great glossy finish and a real-bone nut.
- Roswell pickups are also great in terms of sound. This is just as close to that bright, stratty sound as you can get. Really no need to replace them, they sound great, especially some dirty clean/crunch presets.
- Very good tremolo bridge. The block is much thicker than in other strat guitars. The tuners are OK. The guitar stands in tune most of the time and you can do some tricks with the whammy bar but you have to be careful. It's good overall but a divebomb is to much for the tuners to handle - but it was to be expected.
- The strings were quite high above the frets when I unboxed the guitar so bear in mind that before you start playing - the hardware needs to be set up.
Overall it is a great Stratocaster guitar. I am very pleased with it.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Probably the best spent 168 Euros
Andrei M, 22.04.2018
Wanted strat-style guitar, after reviews on Youtube considered ST-62 VW MN (or something like that, White with maple neck). At the moment I was going to make a purchase this variation was completely sold out. Luckily found this Deluxe and ordered.
Delivery to Estonia was quite long, not 3-6 days, as advertised. Customer service informed me that guitar is on Quality Check stage.
When guitar arrived I was surprised by quality - it is really decent. I have also Cort electric guitar and frets are somewhat pointy at the sides and scratch hand while playing. But not on HB. The only flaw I noticed immediately is that fret were nicely leveled, but not polished and tool marks were noticeable at closer look.
So I polished the frets myself with dremel and put new strings and this was all I did before start playing.
Also there is one thing in description at Thomann: single piece maple neck. Which, in reality, is maple neck with glues maple fretboard.
Sound is nice, also nice is handling - guitar is very comfortable. Neck is more thick (D) then on my Cort (C) and it feels better to me. Really happy with the purchase.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
SRV95, 24.10.2018
I have bought this guitar mainly because of the positive reviews I have read (and the fact that it looks great). I have since used it for everything, from home practicing to small gigs.

I am extremely pleased with the product and have recommended it to all my friends.

The guitar arrived very nicely set up. I only lowered the action a little bit, because i prefer it low, tuned, and that was it. The frets were a little rough, which is to be expected, but they smoothed about a half hour of playing.
The two things I like the most is the beautiful looks and the beautiful sound of the guitar. I play it mainly through my BOSS Katana 100 and with this combination I can achieve almost any tone I want. It's really amazing for a guitar in this price range. The guitar almost never goes out of tune, and the tuners feel like they are very decent quality. I only have to tune it maybe once a week, even when I play quite a lot.

Overall I am extremely pleased, and will definitely buy Harley Benton again.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Very nice guitar for the price !
ed den ted, 12.03.2018
I received this guitar 10 days after my order because of the quality control from Thomann.
I must say this guitar earns every Eurocent it costs !
Nice lacquer on the body and the neck and the golden hardware suits this guitar very well.
The only thing I had to do was lowering the action a little bit.
The fretwork is very nice and without sharp edges.
Roswell pickups give a nice strat-sound (I begin to think that Roswell is an OEM manufacturer for Fender).
These guitars may be compared as equivalents for Squier Classic Vibe ones which costs at least twice the price in my opinion ! ! !
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
I love this Guitar
Lapt0p, 06.06.2018
I was touring Germany with My band (en route from Dresden to Frankfurt) and I thought I would stop by my Favourite online Store Thomann.. I was looking for a Spare Strat for live work, maybe something I could Pimp up . Anyway we couldn't believe how HUGE the Thomann operation was.. I tried this Guitar our and the Thing that Struck me about it immediately was the Finish.. It really looks Special and Expensive. Also the Pickups have a great bell like sound to them very clear, especially the middle position...

This guitar sounds great through my Fender Blues Deluxe amp... and I have taken it out to do some solo shows.. it really has a sparkle.

Pros: This Guitar sounds great straight out of the box.

Cons. I might get my tech to adjust the nut on the e b and G strings maybe a tiny bit high.

This is a Seriously Sexy looking Guitar....
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Extremely comfortable guitar
jorgelibertad, 14.06.2018
This guitar is definitely the best guitar in most point of views below 200EUR I have ever played. (even comparing to Squier) The guitar finish and the components do not feel cheap at all. It looks very extraordinary.

The neck is thicker but very very comfortable. made from is two pieces. (glued maple I think).

Body resonates extremely loud without an amp.

The roswells sound OK...but better pickup could take the guitar somewhere else obviously.

I would definitely suggest buying one of these guitars because it is unbelievable for the money. Best inexpensive guitar I have ever played.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Vintage White
Ronnie J., 15.08.2018
A beautiful looking instrument. Vintage white with a metal scratch plate and gold hardware. It has a comfortable C-shape neck with nicely finished frets The Roswell Pickups are well balanced, and compare favourable to the Wilkinsons. This is a very pleasing guitar which plays superbly. It came well set up so was singing from the time it came out of the box. A very good purchase.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Great value!
haris_v, 25.06.2018
Arrived fast, setup was good right of the box, great look and playability.
Also the sound is fantastic!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Great guitar.
SP01, 30.05.2018
So what to say about it. It is normal copy of statocaster, equipped with rosswell pickups. Pickups have a realy great tone in all positions (5 positions/combinations of singlecoil pickups). Neck is really playable (D-shape), tuners look good to me and guitar stays in tune so i can use whammy bar when i want. Paint, pickguard, volume and tone pods, are OK.
The worst thing about this guitar is SETUP. The bridge was completly out of tune, height of bridge saddles was to high and the trem was fixed, so you cannot use the whammy bar.
But if you know how to fix it (like me), it is really good guitar.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report

Harley Benton ST-62DLX VW Vintage Series

€168 £149.46
Free shipping incl. VAT

The price in GBP is a guideline price only!

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
(1)
Recently Viewed
Rode Wireless GO

Rode Wireless GO; Digital Wireless Microphone System; ultra-compact and lightweight set of transmitter and receiver; series III 2.4 GHz digital transmission; clip-on transmitter TX with built-in microphone (omni capsule); maximum SPL: 100 dB; Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz...

(1)
Recently Viewed
IK Multimedia UNO Drum

IK Multimedia UNO Drum; analog/PCM drum machine; 6 true analog voices for kick, snares, claps, and hi-hats; 12 PCM voices with 54 samples; freely layer analog & PCM sounds with 11-voice polyphony; editable drum sound parameters like level, tune, decay...

Recently Viewed
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MK2

6-Channel Audio Interface 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Combo Inputs: XLR/jack 6.3 mm, 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm Jack, 4 Line outputs: 6.3 mm Jack DC-coupled, S/PDIF input coaxial, MIDI input and output, 2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3...

(3)
Recently Viewed
TC Electronic Polytune 3 Noir

TC Electronic Polytune 3 Noir; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; compact polyphonic tuner/buffer, tuner in effectpedal size, Bonafide buffer circuitry preserves your tone through long cable runs and multiple effects, polyphonic tuning - tune all strings simultaneously, fast chromatic tuner...

Recently Viewed
K&M 21427

K&M 21427, professional carrying case for 6 microphone stands, includes castors for easy and comfortable transport, case made of extremely durable 1680D nylon fabric, all seams hand-stitched in high quality, padded carrying handles and a durable zipper, castors included, dimensions:...

Recently Viewed
RCF Art 312 MK III

RCF Art 312 MK III - full range passive speaker, 12"/1", 300W, 90x70° 12" woofer and 1" driver with 1.5" Mylar diaphragm, 8ohm, 127dB max, Speaker Twist in/out, plastic housing, pole mount adapter, 4 x M10-Flying points and 3 handles,...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Jazzlab saXholder PRO

Saxophone holder For Baritone, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano saxophones, Transfers the weight evenly across both shoulders, No load on the cervical vertebrae, Can be adjusted quickly with one hand, Space-saving: Smaller than a sheet of paper when folded, Comfortable...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Harley Benton Custom Line Thunder 99

Guitar Power Amplifier in Pedal Format Compact power amp pedal for electric guitar, For direct connection to any preamp, pedal or effects unit, Power: 2 x 50W to 4 ohms, For 4 - 16 ohm speakers, Master volume controller,...

Recently Viewed
J. Rockett Audio Designs The Dude V2

Effect pedal for electric guitar Overdrive, Delivers classic D-Style ODS sounds and feel, Less aggressive volume controller than previous version, True bypass, Controls for Level, Ratio, Treble and Deep, Bypass footswitch, Input / Output: 6.3mm mono jacks, Metal housing,...

Recently Viewed
K&M 21316 Select

K&M 21316 Select, large carrying case for speaker and hand crank stands, case made of extremely durable 1680D nylon fabric, all seams hand-stitched in high quality, padded carrying handles and a durable zipper, dimensions: 1200 mm, weight: 2,1kg, colour: black

Recently Viewed
Jazzlab saXholder PRO XL

Saxophone holder For Baritone, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano saxophones, Transfers the weight evenly across both shoulders, No load on the cervical vertebrae, Can be adjusted quickly with one hand, Space-saving: Smaller than a sheet of paper when folded, Comfortable...

(1)
Recently Viewed
the t.bone free2b

the t.bone free2b, microphone wireless system, 2.4 GHz wireless plug-on microphone system for dynamic mics, without phantom power, plug-n-play XLR transmitter & receiver, 2.4 GHz band, 32 bit / 48 kHz hi-resolution audio quality, 6 channels, transmission range up to...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.