Harley Benton CST-24 Paradise Flame

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Arched flamed maple top
  • Set-in C-shape mahogany neck (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Roseacer (thermally treated rosewood) fretboard
  • 24 Frets
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • Neck and body binding
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Radius: 350 mm
  • Graphite nut
  • Pickups: 2x Roswell HAF Alnico-5 open coil humbuckers
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • 1 Volume- and 1 tone control with push / pull function for coil split
  • DLX chrome hardware
  • DLX GTB wrapover bridge
  • DLX machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL-110 .010 - .046
  • Colour: Paradise Amber Flame
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  • Metal
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Further information

Colour Bernstein
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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HB CST-24 is a lovely runner

BigAaronH, 14.06.2018
I have been trialling this cheapy cheerful axe for 2 months now and I have say, with my right hand on my left heart, it's a brilliant runner! I have some high end expensive gear in my arsenal at home and I bought this with the HB-20R amp to use while I'm working away for 3 months to save damaging my good gear during transit.

As an all rounder I cannot fault it. Still with the original strings supplied this monkey can handle drop D and flat tuning without buzzing. The clean tone when using the bridge pickup is lovely and rich, although using the coil tap with the neck pickup for overdrive is only reasonable, if a little hollow. That could be compensated for with a different amp but that's not what we've come to read about is it?
I haven't adjusted the action at all, it's a LITTLE high but I've kept it that way to avoid any buzz buzz when downtuning. It feels lovely for lead or rhythm and I genuinely enjoy playing it for hours on end.

For the price this guitar is outstanding. I would be equally as satisfied with this beast had I paid double the asking price. The finish is lovely and the switchgear is all solid and good quality.

As a result of my brief bromance with the CST-24 I now have another HB in my home collection (the semi hollow CST-24 in Charcoal Flame) and my only change will be to fit new pickups (Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s), as the standard ones could use a bit more depth.

In summary I'd recommend this guitar to any and everybody. If you need a cheap travel guitar or you just don't want to spend £800 on a PRS SE then get one of these. I'm more than happy with mine.
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Great Value For The Money

26.02.2016
I've had this for two months before reviewing it, in order to write an accurate review of it.

I have used it in a band situation and at home, also in studio. The guitar has no problems tuning, the only part that deserves a modification is the bridge, cause you can't set the intonation properly, due to the type. The guitar is very clear and articulate, the pickups are very good for rock, blues, clean playing, but I'll have them replaced due to personal preference later on (the factory ones are great nevertheless!).
The finish is very very very good, it has just one very small misalignment on the body binding, but you'll see it only if you hold the guitar and examine it. The action came pretty high for my tastes, therefore I had to play with the bridge a bit. It holds its tuning better than my $600 Jackson KVX guitar when switching from inside to outside (in case of live playing). If you want to get this guitar to professional levels, I advise a bridge and tuners change (bridge with dedicated intonation control per string).
All in all, if you are looking for a great body with great sound, or maybe a modding platform, or maybe a cheaper Reed Smith but without compromising much of the quality, this guitar is for you. I recommend the tremolo version, though, because of the lower action on the higher frets.
One more thing worth noting - this guitar really delivers. I was skeptical of the other reviews at first, but I've convinced myself after having it in my possession for a month and a bit - my friend who tried it said it plays better than his Gibson SG Custom (price well over $2000), so this guitar, with a bit of caress and attention, will deliver great quality and for this price it's a bargain. I'm surprised on the fact that not as many people as it should be are buying and using them. I'd love custom options on Harley Benton guitars (like a custom shop).
Don't hesitate buying, if you don't like it (which I doubt), you have warranty and 30-days to return it.
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