Harley Benton CST-24T Ocean Flame

Electric Guitar

  • Deluxe Series
  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Top: Flamed maple
  • Set-in C-shape neck: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Medium frets
  • Pearloid dot fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Radius: 350 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 humbuckers
  • 1 Volume control
  • 1 Tone control with Push/Pull-Function for coil split
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Wilkinson WVPC tremolo
  • Colour: Ocean Flame, high gloss
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Colour Blue
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo PRS-Style
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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2nd Harley Benton Guitar (best one yet)!

Ed Bray, 21.04.2018
My main guitar when gigging is a £5000 20th Anniversary PRS but when I wanted a backup guitar of the same scale length I thought I was going to get a PRS SE as it seemed to be the cheapest option, bearing in mind it was just going to sit on the stage in case I broke a string on the PRS.

After receiving my BigTone Vintage Guitar which I was very pleased with I decided to have a look at the Harley Benton PRS style selection
before I placed an order.

After doing a bit of research and watching of many youtube videos I thought I would take a punt and decided to order the CST-24T Ocean Flame, after all, if it was really rubbish (as some of the reviews stated, although the majority of the review were in favour), I could always send it back.

The delivery was up to Thomann's usual speed and 2.5 days after placing the order I was opening the box to my view my new toy.

After opening the box I was taken aback by the beauty of the guitar, I looked for the few blemishes (that were often mentioned in the reviews) in the finish, but could not find any, next, The neck felt really nice although the fretboard seemed a bit flatter than any other guitar I own. I put the tremolo bar into the socket (expecting it to be very loose and fall out, as per the reviews) and it was set up no differently from my PRS, loose enough to spin under tension but did not move on its own. The only visible issues I could find on the guitar were that the roseacre fretboard seemed very dry and the frets looked like they had a haze from polish on them. The frets ends were very smooth and seemed to be level.

Next I looked at the action which although okayish was higher than I prefer to have, so I wanted to test the electronics before making any physical adjustments to the guitar so that if it didn't work correctly I was still able to send it back. Fortunately all worked well. The bridge is a Wilkinson Tremolo and very well made, The tuners all worked well, and although I would have preferred locking tuners on a guitar with a Tremolo these seemed to do the job okay (although I will replace these later for locking types).

Firstly, I removed all the strings and set about oiling the fretboard with Lemon Oil, it took three full applications before the fretboard seemed sated and I was able to wipe off the excess. I then checked the frets with a straight edge and all seemed well. Next I installed a fresh set of Fender Stainless Steel Flatwound strings 9-42 and adjusted the action to suit my normal playing style. After letting the guitar settle down for a day I started playing it for real.

So to playing it, the guitar looks, plays and sounds fantastic. Although the pickups have a different sound to those on my PRS, it is not a bad sound, just different.

In conclusion, how does it stand up to my PRS, to be honest how could a £192 guitar stand up against a £5000 guitar? Well to be frank, it doesn't, but then is the £5000 guitar 25x better than the £192 guitar? Absolutely not, a set of new locking tuners, a change of electronics (pickups, pots, switch and output socket cost circa < £300) and the difference becomes very, very much closer.

28/04/18 I've just realised that my Ocean Flame CST-24T was made in Vietnam as opposed to China.

For the money, the one I have is incredible value, and I see another new CST-24T in Emerald Green Flame (I don't have a green guitar) on the horizon.
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What a looker - Very Impressive

UK-Newbie, 12.04.2018
I was looking for a guitar to start learning, and that would last for the future. As a mature beginner, I was looking for something with not only looks, but some substance and value behind it. I trawled many written and video reviews for the Harley Benton range, and finally plumped for the CST-24T in Ocean Flame. A big thanks to Cory Mura and Nick from the States for the fantastic information and breadth of reviews for this brand. It really helped with making my choice.
The guitar and additional items I had ordered arrived in good time and well packaged. On opening, I was blown away with the quality look and feel of this guitar. I carried out a check on the cosmetics and set-up of the guitar (Thanks again to Cory's video) and it was flawless, barring a tiny cosmetic blemish tucked away in a corner. Neck relief, action height, intonation all set-up well.
As a beginner, it is difficult/impossible for me to comment on the Electronics and sound quality, as I have nothing to compare it to, but to me it sounds a plays great.
I am very happy with this purchase, and for the price it just oozes quality.
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  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Pickups: HH
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