Harley Benton Fusion-II HSH Roasted FBLB

Electric Guitar

  • Ergonomically shaped body: Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Matching headstock
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Flamed maple featuring an 'Ultra Flame' veneer
  • Neck: Roasted Canadian flamed maple
  • Neck attachment: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Roasted Canadian flamed maple
  • Fretboard inlays: Dot
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Frets: 24 Medium jumbo stainless steel
  • Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Binding: Wood
  • Pickups: Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 (bridge) and Roswell HAF-N Alnico-5 (neck) humbucking pickups, and 1 x S74-C BK Alnico-5 single coil (middle)
  • 5-Way switch
  • Pickup switch: Single coil / Humbucker
  • Controls: 1 x Master volume- and 1 x master tone
  • Tremolo: Wilkinson 50IIK 2-point
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine heads: WSC staggered locking diecast
  • Original strings: D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046
  • Colour: Gloss Trans Flamed Blue Burst

Further Information

Colour Blue
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HSH
Tremolo Wilkinson
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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Feeling like a virtuoso
John O, 27.03.2019
So far just managed to try it in my room, plugged into my Boss GT-100 multi-effects unit. It's my first time listening through headphones, and it definitely sounded good, the shielding was okay, no static buzz coming from my headphones.

PROS:
- awesome 24 frets, low action, no fret buzz
- Wilkinson 2 point tremolo, allowing 2 way dive. The tremolo bar is quite sturdy
- pickups sounded clear, not muddy. It's decent for all kinds of genre, good funk percussive sound, but generally geared towards fusion
- Decent tuning stability even after bends and long period of playing
- The neck feels nice and smooth with the roast maple, it's not really thin like a wizard neck, but like a Suhr or Ibanez AZ series neck with flat radius fingerboard.
- Insanely light weight
- Nice staggered locking tuners
- Nut filing is smooth
- Hot output pickups

CONS:
- Not to be fooled by the pictures online. The flame maple finish does look very fake, but not to the point that is ugly. I suggest getting the Flamed Bengal Burst colour instead
- Some tuning issues while using the tremolo. Generally, it doesn't go out of pitch when diving down, at least to my ears. However, pulling up did slightly raised the pitch of the guitar. Technically, it still bearable and usable for gigs.
- The pickups are slightly not balanced in terms of output. The bridge pickup sounded slightly shrill

OVERALL:
I do love this guitar very much. The pickups are decent, not that great, but not to the point that I feel like changing them. One thing that bothers me was the pickup output is not really balanced, I assume it just needs some setup adjustment. I'll probably raise the height a little to compensate the volume. The neck itself is smooth and the action is low, and there wasn't any apparent fret buzz. I could bear witness to this because I have a high-end range Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus which can't even match to the quality of this fusion ii pro. The epi has fret buzz and high action in all over the neck. Overall, awesome craftmanship from Harley Benton and Thomann.
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'Ibanez AZ' without burning a hole in your pocket
DeVin86, 13.07.2019
An absolute bang for buck guitar !
Arrived in promised time. It did require a set up though.
Beautiful finish on the fretboard and neck. No sharp edges on frets. The flamed maple veneer is not book-matched (unlucky me).
The only change I would recommend is the pickups. They sound fat and is more oriented towards fusion (for some reason the bridge has a spike on the treble). The coil split switch essentially turns the guitar into a 5-way Strat.

Did couple of gigs with this one. The tremolo retains the tuning - no issues there.

Overall this is a good piece of gear which doesn't require much upgrades except the pickups.
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