Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FPU

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Electric Guitar

  • Ergonomically shaped Nyatoh body
  • "Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top
  • Bolt-on neck made of roasted maple
  • Roasted maple fingerboard
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Natural wood binding
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.512")
  • Fingerboard radius: 305 mm (12.008")
  • Nut width: 42 mm (1.654")
  • Floyd Rose nut with string bar
  • 24 medium jumbo Blacksmith stainless steel frets
  • Pickups: Roswell HAF-B AlNiCo-5 (bridge) and Roswell HAF-N AlNiCo-5 (neck) humbuckers
  • 3-Way switch
  • Master volume control
  • Master tone control with push/pull function
  • Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo
  • Chrome hardware
  • JinHo J-03 R6 Mini machine heads
  • Factory strings: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Gloss Trans Flamed Purple
Available since December 2021
Item number 521249
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Purple
Body Nyatoh
Top Flamed Maple veneer
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo Floyd Rose
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466 €
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Decorative all-rounder

Front of the electric guitar Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FPU

With this high-quality guitar equipped with two splittable humbuckers, you will be prepared for any scenario. The ergonomically designed body made of nyatoh with a flamed maple veneer top is bolted to the neck in a truly traditional way. The neck and fingerboard are also made from maple, which has been roasted to give it a darker colour. The hardware includes an original Floyd Rose 1000 vibrato for reliable tuning and provides a wide range of possibilities to creatively enhance both playing style and sound generation. To sum it up, tasteful looks, high flexibility, and tried-and-tested branded hardware and electronics come together here to create an affordable instrument that is suitable for a variety of genres.

bolt-on roasted maple neck on the back of the Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FPU

Variety and aesthetics

The Fusion-III HH FR Roasted model is a real eye-catcher. The body is made of mahogany-like nyatoh with a veneer top in a transparent "Flamed Purple" finish, creating a decorative appearance. A four-screw neck joint secures the roasted maple neck to the body. This instrument is very comfortable to play thanks to its nut width of 42mm and its modern C neck profile. The fingerboard with 24 wear-free jumbo stainless steel frets is also more than an off-the-rack product. The original Floyd Rose 1000 vibrato is set up to float and thus allows for plenty of leeway in terms of pitch variation. The electronics comprise two AlNiCo-5 humbuckers made by Roswell. These are complemented by a three-position switch, as well as potentiometers for volume and tone. The latter allows the humbuckers to be split via a push-pull function, thus also making single-coil sounds possible.

Original Floyd Rose for smart spenders

Original Floyd Rose systems like the one found on the Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR are rarely found in this price range. So if you've always dreamed of owning a guitar with a high-quality system such as this, then this is your chance. The Floyd Rose offers excellent tuning stability, which also necessitates a complex design, so newcomers to the world of "dive bombs" and "squeals" are advised to familiarise themselves with the system's setup. Besides the vibrato system, the two humbucking pickups, the three-way switch, and the push-pull potentiometer for splitting the pickups also ensure exceptional tonal flexibility. Extremely durable stainless steel frets as well as an ergonomically designed body and the comfortable neck profile emphasise that this is an instrument that will be with you for the long haul.

Harley Benton headstock with Floyd Rose locking nut

About Harley Benton

Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.

humbucker pickups and floyd rose trem on the Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FPU

Sounds to suit any style

The Fusion-III HH FR Roasted is ready to face any situation. The original Floyd Rose 1000 with individually adjustable saddles offers a familiar flat profile. Thanks to the string bar and the Floyd Rose nut, the vibrato unit provides impressively reliable tuning even with major changes in pitch - so there's nothing to get in the way of creative playing, e.g. for leads and solos. The straightforward combination of two splittable humbuckers provides an extremely high level of sonic flexibility, so that, for example, changing your instrument for the sake of sound should be unnecessary when on stage. With one instrument, you can switch from silvery-clean single coil sounds to crisp humbucker-style crunch on the bridge pickup and on to fluid solo tones using the neck pickup - from Blues to Metal and from Pop to Funk, no problem at all.

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VankedisiTV 03.03.2022
The guitar already has unique specs for its price range. It's simply unmatched.

Does it need a setup? No it doesn't. Just tune it that's all. No fret buzz. But to adjust string action you must set the truss rod in motion and play with the bridge.

The bridge doesn't go back so you can only do lower pitched tremolo (whammy)

You will need to shim the neck on the bolt on side to make the bridge go floating. That's the only way to make it double way trem. or you will have to carve the bridge cavity further like the devil's claw..

Amazing quality. The finger board is glued on the neck its not a 1 piece neck. The neck is very slightly thicker than my 61' cream gender strat which has a thin neck profile.

However due its arch Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR FPU has a very flatter jumbo fretted neck. The frets are big and and in good shape. It won't cut your hands on the edges like Jem Jr does..

It's very easy to play fast. Scale is nice very large fret distance.

It's not as heavy as a fender strat (which is a very heavy guitar imho) but also not as light as a schecter c6 pro for instance. Having played both i can say this guitar is my choice. my mim strat weighs 4kg and this HB scaled as 3.5kg. 500gr isnt big but its actually feeling very light and comfy!

I use ergo loks to lock and secure my strap. this guitar has amazing sustain. maybe because of the fat neck profile.

I disliked 2 things about the guitar and guessing them even before ordering :

The color of the body is not good. Who wants a pink/purple guitar. Don't worry it is not as vibrant as it looks on the pictures. But veneer looks cheap and low resolution like it's printed from 640x800 pixel image. Hard to describe it. You have to see it in real life. tho its my first flamed body type guitar so maybe thats how all looks.

I would be okay having a natural finish like brown or solid color. Really... But it's okay.

The other thing : pickups.. I want a shred guitar. Sure it's a fusion named model. Don't expect something like Crunch lab, nazgul or evolution, emg etc. So i will replace pickups which will cost like half of the guitar. I wish one day harley benton goes into pickup business and really put a nice competition too. Pickups are too expensive.

There is not a single thing you need upgrading in this guitar. FR is amazing stays in tune. maybe pickups and electronics but im not sure.


Guitar was well intonated out of the box!
However in shipping they could have used plastic air bags. I'm glad my guitar arrived without a dent or scratch.

This is a fast guitar. Has 2 alan wrenches and 1 truss rod bar to adjust it. A small organe harley benton tag. That's all.

Has amazing tones out of the box.

I already use 0.10 0.46 stings so it's okay for me no need to readjust the FR. but i did adjust it anyways.

My luthier is going to shim the neck to make the bridge float real Nice. The only reason i bought this guitar is : HH + good FR.

edit: he shimmed the neck to raise it with the bridge. now the whammy can go backwards to produce high pitch noises lol.

Jem jr has a bad bridge killing sustain. And at this price you don't have much alternatives.

I have a ceiling lighting with a reostar controller. I made electrician to remove it and my amp noise is issue is solved mostly. Then i got a 2.5awg wall plug multipler to power my amp now there is no more noise left.

I had a huge problematic, very high pitched high volume noise issue. Not your average hum. And this guitars pickups despite being humbuckers, got it too.so if you are getting this or other fusion guitars for gigging please consider getting some electrical work on it or change the whole electronics/pick ups. Because this will catch noise in a gig...

Other than that amazing guitar. The specs are crazy my local luthier asks 1800 usd to compete with this guitar (fully hand made with gotoh/FR Bridge system etc)
I'm sure custom will always be better but why pay that much when you have harley benton? Just buy new pickups that's all.

Thanks thomann for their work ethics. I wish we had an option for a different body finish color on this EXACT model. My friend ordered 2 harley benton after seeing how pleased i was.
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Amazing for the price
thomsa 25.07.2022
My review is of first impressions! I'll probably update/edit my review later on.

Staying in tune 5/5: Came basically perfectly tuned out of the box... I bent, and played with the Floyd Rose, tuning stayed perfect.

Sound 5/5: I owned a Gibson, currently I own a Mexican Fender Tele HH, and I must say, these pickups have a really solid sound. If I didn't wanna make this into a heavier guitar (i'm gonna change them pickups to SD invaders), I totally would not mind having the original pups, they actually sound great. I'm running them through a Marshall Origin 20 and yeah, they sound really good.

Neck 3/5: My rating here is of personal preference. For me, it is SURPRISINGLY thick. Both my Gibson LP Future Tribute with the Asymmetric and the Fender Tele Standard HH have thinner necks.

Build Quality 4/5: It's totally okay. The frets have a lot of noise when vibrato though, and the edges are not as smooth as my Fender's. (The fender was about the same price category, but has fewer features). The body looks good, the neck is actually a super nice piece.
The "Flame" is super underwhelming though. Looks nice from the distance but from close-up, it's like a low-quality, low-resolution print of a picture.

Floyd Rose 5/5: It's a Floyd Rose. Stays in tune, works, both ways.
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Great bang for your buck
MortalCoil 06.07.2023
I bought this as my second Floyd rose guitar a couple months ago and every penny was worth it. Everything from the construction to the sound is phenomenal. If you're thinking about swapping the stock Roswell humbucking like most people probably do, think again: the pickups it comes with can give you a nice and saturated distorted metal tone just fine. I was surprised by how good they sounded and how much gain they produced. The Floyd Rose 1000 stays in tune brilliantly only needing slight fine-tuning after abuse like natural harmonic divebombs and squeals.

Your shipping and out of box experience may be different than mine. The setup out of the box was good enough to just try straight out of the box, but it did ship overseas so anyone would be crazy to think that it would be perfect at any price point. Whenever I got the guitar and changed the strings the bridge saddle for the 5th string(A string) was clamped onto the string in a way that it could not be separated. I tried prying the moving part on the saddle to get it to move and release the bit of string but of course, it didn't work. I don't know if this was a Thomann QC issue or if it somehow happened during overseas shipping. It's an easy fix though as I ordered a stainless-steel replacement and it's like nothing was wrong. Not a major complaint but just so the buyer knows.

Some more specific information: The modern C neck is nice and thin and the finish on the back is a matte finish intended for shredding most likely. If you're a neoclassical player and you like doing volume swells to mimic a violin the volume knob is quite close to the bridge for that but the turning of the knob is not as sensitive and loose as something like a Stratocaster, so it is quite difficult. for that you may want to also take the bar off because it is in the way of the pinky in doing so. The front bevel on the bottom of the guitar is quite comfortable for your picking arm whenever playing. On top of everything else no neck dive
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Besser geht gar nicht mehr
Alfred A. 21.02.2022
Wenn vor ein paar Jahren die Harley Benton Gitarren nur noch als Feuerholz betrachtet wurden, die Zeiten haben sich drastisch geändert, heute wenn ich mein Fusion-III anschaue bzw. anspiele, da können sich die großen Weltbekannte Gitarren Hersteller was: Preis, Verarbeitung, Hölzer, Hardware angeht, ruhig davon verstecken! Meine Gitarre ist ohne Fehler angekommen, ohne Fehler Meine ich, dass alles in Ibanez Prestige und Schecter SLS Elite Liga mithalten kann!
Diese Gitarre bietet alles was leider viele 1000 Euro Gitarren nicht bitten kann können:
- Floyd Rose 1000-er und nicht die billige Special Serie
- EDELSTAHLBÜNDEN, was nur auf die über 1000 Euro Preisklasse Gitarren vorkommt (wenn überhaupt)
- Gerösteten Ahornhals
- Grover Mechaniken
Falls jemand mit die Roswell Humbucker Probleme hat, es darf man nicht vergessen, dass um PAF Charakteristische Humbucker handelt und nicht um High Output, aber das Problem ist immer noch lösbar durch Sey­mour Duncan oder DiMarzio Humbucker.
Ich kann diese Gitarre nur weiterempfehlen, mal ausprobieren lohnt sich auf jeden Fall.
Seit dem ich die Gitarre bekommen habe und nach meine Bedürfnisse eingestellt habe (hohe E-Seite am 12-er Bund nur 1,3 mm ohne zu scheppern oder kratzen) meine andere Gitarren wie: Schecter Silver Mountain, Schecter SLS Elite, Jackson Professional und Ibanez Prestige bleiben schön in Koffer!
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