Harley Benton Victory-BK Classic Series

Electric Guitar

  • Classic Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Glued neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: "C"
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Radius: 350 mm
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale length: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action Trussrod
  • Pickup: 2 HB Classic ceramic humbucker
  • 2 x Volume and 1 x tone control
  • 3-way switch
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with string guide through the body
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Diecast machine heads
  • 3-Ply pickguard
  • Standard stringing: HB 010-046
  • Colour: Black
  • Finish: High gloss
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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

Further Information

Shape V-Style
Colour Black
Soundboard Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Active Pickups No
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Flying V very good indeed. new edit for longer use!

07.06.2014
Love it, better as i expected!
You can't get this v from gibson anymore*, but the HB is great fun!!!!
*Well..now they have one for 16 x and one for 34 times this price...

Good looks, plays well, frets are nice, good electronics: pots turn nice, switch is ok, , sound is really great: blues, jazzy, rock...(All on a full tube Marshall and a handbuild 5 watt tube job )
Had to do some set-up of course, not much. Looks as Thomann has a really good quality control, at least with my 2 guitars.
Will have to give the fretboard some oil treatment, but not yet: the strings are in good condition! * well after half a day i oiled and cleaned the neck and put 010 d'addario's on. Way better.
The nut is a tiny bit wrong, not a big problem, i will change it in time. You can't have it all for ?99, Edit: the nut has settled in now. ok.
btw: Humbuckers are open, with sort of silk tape protection. Might be like the real thing.
* after checking the internet: originals look the same. Plastic protection foil took a long time to get of, broke a pot trying to get a volume knob of... Lucky i had a 250K spare :( (yes, they are 250K)
For home use it's lots of fun. will probably try it with the band, but with a flashy axe, you have to play really well :)

It's not as heavy or massive as a mahogany Gibson of course, rather lightweight. Better not bump into things, but it plays well sitting or standing.

EDIT:
I changed the stock pot for 500k log ALPS, large.The capacitor for a 0.22 (mallory), the toggleswitch for a gibson switch, the input plug for a neutrik (Switchcrafts is really good too)
More dynamic sound, since it was original 250k and 047.
The nice knobs fit exactly on the ALPS, had to clear the holes for the pot a little bij hand (8.5 drill)
Volume replaced to the long side, tone nearest to the bridge.
Damped the pickup cavity with old foam my telephone came with.

This one is now such a great guitar!!!! And the humbuckers are very good indeed. ;)

This one is different but just as nice as the more expensive HB gold top/P90. And that is a really good guitar.

i'm still having fun, from T-rex to Metallica ;)
Are there no bad things? No, not for this price. Wishes: the highs notes, 20 fret and up on the e and b string don't sustain as long as my 35 year old strat.
Long enough of course, and with a pedal you won't notice it at all. The neck and tuners had some trouble with the hot weather last month, but are settled in nicely.
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Good for a guitar at this price

BurzTur99, 05.07.2018
Well i have bought this guitar as my second one. I'm playing second year also so I'm not expirenced soo much.
Guitar is pretty well made , technically very good at first look
Sound like typhical guitar with hambuckers, good tone nothing special. It is very comfortable to play compared to my strat. As i said finish on this guitar looks very good so from first touch i was hyped about it.
After first week and a half of using it 5-6 hours a day couse i got summer time now frets starting to show first wear off.... maybe its becouse of cheap material , maybe i bend too much i don't know but its only thing i see bad about this axe for now.
Final note if you are looking for cheap V thats good choice it sound great with my Marshall MG30 DFX amp.
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Harley Benton Victory-BK Classic Series
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Harley Benton Victory-BK Classic Series
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Electric Guitar Classic Series, Body: Basswood, Glued neck: Maple, Neck profile: "C", Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), Radius: 350 mm, Dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale...

  • Shape: V-Style
  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Active Pickups: No
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Classic Series, Body: Basswood, Set-in neck: Maple, Neck profile: "C", Fretboard: Roseacer, Radius: 350 mm, "Custom Flame" fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43...

  • Shape: V-Style
  • Colour: Graphic
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Active Pickups: No
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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