Harley Benton HB-35Plus LH Cherry

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Electric Guitar

  • Left-handed model
  • Semi-hollow design with mahogany sustain block
  • Vintage Series
  • Maple body
  • AAAA flamed maple archtop
  • Maple neck
  • Set-in neck attachment
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Blocks fretboard inlays
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • 2 Roswell LAF Alnico-5 vintage-style humbucker pickups
  • 2 Volume controls with push/pull function for split coil
  • 2 Tone controls
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Deluxe Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Cherry
Colour Red
Body Maple
Top Maple
Fretboard Laurel
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
available since July 2018
Item number 422559
Shape, Design Hollowbody
Soundboard Maple
Neck Maple
number of strings 6
Pickup System HH
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B-Stock from 198 € available
259 €
All prices incl. VAT
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Delivery free of charge expected between Thursday, 16.12. and Friday, 17.12.
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Excellent guitar for an excellent price
Leftystrings 16.12.2019
Being a left handed guitar player, it is almost impossible to find a decent guitar for decent price.
At first I was skeptical about the Harley Benton guitars from Thomann, but for that price I gave it a try.

The build quality is just excellent. Nice heavy wood, feels like a real guitar :-) The frets have no sharp edges and the binding is flawless.
The sound is top notch: full and with a lot air (what you expect from a semi-hollow). It looks like the neck has a C-profile, like they used in 50's. I like this kind of neck it provides a good grip , unlike those flat and fast necks of late. The split-coil option makes the sound options even more interesting.

Although for this price it is unjustified to have any complaints, but there a few opportunities for improvements:
- The tuner pegs feels loose. Although they do not result in any de-tuning of the strings
- Although you can see the maple stripes the lacquer could be more transparent to my taste
- The pots for tone and volume are reversed, i.e. 0 = open , 10 = closed. Looks like they installed it for a right handed guitar.

All in all great value for money, even if you are a more experienced player!
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Very Impressed
Hawk InTheWind 03.08.2019
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As a Left Handed player I've found the Harley Benton lineup to be very refreshing and well worth it. It's about time Left Hand players were recognized more! Keep 'em coming PLEASE!

THIS HB 35 plus LH in Maple Cherry Red:
Wow what a beauty! The website pics don't do the maple top on this any justice at all. The flame top really comes through the finish just right. I especially like the binding at the f-holes. Nice touch.
I'm still on the fence with the pick guard, and may take it off and let the whole guitar ..just BE ya know?

For me, this guitar really shines playing blues. The neck pup is my fav tone position.
If you split the coils and experiment, you can dial in nicely for a brighter sound that will cover a wide genre. The bridge humbucker has a crisp underlying need for a tube amp volume knob swell, where it wants to live at the edge of break up, AND this guitar responds nice to a tube driver pedal and plays very well with a guitar processor and Daw impulse responses.
The neck feels naturally comfortable and smooth. I play with 9 gauge XL's and was very impressed at the tone clarity while bending notes a lot.
It's balanced well.
To me, this has soul just waiting to be expressed.

The only cons for me would be the tuners, because I love to bend - so I always upgrade to locking tuners anyway. If your not a bend-a-holic like me, you are good to go.

Thanks HB (wherever you are…) haha.
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Great value! Pick-up switch is in a rather odd place
Cyprus Andrew 04.11.2021
This is my second Harley Benton and it's really amazing value. I had to do a little adjustment; raising the pickups and lowering the high string action. There are a couple of minor "issues" - firstly, the pickups aren't horizontal; if they were, they could be raised a bit more. Secondly, the pickup selector switch is quite easy to hit accidentally when strumming. I'm not sure why it's there; on the Gibson/Epiphone 335, it's below the strings amongst the volume/tone knobs and much harder to hit by mistake.
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Lovely guitar. Great value despite customs tax and fees.
Ceri. 27.03.2021
I am very happy with my new Harley Benton HB-35Plus LH Cherry. A good-looking guitar, fun to play, nice range of tones, and a much higher quality than I was expecting.

From order to delivery took 6 days, not bad considering it’s coming from Europe and has a number of customs hurdles to get past.
A note of caution! There are fees to be paid!! I spent £267 with Thomann on the guitar, small amp, and various accessories. There was a further £106 to be paid to the UPS courier for VAT, duties, and broker fee. An extra 40% on top of the basket price. Not Thomann’s fault. Brexit- we’ve been done.

The packing on the guitar is good a box within a box and plenty of stuffing to protect it. I found no damage to the guitar or any of the accessories.

The guitar has no marks or scratches, no runs in the lacquer, no rough edges to the cut outs or anywhere, no breaks or damage to the binding, the finger board is smooth with no rough edges.
The fingerboard is a little dry and lighter than on the pictures, not a problem, some lemon oil might help. The switch gear is a little clunky and stiff. The numbering on the volume pot is reversed. The tone pots aren’t progressive. 1-7 no change in tone. These are small issues

The guitar is comfortable and nice to play. The coil split pick-ups help extend the range of tones. Decent sustain.
I’m enjoying it very much. Even with the extra fees the guitar is very good value.

Many thanks Thomann
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