Harley Benton ST-20 BK Standard Series

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck shape: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • DOT fretboard inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 3 ST-Style single coils
  • 1 Volume control and 2 tone controls
  • 5-Way toggle switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Synchronized tremolo
  • Closed machine heads
  • Colour: Black high gloss
  • Matching suitcase. Article Nr 122213 and Article Nr 136377 (both not included)
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Further Information

Colour black
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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I am sure this is good beginner guitar or a practice guitar
Matty88, 12.09.2017
I've always been a Tele guy. I love my Teles but I've craved a Stratocaster for some time now. I live in the UK but visit my family in Hungary once or twice a year and thought it would be a good excuse to get a this to just have something to play on. The guitar is fairly well built and sounds like a Strat. Very impressed with how responsive the pickups are however switching between pickups doesn't really make a lot of difference in terms of how it sounds. The only noticeable difference is between the neck pickup and bridge pickup. The in-between positions seem to the same sound. Tried to set it up and the truss rod seems to be very difficult to turn with the wrench included. I was trying to lower the action and one of the saddles are stuck and wouldn't lower at all. Appart from these issues, this guitar is pretty good.
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Positively surprised
Ioakeim, 04.11.2014
Having owned quite a few low-priced guitars more expensive than this one, I was expecting something terrible given the price. Imagine my surprise when I got the instrument and I could not detect any bad craftsmanship!

No sharp or uneven frets, clean and polished surface, sturdy soldering and it even includes a cable and all the keys you may need to set it up yourself! The guitar stays perfectly in tune after allowing the strings to stretch for a day.

The action was a bit high for my tastes, but that's something purely individual. All I had to do to make this guitar playable to my taste was lower the action (which it handled pretty well, no buzzing) and set the intonation. Nothing I wouldn't do at any instrument regardless of price range.

The sound is nice, I got it because I like the sound of single coils and it hasn't disappointed me. If you find that you'd like less hum try switching to positions 4 and 2 on the pickup selector which uses the neck and middle (or middle and bridge respectively) pickups to cancel the hum.

This is a real instrument, not a toy. If you are looking for a first guitar, a guitar to practice on the go without the fear of having it stolen or just a guitar to mod and learn this then is for you. You'll love it!
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Harley Benton ST-20 BK Standard Series
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Harley Benton ST-20 BK Standard Series

Electric Guitar Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Neck shape: Modern C, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), Fretboard radius: 350 mm, DOT fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut...

  • Colour: black
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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Harley Benton ST-20 WH Standard Series

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  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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Harley Benton ST-20HSS SB Standard Series

Electric guitar Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, DOT fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double-action...

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  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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Harley Benton ST-20HSS CA Standard Series

Electric Guitar Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double action...

  • Colour: Red
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
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