Harley Benton ST-20 WH Standard Series

Electric Guitar

  • Standard series
  • Body: basswood
  • Maple neck
  • Modern C neck profile
  • Roseacer (thermally treated rosewood) fretboard
  • 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
  • 2 Tone controls
  • 5-Way toggle
  • Chrome hardware
  • Synchronized tremolo
  • Closed machine heads
  • Colour: White high gloss
  • Compatible case: Article Nr 122213 and Article Nr 136377 (both not included)
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Fuzzy
  • Blues
  • Hazey
  • Indie
  • Rock

Further Information

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

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 5 % additionally!
Harley Benton ST-20 WH Standard Series + Harley Benton HB-20R +
9 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 149 €

This product is currently sold out

These are other customers' choices:

Harley Benton ST-20HSS CA Standard Series
19% bought Harley Benton ST-20HSS CA Standard Series 82 €
Harley Benton ST-20 BK Standard Series
17% bought Harley Benton ST-20 BK Standard Series 82 €
Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series
12% bought Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series 82 €
Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit ST-Style
5% bought Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit ST-Style 82 €
Our most popular ST Style Guitars
322 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.2 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
At first I thought I had made a mistake...
DK1985, 05.07.2019
I'm no luthier, but I am also no novice when it comes to assessing quality and setting up guitars. the first time I played this out of the box I thought I had wasted my money. I couldn't get the thing to stay in tune, the action was horrible, it was cutting my hands up and I was comtemplating sending it back.

Then I got drunk.

Then the fret file and screwdrivers came out. Here's how I turned this guitar from a potential error into my favourite guitar to play.

1: Take the strings off.
2: File the fret edges down to stop it from shredding your hands off.
3: Get some oil. I used fast fret. I went up and down the whole neck dabbing oil on. I also put plenty on the nut. This is important as it helps termendously with the tuning issues that came with using the trem. Then wipe off the excess.

3: I removed a spring from the trem. This made it float. If you dont want a floating trem then don't follow this step. If you want to be like Jeff Beck then absolutely do.

4: Put new strings on.

5: drunkenly send whatsapp messages to your brother and your guitarist friend declaring yourself to be some kind of guitar fixing god.

Seriously though, after I had done the above I was scarcely able to put it out of tune again even with diving the trem right to the body. The fretboard drank a fair bit of oil but looks and feels lovely now. I did have to file some of the frets down above the 12th as I was getting buzz when bending up but this was probably just luck of the draw and you may have 0 issues. A good guitar tech could have this thing playing beautifully for you with minimal effort if you dont fancy trying it yourself.

Soundwise it is beautiful. I can't hear much difference between this and a fender. The pickups are good, there's a lot of buzzing like you would expect from this configuration but I know this can also be remedied to a point with good shielding and some proper earthing.

If you want a good starter guitar, a project guitar or something to pad out your collection (I use this for recording) then I can't recommend this enough. Great guitar. Great price.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Good Guitar on a budget
SomeDude, 04.02.2018
I purchased this guitar to act as an upgrade platform for my American Stratocaster, to act as a sounding board for upgrades. I figured for this price that there would be some work to do, but was hoping that it wouldn't be too bad. To make a long story short, I think the guitar met but did not greatly exceed my expectations.
Out of the box, the guitar was quite playable, but unexceptional.
The action wasn't the worst, but was too high for any ones style of playing. A truss rod adjustment helped, but only slightly. A number of frets were too high. I could hammer some of them down, but had to file 5 frets, two of them heavily, to get the frets flat. The truss rod was set up a little weird, the bend created by relief was too high on the neck, so I couldn't get the action as low as I wanted (I like very low action), but at least it was much better and definitely playable.
Tuning stability was kinda meh. I've seen worse, but it wouldn't hold tune for extended periods. Replaced the tuners with Fender American standard tunes and it now has great tuning stability. I also replaced the nut with a graph tech nut, mostly because I it was on a guitar I was selling, so I figured what the heck. The tuning stability using the trem isn't great, but I figure if I put on a heavier trem block and possibly new bridge saddles, then it might be able to hold tune with heavy trem use.
The stock pickups were okay. Not great, but not terrible either, and definitely a surprise in a guitar at this price point(in a good way). I put GFS single coils in it to see if that would help the sound, and it definitely did. I measured the resistance of the stock pickups (ceramics btw), they all measured in at around 4.5k ohms, so I am guessing they all came out of the same bushel basket. The pickups I originally installed were a Texas Special set I had lying around, and although I liked the neck and middle, I just couldn't live with the bridge. Strong for a single coil, but too harsh and trebley. I opted to go HSS with over-wound GFS singles and a Dimarzio 36th Anniversary PAF in the Bridge. Really liking this configuration. The problem I had with it, was the screw holes didn't line out with a standard strat HSS pick-guard. I managed to get 5 screws to line up. I haven't decided if I want to drill new holes or not. The routing is actually set up for HSH, very neatly done too, another surprise. I have worked on numerous Squires, and the routing on this guitar was much better than most of those.
The paint looks good, but is on the thin side, not as heavily painted as Squires. But it is very evenly applied and overall looks like some attention was paid to it.
Roseacer. I havn't decided if I like this or not yet. I did clean the fretboard when I replaced the factory strings (mandatory of course) and it was very dirty (common with new budget guitars). At first it felt kinda chalk-boardy and perhaps a little fake. But the more I play it, the more I kinda like it. Categorizing it is the hardest part. It is not like ebony, rosewood, or maple. It is really its own thing. The neck is kinda a medium width C shape, I would say somewhere in the middle between slim and chunky.
My overall impression of this guitar is that it is a good out of the box guitar, with some good but limited upgrade potential. I keep up on the Squires they are making nowadays, and would have to say that overall this is a bit better than a Bullet Squire, and would compete nicely with Affinity Squire in regards to sound and play-ability. However I would give the Affinity the nod in regards to overall finish work. those guitars have a thicker, higher quality finish to them. I always thought they were designed to look good first, and play/sound good second. This guitar seems to be designed the other way around.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Harley Benton ST-20 WH Standard Series
Craig McGraw, 15.05.2020
Surprised at the quality of this guitar. Very good for the cost. Strings arent the best . Changed the strings and the guitar sounds and performs brilliant. Highly recommend if you dont have a lot to spend on a guitar
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Better than expected!
keys kid, 13.10.2019
I got this guitar just to have one to play as I'm currently living away from home and it definitely exceeded my expectations! It feels quite nice to play, I've actually paid more for guitars that have felt worse than this one. It also came set up quite well, with no fret buzz etc and a nice action.
It doesn't stay in tune terribly well but that's to be expected at this price point and it can be quite hard plugging the cable in and out of the input jack but other than that nothing stands out to me as being particularly bad.
This would be a great guitar for a beginner or for anyone wanting something cheap, maybe as a spare! I was pleasantly surprised at the quality!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Harley Benton ST-20 WH Standard Series
(322)
Harley Benton ST-20 WH Standard Series

Electric Guitar Standard series, Body: basswood, Maple neck, Modern C neck profile, Roseacer (thermally treated rosewood) fretboard, DOT Fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm,...

  • Colour: White
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton ST-20 BK Standard Series
(463)
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
Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series
(395)
Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series

Electric Guitar Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Fretboard inlays: Dots, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton ST-20HSS CA Standard Series
(188)
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
Harley Benton ST-20HSS SB Standard Series
(86)
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...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton ST-20MN CA Standard Series
(51)
Harley Benton ST-20MN CA Standard Series

Electric Guitar Standard series, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard: Maple, DOT fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double action truss rod,...

  • Colour: Red
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton ST-20HSS SBK Standard Series
(17)
Harley Benton ST-20HSS SBK Standard Series

Electric Guitar Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double action...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Harley Benton ST-20 CA Standard Series
(12)
Harley Benton ST-20 CA Standard Series

Harley Benton ST-20 CA Standard Series electric guitar. Bolt-on neck construction, basswood body, maple neck with modern C-shape, roseacer fretboard with DOT inlays, fretboard radius: 350mm, 22...

  • Colour: Red
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: SSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
82 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
In stock within 3-4 weeks
In stock within 3-4 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Online Guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
(1)
Recently Viewed
Toontrack EZbass

Toontrack EZbass (ESD); virtual bass guitar; extensively produced bass software / plugin with 2 basses, based on samples of an Alembic 5-String bass and a 5-string Fender Jazz Bass; sub bass with two synthesized sine tones add both fullness and...

Recently Viewed
Adam T8V

Adam T8V; Active Nearfield Monitor; 8" Woofer; 1.9" U-ART Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter; 2x Class-D Amp: 70 Watts RMS Woofer, 20 Watts RMS Tweeter; Frequency Range: 33 Hz - 25 kHz; Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz; max. SPL: 118 dB (1m /...

(5)
Recently Viewed
Behringer CAT

Analogue Synthesiser VCO 1 with 4 miscible waveforms (sawtooth, triangle, pulse and suboctave), Pulse width modulation and two adjustable modulation sources, VCO 2 with 3 mixable waveforms (sawtooth triangle and suboctave) and two adjustable modulation sources, Low pass filter...

(4)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Music Maker's Bundle

iZotope Music Maker's Bundle (ESD); Plugin-Bundle; contains eight essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of BreakTweaker Exp, Stutter Edit, Trash 2, Iris 2, Elements Suite (Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements und RX Elements); supported formats...

Recently Viewed
K&M 80310

K&M 80310 disinfectant stand with bracket; bottle holder dimensions: 102 x 91 mm; base diameter: 275 mm; drip cup can be removed for cleaning; with bracket to fix the disinfectant bottle ; round base; weight: 3,6 kg; colour: pure white;...

Recently Viewed
Rode Wireless GO White

Rode Wireless GO White; Digital Wireless Microphone System; ultra-compact and lightweight set of transmitter and receiver; series III 2.4 GHz digital transmission; clip-on transmitter TX with built-in microphone (omni capsule); maximum SPL: 100 dB; Frequency Range: 50 Hz – 20...

Recently Viewed
Rockstand RS 20866 6 E-Guitar Stand

Multi-Guitar Stand For up to 6 electric guitars and / or electric basses, The electric guitar holder can be turned to hold V-style guitars, Can be folded up and folded compactly, Dimensions when set-up (L x W x H):...

Recently Viewed
tc electronic Hall Of Fame 2 Mini Reverb

Effect pedal for electric and acoustic guitar Reverb, TC MASH technology transforms the foot switch into a pressure-sensitive expression controller, New Schimmer-Reverb Algorithm, The Analog-Dry Through maintains the integrity of the dry signal when the reverb is switched on,...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Mackie CR3-X

Multimedia Monitors Equipped with a 3" woofer and a 0.75" tweeter, Power: 50 W, Frequency range: 80 - 20,000 Hz (-3 dB), Housing: MDF, Power supply: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Dimensions (W x H x D):...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Behringer Eurorack Go

Behringer Eurorack Go; Eurorack case; two rows with 140 HP each, build-in busboard with 32 headers for Eurorack modules;, vertical positioning possible via integrated tilt stand; 96 sliding nuts (M3) pre-installed; maximum module depth: 40mm (lower row), 62mm (upper row);...

Recently Viewed
FabFilter Saturn 2

FabFilter Saturn 2 (ESD); multiband distortion plugin; variable distortion and saturation effect with up to 6 frequency bands, with optional linear phase processing; 28 different distortion styles, from subtle analog saturation to brute digital; adjustable slope for the crossovers, offering...

Recently Viewed
Rockstand RS 20865 3 E-Guitar Stand

Multi-Guitar Stand For up to 3 electric guitars and / or electric basses, The electric guitar holder can be turned to hold V-style guitars, Can be folded up and folded compactly, Dimensions when set-up (L x W x H):...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.