Harley Benton MS-60 VW Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, screwed
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 610 mm
  • Nut width: 41 mm
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Graphite nut
  • Pickups: Wilkinson WVSC Live vintage style single coils
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone
  • On/Off slider switch for each pickup
  • Deluxe chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and DLX tremolo
  • Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario .009 - .042
  • Colour: Vintage white high-gloss
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Colour White
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 610 mm
Pickup System SS
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Very nice guitar, the only thing holding it back is a few minor details and it isn't a lefty

Nathan F., 07.11.2015
It showed up in 9 days. A new record, I hadn't even bothered to track it yet.

Arrived unscathed. The only other HB guitar I was really jones-ing for the HB35 was still out of stock and I had 30 Euro credit that was set to expire. I had emailed Thomann about the possibility of an offset style guitar in left handed showing up soon and they said no. (of course, the day after I placed my order the hard tail Jazzmaster showed up on the site...I think they get customer service tips from Mr. Z)

Right off the bat, I pulled off the strings to make it a lefty. Lucky for me, the nut was not glued in place, so all I had to do was put a drop of Elmers on it and reseat it.

The bridge I tried to flip the saddles, but no dice they wouldn't come out so I just set it as close to intonated as possible. The only string I am having trouble with is the E, so I might Mick Jagger this and rip off the E.

It is a chunky little guy, does not feel like a toy at all despite the short scale and small body. It definitely doesn't neck dive...

Tuners are nice and smooth, no play or slop and they hold tune as long as you don't use the whammy.

The bridge is the downfall on this guy, it rocks enough to keep it in tune if you are really gentle with the whammy, but it will not return to pitch it you push it too hard. I am going to get a Wilkinson roller and while I am at it I will fill the current bridge holes and convert it to a lefty for real and angle the bridge correctly.

Pickups sound nice, not really like a Mustang, but they are very good. I especially like the neck pup. It is pretty muscular sounding. The bridge pup is pretty weak sounding, but in a good way. They really complement one another well with both engaged.

Neck is the highlight on this thing. It is a very nice quasi-vintage tint with a satin feel. Frets are vintage sized (pre-06 Fender size). They really fit the vibe of the guitar.

Headstock is rather small, but very tasteful, I especially like the "Fine Quality Sound" in fine print at the end of the headstock.

Finish is almost mint green as opposed to vintage white, but I like it. I think it would look sweet with a red tort pick guard and a chrome Mustang control plate.

How does it play? excellent, no issues playing up to the 17th fret (really good for a righty flipped to lefty) and the controls are out of the way, a right angle cord is all that is really needed. IT is even comfortable to use the trem. I am going to move the strap button to a neck screw and it should be good to go.

The bad? The pickguard is pretty dorky looking. I wish they spent a few more dollars and put a proper control plate on it. The bridge should have been a roller or at least barrel saddles. The Pickups aren't installed the same way (the staggered "B" string pole is on the A string on the neck pickup)
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Mustang Sally sings again.

Royarthur, 02.05.2018
This Guitar from Thomann is so very cheap I just had try her out. Now this IS some dream, for less than a night out (with a meal), you get a, short scale sea sick green beautiful vibe "Mustang" type guitar, with a usable Jag type trem, that with a bit of work gives you sweet dreams. Body, well finished in cool vomit lite green, love it, it's just fun and takes me back some. Two single coils by Roswell, not Wilkinson, good P/U's both clean and distorted, giving such a good thin and sharp sound, just as one would expect from this type of guitar. the only thing, both P/U's have two way off or on switches with no option for the out of phase middle sound but for this price, it's livable and changeable for a few £'s. The neck has no faults with a great fret board, well fretted and a good nut. Now for the mod, I fitted a Wilkinson roller bridge and now, in terms of tuning stability, intonation and string height, all is fantastic, well worth the small extra cost. Even with the "mod's" and the extra cost, this such a fantastic value guitar, with such a great sound and feel, it's a hidden gem. Do not be put off because it's so very cheap, just enjoy.
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Colour: White
Harley Benton MS-60 VW Vintage Series
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Electric Guitar Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, screwed, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 22 Frets, Scale: 610 mm, Nut width: 41 mm, Dot fretboard inlays, Graphite nut, Pickups:...

  • Design: Mustang
  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 610 mm
  • Pickup System: SS
  • Tremolo: Yes
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electronic Guitar Vintage series - limited 2016 edition, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Rosewood, 22 Frets, Scale: 610 mm, Nut width: 41 mm, Dot inlays, Headstock with...

  • Design: Mustang
  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 610 mm
  • Pickup System: SS
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electronic Guitar Vintage series, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple, Fretboard: Rosewood, 22 Frets, Scale: 610 mm, Nut width: 41 mm, Dot fretboard inlays, Matched headstock, Graphite...

  • Design: Mustang
  • Colour: Blue
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 610 mm
  • Pickup System: SS
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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