Harley Benton R-457BK Fanfret

7-String Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata)
  • Neck profile: Speed-D
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Fanned medium jumbo volumes
  • Offset dot fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 686 / 648 mm
  • Dual action trussrod
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Active Hi-Gain humbuckers
  • 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • Nut: Nubone
  • Black hardware
  • Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054
  • Colour: Black high gloss
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  • Prog DI
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Further Information

Colour Black
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 24
Scale 686 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Solid and reliable guitar.
Zak Rahman, 20.04.2018
I have waited for several months before writing this review. Several months of use. These are not my 'first impressions'.

Limitations/Cons:

The nut is cut a little strangely, and sharp at one edge. Can be easily fixed.

The back of the neck isn't the smoothest. I am comparing it to a Jackson Soloist and an American Stratocaster. This is to be expected.

The pickups are a little too muddy for my tastes. Pickups are easily replaceable.

PROS:

- Fun to play.
- Came with perfect intonation out of the box. Zero fret buzz. Every fret articulated well. I didn't need to adjust anything.
- The pickups aren't to my tastes, however they still sound good if you understand basic amplification and audio production. Clients *loved* what I could do with this guitar.
- Fanned frets are super comfortable.
- Light weight.

REVIEW:

I got way more than I bargained for with this guitar. It should not exist for this price.

If I were to upgrade the pickups and change the nut, it would be a solid and reliable guitar to gig with, or certainly a good back up guitar.

Congratulations to Thomann and Harley Benton on a superb product.
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Good guitar for its price
Roman Gladyshev, 02.09.2019
I bought this guitar in order to have a closer look what a 7-strings guitar is.
My impression is the guitar costs its price.
The frets are well installed and polished smoothly.
Electronics/wires are assembled and soldered pretty good.
I replaced the strings to .10-.60 and was able to tune the scale length simply.
But there were a couple of minor issues I have to mention:
- quality of the tuning machines is in doubt, one of them was defective (slipped gear)
- the pickups are passive (no power element inside the guitar), but it's even better, imho
Can definitely recommend this guitar, but you should understand pros and cons of buying a cheap instrument.
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