Harley Benton R-458BK Fanfret

8-String Electric Guitar

  • Progressive series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: Speed-D
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Fan / fanned medium jumbo frets
  • Offset dot fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 686/648 mm
  • Dual action trussrod
  • Nut width: 54 mm
  • Pickups: 2 x Active Hi-Gain humbuckers
  • 1 x Volume and 1 x tone control
  • 3-Way switch
  • Nut: Nubone
  • Black hardware
  • Deluxe diecast machine heads
  • String gauges ex factory: 009 / .011 / .016 / .024 / .032 / .042 / .054 / .065
  • Tuning (1-8): F # / B / E / A / D / G / B / E
  • Colour: Black high gloss

Further information

Colour Black
Body linden
Top -
Neck maple
fret board Blackwood
Frets 24
scale lenght 686 mm
Pickup HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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good for a first 8 string - requires a bit of work

perspecs, 16.02.2018
I wanted to get into playing 8 string but didn't want to spend too much in case I didn't get on with it.
It took a while for the guitar to get get to me - despite the website indicating it was instock I was later informed that the latest batch were still going through QC.

This QC was not entirely evident when the instrument eventually arrived - the set up was dreadful and required a lot of adjustment to make playable and the stock strings were dead. During string change all 8 of the string ferrules fell out of the guitar. I also machine heads are also of inconsistent quality. There were also scratches on the knobs and unfinished parts on the back of the headstock.

Once I got the set up issues sorted I found it to be a very enjoyable instrument to play. The sound from the pickups is fine - especially when using higher gain tones. The fan fret neck is very easy to adapt to.

For the money it's a good first 8 string.
Having caught the 8 string bug - I'm now looking to make a more substantial purchase.
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Not really fun at all.

Danny N., 29.01.2018
This is my first 8 string multiscale guitar and second HB from thomann. I decided to buy it before I get something more 'serious'. Aaaand I am disappointed.
- Active pickups are not bad att all, but comparing to my passive Merlins they sounds a bit crappier. But I guess it's normal thing.
- There were no scratches. But. I can feel that frets are going to have sharp edges, also some of them are damaged and dirty. D'addario strings - dead and rusty. And the saddle - oh gods, what a hell. Edges of it cut my hands (so pointy!) and they're not in the straight line with overall strings level. More - the thickest string at 1st fret is almost at the edge of the fretboard.

I need to invest on it, send it to the luthier, swap pickups and it will be playable.
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