Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top: AAA flamed maple
  • Glued neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Cream-coloured bindings on body and neck
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 vintage-style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • 2 Volume controls with push/pull function for coil split
  • 2 Tone controls
  • Chrome-plated DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • DLX Kluson-style closed machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Cherry Burst, high gloss
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  • Metal
  • Rock

Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Pao Ferro
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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One of the best budget guitars I have ever bought!
Jack Kassell, 02.03.2019
I bought this guitar a few weeks ago, and it is already one of the best guitars I've ever bought. It plays amazingly and the Roswell Alnico pickups give the guitar that signature Les Paul sound. However, it is also quite heavy, so if you are thinking about using it for long gigs, I'd recommend a bass strap.
The coil-splitting ability gives you a range of amazing tones from the spanky country sound of an American Strat, to the hard rock tones of a Les Paul.

One con that I have is that mine shipped out with the tuner bushings not fully pressed into the headstock, this was easy enough for me to fix with a bit of sanding but just keep that in mind if you are buying this as a first guitar. In sure this was just a mistake but it didn't affect the playability of the guitar at all.

Overall this guitar looks and sounds amazing, the carved top gives it a feel like no other and it just sounds amazing, no more needs to be said. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new guitar. I just cannot give it enough praise.
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Reasonable value
A. N., 25.08.2019
I bought this as my first guitar, and while it has its disappointing shortcomings, overall its a good value guitar.

Pros:
- Surprisingly stable tuning, despite cheap tuning machines
- Great play-ability at medium action heights
- Smooth fret edges

Cons:
- Plastic nut "grabs" strings during tuning, causing "clink" sound
- Tuning machines have horrible dead spots
- General dead spots/unevenness in all adjustment screws, including bridge height and intonation adjustment screws.
- "Rise-in-tongue" above the 15th fret, causing strings to fret-out at low action heights
- Very thick poly finish, sticky on neck
- Fairly muddy humbuckers on 10-46 strings, but can be avoided with brighter amp/dialed down low-end.

Despite the negatives, I'm mostly happy with the guitar. I wish they'd had the SC-550 in stock when I'd ordered however. I feel like a lot of the cost-savings are the root of a lot of these problems I've had.
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Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

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  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

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  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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