Harley Benton SC-500 BK Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Arched top
  • Set-in maple neck
  • Neck profile: C shape
  • Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus Radiata)
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Fretboard inlays: Block
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Vintage style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • 2 Volume- and 2 tone controls
  • Gold DLX hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • DLX machine heads
  • Strings: Harley Benton .010 - .046
  • Colour: Black high-gloss
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Colour Black
Body Basswood
Top Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Much better guitar than its price tag

Phase55, 12.02.2018
Ordered the Harley Benton SC-500 BK Vintage Series and I have to say I was a little apprehensive given the price I was paying. However I thought it was worth a punt.
I have had many high end guitars over the years including Les Pauls and so I feel that I am in a good position to compare. Firstly the delivery from Thomann was great. Arrived within 3 days and was kept fully informed as to its journey. When it arrived and I unboxed it the first thing that struck me was the quality of the finish. The frets were well fitted with no sharp edges. The binding was neatly done and all the gold hardware looked amazing.
On playing it I found that the intonation was slightly out and the action a little higher than I like it. I was soon able to sort that all out with a slight truss rod and saddle adjustment. I fully expected to fit new pickups on it but after playing it I found the stock ones to be great and will leave well alone. I was really impressed with the way they have shaped the rear of the guitar at the neck joint as it makes playing much easier when reaching for those high notes. I think some of the top end manufacturers could learn from that. Volume pots not as responsive as I am used to and I found that it require turning them back a lot before they started to lower the volume. not a huge problem for me and easily upgraded if required
All in all I feel that this is a much better guitar than the price and has surprised me just how much. I spend a lot of my time traveling between UK and South East Asia and wanted a cheaper guitar bring with me. I decided on the SC-500 as it is lighter for me to carry than the mahogany body ones but this does not seem to effect the sustain I get from the instrument. I will wait to see how it holds up dealing with the humidity abroad.
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AMAZING VALUE !

BISCUIT MAN, 31.03.2018
After ordering my Harley Benton SC500 Guitar I just sat back and could only imagine what I would end up with for a Guitar of that price.
The SC arrived very quickly as always with Thomann products and was very well packaged.
On opening I was suprised at the look of the Guitar...It was Stunning.
On closer inspection I found the bodywork and neck to be immaculate and very well finished and the frets were amazingly smooth with no rough edges at all.
The bridge and the Tail piece together with the Pick Up covers and tuners looked very nice, but are not fantastic quality..but I expected that for the price, but having said that they do look very good and everything is perfectly functional.
The pick ups both worked nicely giving both decent power and tone and the knobs were smooth and responsive.
All in all this is a fabulous Guitar for the price and sounds better than some other brands that I have played at 3/4 times the price and I can't stop looking at it and picking it up to play.
This Guitar makes me smile....I Love it.
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Basswood, Arched top, Set-in maple neck, Neck profile: C shape, Fretboard: Blackwood <i>(Pinus Radiata) </i>, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Fretboard inlays:...

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  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Basswood, Arched top, Set-in neck: Maple, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata), Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Block inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 628...

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  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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