Harley Benton SC-Custom Active VB

Electric Guitar

  • Custom line series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • C-Neck profile
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • "Aged" black / white binding on body, neck and headstock
  • Split Rhombus pearloid headstock inlay
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickup: 2x Active Roswell LZ51N Alnico / LZ56B-Ceramic humbuckers
  • 2 x Volume controls
  • 1 x Tone control
  • Pickup selector
  • Graphite IV nut
  • Gold plated DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Grover machine heads
  • DLX Strap locks
  • Strings: Daddario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Vintage Matt Black
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Further Information

Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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The best for the price (IMNHO)

Les W., 21.10.2016
First the nice touches provided by Thomann - D'addario strings and a battery, and also the strap locks and each Grover tuner wrapped in cellophane. Plus the whole guitar was very well packaged for protection against the elements and handling by the delivery services

This guitar looks better in real life, is nicely weighty, and feels immediately comfortable. The neck is great, no sharp fret edges that I got on a previous, lower cost Harley Benton Les Paul (but a minor issue), and the set-up needs little to no attention for my tastes.

The neck might be fast but it plays at the same speed as me which is a bonus. I am not 100% sure how much difference the active pickups make given the few controls but the sound is strong and can go raw or warm. If, like me, you use a pedal or two then the advantage of active pups is probably diminished.I guess that will differ by the equipment used.

I am really happy with this guitar and for the price and the Thomann service, I could not beat it elsewhere. It was delivered to the UK within two days of ordering, which again is excellent and at a bargain price.
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Solid guitar, worth it's weight in gold!

Alex Djuran, 11.12.2018
I've been looking at the Custom line of HB for a while now and I decided there's always room in my arsenal for a second active guitar and boy does it SCREAM!

Starting off with the construction, this guitar is heavy and I'm glad it is. The chambered stuff just doesn't have any weight to it and this thing feels great in terms of weight. It came set up brilliant, no buzz, no sharp ends, some aesthetics could be a little better like fretboard residue, but that's something I can clean myself and isn't a major issue. The guitars playability is superb! Sound wise, if you're looking for that active, compressed, EMG style sound this thing will get you withing a rats tail of it. The active Roswell pickups are really tight, sounding and while they don't have the "body" of a 100¤ pickup, they sure get close and deliver great results and pushes amps just outstandingly.

Overall I'd say while the guitar might not be what it's imitating, it's a very close call and I would say better value for money than most singlecuts on the market!
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