Harley Benton SC-Custom Active WH

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line Series
  • Arched top
  • Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Neck attachment: Set-in
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Fretboard inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
  • Binding: Black / Cream coloured on the body, neck and headstock
  • Headstock inlay: Pearloid split rhombus
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 x Active Roswell LZ51N AlNiCo / LZ56B ceramic humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • Nut: Graphite IV
  • Hardware: Black DLX
  • Bridge: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: White high-gloss
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Further Information

Colour White
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Amazing guitar for a low price!
CheeseFudge, 01.07.2018
I've always wanted to try out a Harley Benton. I've heard great, great stuff about these, often cheaper, guitars. What I also craved was a alpine white Les Paul. I saw a band play in 2010 (Veara at the Eastpak Antidote Tour) and the singer/guitarist had a white Les Paul and I instantly fell in love. When I saw this SC-Custom I just had to order it.

All in all: The playability is through-the-roof. Active pickups, locking tuners and straplocks out of the box. The thing stays in tune for hours on-end. It's got a great solid bridge and a relatively thin neck. This thing absolutely screams. This guitar's clean tone is alright but it certainly shines when you start playing with distortion. So... Be sure to crank up the gain and fire up some sick Metallica riffs!

What I don't like are the volume knobs. It's pretty much either on or off. There's no real middle ground. The input jack came relatively loose (which is a easy fix, mind you. but still!) after using it for less than a month. There's some blemishes in the finish here 'n there but this guitar definitely rivals it's expensive brethren and then some.

All in all I'd pick this over any (higher) end Epiphone any day. I own a Gibson SG and several Fenders but this thing quickly became one of my favorites in a very, very short time and for the fraction of the prices that I paid for my other guitars.

Even if you're experienced or just starting out - I can't recommend this guitar enough if you're into the harder styles of rock.
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Almost perfect
geoark, 14.02.2019
This was meant to be my first guitar, on which I would learn. I have however played on several others owned by musician friends in the past, of varying budgets, both low and very high.

Great, beautiful, quality guitar, punching above it's weight for the price, love at first sight, but ultimately had to be returned due to fret buzz that I couldn't sort out on my own, meaning someone knowledgeable could probably take care of it.

Pros:
Great selection of features, not generally found at that price range.
Gorgeous white colour up-close, the black hardware really makes it pop. Delicious cream binding. The photos don't do it justice.
The neck was absolutely fantastic, smooth and slippery. Fret edges meticulously well-polished, reminiscent of really expensive guitars.
Felt really sturdy, well finished and well put together.
Sound was generally good, rich and varying on each pickup position. You will need to lower the input gain of your interface, or add some padding. Was feeding it into a HB Truetone British, then into a Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box and then into my interface and there was only minor crackle from the guitar, maybe due to the battery's health.

Cons:
Feels slightly heavy.
Only blemish was the lack of paint under the truss rod cover.
The strings that came with it seemed slightly battered.
One of the Marvel security strap locks that come as default was faulty on mine, meaning the lock came undone a couple of times, good thing I was sitting down. Thomann obviously offered to reimburse for the locks, and I replaced them with Harley Benton's security locks.

Unfortunately, as mentioned, I had to replace it due to strong fret buzz above the 12th fret, on E A and D, which I couldn't rectify on my own, even after instructions from the guitar support department.

All in all, a great guitar, apart from my issue which I don't expect to be the norm.
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