Harley Benton SC-Custom FR VB

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line Series
  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Neck profile: C
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24 Medium jumbo
  • 2-Way truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone (push/pull)
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Hardware: Gold-plated
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .010 -. 046 (Article Nr 104555)
  • Colour: Satin Vintage Black
  • Corresponding optional case availabe under Article Nr 247158 (not included)
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Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo FR-Style
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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One very affordable and amazing machine!
Tobie J, 07.09.2019
Long story short, a friend of mine is one of the top musicians in Kansas City. I once asked him what his ideal guitar would be; he said it would be an LP bodied guitar, 24 frets, 25.5" scale with a FR. Low and behold, I found this guitar and decided to surprise him with it! I didn't tell him at first it was his, and still, his eyes lit up when he opened the case. He played it all night, commenting to me some adjustments he would make, but that he was amazed with this guitar. He had played his same main guitar for nearly 30 years, yet had the giddiness of a child as I watched him play the Harley Benton throughout the night. He would NOT put it down! At the end of the 4 hour show, he raved to me about the guitar, and again suggested some adjustments. I told him he was welcome to make any adjustments he liked because it was his! He damn near teared up! It was Christmas in August! We since made the adjustments he asked for (lowered the action, rewired to more traditional LP style for toggle kill switch, replaced pickups with JB/Jazz for his style of music) and this is now the most versatile guitar he has ever owned or played!

Use - Simply phenomenal! A life long, professional, touring musician now uses this as his main guitar. Versatile (split coil is great on this, quality build (real FR on a sub-$300 guitar? Seriously? Wow!), very playable, great tone and sustain, quality build, great fret work (I did polish them for supreme smoothness and shininess, but there was no need to file).

Clarity - The stock pickups are great! This pro merely prefers the JB/Jazz set for his style. We put the stock HB pups in a 335 style semi-hollow body and man oh man did it give it life! The SC-Custom has great accuracy and sustain with full sound and depth!

Pros - Licensed FR, solid build quality and parts, amazing sound and playability.

Cons - None other than what one might possibly perceive based simply on personal preference. It's decently heavy, but really, it should be. They are also not always in stock. I waited almost 3 months from the time I ordered until I received it. This can easily be forgiven as it was well worth the wait.

All in all, this is one amazing guitar! 'Best bang for your buck' gets thrown around a lot, but honestly, no better words can describe this incredible guitar!
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Has-Been, 29.07.2019
I'm a 62 yr old Has-Been Musician, and have played Lead, Rhythm, Bass, and Keyboard for 30 plus yrs. I owned only a few Guitars. Gibsons and Fenders. I now own a Gibson 1968 ES 355-TD, and a 2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio Shred with Floyd Rose.
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. I have never owned an import guitar, but I have played a few, and most were junk. I'm retired now, and the only reason I bought this guitar was to have a project to work on and to have something to do.
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. I was afraid to order outside the USA because of any problems that could occur; but for the price of this Guitar, I could part it out, and get my money back.
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It was a long wait as I order this Guitar in Feburary and The Guitars were back ordered until June of this year.
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Thomann had good communication with me, by Chat and Emails. I checked the tracking of the guitar after it was shipped every day and the only hold up was customs in NY, USA for 2 days. I don't think customs opened the box.
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When the Guitar arrived by USPS the packing and boxing was in good shape. I opened the box and inspected for damage. There was none. I got lucky.
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I was surprised by the quality of the guitar and checked out every detail. The Action was good, and there were no pits or scratches in the body, neck, and head stock. The sound of the pick-ups (Roswell) was good and the guitar stays in tune. I got Lucky or HB makes a quality Guitar. If the marketing of this Guitar ever gets in the USA. Gibson has competition.
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The few things I didn't like were the color of the fret board, Jatoba wood ( which I have dyed darker). I added the a rhythm, treble placard on the 3 position pickup toggle, and a FR tool kit on the back of the head stock.
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Inside of the guitar it was shielded but I added copper anyway. The CNC routing was clean and I saw no saw dust anywhere.
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In all, I would rate this Guitar a 9 out of 10. Did I get lucky or has HB made a huge quality up-grade. I don't know . This is also the first time I have ever left feed back. I don't take the time to rant or rave.
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Colour: Black
Harley Benton SC-Custom FR VB
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Harley Benton SC-Custom FR VB
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311 €

Electric Guitar Custom Line Series, Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Set-in neck: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Neck profile: C, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Fretboard: Jatoba,...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: FR-Style
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton SC-Custom Ocean Flame
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Harley Benton SC-Custom Ocean Flame
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Electric Guitar Custom line series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Jatoba, Trapezoid fretboard inlays, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius 350 mm,...

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