Harley Benton SC-Junior Vintage Sunburst

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Graphite nut
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup: Roswell P90D Alnico-5 Dog Ear single coil
  • Volume and tone controls
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • WSC Wrap Around bridge
  • Vintage style Wilkinson machine heads with 15:1 gear ratio
  • Strings: .010-.046
  • Colour: Vintage sunburst
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Metal
  • Blues
  • Bluesrock
  • Mosh
  • Thrash

Further Information

Colour Vintage Sunburst
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Amaranth
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups P90
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Harley Benton SC-Junior Vintage Sunburst
34% bought this exact product
Harley Benton SC-Junior Vintage Sunburst
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
205 € Add to Basket
Harley Benton SC-Junior LTD SSP
11% bought Harley Benton SC-Junior LTD SSP 205 €
Harley Benton SC-Junior Black
8% bought Harley Benton SC-Junior Black 205 €
Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series
7% bought Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series 205 €
Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series
7% bought Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series 205 €
Our most popular Single Cut Guitars
35 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.7 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
A fantastic budget single cut jr!
knuto, 01.12.2019
I bought this guitar because I wanted a 2nd sc junior. I have a 2005 Gibson Les Paul jr too and this guitar is really not far from the original. For the price I will say that this Harley Benton is absolutely 5 stars, but compared to the original I think I have to drop it to a 4. Out of the 2 I find Harley Benton is by far the best value for money.

This guitar looked just fantastic when I unboxed it. I checked it and could not find any imperfections at all. The finish is perfect.
It also came really well set up straight out of the box. I prefer my strings really low so I decided to lower them a bit anyway. The tuners of this guitar feels very cheap, but the guitar stays in tune so there is really nothing to complain about. I wish this guitar had a heavier bridge and I really don't like how the intonation adjustments rubs/cuts my hands when I palm mute. Both tuners and bridge can be changed without much work or cost so I do not see it as a problem.

This review of the Harley Benton SC Jr will be a comparison to my Gibson and I give you my honest opinion on what I found to be the major differences.

Quality: I do not find the huge differences in the wood and build of the guitars. The harley Benton has better access to the higher frets because of it's angeled neckjoint. The Gibson has got higher quality on the electrics and hardware, but all of that is easy to change and upgrade.

Playability: The Gibson got a satin nitro finish while the Harley Benton has got high gloss polyurethane. I prefer satin necks so I just rubbed the HB neck with a scrub sponge and suddenly I find them quite similar to play. The HB is slightly ligher than the Gibson, but there is not much difference. I have to say that I really can't put one in front of the other when it comes to playability so I will call it a tie.

Sound: This is where I think you can find the biggest differences between the 2. The Gibson has a warmer tone. Gibson also have more note separation and a clearer sound when strummed. The Harley Benton sounds a bit sharper and tend to sound a bit messy when strummed. All of this has got to do with electrics of the guitar, so it's easy to upgrade and improve.


To wrap it up I will say that the Harley Benton SC Junior is an amazing guitar for the money. I also think it's a great guitar to upgrade and improve. The fact that it's got 1 pickup also makes it easier if you are a beginner on upgrading electrics.

I will really recommend this guitar to everyone who consider a one pickup single cut. I would buy again for sure, and to be honest I consider buying the Harley Benton DC Junior as well.

Update after starting upgrades of the guitar electrics:
After playing this guitar for lots of hours I decided that this is a really good platform for upgrading. I just want to tell that during this process I found that the pots must have been switched. The B pot was for volume and the A pot for tone. I have never heard of any guitar who got wired this way before, and I hope it is just a mistake happened during production.

I swapped the pots for CTS 500K and decided to put an alnico 2 p90 pickup in it. The tone got warmer and less agressive, something that fits my playing well. I also wired it like the 50's Les Paul Jr, and now I suddenly have my dream guitar.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Very well
melanjet, 22.09.2019
Color under warm lamp light as in the stock photo, in daylight, the sunburst center is yellow-green.
The painting was done perfectly, the sunburst was applied carefully, the hand didn’t flinch anywhere, it was well polished.
Smudges, orange peels are not found.
Great weight, 2.9 kg is just a fairy tale.
The perfect balance.
Wood, declared as mahogany, I believe, I rummaged in timbral block the dark pink.
Fretboard Amaranth. If this is amaranth, then this is a very good tree, I liked it. Excellent color, after cleaning and coating with oil glistens.
The neck is round thick comfortable, like on the Les Paul 50s. Headstock is a good reinforced volute.
Frets from the box are polished, the ends are rounded.
Since the grinding paste remained on the frets and the fretboard, upon receipt it is necessary for everyone to carry out the standard procedure, polish the frets and clean the fretboard,
in order to get rid of dried plaque.

Let's go further. The timbral block, I see there was an attempt to shield with graphite, not entirely successful, but it was. The cover is shielded with foil.
Potentiometers, per tone "Alpha" at 500k logarithmic. At volume is "NoName" at 500k linear.
They also wanted to shield the “hole” under the pickup, but the brush with graphite had already dried up leaving a couple of strokes, but the tree was clearly visible.
The pickup is in perfect order, good shielded wires. 7.05 kΩ.
Pickguard is good, high-quality, three-layer.
Machine heads Wilkinson Deluxe, suitable, perfectly mow under the 50s of the last century.
 nut one to one graftech as on Gib ...
Input Jack is not plasticine, great grip.
And of course, the bridge, is the weakest point.
But in my opinion, the bridge weight is too light. It takes more time to evaluate its strength and stability,
but for some reason I am inclined to think that it is a pressed powder.
Minimally lowering the strings allows for 1.8mm sixth and 1.5mm first ( 12 frets).

So, the guitar is assembled perfectly. It sounds to me, as it should, a deep round clean and sharp on crunch, perfectly responds to the tone knob.
Playable at 100%.
Blues, punk, rock and roll.
I can recommend it.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
T Rex, 04.07.2020
Shockingly good value for the money, the neck and fretwork are lovely, paint and finish on mine was perfect, though of course its got that heavy poly clearcoat. Setup out of the box spot on. A really solid guitar. very comfortable to play with the sculpted neck joint. I found the P90 a little bit weedy, but easily replaceable with a boutique item if your pedals/amps can't squeeze enough tone out of it. The tuners are fine, but the knobs fitted are inexplicably white, they would look better in a creme/perloid finish for sure. Full size pots with vintage wiring - all looks good under the hood. Just a great little guitar.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Not this one
Orca, 07.12.2020
Excellent service by Thomann but this particular guitar is very poor. I recently purchased the DC version and that one is perfect quality. This SC Junior must be made of Balsa. It's half the weight of the DC, came with every single screw stripped and lose, the fretboard is an unknown looking dark plank. After trying to put larger screws in the Machine heads and strap buttons, the screws still do not even tighten. Whatever this guitar is made of is certainly not real wood. Beware! Again, the DC version is a dream, this one has a very shady build...
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Harley Benton SC-Junior Vintage Sunburst
(35)
Harley Benton SC-Junior Vintage Sunburst
to the product
205 €

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, 22 Medium jumbo frets, Graphite nut, Nut width: 43 mm,...

Harley Benton SC-Junior LTD SSP
(12)
Harley Benton SC-Junior LTD SSP
to the product
205 €

Electric Guitar Limited Run 2020 - limited to 250 copies, Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: White dots, Neck profile: C, Scale: 628 mm, Fretboard radius:...

Harley Benton SC-Junior Black
(17)
Harley Benton SC-Junior Black
to the product
205 €

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Graphite nut, 22...

B-Stock from 172 € available
205 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times

Delivery approx. between Monday, 8.03. and Tuesday, 9.03.

Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Online Guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
video
Harley Benton SC-Junior Vintage Sunburst
2:02
Thomann TV
Harley Benton SC-Junior Vin­tage Sun­burst
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in EUR.
Recently Viewed
Roland FP-30X BK

Roland FP-30X BK; Digital Piano; 88 keys PHA-4 keybed with Ivory Feel; Sound engine: 12 SuperNATURAL Piano tones, 20 E-Piano tones and 24 other tones; max. polyphony: 256 voices; Bluetooth Audio (V3.0) and Bluetooth MIDI (V4.0); build-in speaker system (two...

Recently Viewed
Zoom Am7

Zoom Am7, mid-side stereo microphone for Andriod devices; USB type C connection; 90º / 120º / M-S mode switchable; max. SPL: 120dB; resolution: 44.1kHz / 16Bit, 48kHz / 16Bit; for creating videos, podcasts, vlogs and more; two modes: audio and...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Rode VXLR Pro

Rode VXLR Pro; Plug adaptor with transformer and power converter; TRS mini jack (3.5mm) to XLR3M; integrated voltage converter from phantom power (12 - 48V) to plug-in power (4V); for connecting VideoMic, VideoMic GO, VideoMicro, VideoMic Pro, VideoMic Pro+, VideoMic...

Recently Viewed
IK Multimedia AXE I/O + AmpliTube 5 MAX

USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Guitar Effects Software Audio interface specially designed for guitarists, 2 Inputs for instrument-, line- and microphone signals with discrete class-A preamps and switchable 48 V phantom power, Hi-Z instrument inputs at the front, of...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Dante AVIO Bluetooth IO Adapter 2x1

Bluetooth Adapter For the connection of a computer, tablet or smartphone to a Dante network via Bluetooth, Ideal for recording or playing back a stereo signal, Robust housing, Fully-functional Dante interface, Transmits 2 inputs and 1 output with 48...

Recently Viewed
Zoom PodTrak P8

Podcasting Recorder Colour LCD touch screen, 6 Microphone inputs with XLR connections and optional phantom power, 6 Headphone outputs with individual volume controls: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Gain control per input, Mute button and "ON AIR" indicator, Independent channel...

Recently Viewed
Zaor Miza 88 Flex Wengé Grey

Zaor Miza 88 Flex Wengé Grey; studio desk with 19" rack and keyboard tray; offers space for computer monitors (2 x 30"), keyboard, mouse, DAW controller, monitor controller etc.; 2x 4U 19" racks and central drawer; extendable tray, height adjustable...

Recently Viewed
Elation KL Fresnel 150W 6" CW

Elation KL Fresnel 150 W 6" CW; LED Fresnel spotlight incl. barn door and colour filter frame; infinitely variable manual zoom from 15° to 38°; homogeneous 16-bit dimming; dimmer mode, dimmer curve and dimmer delay can be adjusted according to...

Recently Viewed
Behringer MO240

Behringer MO240 - In-Ear Monitoring Earphones; 1x dynamic and 1x balanced armature; Impedance: 32 Ohms; Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz; max. SPL 102 dB; cable length: 1.5 m; 3.5 mm stereo jack; colour: black; incl. gold plated 6.3...

Recently Viewed
Boss WL-30XLR

Boss WL-30XLR; wireless system; plug-and-play wireless system for a standard dynamic XLR microphone; high audio performance with low latency BOSS wireless technology; frequency range: 20Hz - 20kHz; latency: 2.3ms; dynamic range: 110dB; wireless carrier frequency: 2.4GHz; easy setup with visual...

Recently Viewed
Earthworks Audio ICON Pro

Earthworks Audio ICON Pro; professional streaming microphone; small-diaphragm condenser microphone with XLR connector; for broadcast-quality speech and voice-over recording; ideal for recording, streaming, podcasting, interviewing, gaming, web conferencing and content production; polar pattern: cardioid; frequency response: 20Hz - 30kHz; max....

Recently Viewed
Roland FP-30X WH

Roland FP-30X WH; Digital Piano; 88 keys PHA-4 keybed with Ivory Feel; Sound engine: 12 SuperNATURAL Piano tones, 20 E-Piano tones and 24 other tones; max. polyphony: 256 voices; Bluetooth Audio (V3.0) and Bluetooth MIDI (V4.0); build-in speaker system (two...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.