Harley Benton R-458BK Fanfret

8-String Electric Guitar

  • Progressive Series
  • Body: Lime
  • Bolted neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: Speed-D
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Fanned medium jumbo frets
  • Offset dot fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 686 / 648 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Nut width: 54 mm
  • Pickup: 2 Active hi-gain humbuckers
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way switch
  • Saddle: Nubone
  • Black hardware
  • Deluxe diecast machine heads
  • String strengths (ex works): 010 / .013 / .017 / .026 / .036 / .046 / .053 / .074
  • Tuning (1-8): F# / B / E / A / D / G/ B / E
  • Colour: Black high gloss
  • Suitable gigbag: Article number 142777 (not included)

Further Information

Colour Black
Body linden
Top -
Neck maple
fret board Blackwood
Frets 24
scale lenght 686 mm
Pickup HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Does it Djent
Dozbert, 25.03.2019
I?m working on a prog metal project for a friend and having read a few reviews of the Harley Benton R-458BK 8 string fanfret I decided to give one a go. So, to the unboxing. This guitar had travelled over 750 miles and straight out of the box it was almost in tune which was a remarkable thing in itself. The body was VERY shined and free of dents, blemishes and scratches. The finish on the back of the neck is very good too. As others have pointed out the fingerboard was bone dry but a couple of coats of oil and it?s all OK now. The neck is straight in all the right places and the intonation spot on. Just as good as you would get/expect on a guitar at three times the cost.

On to the hardware. Some reviewers had the saddles as being very sharp. As I tend to rest my hand on the bridge this was or slight concern but, HB seem to have listened and the saddles are now rounded and as smooth as a cashmere cod piece and very well made. The tuners are smooth in operation and hold there tuning very well. I bought this with a spare set of strings expecting them to be really poor, just bits of wire but how wrong was I. The supplied strings are of excellent quality, probably better than the ones I bought. So far so good!!!

Electronics. Pots and switches are smooth in operation and quiet. The pickups are active and? guess what??? They even supply it with a 9v battery. The battery sits in a secure enclosure not a lousy clip that I was expecting. Sound wise, the pickups are good and a decent range of sounds can be achieved with switching and dealing the tone knob.

OK, here?s the slightly negative bit that you were all probably waiting for. It has been observed by others that the frets are sharp and poorly finished on these guitars (probably true on other HB?s too). I experienced a slightly less that smooth finish in ONLY the top four frets (close to pickups) of the neck. It?s only a slight thing and can easily be remedied and only occurs high up the neck. I?m assuming the finishings done once the neck is attached to the body and access is limited due to the cutaways. It isn?t enough to put me off it as every other part of this guitar?s quality are WAY above the price you pay.

So in short, If you want to try an 8 string do not hesitate to give this one a go. at about £130 it is worth way more than the cost and is well worth getting. If you?ve never played a fanfret before it only took me about 15 mins to get used to. As I?d never played a eight string well, that will take a fair bit longer to get used to.

Finally, does it Djent??? Damn right it does!!!
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The best multiscale 8 for under a grand
William Kroeker, 26.04.2019
Bought this instrument about a month ago and I could not be happier with my purchase. I was initially in the market for an 8 string and also multiscale to get my feet wet with both but wasn't exactly comfortable spending 600~700 for a comparable jackson that I may not gel with, so I looked around for potential harley bentons and spotted this immediately. I figured since it was much more affordable why not try it. Probably the better decision, turns out the overall build quality is on par with our other guitarists' EC258, if not slightly better. The stock pickups were substantially worse, but I already had a set of fishman stephen carpenter sig pickups ready to drop in and it was an easy wiring job. What I was not expecting was for everything else to be solid; bought locking tuners thinking the stock ones would be really bad but turns out they hold tune extremely well and don't jump, something that the other guitarist's ESP struggles with heavily at 3 times the price. All in all, I would absolutely recommend this instrument for anyone interested in multiscales or 8s, just get a set of pickups and you're set!
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  • Frets: 24
  • scale lenght: 686 mm
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  • Pickup: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Long Scale: 686 mm
  • Short Scale: 648 mm
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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