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Harley Benton SC-Custom II FR Vintage Black

Electric Guitar

  • Series: Custom Line
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck attachment: Set-in
  • Fretboard: Roasted jatoba
  • Fretboard inlays: White pearloid crowns
  • Binding: Ivory coloured
  • Neck profile: Modern C - Thickness at the 1st fret: 20 mm; Thickness at 12th fret: 22 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 41 mm
  • Nut: Floyd Rose locking
  • Frets: 24 Medium jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 humbuckers (bridge and neck)
  • 2 Volume controls
  • 1 Tone control with push/pull function for coil split
  • 3-Way switch
  • Tremolo: Floyd Rose 1000 Locking
  • Hardware: Gold-plated
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Colour: Vintage Black Satin
  • Matching case available under Article Nr 414317 (not included) (Note the case available under Article Nr 172299 is too short)
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Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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This is an really fine guitar for the price.
kimme, 20.12.2020
It's an very nice Floyd Rose Single-cut guitar for this price.

It's the cheapest guitar with an Floyd Rose 1000 unit, fitted for an Single-cut. The Floyd Rose unit is nice, and it stays in tune.

The only drawback I have, is that this guitar is somewhat longer so it doesn't fit the Thomann Single-cut guitar case, so you need to purchase an Gator Single Cut Guitar case, like this one...



And to get an really good experience with this guitar you also should purchase some Floyd Rose items for some easy string change and then it stays in tune almost every time you change the strings.

The items are....

Schaller Sure Claw ->

Allparts LT-0868-000 The Key ->

My pro tip is to get an tremolo arm that's easy to replace, and this tremolo arm is an real gem.

Schaller FR-Style Tremolo Arm BC ->

And you also could get an Allparts EVH D-Tuna Drop D, but it's not an easy fit on particularly this guitar, but it's doable with some fiddling and an fixed sustain block and the correct string tension that the "Schaller Sure Claw" gives, and the "Allparts The Key" makes it easy to change strings and stay in tune without an setup of the Floyd Rose every time you change some strings.
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I don't know how they do it?
The Fees, 19.09.2021
To give you a Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo bridge with Grover tuners for this kind of money is nuts. The shelf price of the bridge and tuners alone is equal to the price of the whole guitar. That's not all. This guitar plays like a dream. You can do a dive bomb with the trem and it stays perfectly in tune. The action is incredible. The neck flies once setup properly. For those who are inclined to the Fender scale length you will feel right at home.
I know they saved some money on the matte black finish instead of some fancy flamed maple, but to get a guitar built to this level of perfection for this kind of money, they could have painted it with house paint and I would be happy.
Oddly enough you would have expected them to put some high gain pickups on here, but not so. Consequently, there is no super darkness in tones. They have just the right amount of sparkle, and yet give you a really nice overdriven distorted tones.
Get the FR bridge and guitar setup properly and the guitar stays in tune incredibly well. If anything, ever happened to this one, I would buy another in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.
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Amazing guitar with an amazing price tag
WebWatch, 29.12.2020
I might be a small bit biased about this guitar, because it's my first guitar to feature a Floyd Rose Bridge, Locking Nut, and a Coil Tap on the tone knob.

The price is outstanding so there isn't a reason to talk about it further

Right out of the box, this guitar is incredible to hold. The satin black finish with the cream colored binding and gold hardware is very slick, and it's a little hard to stop staring at it all. Overall the finish seems to be perfect, I don't see any horrid mistakes anywhere. Maybe there's a tiny black speck of paint on the absolute border area of the binding, but who's going to notice that?

The hardware on the guitar is something to behold. A Floyd Rose 1000 Bridge allows me to hone whatever whammy bar skills I'd like, and in my experience so far, without losing tune. The Roswell pickups in my opinion are amazing for coming with the instrument, but I don't have much experience with anything other than stock pickups. The coil tap is very interesting and I personally love it. Messing around with the different sounds using the coil tap is very fun, and I was almost able to mock a tone from Queens of the Stone Age (and if you know that band, you know that getting Josh Homme's tone is no easy feat)!

The one problem I had with this guitar out of the box concerns the strap locks. This is my reason for providing 4 out of 5 stars to features and quality over 5 stars. When I installed the locks on my guitar strap, everything seemed fine. I screwed them in place and, when I locked the strap onto the guitar, everything was great! However, it only took a total of 20 seconds for the strap lock towards the neck to immediately pop off its strap peg! I thought "maybe I didn't put it in completely", so I tried at LEAST 15 more times, each trial resulting in the same error. I wouldn't criticize this problem so much if it didn't scare me so. Imagine someone gets this guitar as a gift, they throw their strap on it, and start jamming. Suddenly, the lock pops off its peg, and the guitar hits the floor HEADSTOCK FIRST. Very scary! I definitely think it's something to look into with these specific strap locks.
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Finally got it!
CPAlabama, 09.12.2020
I have always wanted an LP style with a Floyd Rose. 24 frets was even better.
Now to the guitar, it is exactly what I expected. I love the Floyd Rose 1000 and the fact it has 24 frets. It sounds good and plays good. Paint job is crap, flat black, and wherever my fingers have touched the finish (pickguard area) it is glossing the paint. But, for the price, it is outstanding. I have already started modding it with a trem stop, silent springs and a D-tuna. I will probably upgrade the wiring, 3way switch and the pots. This is my third Harley Benton guitar this year, also got a Fusion II and an Amarok. You cannot get these features for a better price anywhere.
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