Harley Benton Amarok-6 BKBL Flame Burst


Electric Guitar

  • Body shape: Arched Modern Comfort
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Flamed maple veneer
  • 5-Piece neck: Maple/Mahogany
  • Neck attachment: Neck-through-body
  • Fretboard: Macassar ebony
  • Fretboard inlays: White 6 mm offset pearloid
  • Glow-in-the-dark position markers on the fretboard's edge
  • Neck profile: Slim Modern C (Thickness at the 1st fret: 21 mm - Thickness at the 12th fret: 23 mm)
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • Matching headstock
  • Body binding: Wood
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 355.6 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo stainless steel
  • Pickups: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 Ceramic (bridge) humbucker & EMG Retro Active Hot 70 Alnico-5 (neck) humbucker
  • Controls: Master volume- and master tone
  • 3-Way switch
  • Bridge: WSC HPS-6 Custom hardtail
  • Machine heads: Grover locking
  • Hardware: Black
  • Strings: .010" - .046"
  • Colour: Black Blue Flame Burst Satin
  • Made in Indonesia
Colour Blue
Body Mahogany
Top Maple, Laminated
Neck Maple, Mahogany, Maple, Mahogany, Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
In catalogo dal Aprile 2020
Numero di articolo 479364
Unitá incluse 1 Pezzo
B-Stock da € 465 disponibile
€ 499
Spedizione gratuita, incl. IVA

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15 recensioni del cliente

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Stunning guitar
A D 05.10.2021
Top spec, plays like a dream, superb modern sound, only let down by minor qc flaws.

This is now my 3rd HB guitar and I will be buying more. For some context, I have been playing for decades and my main guitar for years now has been a USA PRS. With a few caveats, this Amarok is up there with all the 1k+ guitars I've owned or played.

Plus points -

Looks gorgeous. Lovely tight flame top and a nice dark, smooth ebony board.

Spec! Stainless frets, EMG's, through neck, ebony board, mahogany (possibly gaboon) wings.

Feel is utterly amazing. I had my doubts about the neck but this thing is effortless. The C shape is comfy with an amazing matt/satin coat that your hands just glide over, the fretting is smooth and assertive, access is as good as it gets with a lovely contoured through neck into the cutaways. My hand just glides around the fretboard. It's pure joy to play.
Right arm is comfy over the carve (same smooth satin/matt coat on the body too) and the bridge is smooth under my palm.
Pickup switch is a bit wierd at first but is very reachable while remaining out the way for typical rock/metal right hand techniques. Big strummers may find the switch vulnerable to knocks but that really isn't what this guitar was designed for. Knobs are smooth and resistive feeling though they are a bit all/nothing. They live at max on this anyway so no problem.

Superb modern sound. The pickups are crisp and punchy, aggressive without being rough. Online comparisons did not do these justice. The Hot 70's have the tonal character of some more vintage classic buckers, but with a more modern midrange Q (a bit less honky than the Fishman Moderns still), VERY tight bottom, and smooth treble. Chord clarity and note definition is outstanding. Very nice in the mix though it did require some patch tweaks to rebalance for the air and output of course. Both neck and bridge pups do thier thing admirably with a nice spread of tones. One thing that took me by suprise was the neck pup having some incredible bell-like single coil type tones to it. Very pleased with the sound.

Cons - Nothing is perfect...

The pup switch was installed backwards and vertical. Yup, down for the neck, up for the bridge. No problem, it was of course easy to open the back, rotate it and put some angle in there too.
Minor finishing flaws here and there. A spec of black paint on the back of the neck, some more on the faux binding, some rough edges around the horns where the sanding wasnt finished properly. Nothing thats unexpected on cheaper guitars anyway.
The biggy though was the three frets had tooling marks (looked like plier jaws) and next to them the fretboard was dented. This is a fairly simple repair though and Thomann customer service was courteous and easy to deal with as always, and offered a partial refund for the damage which I accepted.

Summary - This is now my go-to metal guitar in the studio, and I do not say this lightly. My other guitars will always be special to me, and nothing has ever come close to the sound, quality and attention to detail of my USA PRS for example, but this Amarok has just got everything I need from a modern 6 string for rock and metal. The sound and the feel blew me away.

It's not just the best value guitar I've ever played by a mile, it's one of the best of its type at any price. Just fingers crossed with the QC...

I will be buying the 7 string and baritone versions at some point I'm sure .
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Amarok Rocks
CPAlabama 08.05.2020
Excellent guitar. So excited to be among the first to get this one. Was amazed that after 13 day journey from Germany to US, the guitar was in perfect tune. Needed to adjust string height and neck, now is so sweet to play. I only wished the strap connection was in the normal place. A floyd rose and roasted maple neck would make it more expensive but would be well worth it. Also surprised there was no split coil on the push/pull.
Overall this is a suburb guitar for the price and my Harley Benton collection keeps growing because of the value. Thank You for providing professional grade features in well made guitars for the rest of us. I can afford the high dollar guitars, but why pay the outrageous prices from the big name makers?
Update: Had to repair input jack, connector would not stay plugged in. Finish of guitar under close inspection is not great. But I still love it and would like to get another one from a newer batch to see if they have improved after increasing production.
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The Only Neck-Through for This Price
Garlik 20.06.2020
Let's start with the bad:

- Neck pickup has something wrong with it. A lot of buzzing/hissing.
- Volume pot scrapes when turning and is hard to turn
- Blatant hole where they missed when pre-drilling for tuners on back of headstock
- A few tool marks and scratches (2 places)
- The 3 way switch should be angled, not straight up and down. Easy fix, but a strange choice
Some of these issues like the tools marks/scuffs are not a big deal considering the specs you get for the price. I was expecting some imperfections with the finish. The hole in the headstock and neck pickup are making me debate if I should return it. These are also why it got 4 stars from me. If the neck pup was fine and no hole in the headstock, 5 stars for sure.

Now the good:
- Not the thinnest neck, but comfy nonetheless and a great smooth satin finish on it.
- Pickups (minus the hissing) sound great! I was worried that I paid for EMGs just to get rid of them, but I like them and they're staying.
- Bridge is comfortable and easy to use
- Stainless steel frets are awesome at this price point and the frets were done very well even for higher end guitars
- Neck through construction...I mean, what more do you need to say? It's fantastic
- Locking tuners seem to be working great so far, slight instability but I've only had it one day and went from Germany to hot, dry Las Vegas so I expect some shifting. I think they'll work great.
- Beautiful. It's a very attractive instrument especially considering the price.

That's about it. All in all it's well worth the money. I'm thinking about maybe saving for a 7 string version now if my GF doesn't kill me for buying another guitar :D
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Great Opportunity, Not Great Execution
SCSF 21.09.2020
I bought the Amarok for 2 reasons, it has really impressibe specs and it looks very nice, at least in picture.
the one I get is 100% on the feature side, it has all and sounds and plays good but it has 2 problems: it does not match the picture (not even near to be flamed, maybe look painted, but not flamed) and the pick up selector is the chepest one I had ever seen, it vitrabrate in a irritating manner.
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