Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style

Electric Bass Construction Kit P-style

  • Complete DIY (Do it yourself) kit
  • Bolt-on neck
  • Solid wood body (wood colour may vary)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Double action truss rod
  • Amaranth fretboard
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Truss rod
  • Pickup: 1 P-Style split coil
  • 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Stringing: .045" - .105"
  • Colour: Natural

Note: A certain amount of craftsmanship is required for successful assembly.

Further Information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Solid Wood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Amaranth
Frets 21
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System P
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Perfect for a first build
21.04.2015
I decided to purchase this kit because it was reasonably priced and I wasn´t sure I could get a good result for I haven´t done anything compared to this before. So to say - not a big loss if I screwed it up and decided to burn it afterwards.

Looked for reviews on it on the net and found satisfied builders. Took on the challenge and this is my review:

The neck: it was straight as an arrow, no nicks anywhere but the frets needed leveling quite a bit. I bought the Thomann fret file, Göldo fretboard guard and ordered a few Euro´s fret rocker from the net. Did my first fret job ever, took a couple of hours and voila - nice result. Fits the neck pocket very well.

The body: in very good condition and smooth surface. took some splinters away with sanding paper from the grinded parts (neck pocket and pickup/pot holes). Other than that it was ready for paintjob.

Painted the body with acrylic sanding primer, painted with acrylic paint and put some acrylic laquer on the surface - all in garage and with spraypaint. Also put acrylic laquer on the neck. Sanded between different paints and polished.

Pickguard: two plastic covers on the surface and no scratches on it. It would have been aligned well on the screwholes of the body, but the jack was about a 1mm too close to the end of the pothole. A very tight fit and could damage the jack on the long run. These don´t cost much though - so... Had to file a tiny bit of plastic away from the neck end of it to fit well (took about 5 seconds).

The pickups: easy to install ( no soldering needed) and work fine. Surprisingly good tone for cheap pickups.

Pots: they are a bit too "loose" and turn a bit too easily. They work though.

Strings: the set that came along was poorly wound and I decided not to use those. Bought the HB valuestrings and they work well.

Tuning pegs: Look nice, a small loose "gap" when turning to both ways. But they hold the tuning nicely. Easy to install on the neck.

Putting it together after painting: everything went to place ok. Putting all together with tuning the strings and adjusting the trussrod took about 4 hours.

Now I´m using it to play in our band and it performs very well. I´m already looking for a new project and would like to find a Musicman-style kit ( Thomann??) Thank you.
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Great option for learning
Toolman, 06.08.2019
Since I was already placing an order with Thomann, I added this to my cart to save on shipping. I was very pleased with the neck upon unboxing. It is very straight, though I noticed a lot of grain runout behind the nut. It is beautiful maple with a rich, black fingerboard. The frets were dressed well: good polish and no sprouting. The body is decent for painting or a dark stain. It is very lightweight, which I later realized makes the neck dive considerably. The instructions are sufficient, though I would recommend sorting your screws first. The instructions are not clear as to which screws to use at each step so it may cause those with little experience some trouble. There are several extra screws included as well. I discovered later, this is compensation because you will shear and strip these screws. The metal is weak and the predrilled pilot holes are a little small (and some are misaligned.) When I tried to attach the string retainer, the screw sheared off halfway into the headstock. Thomann were excellent and resolved the issue. The bass sounds and feels great. My only caveats are the weak hardware and the body needs a bit more weight, but overall, I am very pleased. Thanks again, Thomann!
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