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Harley Benton CST-24T Purple Burst

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When you buy this guitar during the period from 24.04.2024 through 31.08.2024 you will receive 3 Months subscription for music2me Guitar for free on top. After the shipping of your order you will receive the licence key as well as the download-link automatically send to you by e-mail. The music2me subscription automatically ends after expiry.

Electric Guitar

  • Deluxe Series
  • Body: Meranti
  • Top: flamed maple
  • Glued-in neck: Meranti
  • Fretboard: roasted jatoba
  • Pearloid Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fingerboard radius: 350 mm
  • 24 Blacksmith stainless steel frets
  • Neck and body binding
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm (1.65")
  • Nut: Graphite
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 humbuckers
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control with push/pull function for coil split
  • 3-Way switch
  • Wilkinson WVPC tremolo
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • DLX tuners
  • Colour: Purple Burst
Available since August 2023
Item number 527048
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Purple
Body Meranti
Top flamed Maple
Neck Meranti
Fretboard Roasted Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo Wilkinson
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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Harley Benton CST-24T electric guitar Purple Burst

It is hard to say for certain just how much a player has to spend in order to get their hands on a really good guitar - after all, it always depends on their personal expectations. One thing that is certain, however, is that the quality of the affordable instruments coming out of the Far East is now such that musicians now get significantly more for their money than in decades past. The price-performance ratio offered by the Harley Benton CST-24T (shown here in its Purple Burst finish) is a prime example: Just 30 years ago, players would have had to spend much more and content themselves with a far inferior instrument, so those just starting out on the guitar today can look forward to doing so on a solid, high-quality instrument - all the more so since their budget can now stretch to a suitable practice amplifier, gigbag and other accessories.

Harley Benton CST-24T with Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 open coil humbuckers

A modern classic

It is obvious where the Harley Benton CST-24T takes its stylistic cues from, but this guitar still exudes a character of its own. The CST-24T features a meranti body with an arched maple top and flamed maple veneer together with a meranti neck and a fingerboard made from roasted jatoba. The latter boasts a full 24 medium stainless steel frets and pearloid dot inlays, and both the fingerboard and the front edge of the body are adorned with cream-coloured binding that matches the matching pickup rings perfectly. Harley Benton has not cut any corners in terms of hardware and electronics either, which is reflected in the CST-24T's Wilkinson WVPC vibrato system and Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 open-coil humbucking pickups, which are governed by a three-way toggle switch, master volume control, and master tone control (which also includes a push-pull function for coil splitting).

Harley Benton CST-24T Meranti body with set-in Meranti neck

Beauty meets practicality

It has to be admitted that guitarists have two main things in mind when they look for a new instrument, and the first of these is definitely the way it looks. The Harley Benton CST-24T thoroughly delivers the goods here, and if instruments from Harley Benton were not already renowned for their incredible price-performance ratio, the wealth of features that this guitar brings with it despite the budget-friendly price could surely set a new record in terms of value for money. The second thing guitarists look for is a combination of playing comfort and a good amplified sound. Needless to say, the Harley Benton CST-24T does not fall short here in any way, and the guitar's excellent sound and impressive versatility make it an ideal instrument for starting out and playing those first concerts.

Electric guitar Harley Benton CST-24T headstock

About Harley Benton

Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.

For full-on Rock and much more besides

When looking at the Harley Benton CST-24T's specs, design, and features, one could easily be forgiven for thinking that this is a guitar built purely for Rock music. But the limits to what this guitar can do are really only defined by the player: While packing plenty of power and punch, the two humbucking pickups also possess excellent dynamics and, thanks to the coil split function and the highly effective volume and tone controls, will also deliver a diverse palette of different tones to suit a range of musical styles. Fans of more progressive genres will also appreciate the high-quality vibrato system which, together with the guitar's graphite nut and die-cast DLX machine heads, allows expressive vibrato effects while ensuring reliable tuning stability.

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10 Reviews

Excellent buy (and mod platform) for the price
Giovanis Richardson 01.11.2023
All it needed was a typical setup and a pair of fresh strings. No nonsense, this guitar is an absolute killer for the money. Very beautiful overall and definitely looking like belonging to another price tier. The parts are of good quality in general (it is a steal for the total quality of build) and you can always switch the electronics (or/and tuners) for premium material anytime with a couple hundred euros resulting to an A-tier experience for a fraction of the cost. They only "downside" is that i am used to the weight of an SG and this thing is on the "bulky" side of the spectrum. Another satisfied customer Thomann. Great quality for the price and excellent service/delivery.


The Beauty and The Beast
N.Soh 06.12.2023
Built quality is exceptional. However, you need to take care of the dry fretboard, neck relief and string action.
- Pickups get muddy for hi gain tones
- Pickups generate buzz/hums in single coil mode

Considering the "Cons", Everything else about this instrument is what you would expect from a beautiful and versatile guitar.

- Tuning machines better to be upgraded to improve tuning stability.


Super guitar
superguitarhero 03.01.2024
Voor de prijs een super gitaar aan te raden voor te schreden


Perfect guitar for beginners
LFNP007 23.02.2024
really easy to understand, easy to setup and start playing, and really pretty with an excellent build quality