Harley Benton DC-Custom 612 Cherry

Double Neck Electric Guitar

  • Build: Double neck with 12-string and 6-string
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Necks: Mahogany, set-in
  • Fretboards: Roasted jatoba
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radii: 350 mm
  • Neck and headstock bindings
  • Pearloid Split Rhombus headstock inlays
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets each
  • Scale: 628 mm each
  • Nut width (6-string): 42 mm
  • Nut width (12-string): 48 mm
  • 2-Way truss rod
  • Pickups (6-string): 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 vintage style humbucker with cover
  • Pickups (12-string): 2 Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 vintage style humbuckers
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control
  • 2 x 3-way toggle switch
  • 1 x 3-way toggle 6-/12-string selector switch
  • 3-Layer pickguard
  • Bone nuts
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tune-O-Matic bridges
  • Grover machine heads
  • Colour: Cherry high-gloss
  • Case included
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Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System HH, HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No

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Excellent Value for money
IbbyG, 23.11.2019
My first experience with Harley Benton, I am positively impressed. Finishing and attention to detail rivals guitars at double, triple, quadruple price point (Epiphone, Gibson, Ovation, Ibanez and Fender). Plays very nicely. Pickups really impressive. Played it with Marshall Code 100H and 412 cab. Awesome rich sound.
Good quality case. Almost as good as the Ovation case with my double neck.
Cons
- no separate vol and tone controls for 12 and 6 strings.
- a common challenge with all double necks; space tight between the two head stocks makes it difficult to use my Roadie 1 or Roadie 2 auto tuners.

I must thank all the reviews on YouTube.

22 January 2020 Update
Having played this awesome unique instrument for quite sometime, I have the following observations:
- though easy to tune, the 12 string G strings seem to be quite impossible to tune; either they are in tune when open, or at the 12 fret but not both.
- Of all the 14 guitars I own, the neck on both 12 and 6 strings easily twists, affecting the tuning - I have to be careful when playing to avoid this.
Again, excellent value for money, and one of my favorite instruments of choice
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Harley Benson & Thomann
Long Earth Neil, 03.05.2017
What can I say - awesome start to finish!
Starting with Thomann, order placed and 5 days later (with a holiday weekend in between) guitar was delivered to UK. Not only that but the communications and order tracking was second to none! Highly recommended!

OK, the Harley Benton DC-Custom 612... I was skeptical about Harley Benton being cut price copies but, YouTube research and chats with friends who own put my mind at rest. This is one truly beautiful guitar both in looks and sounds. Looks, a beautiful well finished cherry glaze on a solid mahogany body & neck, quality pups and hardware. In terms of sound, everything you'd expect from a Gibbo but at a tenth of the price! The 12 string is crisp, clear and jangly and the 6 string equally so but gutsy as hell when you kick in an overdrive amp setting!
The one downside, stating the bleeding obvious, this is one hell of a head / neck heavy guitar. Well duh, it's got two necks! This is not a negative, just need to adjust your playing style a bit to hold the neck up - or rest it on your knee for a VERY comfortable play. Overall, for the chunk of wood and hardware, it's surprisingly light.
Final thing, it comes with a custom hard case which, in itself, would be worth £60 - £100 to buy.
Any doubters should give this, or Harley Benton in general, a real chance - a LOT of instrument for your cash!
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Bucket List Item...Check!
Dj Shadowfall, 15.05.2020
I can't even begin to describe the feeling I had when this beauty arrived and I got to feast my eyes on my very own 6/12 double neck. I have coveted one for more years (decades) than I should admit to, but was always put off by the price tag. Yes, it can be a little clumsy and head-heavy, but that comes with the territory. The quality is really good, the setup was really nice out of the box and it's just gorgeous. The sound coming off the Roswell humbuckers is pretty damn good and I don't see myself feeling the need to change them out, The Grover tuners may not be the top of the line models, but hold tune quite nicely. So far, I have only used it in a studio setting, but it has stood up very well in that environment. Thank you for helping my cross off a life long bucket list item, I never thought I would have one.
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Exactly what I was hoping it would be!
Trogdor the Burninator, 26.07.2020
I shopped around for a double neck for quite some time before deciding to go with the Harley Benton. I haven't had one of their guitars before, but figured why not start with the double neck! It's really a great guitar. Only negatives are some minor finish flaws, little sloppy paint at the neck binding, but no checking or cracking of the finish at the important spots, behind the nut, set neck joints, etc. If you are thinking of buying this and hoping it "won't be too heavy" don't get a double neck, haha. It's just as heavy as you'd expect. Also case was cracked on arrival, but I'll blame the shipper.
Positives, the thing sounds awesome! Especially the neck pickup on the 12 string and the bridge on the 6. The tuning stability has been fantastic, which was my biggest concern.
I'm using it in a classic rock cover band for the Eagles tunes, feels good to pretend to be Don Felder for a little while!
TL:DR - Surely the best double neck you can get without going broke!
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