Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line Series
  • Mahogany body (Swietenia meliaceae)
  • Mahogany neck (Swietenia meliaceae)
  • Set-in neck attachment
  • Neck profile: C
  • Jatoba fretboard
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Binding on the neck and headstock
  • Split rhombus pearloid feadstock inlay
  • Frets: 24 Medium jumbo
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 x Roswell LAF Alnico-5 vintage-style humbuckers
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • 3-Way toggle pickup selector
  • Nut: Graphite IV
  • Hardware: Chrome plated DLX
  • Bridge: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Cherry
  • Finish: High-gloss
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Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo Nej
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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The quality you'd expect from a dearer guitar
Six Strings Soul, 18.04.2018
I pulled the trigger on this one after a fair amount of research, as I'm aware that any guitar bought from any online store can potentially ship with issues despite the "good name" of the product. I'm quite glad I took the risk with this HB DC, it's a fine guitar with no serious issues and impressive features. I expected a guitar with minor cosmetic flaws (it's a given at this price point) and I was right -some minor paint flaws here and there, the kind of stuff I don't care for and one can only notice if inspecting the instrument very closely. The things that matter -a good neck, decently dressed frets, no fret buzz, low action, correct intonation, nice pickups, solid hardware- it's all there. The nut wasn't properly aligned in the slot, but a few gentle taps with a small hammer fixed it (could have happened during storage or travel, no big deal). Took a grand total of five minutes to go from unboxing to playing and it sounds good on both of my rigs (one is my custom made pedalboard into valve amp and the other one just audio interface into Tracktion with vsts). It's a neck heavy guitar (the body is actually very light), you'll need to adjust to it if you play standing like I do but I quickly found out the way I keep my right arm on the body can actually counterbalance the weight with little effort. All in all, I couldn't find a better SG style guitar at a similar price point, the first comparable guitars being above the 400 euro mark. I'm very satisfied, I think I got more than what I paid for.
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Heavy stuff
ZoltanP, 16.12.2019
Pretty much everything about this guitar is heavy. From the not so good to the great:
- It's neck-heavy. Unless you play sitting down (and who would do that with an SG-type axe), you'll have to hold the neck up and push the body down, or else the headstock will dive.
- The whole thing is heavy like hell. It is massive mahogany all right: it weighs as much as my 59's spec'd Les Paul with no weight relief. Okay, the sustain is awesome, but man this guitar requires back muscle!
- The tone is brutally heavy. It punches right through my valves \m/. Amazing pick-ups, Roswell, well done! Crisp, articulate, bombastic, in your face... Competing big brands sell their comparable humbuckers for more than this whole guitar. Quite unbelievable.

What I modded:

- Since the pick-ups are 4-wire, I added a coil tap by replacing the tone pot with a push-pull pot (and the split humbuckers have a pristine chimey single coil sound too);

- I added a treble bleed capacitor to the volume pot to ensure that the tone remains bright even when I roll back to volume;

- as with all Harley Benton tune-o-matics, I replaced the stock bridge with a sturdy, reliable and high precision Gotoh T103B-N;

- and for good measure I levelled, dressed and polished the frets, filed away the two or three sharp ends I spottes, rubbed the fretboard with lemon oil, gave it a fresh action-trussrod-intonation setup, and...

OFF IT ROCKS! If only it were 1kg lighter...
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Colour: Red
Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry
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Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry

Electric Guitar Custom Line Series, Mahogany body (Swietenia meliaceae), Mahogany neck (Swietenia meliaceae), Set-in neck attachment, Neck profile: C, Jatoba fretboard, Fretboard radius: 350 mm,...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: Nej
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton DC-Custom White
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Harley Benton DC-Custom White

Electric Guitar Custom Line series, Body: Mahogany, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Jatoba, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Binding on the neck and on the headstock, Split rhombus...

  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: Nej
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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