- Ergonomically shaped Nyatoh body
- "Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top
- Bolt-on neck made of roasted maple
- Flamed maple fretboard
- Dot fretboard inlays
- Matching headstock
- Natural wood binding
- Neck profile: Modern C
- Scale: 648 mm
- Fretboard radius: 305 mm
- Nut width: 42 mm
- Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut
- 24 Medium Jumbo Blacksmith stainless steel frets
- Pickups: Roswell HAF-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker (bridge), Roswell S74-C BK AlNiCo-5 single coil (middle) and Roswell HAF-N AlNiCo humbucker (neck)
- 5-Way switch
- Master volume control
- Master tone control with push/pull function
- Wilkinson 50IIK 2-point tremolo
- Chrome hardware
- HB JN-07 locking staggered
- Factory strings: .010 - .046
- Colour: Gloss Trans Flamed Bengal Burst
With this elegant guitar equipped with two humbuckers and a single coil, you will be prepared for any scenario. The ergonomically designed body made of mahogany-like nyatoh wood with its beautiful flamed maple veneer top is bolted to the roasted neck in a truly traditional way. The neck and fingerboard with a 305mm radius is also made of flamed maple, ensuring a snappy sound. A tasteful exterior, high flexibility, and tried-and-tested hardware and electronics come together here to create an affordable instrument that is suitable for a wide range of genres.
Diversity and aesthetics
The Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBB model is a real eye-catcher. The body is made of nyatoh and has a decorative flamed maple veneer top. Its transparent "Bengal Burst" finish is also a feast for the eyes and can be found on the headstock as well. The neck is made from roasted Canadian flamed maple and secured to the body with a four-screw neck joint. This instrument is very comfortable to play thanks to its nut width of 42mm and its modern C neck profile. The roasted maple fingerboard is also more than just an off-the-rack product. Furthermore, 24 wear-free stainless steel frets, a Graph Tech nut, a Wilkinson 50IIK vintage vibrato, and WSC locking machine heads are used here. The electronics consist of two AlNiCo-5 humbuckers and a single coil in the middle position, all made by Roswell. These are complemented by a five-position switch, as well as potentiometers for volume and tone. The latter allows the humbuckers to be split via a push-pull function.
Sounds to suit any style
The Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBB is extremely flexible in terms of sound thanks to its three pickups, five-way selector switch, and push-pull potentiometer for splitting the humbuckers. AlNiCo magnets also provide a vintage-style touch to the sound - from Blues to Rock and Pop to Funk. Depending on the particular song and song part, you can vary the timbre and the degree of distortion. Locking machines heads ensure reliable tuning, while the stainless steel frets are characterised by minimal wear - so the instrument will last for many years. With a scale length of 648mm, 24 jumbo frets, and a comfortable C-profile for the neck, the guitar relies on a tried and tested design. In combination with the contoured body with its double cutaway, excellent playability is a given.
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.
A guitar for the live set
With the Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBB, you are well-prepared for any situation. The traditional Wilkinson 50IIK vibrato system with individually adjustable saddles offers a familiar flat profile. The locking machine heads and the Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut ensure tuning stability at the same time. The straightforward combination of two splittable humbuckers with an additional single coil allows for an extremely high level of sonic flexibility, so that changing your instrument for the sake of sound should be unnecessary. With one instrument, you can switch from silvery-clean single coil sounds to crisp crunch on the bridge humbucker and on to fluid solo tones using the neck pickup.
In the spotlight
Roasting is one of a range of heat treatment methods that can be applied to wood. This method, which is a relatively recent development, is used in order to give new and/or alternative woods the same tonal characteristics as older, matured tone woods (some of which are now protected by conservation laws and can thus no longer be sold). The wood is placed in a special computer-controlled oven and dried to a pre-determined degree – in other words, its natural drying phase is artificially shortened. This process also changes the wood’s visual appearance, darkening its colour and making the pattern of the grain more distinct.
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