Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBLB


Electric Guitar

  • Egonomically shaped nyatoh body
  • "Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top
  • Bolt-on neck made of roasted maple
  • Roasted maple fretboard
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Matching headstock
  • Natural wood binding
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Scale length: 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
  • WSC staggered locking diecast machine heads
  • Original stringing: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Gloss Trans Flamed Blue Burst
available since May 2022
Item number 521171
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Blue
Body Nyatoh
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HSH
Tremolo Wilkinson
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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Okay but some manufacturing issues
Roba9 15.07.2022
I purchased this on backorder in April and ended up reciting the first guitar about a month later. The first guitar was okay but had a large chip out of the neck by the nut, which looked like it had been done at the factory. There were a few other issues also, such as swirling all over the finish, a chip on the headstock and the tone pot had no resistance at all and just spun by itself.

I returned for a replacement with thomann promising to do additional QC checks to make sure these issues weren't present and also reduce the action, which was high on the previous guitar.

The new guitar arrived with a slightly smaller but very similar chip in the wood by the nut, so seems like this is someone being a bit heavy handed at the factory when installing the nut.

The new guitar also has a few other issues: a hairline crack at the neck pocket, a very wobbly selector switch, tooling marks and scratches on the frets, a squeaky tremolo (resolved by wd40), and the high e string is too close to the edge of the fretboard meaning it slips off often and a very badly mismatched flame maple veneer. Nothing major but still frustrating issues. I will be getting the guitar set up at a local shop to improve the playability, so hopefully some of these issues will be solved then.

I took a small partial refund instead of returning because I can't be bothered to get a replacement and then have the same issues again.

However, overall the guitar plays quite well and sounds really good. I love the roswells with my modelling amp as they sound great with all the presets. The guitar is nice and light and the neck is very playable, chunkier than my Fender modern c, but very nice to play.

I think 3 stars is fair, because although it is a nice guitar that has been made with nice components, the quality of workmanship and qc is behind the competition. I won't be returning this but in the future I think I will just stick with higher end squiers, as they haven't let me down in the past.


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woelfi22 14.06.2022
Tolle Gitarre für den Preis, der Hals fühlt sich super an, Gewichtsverteilung ist super angenehm, guter Sustain für die Preisklasse, bißchen einstellen und Bünde polieren tut Not.

Größter Minuspunkt für mich: die Farbe ist nicht einmal ähnlich wie abgebildet. Was ich bekommen habe war ein entsättigtes Jeansblau, nicht das strahlende Grünblau vom Foto. Ist aber auch schick, sonst wäre sie zurück gegangen.


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Jodix 07.08.2022
Känns otroligt fin i händerna. Gedigen och robust med en silkeslen ”sval” hals. Har endast mina andra Harley Bentons att jämföra med. Jag äger 6 st elgitarrer. Har vänner som är märkesfixerade…..Gibson, Fender m.m. Men de har nästan satt i halsen när provat några av mina gitarrer. Det om något är för mig ett bevis att de flesta av dessa budgetgitarrerna står upp som bra instrument. Min CST-24 var min första elgitarr och har ägt den i 3 år nu och den är helt otrolig. Väldigt stabil. Tyckte att thomann borde uppgradera den med nya mickar och låsbara stämskruvar, då kommer den bli minst lika bra eller bättre än Fusionmodellerna. Men åter till min Fusion. Har inte riktigt spelat in mig på den, men instrumentet är otroligt fint och kan inte annat än att rekommendera denna gitarr för någon som är intresserad av Harley Benton. Lycka till 😉