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Electric Guitar

  • Style: Semi-Hollow with F-holes and mahogany sustain block
  • Body with arched top: Maple
  • Set-in neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Block fretboard inlays
  • Double action truss rod
  • Scale length: 628 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo 5 humbuckers with caps
  • 2 x Volume controls with push/pull function for coil split
  • 2 x Tone controls
  • 3-Way switch for pickup selection
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Sealed DieCast machine heads
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Strings: Daddario .010 - .046 (Art.

    104555

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  • Colour: Black
Colour Black
Body Maple
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Pau Ferro
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
Item number 482274
$239
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This is just stunning..
Bladezo 23.04.2021
This is my second HB guitar having recently bought and *heavily* modified a little TE20 which I've had a great experience with to date. Owing to that previous experience I felt I had a pretty good idea of what I could expect from this guitar.

Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first: One of the tuners feels a bit wonky. The binding is a little messy in places, particularly around the "F" holes. The frets needed a bit of a polish. All of this was expected. That's it?

I'm just blown away by this guitar. I haven't even set it up or put a decent set of strings on it yet. I just took it out of the box, started playing and didn't really want to put it down.

I've owned in the region of 100 different guitars over the years including Fender and Gibson custom shop models, high end Ibanez, ESPs, a PRS and a bunch of Standard Gibson models. Focusing entirely on playability and tone, this honestly more than holds it's own with virtually any of them.

As a bit of a play test I got a nice clean tone with a little reverb and chorus (Boss CS-2, Boss CE-5, Walrus Audio Slo through the effects loop on an Orange Dark Terror) and decided to compare this playing the same piece against the three guitars that were closest to me at the time (Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Stratocaster, Fender MIM Player Series Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Studio): The verdict was unanimous in support of the HB-35Plus.

Alright, I did go for a tone that *suits* the HB35 more than the others, but it still had no business being the clear winner in my view.

I can't vouch for the other variants, but this guitar is just ridiculously, mind-blowingly good. It's just insane to me that it's available at this price point.

I've got a set of Grover "tulip" tuners which I'll be putting on it. I've also get a new Tusq nut and full set of electrics which I'd planned to upgrade it with, but honestly? I'm not going to bother.

If you can overlook the finishing issues (which are only really visible if you've got it in your hands and are actively looking at them) and are willing to stick on a nice set of tuners, you'll have an absolutely insane guitar for virtually no money.

Don't think, just buy it.
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BB style Blues.
Strat64 08.08.2021
Wow! This has to be the best value guitar for the money I have ever player. The finish on the body and binding is spot on. The neck is quite fast but doesn’t get sticky. The tuners seem fine so far, bridge and saddles seem solid as well. The pickups are great, you can get the classic blues jazz tone, distorted classic rock and even single coil tones with the coil split.

I did have to give the frets a bit of a sanding and polish and the neck some lemon oil, but other than that, this guitar is super playable and well worth the money.
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HB35 Plus Black - Incredible!
thefalconer 08.03.2021
I had been waiting the HB35 Plus in Black for some time. I knew there was some new colours coming and even a couple of B-Stocks appeared on the website then quickly disappeared. I emailed Thomann to ask when they would arrive. They responded very quickly to tell me they were coming soon so I waited.

I checked daily, and as soon as I saw it on the site, I immediately purchased it. It arrived at my house in Spain literally 3 days later, the box and packaging was perfect.

The guitar itself is immaculate, absolutely perfect finish, not a single blemish anywhere. It was heavier than I was expecting, but not in a bad way, I like the weight and the balance. I feel comfortable both around the neck and on the knee. The neck is a good size and shape and the frets were smooth with no sharp edges. I would have liked a bone nut but that can always be changed. It came almost in tune, I just needed to adjust the intonation a little bit.

Overall the guitar plays beautifully, I love the coil split options on the pick ups, they make the guitar very versatile. I've got nothing bad to say at all, this is just a fantastic guitar, fantastic value. I'll probably buy another one for my son who can't seem to put my one down.
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Audio jack is the only issue
Guitarzman 31.07.2021
Great guitar for the price it's very fun to play, sounds great. The only reason I give it less than 5 stars is the poor quality of the audio input jack, obviously not soldered/grounded well and the signal cuts out if the cable is moved in certain directions. Huge problem and easily avoided if Harley Benton would address it
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