Harley Benton HWY-25BKS Progressive Series
- Body: Basswood
- Bolt-on neck: Maple
- Neck profile: Modern D
- Fretboard: Roseacer
- 24 Frets
- Matched reversed headstock
- Scale: 648 mm
- Nut width: 42 mm
- Double-action truss rod
- "Predator" inlay on the 12th fret
- Pickup: 2 High output humbuckers
- Black hardware
- Die-cast machine heads
- Standard tremolo
- Ex-factory stringing: .009 - .042
- Colour: Black, matte
An affordable Metal guitar that’s ready for battle
The Harley Benton HWY-25BKS Progressive Series is an entry-level Metal axe that has a lot to offer despite its budget-friendly price tag. Its looks alone are nothing short of classy, particularly at this price point. The ST-shape body features the matt black finish and twin humbucking pickups you would expect from a Metal guitar. The hardware – from the machine heads and nut to the bridge and tremolo arm, control knobs, and pickup switch – is finished in black and ensures that this guitar looks ready for battle. Even the back of the neck features the same matt black finish. The two humbuckers in the Harley Benton HWY-25BKS Progressive Series follow suit, of course: They are mounted in black pickup rings and feature matt black covers.
Perfect for fast runs
The fingerboard is made from thermally treated maple and has no dot inlays – instead, it sports a stylish tribal design at the twelfth-fret position. But not to worry: The upper edge of the neck features dot markers for easy orientation. The neck, with its modern D-shape profile, is ideal for fast runs and full-on shredding. Its 24 frets and correspondingly deep cutaway give budding metal virtuosos everything they need to start breaking their first speed records, and the characteristic 648 mm (25.5”) scale length ensures that even those with long fingers will feel comfortable playing this guitar. The neck also features a double-action truss rod for optimum adjustability.
For heavy beginners
The humbuckers with which this model is equipped have a comparatively high output and are therefore ideal for Rock and Metal guitarists. The standard tremolo can be used to create classic whammy bar effects, making it easy for budding and advanced players alike to try out their first dive bombs. The factory-fitted strings have gauges of .009-.042 and are thus perfect for standard tuning and allow effortless bending – which should also benefit less experienced players.
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.
The Harley Benton HWY-25BKS’s looks alone provide a point of entry into the metal guitar world, and of course it doesn’t end there: Its great playability also makes lead guitar a joy to practise, while the high-output pickups make for some serious riffing. This guitar is more than just a fine first instrument for beginners, however. If you are looking for a classy second guitar or an eminently playable and above all affordable one to bring on the road, you should definitely take a closer look. Given its extremely low purchase price, this model is also perfect for extensive modding – such as upgrading the existing pickups and machine heads. If you play in a metal band and don't yet own a back-up guitar for budgetary reasons, this instrument will soon have you running out of arguments not to pick one up.
In the spotlight: Double-action truss rod
The double-action truss rod consists of two firmly-joined metal rods with opposing threads. It is inserted into the neck and covered by the fingerboard, which is glued to the front of the neck. A clockwise turn of the nut at the end of the truss rod (also called the T-rod) straightens the neck, bringing the strings closer to the fingerboard, and in extreme cases causes a convex neck bow so that the strings rest on top of the middle frets. An anti-clockwise turn, on the other hand, causes a concave neck bow, which significantly raises the strings above the middle frets. Double-action truss rods are mainly used in thin necks because they fit into a narrow groove and therefore take up only a small amount of space.
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