Harley Benton R-457MN WH Fanfret

7-String Electric Guitar

  • Progressive series
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Offset dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Speed D
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Multi-scale scale: 686/648 mm
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • Dual action trussrod
  • 24 Medium diversified jumbo frets
  • Pickups: 2 Hi-Gain humbuckers
  • 1 x Volume and 1 x tone control
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • Nubone nut
  • Black hardware
  • String gauges: 009 / .011 / .016 / .024 / .032 / .042 / .054
  • Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • Colour: White high gloss

Further Information

Colour White
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 24
Scale 686 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Expected bad but not that bad.
then0xStudios, 20.03.2020
Ok, So besides the 2 month wait for the guitar to finally come, as it was out of stock, I expected some things to be off, but boy was I surprised.

Let;s start with the Pros:
-Pickups sound decent
-Body is well built, guitar feels very solid

Now the Cons:
-Scratchy frets, but not one or two...all of them.
-Came badly set up, a bit too much front-bow
-White paint on the bridge pieces
-Pickups can not be height adjusted. The adjustment screws are seized.
-Nut was not slotted correctly
-Tuners are horrible. Can't hold tune at all
-Even though it is a 27" scale on the low string, the string itself still feels sloppy.

Two more things for your consideration:

- On the UK website when I bought it, it said it came with active pickups, they are actually passive pickups.

-Honestly even though I found a QC sticker from factory and a note of QC from Thomann, I suspect someone is not doing their job well.

All in all for the price and strictly as a "Mod platform" it is an amazing buy. Just make sure yours doesn't feel like a lower B-stock when buying new.
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"Ein Brett"
Kravvall, 17.03.2020
Was actually reluctant at first, another 7-string? 150€?

This thing is a beast, and as such you might have to deal with a thing here and there.

Sound is amazing, after changing the pickup (EMG-85 now). Really like the bright fretboard, the C shape is a monster, but works well for chords, as there is enough place for the fingers on the fretboard, without it feeling to "broad". With mine there was nearly no fretbuzz, although action is a bit high for my taste, and might get a little tweaking. There are a few "meh" things. There are black plastics covering the string holes on the back. But those covers are only on 3 strings? Side of the fretboard looks like it got dirty when glueing? No major issues in terms of feel, but if you look close it looks weird.

This thing rips with the EMG85, definition on B-string hammering, any amp, riffing is a charm, as well as playing chords. Can match my 600€ Ibanez, and I guess, I'll go down the fanfret road a lot more.
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This guitar is a bargain.
BKintheUSA, 15.06.2020
I already own an expensive Ibanez 7 string guitar. I wanted to play around with a fanfret without spending tons of money and not ending up liking it. The Harley Benton was appealing. I placed my order and was assuming the guitar will need a full setup and fretwork. I was so wrong. This guitar did not need any adjustments. The intonation, fretwork, and action was spot on out of the box. The guitar stays in tune better than my Ibanez. The pickups are ok and sound great for clean, and some high gain. I will be upgrading to Fluance pickups soon. Now for the negative and not a bad one. The nut is plastic as to be expected at this price point. The nut is a bit longer than the width of the neck. This is cosmetic only. I will change the nut anyways. Also people may ask about the thickness , and radius of the neck. I can say the radius is about the same as the wizard but the neck of this guitar is a bit thicker. If you owned a Douglas 7 string guitar. The neck is identical in feel. I like the added thickness. At this price point compared to what I paid for the Ibanez. I can have several Harley Benton's and not regret my purchase.
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Incredibly good product for the money
InSovietCS, 21.04.2020
Now, here's the thing, my review WILL differ quite significantly from others. I guess I won the part lottery.
Plays good in my opinion. Frets were way too sharp so I filed them down just a bit and they were fine. They are a bit tall, but nothing unfixable.
Sounds very good. I use BIAS FX 2 as my amp sim, and it sounds amazing.
The electronics could use a bit more work, as the volume knobs can rotate too much and over 100% for some reason. The pickups I like.
Tuning is stable enough. It doesn't wave too much out of tune, however do tighten the screws on the tuners, as there is going to be some space for you to rotate before the machine head actually starts turning the string.
All in all, love it. Just fix these tiny things.
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