Harley Benton R-457MN WH Fanfret

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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
available since June 2018
Item number 427245
sales unit 1 piece(s)
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
Number of Strings 7
Style ST
Color White
Fretbboard Maple
Long Scale 686 mm
Short Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Vibrato No
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This is my very first buy here!
Carnage_v 07.02.2022
Hi everybody! I ordered this guitar from south of Russia, UPS made it delivered in 7 days, which i think is fast.
Guitar built very well, paint is all good, neck is straight and great, frets need polishing but its nothing to complain about, overall this guitar sounds and feels good to me for its price. Tune is holding good if strings are fine and properly installed.
I previously owe about five 7-strings and this is #1 7-string guitar in this range of price in my opinion.
Definetly will buy some more guitars here in Thomann soon!
Good luck everyone!
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Awesome Guitar
Divan 25.01.2021
I love this guitar! It looks and plays great and at that price you won't find much better than that. Best thing about it is that I could not decide between the 7 string and the 8 string - so I got both! As a South African, I am not used to having nice things, so I enjoy everyone sobbing in awe when I show off this beast and I ignore the comments from people saying that the fan frets looks like it melted in the African sun.

The quality build of the guitar is great and the fretboard is a joy to play! The guitar also has great action and was set up really nice right out of the box. The pickups are a bit muddy and lacking that "pure 7 string hate and destruction" sound, but the pickups can always be upgraded later.

The tuning stability is not bad - it won't just let you down while you are playing, but I keep a tuner around just in case.

Overall, I would vouch for this guitar. I have a lot of fun with it and I will definitely check out more stuff from Harley Benton.

Thanks Thomann!
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Simply a steal.
krorvik 16.08.2022
I'm quite frankly a little speechless. A seven string at this price is amazing. A fanfret one to boot...

The only minor issue I can find is the frets have smidge of roughness, and this is easily fixed with some tape and finegrit sanding paper.

The neck is super comfy, close to wizard-territory.

The fanned frets feel great for power/barrechords all the way - and the edges of the frets are well rounded and can not be felt during playing.

The nut sists snuggly, and the tuners work great.

The bridge stays out of the way, and the controls do not feel cheap at all. Great friction in pots and selector.

But - the real surprise are the pickups. Metal is the name of the game for me, and these puppies do the job really well! I have to add, I have a Behringer TO-800 overdrive in front of the amp (A Joyo Zombie II), and that tightens things up really nice. Even so, this is far better than the price would suggest.

Some suggest the pickups are a bit muddy, and perhaps bassy, but throw in a decent overdrive, and add an EQ in the loop. I'd go so far as to say you'd want that regardless....

The only upgrade so far are straplocks. I was planning on switching the pickups for Duncan Nazgul/Sentient, but I don't know.. the stock ones sound great, and the new ones would outprice the guitar. Twice.

I ordered a pair of Harley Benton locking tuners as well, but I might just wait until the first string change to swap them out. Locking tuners to me are mostly a convenience.

This one gets a warm recommendation, at least for the metalheads out there.
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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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