Harley Benton R-458 WH Fanfret

8-String Electric Guitar

  • Progressive Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Maple fretboard
  • Offset dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Speed-D
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Multiscale: 686" (648 mm)
  • Nut width: 54 mm
  • Dual Action trussrod
  • 24 Medium diversified jumbo frets
  • Pickups: 2 Hi-Gain humbuckers
  • 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • Nubone nut
  • Black hardware
  • Ex-factory stringing: 010 / .013 / .017 / .026 / .036 / .046 / .053 / .074
  • Ex-factory tuning: F# / B / E / A / D / G / B / E
  • Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • Colour: White high gloss
  • Suitable gigbag available under article no. 142777, matching case under article no. 177636 (not included)

Further Information

Colour Black
Body linden
Top -
Neck maple
fret board Amaranth
Frets 24
scale lenght 686 mm
Pickup HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Only needs new pickups and tuners
Dolan, 09.04.2019
Harley Benton once again amazed me with this guitar. For ¤159 shipped to my door, I'm very impressed. Playing comfort out of the box is great. no dead notes, but still a low action. The finish quality is good too, especially the back of the neck, which is nice and slippery, perfect. The fretwork is great, no fret sprout at all and they're nice and shiny. The fretboard is really dark, it's Amaranth but it closely resembles a high quality slab of ebony

The active pickups however don't really excite me. They lack punch, but can easily be swapped out for EMG 808x's or Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi pickups. The tuners are a little disappointing as well, they're a little stiff and inconsistent, and end up not holding tune very well. Again, these are easily replaced with some Kluson MLG33B tuners.

Overall, an amazing guitar with an insanely low price. I recommend getting these while Thomann still makes them. Just be prepared to do a little bit of customization
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Experimenting with 8 String
TheBradC, 05.11.2018
(All feedback is after a week of owning/playing this guitar)
So I had been waiting to get one of these for some time and once I finally got my hands on one, it has not disappointed. I predominantly play Bass but write on 6 string guitar alot and decided to expand my horizons and try out an 8 string to write different genres and styles, and this edition from Harley Benton is (in my opinion) a great place to start if you're wanting an 8 String without the price tag.

The feel of the instrument is solid, well built and to be honest, alot nicer of a fit and finish than i was expecting for its price tag.
The tone of the guitar is again solid for the price of it, and might be due to only having a VOX VT60+ to play it through but I'm getting some solid Metal/Djent tones from this instrument. I will probably install some "higher end" 8 string pick ups in time but the stock ones are more than enough for anyone needing a decent 8 string tone.

Would recommend to anyone needing a starter 8 string!
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  • Colour: Black
  • Style: ST
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  • Top: No
  • Color: White
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  • fret board: Amaranth
  • Frets: 24
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  • scale lenght: 686 mm
  • Pickup: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Long Scale: 686 mm
  • Incl. Case: No
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