8-String Electric Guitar
- Progressive Series
- Body: Basswood
- Neck: Maple
- Neck attachment: Bolt-on
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard inlays: Offset dots
- Neck profile: Speed-D
- Fingerboard radius: 350 mm
- Scale (multi-scale): 692/650 mm
- Nut width: 54 mm
- Dual action truss rod
- Frets: 24 Fanned medium jumbo
- Pickups: 2 Hi-Gain humbuckers
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
- 3-Way pickup selection switch
- Nut: Nubone
- Hardware: Black
- Strings: 009-011-016-024-032-042-054-065
- Tuning: F# / B / E / A / D / G / B / E
- Machine heads: Deluxe die-cast
- Colour: White high-gloss
- Suitable gig bag available under article Nr 142777 (not included)
Six strings aren't always enough
Harley Benton has long enjoyed a reputation for making high-quality instruments available to musicians on a budget, and the range also includes more "exotic" instruments such as the R-458MN WH MultiScale, which is part of the Harley Benton Progressive Series and provides an affordable point of entry for players who want to explore the fascinating and powerful sound of the eight-string guitar without spending a fortune. The guitar features a basswood body and a maple neck that has a comfortable "Speed D" profile and a 650mm to 692mm (25.59" to 27.24") multi-scale maple fingerboard with 24 medium jumbo frets, while a pair of high-gain humbucking pickups ensure a punchy and powerful sound.
Thanks to the extended string length provided by its multi-scale fingerboard, resonant basswood body, and five-screw neck joint, the Harley Benton R-458MN WH MultiScale delivers an immensely powerful sound. This design gives the player a higher string tension on the lower strings to provide greater control even when harder picking techniques are used, while the shorter scale length on the upper strings means that string bends can still be played without straining the player's fretting hand. The two pickups are governed by simple but effective circuitry comprising a three-way blade switch and a master control each for volume and tone. In terms of hardware, the R-458MN WH MultiScale features a fixed DLX bridge with eight individual saddles and a set of deluxe diecast machine heads to ensure reliable tuning stability.
A budget-friendly starting point
With its budget-friendly price, the Harley Benton R-458MN WH MultiScale is aimed at both beginners and more experienced guitarists who are new to the eight-string guitar and don't have a fortune to spend on a new instrument. Players get a lot for their money here, however, as evidenced by the guitar's looks, playability, and powerful sound. The combination of tried-and-trusted woods used for the neck and body together with the duo of high-gain pickups will ensure a truly thunderous low-end response that is perfect for modern Rock rhythm playing.
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.
For fat-sounding riffs and more
When paired with a suitable amplifier and cabinet(s), the Harley Benton R-458MN WH MultiScale is ready to unleash some serious riffs with plenty of low end - but that is not all: Its two humbucking pickups will also cut a very convincing figure for the guitar's price point when it comes to clean and crunch sounds. And the R-458MN WH MultiScale of course leaves nothing to be desired in the looks department, as its modern contours and eyecatching high-gloss white finish are sure to get the audience's attention during live performances and leave absolutely no doubt as to this guitar's Metal pedigree.
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