Harley Benton SC-400 SBK Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Classic series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Arched top
  • Set-in neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Crown inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Classic open humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • 2 Volume and 2 tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Kluson Style Tuners
  • Strings: Harley Benton .010 - .046
  • Colour: Silk-matte black
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Further Information

Colour Black
Body Basswood
Top Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Mighty axe for little cash
Dazmulls, 14.08.2017
Use - Just for messing about at home.
Fancied a LP as I was interested in a guitar with humbuckers.

For the money this is just amazing. Matt finish looks cool and is very smooth to the touch. There seem to be some light scratches on the back of the neck in the wood before the finish was applied. You can barely see it but you can feel it, this does not however have any negative effect when playing. No big deal. Fret board is fine. inserts are a little untidy in places. Frets seem to be level and no sharp edges. Could do with a polish as they are just the slightest bit 'grainy' and can be felt on some frets more than others when bending. Pick guard was sharp in places and could do with a sanding. Apart from these niggles It is amazing what just over £100 will get you from Harley Benton.
Order placed on Friday, delivered Monday. Well packaged and unbelievable delivery again from Thomann. Thanks guys.

Im not really a pickup snob , I usually find I can get the sound Im looking for with a bit of fiddling on the Amp (Vox VX1), so yeah, pickups sound fine to me.

Everything is well put together and seems to be built like a tank, a heavy shovel for sure.

Will prob change the strings at some point but what is there are fine. I am HUGELY impressed with my first HB and will def be purchasing again if I can hide them from the wife lol.

Anyone looking for a usable, 'wallet friendly' instrument , you will not find better in this price bracket.
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Great LP for the price
DHink182, 22.04.2020
I've had my eye on this particular Benton for a while, and since we're in lockdown right now, I figured now would be as good a time as ever to test one of these out. I was surprised by how quickly it came given all the current circumstances -- ordered on March 31, and arrived on April 19. Not bad for international shipping, let alone during a global pandemic.

I've been playing it nonstop for the last two days now, and I don't regret ordering this for a second. I had my worries about it getting beaten up during the shipping process, but upon inspection, there were no issues, aside from a bit of the finish rubbed off near the headstock and first fret. The factory setup is great -- a very low comfortable action, with no fret buzz present. The pickups are quite serviceable, and running it through the Boss Katana, I was very impressed.

Kudos to Thomann and the Harley Benton brand for making this guitar available for a super affordable price. You really can't go wrong with this one.
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Not an expensive guitar of good quality Harley Benton SC-400 SBK
PSV , 27.02.2021
Usage: Home music making, amateur group.
Good quality and price guitar. It's comfortable to play. I liked the beveled lower part (heel) of the neck very much, it is convenient to play after the 17th fret. Nice (vintage) matte black body and fingerboard. You can play right after unpacking. The frets are even, the neck is straight. The guitar is well done. The pickups produce quite normal sound, the difference with premium pickups can be noticed when playing through a tube combo, but most amateurs play through a guitar processor and guitar emulators (where you can wind any sound) or a transistor combo.
among the disadvantages: The switch switches too noisily
Modifications: I immediately lowered the strings, grinding off the fretboard nut, and slightly polished the ends of the frets with a file, changed the Harley Benton strings 0.010 - 0.046 to Elixir Nanoweb Light 0.010 - 0.046.
Even with the cost of delivery, tools on THOOMAN are much cheaper than ours in Russia. Delivery is very fast, managers are sociable.
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AllJaktUp, 17.05.2020
Pro: Matte black finish is so nice and with a swap of the tuners to a black version it looks even better. Set up was great, no fret sprouting. Inlay work is all fine and no dead frets.

Cons: Tuning keys feel cheap but swapped them out with some black ones that are a bit better. Pickup toggle switch seems a bit loose but seems to function without falling out of selection. The nut seems a little rough and is plastic but seems to function fine.

Overall: The bridge seems to be a standard setup and functions fine. The finish is nice, no binding but that's fine with me. Fret work was fine out of the box, no sprouting and no dead frets. The action isn't the lowest but is completely playable. Overall I would totally buy again and recommend to anyone either starting out of looking for a solid second, third, fourth or fifth guitar to add to the collection.
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