Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series

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Electric Guitar

  • Vintage series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top: AAA flamed maple
  • Glued neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Cream-coloured bindings on body and neck
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 vintage-style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • 2 Volume controls with push/pull function for coil split
  • 2 Tone controls
  • Chrome-plated DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • DLX Kluson style closed machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Lemon Drop, high gloss
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Colour Amber
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Pao Ferro
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Absolutely superb - Best value guitar, pound for pound I have ever bought.
DrTom, 27.11.2019
Hi People,

What can I say ??? I am going to be brief and to the point !!!

Everything about this guitar says that for the cost this is the best guitar I have ever bought.

The finish on it is first class !!
The action is set up just as I like it !!
The intonation is perfect !! (Measured with a tuner)
The pots are all linear !! (Not the usual cheap pots with everything at one end)
Pickups sound good !!

I will be changing the string but that is it. just my preference for lighter strings. Stock strings are fine !!

I would gig this guitar out of the box !!!!

Is it as good as my Gibson Les Paul - NO !!!!

As my Gibson Les Paul is worth ten times the cost of this guitar is the Gibson ten times better - DEFINITELY NOT !!!!

Overall a great guitar - thanks Thomann
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Nothing to complain for this price. Actually a wonderful deal
Miguel Francisco, 29.04.2017
***EDITED ON 17/01/2018****
Almost one year with this guitar. Still very satisfied. I have read many good reviews on this guitar and I just hope that Thomann will keep the standard with the new stock to come.
You will find few bad reviews on this guitar. Most are good: German, Spanish, French and English. No matter the language, so many people cannot be wrong. I join them.
Regarding the bad reviews two possibilities: 1- a bad guitar between a bunch of them. That can happen on big brands as well and for that you have the return and warranty. 2- People expected to have a 2XXX $ big "G" for less than the tenth of its price. 3- Taste, yes indeed there is taste for everything. 3- I will not give any adjective, but you know what I mean, people who does not know what they are talking about and complain about everything that is not 100% perfect. Is there something perfect, starting from the player?Personally, I do not think so.

I put better strings and made few minor adjusts since I bought it. I take it to at least 70% of the sessions I play. (About 3 per week between rehearsals and live) That since almost one year ago. I get that praise for the tone when I use this guitar in venues of 100 to 180 people.
I also own a big F deluxe Tele, a big E semi acoustic, a Vintage Stratocaster and a special Red with Burns pick ups. A part of taste and purpose depending on the chosen song, this guitar remains the one I use the most proportionally speaking. Of course the most inexpensive one I have ever bought including other HB's.
This edited review takes me to the bottom line: If this guitar keeps rocking until the three years warranty period is fulfilled, I will feel like I made the best guitar deal in my entire life with this purchase. If not, I will replace few things with probably 200 bucks and keep rocking closer to a big G for other few years!

***ORIGINAL REVIEW IN 2017****
Nothing to complain for this price. Actually this guitar rocks for the budget. Mine is only two pieces wood. Finishing is flawless. The bridge was replaced by a Gotoh (33? extra) A bit of setup done by myself and I installed strap lock. Total with a Gibbag was of 220?. The guitar is nearly perfect. Even if one day I need to replace the switch or the nut, that will be a easy and inexpensive move.

Now analyse the following. A similar guitar with a big "G" written on the headstock costs 2000?. Is that guitar 10 times better? I seriously doubt. My Fender Telecaster American Deluxe costed me 1600? four years ago. The current one similar to mine will be the Fender Telecaster American Elite. It costs nearly 2000?. Well, listen to this; my Fender has two pieces Alder body. The pots make noise on turning when high gain settings (CTS branded as Fender) since day one. The noiseless Fender pups have some hum anyway. The control cavity was not shielded. Definitely it is not 10 times better but costed me 10 times the price of the HB. I am not comparing a LP with a Tele. There are different instruments. But you can find a HB Tele for the same price than my HB SC 450 plus LP. You can also find a real LP for the same price than my Fender Telecaster. That is my point.
At 159 ? you cannot go wrong. Of course some HB needs to be sent back, but if you get one like mine (and there are many out there.) then, you made the deal.

I forgot. The scratch plate is of plastic toy, but it is well cut and looks ok. It fulfils the purpose as it avoids the plectrum to hit the finishing of the guitar. It is not a 3 ply definitely, but who cares?

I could have live with the original bridge, but I like Gotoh because the HB has valleys for the strings. That does not affect the tone too much, but I am a bit demanding.
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Amber
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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