Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top: AAA flamed maple
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Cream coloured bindings in 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 selection switch
  • 2 Volume knobs (Push/Pull Coil-Split) and 2 tone knobs
  • Chrome-plated DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Sealed housing die cast 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 Blackwood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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GenGerr, 26.02.2019
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Great Maple top worthy of a guitar 10 times the price.
The most comfortable electric neck I've used, by a mile, despite the gloss finish (which I always remove anyway). Hardware and knobs are decent at this price as are the rest of the fittings. I personally thought the tuners worked very well.
The action was nice straight out of the box and after slightly modifying intonation I was ready to go.
Con
This guitar cost me less than ¤160, bear that in mind...
The most obvious, but least (?) important hiccup was a large mark on the otherwise lovely mahogany back.
If cosmetics are important it would have been an instant return.
The coil split is relatively ineffective. A disappointment but not a deal breaker because the 'buckers themselves are not too bad.
I didn't get this guitar for a single coil sound anyway.
If you look very closely there are some flaws in the finish, but you have to look hard.
Don't be put off by these relatively minor quibbles.
The top is a stunner and I'd have bought this even if I had tested it first
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Crookedpinky, 08.06.2017
I bought this after checking the specs against a similar Vintage brand guitar and after receiving the Harley Benton I am absolutely convinced that this HB is an identical guitar.

First off, the HB is not perfect by any means but I have to say that for the money it's an unbelievable buy.

I'll do the cons first. There were a couple of tiny, tiny flaws in the veneer top but you have to really hunt for these and are practically invisible. The tuners were ok but felt a bit cheap and were slightly loose due to what seems to be oversized holes for the retaining screws. The knobs are also a bit cheap feeling as well.The coil tap is a nice touch but really thins out the sound - though I should say I'm not a fan of coil tapping anyway. In terms of construction it's not bad with only a couple of bits of glue evident beneath the finish and these again are not really visible unless you are super picky and really looking for them.

Now for the pros. This guitar has a mahogany back and neck and definitely has a maple cap with a very nicely matched flamed maple veneer. It looks absolutely amazing. The neck is very comfortable and it has a rosewood fingerboard. The fingerboard was slightly dry but a good dose of lemon oil sorted that out. The frets are fine, well seated and finished. I think the bridge and tailpiece are both adequate and have no plans to change them.

I should add that this is quite a heavy guitar but then given the timbers which have gone into it's production that shouldn't be a surprise.

I changed the machineheads for some others which are identical apart from having better quality, white buttons. I also removed the scratchplate and the Rhythm/Treble plate to show off the amazing top on the guitar.

The electrics are typical of an Asian build with small pots and relatively cheap capacitors but they work ok.

My plans are to upgrade the wiring and swap the Wilkinson pickups simply because I want the slightly different, spongy sounds from a pickup with an Alnico 2 magnets rather than the Alnico 5 magnets I believe are installed in the guitar.

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Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA flamed maple, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapezoid fretboard inlays,...

  • Colour: Amber
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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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, Trapeze inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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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, Trapeze inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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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, Trapeze inlays, Cream-coloured...

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