Harley Benton SC-450PlusLH LD Vintage Series

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Electric Guitar

  • Left-hand model
  • Vintage Series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top made of AAA flamed maple
  • Set-in neck: Okoume
  • Fretboard: Laurel
  • Fretboard inlays: Trapezoids
  • Cream bindings on the body and neck
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12")
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickup: 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 machine heads
  • Factory strings .010 - .046
  • Colour: Lemon Drop High Gloss
available since February 2018
Item number 427449
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Shape, Design Single Cut
Colour Amber
Soundboard Mahogany
Fretboard Laurel
number of strings 6
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Cases No
Incl. Gigbag No
Top Maple
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A vintage-style single-cut that won't break the bank

Harley Benton has always been known for offering top-quality instruments for musicians on a budget, and they also have a wide range of instruments for left-handed players. The Harley Benton SC-450Plus LH is no exception and comes with the typical "single-cut" looks - complete with a solid mahogany body, a flamed maple top with flamed veneer, and a high-gloss "Lemon Drop" finish: An absolute eye-catcher! Two humbucking Roswell pickups with chrome covers provide a warm and powerful sound with plenty of growl. Left-handed beginners in particular thus have the perfect opportunity to buy an affordable guitar with an iconic look and vintage sound.

Classic looks with modern features

A body made from tried-and-tested mahogany and a set neck made from okume form the basis for this single-cut model. The two Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 humbuckers are triggered by a three-way switch and deliver the powerful vintage sound you would expect from this type of guitar. The wide range of tonal options is completed by two volume controls with a push/pull function for single-coil operation and two tone controls for dialling in your preferred tone. The narrow C-profile of the neck and its flat body joint provide a pleasant playing feel all the way to the upper register. The laurel fingerboard with its 12" radius and trapezoid inlays is also pleasantly flat and allows fast playing for modern techniques. The DLX Kluson-style machine heads are a truly classic touch and, in combination with the chrome-plated DLX hardware, keep the guitar reliably in tune.

For beginners and single-cut fans on a budget

With its low price, the SC-450Plus for left-handers is aimed primarily at beginners who have to get by on a small budget - after all, a successful start also requires an amplifier, which also has to be paid for somehow. In return, you get a feature-packed guitar guitar and the feel of an authentic SC-style model, so that you can emulate the sound and look of your idols and start your own sessions. However, it is not only the vintage sound and the classic look that make it appealing; the more modern features - such as the neck's slim profile and flat body joint - also make for a pleasant start. In addition, the tonal flexibility provided by the split coild also makes the guitar interesting for single-cut fans who are still looking for a second instrument or backup at an affordable price.

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.

Flexible Rock sounds thanks to split coils

A single-cut guitar like the Harley Benton SC-450Plus LH feels especially at home in Rock music thanks to its two powerful humbuckers. In particular, all of those classic vintage sounds with a lot of sustain can be produced with this guitar. The humbuckers' coil split function makes the guitar even more flexible. Genres like Jazz, Country, and Reggae can also be tackled, as well as a variety of softer sounds - partly thanks to the range of settings available via the two volume and tone pots. This guitar can thus also be used as a flexible and inexpensive backup on stage. In addition, the SC-450Plus can be played for a long time on stage and in the rehearsal room, because it is relatively light despite the solid mahogany body - a feature that might appeal to beginners as well as to most other single-cut fans.

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Absolutely STUNNING!
VickyS-T 14.05.2020
Firstly, I was amazed to find that Harley Benton guitars actually make left-handed models in a range of stunning finishes - as a lefty, I'm used to 'choosing' either black, white or if I'm lucky red. I could quite happily buy one of these in each of the finishes on offer, but I totally fell in love with the Lemon Drop and I'm so pleased I did - it looks awesome in all lights!

Out of the box, my guitar was set-up perfectly - no fret buzz, low action, nice smooth fretboard edges and no cosmetic damage. I'm really impressed, as I had seen some negative reviews about this on youtube etc. This is the first time I've purchased a 'budget' guitar, so I really didn't know what to expect - I own 2 x Fenders and 1 x Gibson.

As soon as I plugged this guitar in I was gobsmacked - it is extremely comfortable to play and it sounds great. I'm really impressed with the pick ups, but I don't rate the coil splitting at all, it makes the sound way to thin to my ear. But that is the only negative thing I can find to say!

So, this is now my go to guitar - the neck is absolutely perfect and is really helping me improve my playing. I also prefer the sound of the pick ups to those in my Gibson (that's probably down to my style of playing). I am a very happy customer and will be back for more guitars in the future!
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Just some minor complaints
pesh 03.12.2021
For a starter - its a 200$ guitar so naturally you cant expect the best of the best. I own another guitar from the brand and dare I say I expected little more again. But this time the guitar was not set up as previous, the action high, some minor buzzes, and I'm not sure(and I'm not claim that) but I had a feel this might've been a b-stock. That's the cons for me.
Other than that - I love the look and feel of it. I'll be modifying it in the future but even now I get decent sound and just... enjoying it.
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I Love it
Aner123 19.11.2021
That is a great guitar, that's way more then I expected, it's to good for this price and it sounds not so far from my gibson les paul tribute, which costs three times as much.
It took 3 week shipping and it was worth it to wait.
Thank you thomann for giving me this great guitat
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Realistic review
Holymoly 23.03.2019
First off I am going to base this review in light of its cost. I have been looking for a reasonably priced LP clone for a while now. 40 years ago I had a second hand Antoria clone and loved it. Thomann received my order on a Wednesday promising a 3 working day delivery. UPS knocked on my door the next Monday so a point to Thomann straight away. The delivery box had a fair bit of damage to it due mainly to the fact that the cardboard was quite flimsy with little internal bracing on the corners. The guitar box however had been protected by the bubble wrap around it. The guitar was delivered undamaged. First impressions. There were no dead spots on the fingerboard and the fret edges were well finished. The frets weren?t the most jumbo I?ve seen on a Les Paul type guitar. They seemed similar to my Telecaster. Intonation seemed spot on. The tuners held the strings well although feel a bit plasticky and will be upgraded at some point. The body was three pieces of mahogany and the finish was smooth although there was some evidence of uneven staining in the cutaway. I can?t get excited by this though for the price paid. Call it early relicking. The pots ran smoothly and the coil taps worked. Finally the negatives. The neck pickup plays fairly muddy and needs overdriven to get any clarity however again this is an area that frequently gets upgraded. The last thing is just irritating. When you tilt the guitar you can here something small rattling in the internal routing channels. I?d say it is a small piece of solder and will remove the back covers to try and remove it. In summary this is a fantastic guitar for the money the neck is fast and shallow. I?d certainly recommend this guitar and for the price it?s a no brainer.
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