Harley Benton SC-500 WH Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Arched top
  • Set-in neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata)
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Block inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 vintage style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • 2 Volume- and 2 tone controls
  • Gold-plated DLX hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • DLX machine heads
  • Strings: Harley Benton .010 - .046
  • Colour: White
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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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bsimer4001, 30.07.2019
This is a fabulous guitar for the price. The finish is flawless and is one of the few solid color finished guitars I own. It is a great color. I didn't think the super access heel would make much of a difference but it really makes playing up the neck easy and fast. The headstock is quite nice considering there are only so many ways to change the headstock. The diamond design is very cool. Even nicer that the "G" word diamond, IMHO. It needed only minor adjustments on the set up. It has a good low end growl and a very warm mid range. Action was low. Frets are even and well polished. It weighs a bit more than my other Les Paul' but I will be sitting most of the time so that makes no real difference. I am very excited about this purchase. So much so, I just purchased 4 more Harley Benton guitars with cases for my 2 boys. Yes, I bought them 2 each. The people at Thomann have been wonderful. They have responded very quickly to my questions and have been professional and polite. You can't go wrong with this purchase. Looking for more gear now!!!
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JuanMont, 26.03.2019
Hi! First of all I must say I play guitar at home. I own a HB CST-24 which I'm so happy with but I wanted to try and switch to a Les Paul model, and what better than trying another HB guitar?

The guitar looks really pretty. The finishes are good enough (you can see some imperfections in the binding but nothing important).

In terms of sound, I think a pickup swap would be great to have a better experience but it sounds really good and it is powerful enough for home. I use a Blackstar Id:core 20 watt amp and the mix guitar-amp sounds great. It stays in tune without any problem. I think HB make a really with work with the tuners of their guitars because my CST-24 never gets out of tune and the same happens with this one.

An advice, please, please, please change the strings as soon as you receive your guitar. I played with them and it is not a good experience, changed them by new ones and everything went really smoother.

Not so much to add. It is a really good guitar as starting (and continuing) point because it is beautiful, solid and sounds good even if it is not made of basswood. It worth every euro it costs.

Pros:
Beautiful.
Solid.
Good sound.
It keeps in tuning.
Cheap.

Cons:
Strings by default are crappy.

Enjoy that pretty and cheap great guitar!
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Jsmart, 13.05.2020
GREAT SOUNDS and beautiful finish. I am a mega church musician and play to 8-10,000 people in a weekend. The weekend I got the guitar I loved the sound so much I decided to bring it to church, the musicians I play with are all pro level and they were all so complementary of the look but more about the sound of the guitar. It was fun sharing what I paid after guesses in the $5-800 range. I've already purchased another HB JA60 for a recording project because the sound is so authentic. Great value guitar!

Cons: The tuners need to be upgraded at some point but the instrument stays in tune,
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Harley Benton SC-500 WH Awesome guitar
Don from OZ, 21.11.2019
I am a professional guitarist from Australia working in many bands here in OZ for over 30 years; This is my first Harley Benton guitar I have purchased and I must admit I was a little scared of what I may get when it arrived.
* First of all living in Australia (along way from Germany) I was expected my guitar to perhaps arrive after its long journey somewhat damaged or something, but Thomann's had packed my guitar so well that it landing at my door in perfect condition.
* Secondly, the quality and appearance of my guitar was way above my expectations, right out of the box the guitar was ready to rock! Action and intonation were great, the guitar was that good I used it the very next day at a gig, and without a lie it sounded as good as any of my other "known" brand guitars, some band members and others even said it sounded better!!
Thirdly, I cannot stop playing my new Harley Benton SC-500 WH Vintage Series, It looks great, sounds awesome, and feels like a million dollars, it is now my fav guitar.
In all the only con I can find with this guitar is I personally find the toggle switch for pickup changing a bit flimsy, but that's just in my opinion. Everything else about the guitar I absolutely love!!
Already have another Harley Benton picked out to buy - SC-Custom VB
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Harley Benton SC-500 WH Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-500 WH Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Basswood, Arched top, Set-in neck: Maple, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata), Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Block inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 628...

  • 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
Harley Benton SC-500 BK Vintage Series
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Harley Benton SC-500 BK Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Basswood, Arched top, Set-in maple neck, Neck profile: C shape, Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus Radiata) , Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Fretboard inlays: Block, 22...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton SC-400 SBK Vintage Series
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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...

  • 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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