Harley Benton SC-Custom Active WH

Electric Guitar

  • Custom line series
  • Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Arched top
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Pearloid trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Black / Cream coloured bindings on the body, neck and headstock
  • Pearloid Split Rhombus headstock inlay
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Active Roswell LZ51N AlNiCo / LZ56B ceramic humbuckers
  • 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • Graphite IV nut
  • Black DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Grover machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: White high gloss
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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

Further Information

Colour White
Body Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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I'm glad I bought it!
MAPTbIHOB, 10.03.2020
I'm a beginner and I think it's the best choice for the beginner guitarists. The pickups are very loud - a great feature for hard music, but not that clean at clean tone. The tuners are good, very soft move. The frets are good installed, the guitar came almost tuned.
The strap locks are very bad( They just don't work.
But in general for these money it's the best you can get!
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Amazing guitar for a low price!
CheeseFudge, 01.07.2018
I've always wanted to try out a Harley Benton. I've heard great, great stuff about these, often cheaper, guitars. What I also craved was a alpine white Les Paul. I saw a band play in 2010 (Veara at the Eastpak Antidote Tour) and the singer/guitarist had a white Les Paul and I instantly fell in love. When I saw this SC-Custom I just had to order it.

All in all: The playability is through-the-roof. Active pickups, locking tuners and straplocks out of the box. The thing stays in tune for hours on-end. It's got a great solid bridge and a relatively thin neck. This thing absolutely screams. This guitar's clean tone is alright but it certainly shines when you start playing with distortion. So... Be sure to crank up the gain and fire up some sick Metallica riffs!

What I don't like are the volume knobs. It's pretty much either on or off. There's no real middle ground. The input jack came relatively loose (which is a easy fix, mind you. but still!) after using it for less than a month. There's some blemishes in the finish here 'n there but this guitar definitely rivals it's expensive brethren and then some.

All in all I'd pick this over any (higher) end Epiphone any day. I own a Gibson SG and several Fenders but this thing quickly became one of my favorites in a very, very short time and for the fraction of the prices that I paid for my other guitars.

Even if you're experienced or just starting out - I can't recommend this guitar enough if you're into the harder styles of rock.
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Almost perfect
geoark, 14.02.2019
This was meant to be my first guitar, on which I would learn. I have however played on several others owned by musician friends in the past, of varying budgets, both low and very high.

Great, beautiful, quality guitar, punching above it's weight for the price, love at first sight, but ultimately had to be returned due to fret buzz that I couldn't sort out on my own, meaning someone knowledgeable could probably take care of it.

Pros:
Great selection of features, not generally found at that price range.
Gorgeous white colour up-close, the black hardware really makes it pop. Delicious cream binding. The photos don't do it justice.
The neck was absolutely fantastic, smooth and slippery. Fret edges meticulously well-polished, reminiscent of really expensive guitars.
Felt really sturdy, well finished and well put together.
Sound was generally good, rich and varying on each pickup position. You will need to lower the input gain of your interface, or add some padding. Was feeding it into a HB Truetone British, then into a Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box and then into my interface and there was only minor crackle from the guitar, maybe due to the battery's health.

Cons:
Feels slightly heavy.
Only blemish was the lack of paint under the truss rod cover.
The strings that came with it seemed slightly battered.
One of the Marvel security strap locks that come as default was faulty on mine, meaning the lock came undone a couple of times, good thing I was sitting down. Thomann obviously offered to reimburse for the locks, and I replaced them with Harley Benton's security locks.

Unfortunately, as mentioned, I had to replace it due to strong fret buzz above the 12th fret, on E A and D, which I couldn't rectify on my own, even after instructions from the guitar support department.

All in all, a great guitar, apart from my issue which I don't expect to be the norm.
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sincerely ... I'm in love !!!
pikos, 08.12.2018
I do not even know where to start, but let's go there !!! Grover tuners even the best I've ever had !!! neck ... I am addicted to frets wider, because these are a silk for me, very comfortable to play !!! body ... heavy but fits perfectly, pickups ... I was afraid of active pickups never had nehuns, I had seen that they impolished a lot of the sound but none of that !!! .. at least for me I use even heavy destruction .. .excelente pickups !!! hardware ... great quality !!! ... in general ... all the guitar has supplied me with the pusitiva in everything !!! I have several guitars of various brands and big names, and they do not even have the same quality as this !!! ... believe ... !!! painting 5 ***** finishes5 ***** hardware5 ***** pickups5 ***** playng5 ***** I think I said it all !!! I strongly advise !!! PIKOS
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