Harley Benton ST-20HH Active SBK


Electric Guitar

  • Poplar body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Roseacer fretboard
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Scale length: 648 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Pickups: 2 active high gain HBZ humbuckers
  • Volume control
  • 3-Way switch
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Double-Action Trussrod
  • DieCast tuners
  • Black hardware
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Matt black
available since January 2022
Item number 516825
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Black
Body Poplar
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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Njooka 05.04.2022
Bought this after not playing guitar for around 7 to 8 years, previously owned a number of guitars, but never anything you'd call "expensive". Bought this because the reason I started playing were the signature guitars of a certain man from Slipknot, and the price was very good - why not? Arrived in Croatia in 3 business days.

It amazed me that the overall quality of the guitar is much, much higher than the cheap strat copies of just a few years back. Everything is well set up, there are no build quality issues at all and the guitar looks very great to the eye. Frets are well-polished and the guitar needs just a bit of setting up right from the box. I feel like I got a very well-made instrument, especially considering the cost.

The neck is a bit thicker than I'd like, and the action came a bit high from the factory so I needed to adjust it, but other than that the neck is as strat-like as I remembered. Very easy to play, and looks very nice as well. The strings on it are interesting as well - they're .010-.046 which gives you the opportunity to tune a bit deeper right out of the box. I'd recommend buying a set of thicker strings if you plan on tuning to very low tunings of course.

The pickups are possibly the weakest part of the guitar, but they sound good if you don't go crazy on the gain and volume - probably the first thing that many people will replace, but for the price, I feel like they are much more than you could wish for. They can definitely sound very evil if that's what you're looking for - paired with the Neural DSP Gojira plugin it does sound surprisingly close to the real thing.

The fact that the battery compartment is routed already is a big plus, I feel like this makes me want to work on the guitar and modify it in the future.

In conclusion, it's not on the same level as the guitar it pays tribute to, and of course, it's not a perfect instrument. It is a very capable metal guitar, though, and a great platform for improvement. I also bought a replacement Graphtech Nut and some locking tuners for it - but will wait for these improvements when I change the strings.

All in all - amazing value not just for this price, I'd be happy to even pay 100€ more for it if it had a bit better pickups.


Perfect metal/blues guitar
Turbo1337 23.03.2022
It's perfect sounds and feels guitar.
It's delivered untuned, tuning was easer then on other guitars.
Guitar is really loud.
Neck feels really comfortable.
On bridge pickup it's nice metal guitar.
On neck it's sounds like oldschool blues.
Sustain is really long, i think it's because of fixed bridge.
I compare this with my jackson dinky and ibanez blazer, this guitar is better then jackson, and pretty close to ibanez.
It's looks fantastic. And feels the same.
Harley Benton, please create firerbird with the same specs.


no messing about at an unmissable price
jordo2k1 11.08.2022
i have recently taken up playing again after many years and was looking for a cheap but meaty sounding guitar for heavy metal playing.
the guitar comes well built and looks gorgeous with nice string heights to pickups already giving out some beefy sound and only just out of tune.
after about an hour of checking over the guitar i was mighty impressed,the neck is fast and smooth the pickups are really good especially after stretching the strings and re tuning a few times.
i tried this with my boss katana mk 2 100 and a few nice cheap pedals from Harley Benton and Donner.
The sound when using some smooth and subtle overdrive is insane for the price, i mean you simply wont get this sound any cheaper.
I have done some calculating and i really don't see how they can make money on this guitar and even today the price has gone down by like £2.
If you are in the market for a good looking amazing sounding heavy guitar i really cant say this enough "buy this thing now" before the back orders get longer and longer, i've just bought another in case anything happens to my 1st!


Cannot fault for the money.
Django118 03.09.2022
For the price this thing is out there as one of the best affordable guitars you can buy. I wasn't expecting the quality to be as good as it was. No sharp frets, nice bridge which intonates well, tuners do the job, nut does the job. I had to take the bridge off to restring as one of the holes had debris from drilling but was sorted within minutes. Pickups are great. Very very hot. I immediately tuned this to Drop B with 56-11s, tweaked the truss rod, adjusted the strings at the bridge and it plays fantastic. Nut needed filing but it's only plastic. I imagine this will need changing if you plan to drop tune long term. Stays in tune too!
All in all, it looks absolutely beautiful, plays really well with a slightly chunkier neck than I was expecting (definitely not a thin neck, more a nice comfortable C profile) and it was just over £130 with a gig bag.
Bang for your buck for sure.


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