Harley Benton ST-20HSS CA Standard Series

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Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 1x Humbucker and 2x single coils
  • 1x Volume control and 2x tone controls
  • 5-Way switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Synchronised tremolo
  • Closed gear machine heads
  • Strings: .009 - .042
  • Colour: Candy Apple Red
  • Case: Article Nr: 122213 and Article Nr 136377 (both not included)
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Colour Red
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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Pat28, 03.04.2020
Flawless finish, sounds great. Sure, some parts feel a bit cheap (tuners and knobs for example), but everything is working properly. Fretboard was very dry, but a bit of conditioner (I used dAndrea Lemon Oil) solved that.
Some notes:
- the pickguard is not completely white. There are some blue marks in it that I can't see on the photos. Not sure if this is intended or not.
- the upper right corner of the trem plate is nicked, but if you look closely so is the one on the photos. I'm not sure if i got the exact guitar from the photos, more likely all are like this.
- the end of the fretboard behind the nut is not evenly cut, but this is almost invisible after conditioning it.

This is really just nitpicking and things you really need to look for to notice. For the price it's worth getting even if you just want to hang it on the wall as decoration because it looks stunning.
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Amazing value, perfect starter guitar. Great set up by Thomann team!
levvy, 13.11.2017
I bought this as a gift for someone who wanted to learn guitar, at this price I really wasn't expecting as good of a guitar as I got.

Out of the box it is set up very well, no intonation adjustments required. No buzzing at all which is amazing and I like how they set up the bridge. Thomann did a very good job setting this up.

Pickups sound nice, I especially like the bridge humbucker. The tuners seem to be very reliable as far as I can tell so far which is huge on a guitar at this price point. The roseacre imitation rosewood is actually very nice too and they did a very good job with the fret edges on this (better than mexican fenders).

But there are a couple of issues with the guitar:

One of the frets has a spot of corrosion and the upper frets look like they have some kind of grime on them so I will polish these off myself.

The finish is very nice overall but there are a couple of black spots and smears but luckily they are all on the back of the body.

Bridge is crap but that was expected and it is a good thing to upgrade in the future. The switches are quite stiff too so that would also be a good upgrade for the future.

In conclusion I would recommend this to anyone as a first guitar, even to experienced players who want a really cheap strat as it would be a perfect canvas for customising. All of the negatives I have with this guitar don't affect the playability of this guitar which is what makes it so special amongst the millions of crappy budget guitars out there.
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A Novice Review
Carlitos Bandanas, 27.05.2020
I'm bad at guitar. I have only been playing for two months, and the past month was with this guitar nearly exclusively and I honestly love it.

Maybe it was moving from my housemate's rusty old acoustic to this but it feels very friendly to my beginner fingers. The frets are a bit high which felt odd at first but I don't feel them at all any more.

It feels sturdy enough and I'm able to get a wide range of sound out of it but, again maybe it's my untrained ear but it really doesn't feel like the tone knobs do much of anything. I feel slight change in brightness and very small changes in clarity when I move them around but that is my only complaint.

Otherwise, a solid guitar and I thought I was being lazy buying one of the cheapest ones on the market to start with but it really paid off.
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Ok for the money / fretsprout
Wocky, 24.02.2020
I like this guitar. Awesome color.
But I don't recommend this for a complete beginner... because it had some work.
The frets were quite sharp... so they cut my skin a little bit.. not bad... but bad enough for not to be able to play it comfortably... luckely I calculated these issues in before I bought it... I can fix this stuff myself.
Tuners work... but are not the best.. a little bit loose..
Pots.. are like on of knobs... but i like clear sound so... they are turned all the way up.
Neck feels great... very comfortable.
Some high frets... but I leveled them so... maybe it wasnt nescesary... I don't know.
Obviously it needed a set up.
But now I did all this... I like this guitar :).
If you got the tools... this can be a fun guitar :).
But I don't recommend this for people who are beginning... without knowing anything or anyone who can set this guitar to a playable condition.
Greatz. Rock on! \M/
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