Harley Benton ST-20HSS SB Standard Series

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: 1 Humbucker and 2 single coils
  • 1 Volume control and 2 tone controls
  • 5-Way switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Synchronised tremolo
  • Closed machine heads
  • Strings: .009 - .042
  • Colour: 3-Tone Sunburst
  • Corresponding cases: Article Nr 122213 and Article Nr 136377 (both not included)
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Colour Sunburst
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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A sound laboratory
Alex the strummer, 25.09.2020
To be true, it is my first electric instrument and I have only positive impressions about it. As I used to play acoustic guitar it was important for me to try as much as possible versatile instrument to understand if electric is mine, and I made the right decision when chose the Harley Benton ST-20HSS SB Standard Series. After several months, of course, I want some more and sometimes look for more advanced instrument, but then I take this guitar in my hands and understand that I didn't try this or this... It is amazing, and by this I remembered my teenages when I got my first classic guitar :)

To criticize I should only mention (1) some negligible cosmetic roughnesses (but they are almost invisible), (2) a bit angled neck (the fat E string sometimes goes out from neck on higher frets) and (3) some instability in the tone controls work in the neck-mid position (in the beginning sometimes they did nothing in this position, sometimes worked correctly, but today its ok, what was the reason I don't know). Netherless, all these critic comments are nothing at the background of overall price/quality relation.
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Okay For Beginners But..
Like A Falling Stone, 28.02.2021
The price and look are the only pros. I'm not very experienced but it doesn't sound like a strat. I have not played one but just according to my listening experience. I'm only using a Boss Katana Mini though.
The biggest con for me was the sharp edges on the frets. It hurts my hand and prevents me from playing it fully. As I'm not very handy I've damaged the fretboard while unsuccessfully trying to file the edges.
Also, it doesn't hold the tuning very well.
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Good for the price
namehaver, 17.04.2020
I have had this guitar for I think 9 months and it is good for the price. I have changed the fretboard with my old squires and installed locking tuners plus a floyd rose locking nut and it still went out of tune.

But I have had numerous hours with this guitar, practicing and stuff after all it's a good guitar for the price, but you will be frustrated with how much it goes out of tune. The sound is nice tho.
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Great guitar
Micik, 14.12.2017
Bought this guitar a while ago and im using it on a band practice..
Pros:
Finish is amazing.. no rough spots and the burst is really making the guitar shine.. Neck is comfortable c shape..stock pickups were ok but i changed them for emg 81.. which made it sound like heaven..
Cons:
Guitar is after 15 min of playing (i play pretty hard.. so that maybe wont be your problem) out of tune, so you probably have to change tuners and especially nut and seddles.. i dont know why, but i am not able to get the intonation right..

Overall if you put some work into it and do some upgrades it can become high end guitar..
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