Harley Benton ST-62MN BK Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double-action truss-rod
  • Pickups: 3 Roswell STA alnico-5 vintage ST-style single coils
  • 5-Way pickup selection switch
  • 1 Volume knob, 2 tone knobs
  • White pickguard
  • Chrome deluxe hardware
  • Synchronised tremolo system
  • Kluson style machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario .009 - .042
  • Colour: Black High-gloss
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Colour Black
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
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Don`t read the headline only!
Photosynthetic Shrek, 11.09.2018
I`ll keep it simple and clear

Neck:
- Out of the box straight neck, nice action, pretty decent intonation, no sharp fret ends
- Rough frets, polished them with fret rubber and now they are smooth and shiny
- Thick neck, like really fat. Not complaining tho
- The finish on the back of the neck restricted hand movement a bit, so I sanded it down to matt with 240 sandpaper - much much better to play.
- Weird sound on D and G string from 12th fret and higher. Sounds like the notes are out of tune with itself and they die out quickly.

Hardware:
- Tuners seemed to be tight and fine, but changed them out to locking ones anyway
- Neck plate had this plastic base thing, got rid of that cuz it kills sustain (atleast so they say)
- The bridge is firmly against the body

Pickups:
- Middle pup is RWRP. So in theory the pickups are hum-canceling on postition 2 and 4.
- Sound is good, twangy and dynamic. Can`t compare with real strats, because I simply don`t know.

Electronics:
- The pots/knobs turn quite densely
- Needs to be shielded with copper tape, buzzes pretty loudly when not touching metal parts (I play with rather high gain)
- CHECK THE GROUND WIRE ON SPRING CLAW. Mine got detached because the claw is aluminium and solder won`t stick to it well. I put the wire between the coils of a bridge spring.
- Checked everything with multimeter. Everything is grounded and work as they should.

Other things:
- neck fits tight into its pocket which is nice
- the sustain is okay
- not plugged in the guitar sounds woody, and somewhat closed.
- the finish is great, pickguard edge has some uneven spots, and the finish on the edges of fretboard has been sanded off, probably in the progress of working with fret ends.

And that`s about it.
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Total Disappiontment. Over-hyped guitar.
Andrey Kharatsidi, 25.11.2019
I nought this guitar for rehearsals and going to giotar class. Besides Harley Benton I have a wondeful Gibson SG 61' Reissue which is just a fantastic guitar. So, I have something to compare HB with.

First of all. It came with sharp edges of the frets. So it was not very comfortable to play, but after three days the frets became much worse. Not it is dangeros to play HB because you can get injured by theese frets sticking up from the sides of the fretboard.

I am not joking, Harley Benton guitar became uplayable in three days after shipping.

Another thing about the frets. They are very very harsh, so any bends cause that unplesant scrathces and the string just does not slide on the frets.

All this means that if you are not a total beginner, than after buying this guitar you must make fret grooming or even change those frets for a better ones. No one amoung youtube hypers will tell you that unpleant thuth.

Now I have to decide what to do with that guitar: sell it or spend half or even more of it's price to make it playable.

Not reccommended to buy.
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