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
  • Pickup: 3 Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage ST-Style single coils
  • 5-Way pickup selector switch
  • 1 Volume control and 2 tone controls
  • White pickguard
  • Chrome-plated deluxe hardware
  • Synchronised tremolo system
  • Kluson-Style machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario .010 - .046
  • 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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SADDLES NOT USEABLE
danielausparis, 28.05.2020
Hi folks, so just to make my major point very clear : the saddles that come with this guitar are not useable. Others have pointed that out already, but I insist : if you buy this guitar, think in parallel about buying a set of good saddles made from machined metal. You'll find the HB ones for 11 euro here, they seem not bad at least.

The original saddles are made of cheap thin stamped metal sheet and the thread in them holds approx. 1 second (just looking at them is enough, it seems) before it breaks, of course.

This big failure has to cost a lot to Thomann managing all the complaints and returns. But that's their choice, after all.

Other than that, I am very statisfied with this excellent guitar ! May be I had luck or what, but the neck is superb, all frets clean and straight, I was able to achieve good action (1.2 mm on 6. string, 0.85mm on 1. string, thats's largely within Fender specs) without needing to touch the trussrod nor the frets. The plastic nut is a weak point however, it plays ok as is today but it won't last very long I fear.

The tuners are copies of vintage Fender tuners and they do work actually, and seem solid enough, but for really smooth handling you'll want to upgrade sooner or later.

The sound is good on this model, I won't change the pickups in the short term because, well, they do work quite nicely ! But the major surprise is the sustain, a real pleasure. This thing achieves nearly the sustain of my massive Hagstom super swede, and that is telling.

To conclude for now after 3 weeks of playing : all in all a very pleasant surprise for the sound, the neck, the sustain. Prepare for changing the saddles and for a setup, however.
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Playability superb!
Dusko, 04.10.2017
I needed a Strat style guitar for some serious modding. Plan was to make me self a Super Tweakable Strat. I got me self a G&L passive treble and bass harness with a 7 way switch option (neck-bridge, neck-middle-bridge).

This guitar did not come without flaws and will immediatelly name them:
there is a transparent patch on the black body. The faactory simply applied too little paint on that spot and it passed QC. No big issue for me but sure will complain about this to Thomann as this should be sold as B-stock.
The frets are very rough! They were leveled and crowned by the factory but no one though of polishing them. I will have to add few hours to fix this.
Some one chipped into the paint at the back of the guitar several times. One can clearly see it was done on purpose. Not sure why but I can live with it since it is at the back (also complained to Thomann about this expecting B-stock price)

These were the bad points, and now the positive :D

The neck feels great! The frets leveled nicely (only need good polishing), no buzzing no sharp edges! Nut well cut (plastic probably). Tuners work well.
The bridge is well placed and is in line with the neck (this was an issue on 2 Harley Benton guitar I bought in the past). I am still to test the tremolo, for now its locked in.

Pickups sound fine but I decided to swap them for Ironstone Silver pickups instead.

The white pickguard looks cheap and I have swapped it for a 4 ply brown tort PG and now it looks awesome :D Maple fretboard, black body, brown tort PG and ivory pickup covers, silver tone/volume knobs! Looks and sounds like a 1000 Eur guitar now!!!
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Great value, poor QC
Trobn3, 27.12.2018
This guitar is great value for the money, with a real 'Fender' twang. Holds tuning really well too.
Needed a little setting up; truss rod adjustment and string saddle height to cure some buzzing frets'. Inonation was good.
Frets do need dressing and the edges smoothing.
The sticky lacquer on the back of the neck needs rubbing down to a matt finish. Improves playability massively.
BUT the quality control is NOT GOOD.
The string saddles on mine do not align well with the strings, meaning some strings are hard against the saddle height adjustment screws.
On the high E string, for example, this completely kills the sustain resulting in a 'dead' sounding string.
I changed the string, cleaned and graphited (pencil-lead) the nut slot.
Still no joy, the string saddles seem just too wide.
There is NO adjustment possible for this.
Reported it to Thomann, with photos. They said the bridge was within manufacturer's tolerances and the best they could do was offer me 15 Euro off an aftermarket bridge.
I suppose this is to be expected at this price point.
I am going to try fitting some roller saddles and a Graftek nut.
If the string runs across the bridge are still not straight, then the bridge mounting screw holes are off and I will have to fill and re-drill, in which case I will put a much better quality roller bridge on and a Humbucker in the bridge pos'n coz the standard single coil is really thin and tinny sounding.
My advice; when you buy one spend some time checking for strings ringing clearly at all fret positions. If not, set the neck relief and string height to cure any buzzing. If you still have problems send it back. You may get a great one, you may get a not so good one. Chinese QC.
Do not pay too much attention to YouTube reviewers; do you not think the guitars they receive for review have been carefully selected/sorted?
STILL, a great guitar for the money, 5 stars for value, and the folks at Thomann are great and will help you as much as they can.
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  • incl. Bag: No
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