Harley Benton ST-62SB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Neck profile: C
  • 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
  • 1 Volume control and 2 tone controls
  • 5-Way toggle switch
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Chrome-plated deluxe hardware
  • Synchronised tremolo system
  • Kluson-Style machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario .009 - .042
  • Colour: 3-Tone high gloss sunburst
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Colour Sunburst
Body Basswood
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Neck Maple
Fretboard Pau Ferro
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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Amazing Guitar at an Amazing Price
jphillips, 05.12.2019
I have been playing for over 45 years. I started in my teens. I played professionally during my 20s mostly Country Rock and Southern Rock Music. I retired during my 30s once I started a family. I have owned many different brands and models of guitars over the years. Some very expensive ones. Now retired I play only for my own enjoyment and no longer need the expensive stuff. Which leads me to my review.
First off the guitar came well packaged, double boxed. It was obvious that customs inspected it as the box had been opened and re taped. When I opened the box I found this Amazing Strat-ish guitar (Harley Benton) This guitar upon inspection by me was Flawless. The finish on the guitar was perfect no blemishes or any other polish marks, swirls etc.
I plugged it into my practice amplifier to test the electronics and setup prior to installing new strings (something I do on all of my new guitars)
The electronics checked out wonderfully. All of the pots were smooth in functioning and input jack snug.
I got her all tuned up and the sound from the pickups were nothing short of perfect. They gave off a Clear Bell like tone when played lightly and when I put some Ooomf into them they responded in kind. Still clear but they reacted very nice to the change in playing dynamics.
The Setup is spot on. I checked the neck relief, right on at .010 and String Height and action set perfectly. Frets are easy to bend on and there were no high frets or bad spots. The fret ends were smooth as silk so they don't cut into my hand. Neck shape a very nice C shape and kinda meaty but not so much a smaller hand couldn't use it.
The pros are basically everything and I couldn't find any cons.
I kind of specialize in Country Rock, Southern Rock ala The Eagles, Skynrd, Allman Brothers, The Outlaws etc. These are my major influences
There are no need to go into the specs because they are already posted on the website.

A little further info about me.
Due to shipping time, I began purchasing some guitars on Amazon. I will not give any names, ok, I will give initials only FF and while good guitars at a cheap price point, I have found that the Harley Bentons and I now own 4 are far superior in quality and they are well worth the wait! I was notified by a member of the Harley Benton Group on Facebook that I can pay a little extra and have it shipped via UPS 3 day. I guess this will help when I get a hardon for a new guitar and can't wait the 9-10 day delivery to the States.
Thanks to Thomann and all of their employees and I hope you all have a happy holiday season!
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Love at first strum!
Conzo, 09.06.2021
This guitar has been in my sights for months before I finally had the disposable income free to get it. And it was worth the fawning over, before this I'd had many a 'stratoclone' and they'd all been riddled with some issues, from incredibly poorly functioning whammy springs, to the truss rod not adjusting at all, to electronics being so coated in wood glue the pickups are near impossible to replace.

This guitar felt right, it felt strong, the spring system for the whammy bar hasn't caused an issue for me ever, the action is perfect, the tone knobs are nice and the contrast between 0-10 is wider than I've heard on anything else (outside of active pickup systems.)

the pickups are just wonderful too, perfectly height-set Roswell's that have that sound you'd expect from a clean S-body. Even with the gain is just sounds perfect! Exactly what I wished for from a guitar that's stood the test of time shape-wise. That maple neck feels real special to me too. I think it's the first I've used because it is very different to all my other guitars, it feels dense under the string, doesnt make bending a struggle or anything.

I've been through many guitar's before this, haven't had want for a single guitar more since I got this, just love it.
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Everything you need from a ST guitar
Steven474, 04.04.2017
I bought this back in October 2014 as I had sold my previous electric guitar some months before and needed a cheap Strat copy to play around the flat, and I still play it regularly today despite never having modified or upgraded it besides installing a white scratchplate.

At the time I nearly went for a much more expensive Squier or Vintage brand guitar instead, but settled on this and have zero regrets. The lacquered finish on the neck is utterly luxurious, the pickups sound great, and it feels just like it should, although the C-shaped neck profile felt a bit chunky at first compared to my previous Fender Strat, which had been closer to a V in shape. It was set up perfectly out of the box(unheard of for me, as I'm extremely fussy about the setup of my guitars and previously had come to expect all brand new guitars to play like dogs -not so with this one!)! As with all the Wilkinson pickups I've tried the quality is superb- not perfect, but good enough that I'd need to spend a lot of money to replace them with anything better.

So now for the negative thing. Left in a corner of my flat that had a little bit of direct sunlight for just a couple of weeks, I got back from a holiday to find the laquer on the body had turned a sour, milky colour around the edges, which was a little disappointing at the time, but honestly, for what I paid for this guitar I really cannot complain!

So- looks great, plays great, sounds great!
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Looks like a fender relic 3tsb worth 4,5 k $
strat omen, 25.08.2020
I use the guitar for indoor playing and recording. So here`s a bit about me. I`m the kind of person who won`t spend a lot of money for gear just because I like it visually. I have read the reviews for this beauty bunch of times and I was delving into the specs for the whole month probably, also watching youtube reviews and all the comments. When it arrived, whoa I was surprised by the finish and the neck texture. It looked and it still looks like a high-end guitar.
I didn`t even have to set the action on it. It has been perfectly set up.
Finish is amazing. I never thought that such a good finish can be done on a budget guitar worth 120 euros. Strings are good but I replaced them with ernie ball .10`s which work better for me. Neck has a nice satin finish for smoother playing which I like. Nut is cut correctly without any flaws. Tuners are also good but I would recommend changing it to locking tuners for greater stability when bending the strings. Pickups are okay for the price, better than noname ones.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GUITAR TO ANYONE WHO LIKES STRATOCASTERS ! :)
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Electric Guitar Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double-Action truss rod, Pickup: 3...

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