Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage Series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched top: AAA Flamed Maple
  • Glued neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Trapeze inlays
  • Cream-coloured bindings on body and neck
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Double Action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 Vintage-Style humbuckers
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • 2 Volume controls with push/pull function for coil split
  • 2 Tone control
  • Chrome DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • DLX Kluson Style machine heads
  • Strings (ex works): D'Addario EXL .010 - .046
  • Colour: Honey Burst High Gloss
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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The HB SC-450Plus Vintage Series Guitar

24.01.2016
So? I recently ordered my first HB guitars!

The Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series &
the Harley Benton SC-Custom Vintage Black

This review is looking at the SC-450Plus Vintage Series

First off? I have to admit that I was a little bit worried about making an order. I live all the way in the central US (Missouri), and I had no idea of how long it would take to get the guitars?nor, what kind of condition they would be in once I got them.

I placed the order on January 15th, and I received the guitars on January 23rd. From Germany, to the central US. In my opinion, that is pretty good time.

The guitars arrived with absolutely no damage. The large box carrying the equipment was full of those small packing air bags, which kept everything inside mint. The outside box did have a small bit of wear, but it wasn't anything at all substantial.

One reason I made the leap and ordered these guitars, was because I had reached a point in my playing where I was Stratocastered out. For years, that was what I played, and I had just reached a place to where I needed something different. I wanted something that could handle everything I've played in the past, but also something that would inspire me to go into a new direction.

The MWCHB alnico vintage-style humbucker pickups seem to be able to handle pretty much anything. I've played in choirs, at church, the blues, old fashioned rock, and really, just about everything in between. For the most part, Stratocasters get the job done, but I NEED something with a bit more edge. Both the SC-Custom and the SC-450Plus share the same pickups, and they more than meet that "dangerous" edge that I need from time to time in my playing. Single coils are nice, but they don't have that roar. With this, you are the king of the jungle!

The neck of the 450 is nice. I prefer it over the thinner neck of the SC-Custom. The frets are fine. No problem at all. The rosewood fretboard looked pretty. So far, I haven't had any tuning problems. I tuned it after receiving it, and it was only slightly sharp the next day. You have to remember though, this was after a lot of heavy playing!

The body of the 450 is solid. I'm guessing it weighs around 8 pounds? The neck is fixed onto the body tighter than the handle to an ax. No problems there.

I've seen some pictures of a few HB guitars where the flame top pieces don't match up very well. I've seen online one or two people complain about the ones they received. However, I can't do that with this. The pieces look fantastic together. In the right light, they look perfect. The right angle will show they aren't, but I'm not complaining at all!

To be honest, I find it hard to complain about anything. The only thing I wish would have been different is the pickguard. It's just a hard, blah piece of plastic. It doesn't really do anything for me..but it isn't a big deal. I could take it off if I wan't, but so far, I'm not planning on doing that.

Anyway, this guitar is amazing. It's worth the $150 or so price tag. You won't find ANYTHING nearly as good, for this price. More than likely, especially if you live in the US, you will have to pay 2..maybe 3.. times the price for something similar in quality.

These two guitars are the first of several I will be ordering. Thank you Harley Benton!
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after lot strats, first les paul

redza, 13.02.2019
Bought my first LP.A bit disappointed.

First,I don't like the color.I made bi mistake ordering color honey burst. Color is not like on youtube videos.In reality is more like cherry burst.

Electronics for price are more than good,satisfied with guitars' body.

Neck on backside is also good,well painted and polished.

But playing side of neck is very bad.It is absolutely unplayable.Neck is very dry,I have to put some liquid on it,I'll see what liquid,maybe lemon oil.Bindings on neck are so bad that I wish there were no bindings.The frets are deep into bindings,so edges on neck aren't smooth.

Everywhere you can see glue tracks.

But neck profile is very good,fits well in my hand.

With sound satisfied,fulfilling my expectations.

Neck relief and action are OK.

Overall,I'm not very satisfied with guitar.Don't believe everything what you see on the youtube.The guitar is exactly what you can expect from it's price - nothing more.In hands you fell it is VERY cheap guitar.And I'm not so demanding person,for example I'm very satisfied with HB ST-62.
Now I'll give chance to SC-550,to see if is it any better,at least when you hold the guitar to feel a little more expensive.If nothing,I'll stand with HB maple necks, i figured out that HB maple necks are better than this pau furro.
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA Flamed Maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapeze inlays, Cream-coloured...

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  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA Flamed Maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapeze inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Vintage Series, Body: Mahogany, Arched top: AAA Flamed Maple, Glued neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Blackwood, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Trapeze inlays, Cream-coloured...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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