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    New Harley Charvel Bentons :D

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    • ST-shape electric guitar
    • comfort body contour
    • body: sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
    • neck: roasted Canadian flame hard maple
    • neck mount: bolt on
    • neck form: modern-c
    • fingerboard: roasted Canadian hard maple
    • inlays: Ivory dots
    • 24 medium jumbo Blacksmith stainless steel frets
    • nut: Graph tech TUSQ
    • nut width: 42 mm (1,654"), scale: 648 mm (25,512")
    • fingerboard radius: 305 mm (12,008")
    • pickups: Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 humnucker (bridge), Roswell S74-M Alnico-5 single coil (Middle),Roswell S74-N Alnico-5 single coil (neck)
    • controls: 1x Master volume, 1x Master tone push/pull (Single/Humbucker)
    • 5-way blade lever switch
    • Wilkinson WV550IIK tremolo
    • hardware finish: chrome
    • tuners: WSC staggered locking die-cast
    • color: dark pink gloss finish
    • original strings: 010-046

      https://harleybenton.com/product/fus...ss-roasted-dp/


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    https://harleybenton.com/product/fus...t-roasted-ib/#


    400 euros Shipped and SS Frets

    #2
    These have great specs, but so many of the designs seem to lack any refinement. Things like the heel contours, the headstock shape. Those ugly pickup rings on the HH hardtail. They have the money to do this properly. Just tweak the CNC file a little bit.

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      #3
      That's a blatant Charvel ripoff.

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        #4
        Thats some really bland "old lady hair dye" colors.

        Please, make it a candy store instead
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          #5
          Looks more like an Ibanez AZ model to me..

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            #6
            Am I the only one bothered by the bridge pickup placement on the hardtail? That looks way further toward the neck than usual.

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              #7
              They’re made to a price point. Adding more contours to the heel means more machine time, and more complicated finishing and sanding. Lack of “refinement” is how they hit that price point.

              They have a Guthrie Govan style one as well:

              https://harleybenton.com/product/fus...sh-nt-roasted/


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                #8
                I dont see how anybody except those with 1cm fingers would have issue reaching the 24th fret on those

                The heel looks enough "contoured" as it is

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                  #9
                  That jack placement though, ugh.

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                    #10
                    My uncle bought one of these about two weeks ago, he digs it! He’s great with working with guitars and said he’s definitely got some tweaks to do, but for $250 he isn’t bitching one bit. He’s putting new electronics in it and probably swapping some hardware out, but the neck/body/frets don’t need any work.

                    The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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                      #11
                      Stainless steel frets on a $400 guitar is kinda nuts.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Darren View Post
                        Stainless steel frets on a $400 guitar is kinda nuts.
                        Did you see the spec on the amorok? That was crazy. 5 piece Neck thru, ss frets, hipshot Bridge and tuners, ebony board, emg pickups, graphtec nut, for about $580

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                          #13
                          For $400 I'd rather buy an old beat up 550.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Chris View Post
                            For $400 I'd rather buy an old beat up 550.
                            Good luck with that in Europe - cheapest one I've seen here is over $450 and really beaten up.

                            I'm definitely curious about Harley Benton's guitars. I've had my eye on the DC60 Junior for a while but I just can't justify buying another guitar at the moment.
                            I had a HB 5 watt amp years ago that was really good, especially for the price. So if their guitars are anywhere near that then they should be decent for the price, at least.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Chris View Post
                              For $400 I'd rather buy an old beat up 550.
                              You cant get them in Europe... Used Prices are totally insane and they ask like 700-800 for old RG 550s cause Mojo and all that crap.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by tibernius View Post

                                Good luck with that in Europe - cheapest one I've seen here is over $450 and really beaten up.

                                I'm definitely curious about Harley Benton's guitars. I've had my eye on the DC60 Junior for a while but I just can't justify buying another guitar at the moment.
                                I had a HB 5 watt amp years ago that was really good, especially for the price. So if their guitars are anywhere near that then they should be decent for the price, at least.
                                Yeap and for that price most certain it needs a refret and the trem doesn't even get back to pitch anymore. Not worth it IMO.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by mpexus View Post

                                  You cant get them in Europe...
                                  Sounds like you guys need some AMERICAN FREEDOM LIBERATION with bombs and bald Eagles and guns and shit!

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by mpexus View Post

                                    You cant get them in Europe... Used Prices are totally insane and they ask like 700-800 for old RG 550s cause Mojo and all that crap.
                                    I haven't seen them really go for that much at least here in Finland, only perhaps if it's a pristine Road Flare Red or Desert Yellow. Black ones can usually be had for around 450-500€.

                                    E.g. there's an RG560 with a brand new Lo-Pro for sale for 480€ over here.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                      Sounds like you guys need some AMERICAN FREEDOM LIBERATION with bombs and bald Eagles and guns and shit!
                                      You're too stuck in '82. Looks like they're pricey over there as well, if eBay is anything to go by. Cheapest 550 I can see is $800, and most of them are over a grand.

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                                        #20
                                        https://reverb.com/item/44478590-iba...axy-black-2000

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Darren View Post
                                          They’re made to a price point. Adding more contours to the heel means more machine time, and more complicated finishing and sanding. Lack of “refinement” is how they hit that price point.

                                          They have a Guthrie Govan style one as well:

                                          https://harleybenton.com/product/fus...sh-nt-roasted/


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                                          That's the one I have and it's a great guitar. I'm not cork-sniffery enough to know the difference between that and a Suhr or a Charvel GG, but it's damn nice for me.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Lee View Post

                                            You're too stuck in '82.
                                            Everybody knows the RGs were cheapest five years before they existed.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Darren View Post

                                              Everybody knows the RGs were cheapest five years before they existed.
                                              I was paraphrasing Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite to make the point that Chris was maybe basing his pricing on prices from a few years ago, but don't let that stop you making a twattish, sarcy comment.​​​​

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Lee View Post

                                                  You're too stuck in '82. Looks like they're pricey over there as well, if eBay is anything to go by. Cheapest 550 I can see is $800, and most of them are over a grand.
                                                  That’s odd, since a brand new Genesis RG550 is $999.

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