Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry

Electric Guitar

  • Custom Line series
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Set-in neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Binding on the neck and on the headstock
  • Headstock inlay: Split rhombus pearloid
  • 24 Medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickup: 2 Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 Vintage-Style humbuckers
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way pickup selector switch
  • Graphite IV nut
  • Chrome-plated DLX hardware
  • DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Grover machine heads
  • Colour: Cherry high-gloss
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Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo Nej
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Heavy stuff
ZoltanP, 16.12.2019
Pretty much everything about this guitar is heavy. From the not so good to the great:
- It's neck-heavy. Unless you play sitting down (and who would do that with an SG-type axe), you'll have to hold the neck up and push the body down, or else the headstock will dive.
- The whole thing is heavy like hell. It is massive mahogany all right: it weighs as much as my 59's spec'd Les Paul with no weight relief. Okay, the sustain is awesome, but man this guitar requires back muscle!
- The tone is brutally heavy. It punches right through my valves \m/. Amazing pick-ups, Roswell, well done! Crisp, articulate, bombastic, in your face... Competing big brands sell their comparable humbuckers for more than this whole guitar. Quite unbelievable.

What I modded:

- Since the pick-ups are 4-wire, I added a coil tap by replacing the tone pot with a push-pull pot (and the split humbuckers have a pristine chimey single coil sound too);

- I added a treble bleed capacitor to the volume pot to ensure that the tone remains bright even when I roll back to volume;

- as with all Harley Benton tune-o-matics, I replaced the stock bridge with a sturdy, reliable and high precision Gotoh T103B-N;

- and for good measure I levelled, dressed and polished the frets, filed away the two or three sharp ends I spottes, rubbed the fretboard with lemon oil, gave it a fresh action-trussrod-intonation setup, and...

OFF IT ROCKS! If only it were 1kg lighter...
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The quality you'd expect from a dearer guitar
Six Strings Soul, 18.04.2018
I pulled the trigger on this one after a fair amount of research, as I'm aware that any guitar bought from any online store can potentially ship with issues despite the "good name" of the product. I'm quite glad I took the risk with this HB DC, it's a fine guitar with no serious issues and impressive features. I expected a guitar with minor cosmetic flaws (it's a given at this price point) and I was right -some minor paint flaws here and there, the kind of stuff I don't care for and one can only notice if inspecting the instrument very closely. The things that matter -a good neck, decently dressed frets, no fret buzz, low action, correct intonation, nice pickups, solid hardware- it's all there. The nut wasn't properly aligned in the slot, but a few gentle taps with a small hammer fixed it (could have happened during storage or travel, no big deal). Took a grand total of five minutes to go from unboxing to playing and it sounds good on both of my rigs (one is my custom made pedalboard into valve amp and the other one just audio interface into Tracktion with vsts). It's a neck heavy guitar (the body is actually very light), you'll need to adjust to it if you play standing like I do but I quickly found out the way I keep my right arm on the body can actually counterbalance the weight with little effort. All in all, I couldn't find a better SG style guitar at a similar price point, the first comparable guitars being above the 400 euro mark. I'm very satisfied, I think I got more than what I paid for.
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Double-Cut Excellence
Gus Viera, 01.05.2020
I am once again stunned at the quality achieved in the Harley Benton line. I just received my Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry and it outclasses all other SG-style guitars I have seen.

Grover tuners, graphite nut, neck volute, jatoba fretboard that almost looks flamed (beautiful), bound neck and headstock, polished smooth frets that have been attended to all the way to the 24th fret (no slice and dice fret ends) and a beautiful finish. Absolutely no stain bleedover on the bindings. Nut cut to correct depth. Even the neck relief measures just right. Action height is low and fast. This is the attention Thomann pays to every guitar they send out. A big surprise was the nashville style bridge. Beautiful and works very well.
The Roswell bridge pickup barks out tone and the neck is full voiced with a fat tone and bottom end. You can read all the specks online, but the bottom line is, this really is a rock machine.

I am very pleased, but not surprised. This is my fifth Harley Benton and not one of them has disappointed me. Friends that have spent more on one guitar than I have spent on all of mine are still blown away every time they pick one of my guitars up. Best of all, I can order any guitar that Thomann offers (HB or not) and know that Thomann looks after me even after the sail. Their warranty is world class. It has to be when you are buying a guitar from 6 time zones away, and they know it.
Quality guitar, combined with quality customer service. I couldn't ask for more. Many thanks, Thomann.
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Электрогитара Cherry Harley Benton DC-Custom- It's
Vladimir Novik, 05.07.2020
Recently acquired this wonderful tool. I want to say that the performance of every detail of this guitar deserves special respect and admiration. Playing it is very comfortable. She performs all the tasks that I set for myself. Technically, I was very pleased. Design at the highest level, in the hands lies ergonomically. As for the sound, I was pleasantly surprised by the high-quality tone settings and a very long sustain. This guitar can serve not only as a tool for an initial acquaintance with the instrument, but also for the performance of already professional tasks. This is because the approach to playing this guitar is truly top notch. I use it at home with the Fender Champion 40 combo amplifier. This is a fantastic combination. And yes. I am very pleased with the purchase. I advise everyone to pay attention to this guitar Cherry Harley Benton DC-Custom.
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Colour: Red
Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry
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Harley Benton DC-Custom Cherry

Electric Guitar Custom Line series, Body: Mahogany, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Jatoba, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Binding on the neck and on the headstock, Headstock inlay:...

  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: Nej
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton DC-Custom White
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Harley Benton DC-Custom White

Electric Guitar Custom Line series, Body: Mahogany, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roasted jatoba, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Binding on the neck and on the headstock, Split...

  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: Nej
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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