Harley Benton L-500

Harley Benton L-500

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L-500, LP-Shaped Guitar from Harley Benton.

4 user reviews

Harley Benton L-500 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Harley Benton
  • Model: L-500
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/23/2003

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Harley Benton L-500 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Really not bad"

Harley Benton L-500
June 2013, Florentine cutaway, neat (she throws) finish and proper hardware (it is contrary to the agreement Gigis).
Therefore weight, as her sisters (450 vintage gold top and p90), and neck profile well in the hand (a little bigger than the 60s Gigi).

Frets leveled and finished around the edges, yet nothing to grumble.
Very wide belt fasteners, it will keep it on (not like my Gigis).

The pickups are unnamed, non-split-(but I did it for the neck pickup and it's so good), and microphone (fast feedback).


A treat to play, but I quibble my Gigis (to fund partially recessed, low-end studio) are too small to give good feeling les paul proposed here.
Does not sting the lame, and no comfort chamfer course which is painful for the forearm (it cuts off circulation, not for nothing that Zakk dons leather sleeves riffer as Beelzebub).

Warm and full of sustain but not compressed, it is empty and it is once again connected.


Well, microphones microphone does not mean bad, just that you do not play hard with, especially with substantial distortion rate.

The bass is warm and round, fat and overflowing, and it is surprising as it's nice actually. Friends of dry surgical go your way!
The treble is very sly, a lot of grain and detail, much leaner.
In fact the balance is like on my '60s tribute P90.
Except that I could thin the neck pickup in the splittant and is delicious on the attacks, it costs more shit.

Distortion in the bridge pickup has a breakneck pace, a feast for all the harmonics goes to John Sykes, it's just awesome. And thinness is an advantage.

Overall it is quilted with sustain, good plan.

Unfortunately, the feedback effect happens quickly for the house but it will require investment group (the shadow 45 roros are all made to correct in case) ...


What ... ready to think, I paid my Epiphone Les Paul Studio Deluxe (white and gold, mahogany) 275 euros and microphones are even at high volume so the plan is more interesting since we have nothing to edit.

For lovers of big sound, Harley has released this model version 24 cases active pickups for 10 euros more to the wise ...

I wanted the Florentine custom, and my good experiences with other paul harley led me to this purchase I do not regret (it remains at home).

cobrah5's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton L-500
I am the owner of this model for two weeks. I 'm relatively happy except maybe a little micro weaklings on sustain but hey this is the price we will not complain. very beautiful acastillage exact copy her big sister. for twice the price and the same thing there is the warrior that decline model. Harley Benton for the distributor is the ais Thoman www.thoman.com I command the ships the same day 11/02/2004 reu on 8 of the same month. very well packed not a scratch not a default of varnish. I recommend this shop although some people have had some worries of scratches or other small defaults. But I repeat that price, no miracle. m it reached a fairly RULES but fitting in a luthier friend of the same t me everything ncessaire. freeze on the 12th fret. but now more problems with any of the same but I plan to change the pickups to improve the sustain a little soft. very nice second guitar.


22 frets rosewood handle fast enough good big sound very clean despite sustain the high notes
a little light but is ac-end mics between two humbuckers as I think the big but not all normal gibson you tell me. the board does not even worth the price the pickups gibson.


It's like all the guitar les paul blues oriented rock. therefore dito chorus and overdrive puts it in her skin.


I used the last two weeks now and I make progress with rels. I love the shape paul biensur not afford m Offir a standart or a custom brand, therefore c is quite interesting to feel good copies at this price l. c'tait if a remake with the same budget and now knew the product I say yes right away.

Ghostxii's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton L-500
Manufacturing micro etc already seen above I add just my opinion after long hesitation I spend al act lol sorry but for 159 euros including delivery day felt like paying me a cheap replica seen my budget so I can customize without fear.

I think receiving a complete wave dung paper and glass plate against good but I let go and the surprise I got it yesterday .... so my opinion takes into account the price of dazzling skyscrapers.


The saw is a good copy c they are not what they enmmerder we measure all the original and one copy as-is nothing to repeat the above asser small round perfect for my small hands. j and c is the only flaw I saw the level of the wood on the handle in the last boxes of wood n is not perfect but nothing very voaynt in very little tp get it disappeared this defect. very good ergonomics correct weight compared to my other who weighs almost twice myself so all is well.


I play blues rock to see the metal. so good must admit that I have given to see directly connect origin even if c is not the point I wanted to see.

ok so if the strings that come elqu n has the ringing properly it will tell me I've never really successful day it sounds too weird.

No I did not even touch the handle as certain as for the time being j have not fret that affects or that kind of stuff. I play a marshall amp 100 HDFX kort AX3000 + g j have been a good time to find a sound, but c is mainly due to the possible adjustment that I do not micro connaissaiser independent rear before such severe acute micro cutting is complete opportunities even if I intend to change the pickups but I'll change the strings today so I will say what he did with the original Micro real guitar string lol. otherwise I think the pickups are not so rotten that I think. Finally, given the price toujours.on SNET ellle that are made for the grave but I happen to all the sounds but optenir c is clear if you are looking for a very clear oringine drops direct exchange.



j adore c are ca look is really the thing that made me turn the corner c is an exact replica of the gibson.

no default gilt lacquer super super genial race has nothing wrong time for me to let me handle that, and very different from mine and hop it should do so as to bar that I hate, and for which j arrive not well on the other bin ICIC my hand while the handle can only smaller.

The value for money and unbeatable c then c is clear is a trademark of the Ceratina Wed .. tell me I turn to unpacking D elsewhere it must be done because I've removed the doight lol after a string change the pickups and I remain convinced that it was a skyscraper of thunder at a price of micro crazy even if costs double the scratching of the economy suddenly realize rapprot ad from other brands that sort of thing more expensive on which we will also change the pickups bin is not the picture I board has no remorse no problem except that it must be reported on the guys in the depths of China DCES condition blah but what does not mark the end? no problem then go to the very well packed etc.
Take note that the notes are precisely related to the price!

pasjob's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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See more advice.
on the other hand, guitar with several defects. some pets unimportant (at press). I think this type of guitar (160 euros, sold straight from the factory, that sort of thing must happen quite frequently) therefore expected.
In addition, the guitar usually requires a visit to a luthier or qq sy who knows. however, for a first it should last all the same. ca "curl" that this, and I am very picky (for cons, I always come n not know if it was just the strings / frets or a spring or other in the bridge)
the pots ... almost ashamed ...


Very good body shape and the handle. therefore quite enjoyable to play.
access to acute: c is a les paul. relatively light weight (c is not a very heavy scratches).
by against the wood of the key is of very poor quality (a feeling between a low-end wood and plastic). No touch is not great. it's been junk.
very micro way (for a beginner, no prob)


Sound: warm sound with very good sustain, I appreciate it. I play mostly blues, blues-rock.
I play with a low-end amp. n not being a great guitarist, I do not see the interest for me to invest more.
No microphones not offer much opportunity, but their style suits me (for the blues that I play). Again, I am not a seasoned guitarist. I do not claim to possess the truth about what a "good sound", but I know everything about me even if its a "please" or "I do not like." Coluche as saying: "chuis not a musician, but I hear as well as those purchased by hard!"


I used the past week.
what I love most: the mouth of the guitar, the sound more bluesy (I usually play on Fender Stratocaster classic mex 60 'Fender Stratocaster and us).
I hate: the finish, defects (pets on the varnish, a tiny piece of s key is returned, so we had to put it back on and it will likely require some glue al future), the handle of "scratching Cardboard "(despite its shape that I appreciated).
the price / quality ratio is interesting but not as much as I hoped. I came across can be a bad model ... too many defects, even for this price.
in the end, I think I would do in this election but rather OCCAZ. To start guitar and / or custom, c is perfect. c is no need to save more.
I share the opinion of the person who gave his opinion just before me. No although I would not put it as many stars.

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