Harley Benton R-450

Harley Benton R-450

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R-450, STC-Shaped Guitar from Harley Benton.

4 user reviews

Harley Benton R-450 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Harley Benton
  • Model: R-450
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/02/2006

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Harley Benton R-450 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
Value For Money :

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

Harley Benton R-450
This guitar, manufactured in China, (we doubted sen) saw its price (ds bought a pack on ebay via Thomann, 119)
this guitar has 21 frets, 3 single microphone, vibrato, 5 selector microphone, a pleasant round
I saw her as Metral 9 Hours of Operation qualitprix is ​​little wonder no more, because a point j eneleve o debu some rope mtaient a bizare noise (vibrement) o nivo Motorsports, this may sound disappeared.


I find this guitar is pleasant ke varnished handle is pleasant, the keskion access to acute, so a replica of c strar PA problem in this case.
It is pa tro heavy, the shape is qazi identike the strat (pa end of the handle exactly the same (bottom). But it c ke je sui maniake).
I put a. 8


This guitar has that evil corespond pa ke jatendai (jen saw ke fai depui 1 year), I played a Fender frontman 15G ac and the sound is pluto pa bad! The clean sound is good pluto (c especially with my amp, fender requires), may the distortion is terible pa terible although with a little effor we found a good sound
I put a 7 Because I found the distortion is average ke kan kune rope is used, it has the impression dentendre over the sound of the chord same!


I am the User depui 1 year, 2 H per day, ke jaime c the ease of access and especially the price pr lekel I l u.
I tried Navai kun model advan buying it, and I found the report KALIT ideal price!
my buddy (Ibanez and low storm) found ke fai g lafair the century)
I pa c if I do it again this choice may in tt case if he made vs n pa movai of tt.

cobhc62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton R-450
Plain Text from Thomman:
alder body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 44mm saddle width, 24 frets, 648mm scale, 3 pickups (humbucker-single coil-humbucker), white pearl pickguard, vintage type tremolo. Colour: Black.


I put 9 / 10 because it has a really pretty looking guitar, stratocaster a slightly more aggressive, at least do not scratch it to everyone. Micro and I liked a 2 humbucker + single.


Well I never seriously tested guitar, bass player I was before I had some Ibanez guitar that I was ready.

Well the difference already with an Ibanez, weight. Harley Benton is very light, light weight.
Level of the handle, well then, no need to search the ibanez is better, but the handle is still very pleasant to my taste.
Access to acute, is not a problem for me I have rather small hands, but I think for the other person either must not be a problem.
The assembly seems to me rather good quality, no complaints.


So to the sound, I prefer not to because I do not play on a guitar amp, but on my bass amp, which does not quite do the same I guess.

I prefer not noticed while I do not appropriating a guitar amp


For the small budget, this is a good plan, especially dark head down, I personally purchased from Thomann.de, very satisfied, delivery in less than a week (5 days).

Personally, I was not very "fan" of Harley Benton, I had the idea that cheap guitar = guitar "crap" is not the case.
Today I do it again this choice with his eyes closed.
they lent me a Fender Stratocaster few days I had time to compare performences the Harley, which is very well manage. Its levels is clear that the Fender is typed, but hey I still prefer that of the Harley, believe it or not ^ ^

one piece of advice BUY THE ^ ^

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

Harley Benton R-450
Made in China.

24 Frets, micro unnamed, presumably their own brand HSH configuration.

One volume, one tone and a 5-way switch.

The neck is slightly thinner than a Fender Start I believe it.


I find the handle very nice, I find it simple to play, it is Assé end.
Access to the latest frets is pretty simple even if the heel of the handle a little discomfort screwed.
It is light enough and shaped bin is a superstrate what.


I play a little bit of everything rock, so rock riff to Metallica through the AC / DC and many others. The microphones are feeble sources I found (especially in the metal but it ..). So I changed the microphone of the bridge by a micro-hand bought on ebay, ibanez a Inf4 of that team some RG Series.

I am now playing on a harley benton amp GA-15 all-tube (speaker change) and a Blackstar HT-DUAL for distortion (very good pedal by the way).

The neck pickup sound is superb with clean I think. I use the neck pickup like that because that is too low.
I do not use the microphone simple. But the sound of it is slamming the microphone twice.
The bridge pickup is low for large saturations, that is why I changed it. But for a beginner it is very sufficient, although a replacement will be considered. I put 7 mics to start because of origin are sufficient, especially since I played on the Harley Benton HB-20G.

Currently I keep a simple microphone and neck pickup for clean. But I play mostly on the bridge pickup. I played on an Ibanez RG 320 or 370 I do not know and I prefer the sound and the handle of the harley benton (after replacement of the microphones).


I use it for 1 year 1 / 2 and I love the neck of the guitar, very versatile.

I just tried on a Fender Showmaster itches as well as an Ibanez RG.

Although this guitar is much cheaper, I think she's special and it is comparable to more expensive guitars with the replacement of the microphones.
The finish is fairly good, I redid some of the electronics, rather than necessity to try, guitar (replacing the switch and a microphone).

The price / quality ratio is excellent.
I would do this choice without hesitation, with a microphone replacement: p

jojo88160's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Good scratch"

Harley Benton R-450
Made in Asia, the handle is screwed to the body. There are 24 frets, 2 knob, and a microphone 5-position selector. (3 pickups in HSH)

There is a vibrato bridge.


The handle is fine, really fast, rhythmic parcontre for this is less pleasant (for the fineness of the handle, it hurts the finger) but nothing serious.


The sound that comes from the microphone is very satisfesant, I get perfectly well that I seek. I use a Behringer amp gtx 60.

The sound is clear satifaisant, but his point "strong" is in the distortion.

Songs for Rock, Heavy, Hard Rock ... (Metallica's ok, Black Eyed Peas, AC / DC, Nirvana ..)

A very good rock sound, but not designed to play the big trash metal.

Personal jaime bridge pickup very sharp. Deja


6 months that I use, locas jai have to test in the same categories that mark "harley benton" sunburst Stratocaster and a Les paul HBL500 bk.

Ive also tested a yammaha vcx pacifica 112 to 255 euro, and for the price of my harley 98 euros I did not say what was blushing. The hbr 450 bk is a really good guitar for its price, it is versatile.

Edit (6/12/2010): I always like the guitar but I'll buy a Les Paul from the same brand. (Hbl 450 cs)

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