MADE IN CHINESE sold by VPC by German distributor.
bought new in June 2013 for € 98
strato form - tilleuil body - maple neck - rosewood - neck profile C - Wilkinson fittings - 3 micro SP Wilkinson Anilco Vintage - 5-way switch - 22 frets.
Channel pleasant to touch, to form C, matter of taste, I like it. Access to acute .. well, it is a stratovolcano.
I say more on this STRATO ST 62 HB ..... However much you turn around, look closely, you will find him no default, an exact replica of the reference icon. GREAT .... So, for ergonomics, the handle, the configuration of microphones, selector .. etc is same as his clone, it is a real Strato.
and SON ....... LA ... CA ....... VA HURT ........
Equipped with famous Wilkinson pickups, single-coil, it does not make a toy ... I will not go through everything in detail, but right out of the branches to an amp ... you have quickly realized that you spent in great with this guitar. I epilogue not so this guitar is super extra ... you will recover all the sounds you like a Strato, perhaps even with more power and definition some kind Southwestern models.
with this type of guitar, you'll necessarily pure and crystalline sound, it is not versatile, it has strong personality, if you want much fat sounds, you will cast on model type LP.
I since June 2013, I also have a LP, SG and ES 35 model, all these guitars are different with their personality.
This ST 62, there is nothing to throw away, or like you or not like you.
In the end, what I think:
VERY VERY good scratch ... to be used by ALL, not limited to beginners.
I assigned a value for money especially unusual 15/10...mais, and believe me, if the reference model has a rating of 10 (I do not speak of / Q P ratio) Harley Benton ST 62 would 9,9, but with a ratio of the price of 1 to 10. This begs many questions about international trade, differences in labor costs .... but that's another debate. Meanwhile, must quickly take advantage of the opportunity we offer the German distributor, it may not be last.