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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Harley Benton SGs Reply with quote

These seem like great deals.This one below is $166.90 shipped to the USA (link)





Or this one (link) is $232.88 shipped to the USA.





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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CHEAP OLE CHINA GITAR Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone tried these out?

That 3 pickup one looks divine.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

taylornutt wrote:
Has anyone tried these out?

That 3 pickup one looks divine.


Maybe the same as the Epiphone?

Harley Benton S-600 VI Vintage Series Electric Guitar. Set-Neck Construction, Mahogany Body, Mahohany C-Neck, Rosewood Fretboard with Block thomann Inlays, Creme Neck Binding, 22 Frets, 628mm Scale, 43mm Nut-Width, Double-Action Trussrod, 3x Wilkinson Alnico-V Humbucker Pickups, Electronic 2-Volume, 2-Tone & 3-way Switch, Tune-O-Matic Bridge, Deluxe Gold Hardware, Kluson-Style Tuners, Daddario 010-046 Strings, Color Hi-Gloss Vintage Ivory.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like the way the knobs are arranged, it looks like someone bumped into the CNC machine, which quickly finished the knobs fuming and then ran off to pound them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not interested in teh SG but a 140 dollar V or Explorer would be fun
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainfur wrote:
im not interested in teh SG but a 140 dollar V or Explorer would be fun


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly--- are they playable? how shitty could they be?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worth checking out reviews although youtube and forums tend to be slow keeping up, particularly as they've really only started raising their game and expanding their product lines fairly recently. i quite like the idea of getting some sort of superstrat or shredder from them for that price.

on the whole they seem to be very good for the money. but for a £100 guitar that benchmark is low. for setup and modding wizards like us we could probably iron out in any kinks quite easily bringing it up to a decent standard if it's a bit of a mutt
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're probably somewhat decent given that most of what you pay for with an Epiphone is licensing. Most MIC $150-$350 off-brand Gibson style guitars (Jay Turser, Vintage, etc) easily compete with $350-$750 Epiphones.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i would rate rate jay turser quite highly for the price. i bought their SG 12 string and it was fantastic. personally i would imagine the current Vintage brand are probably a hair better based on reviews and specs, but i would love to try both side by side to compare
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah vintage even look a little better but are about 3x the price
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can read the reviews in German, I guess they could be translated. They really seemed to like them though.

I wouldn't personally buy one because the shipping to and from me would cost almost the price of the guitar if I don't like it. I don't buy guitars by mail anymore, effects, cabs, amps o.k.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like some of them are made in the same factory that makes Jay Turser

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Harley Benton SGs Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:


looks like colonel gadaffi's toilet seat.

i like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very keen eye there westy. in that case, if they're jay turser thats phenomenal value
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_hb_ja_60sb_vintage_serie.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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very keen eye there westy. in that case, if they're jay turser thats phenomenal value


Thanks! According to the Thomann website Harley Benton guitars are manufactured by Saien which is a Korean company with factories in South Korea and China. Saien also makes guitars for for other companies like Epiphone,Peavey and Ibanez(and Jay Turser,I guess).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely go for either of the SGs there. Under a hundred quid for a beater and if it was mega awful you could just smash it up or make it into some kind of terrible noise making device/novelty prop guitar. Or put it on the wall of your Rock themed café.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These SGs look great! And like I said in another thread, the Harley Benton Tele I played recently was properly nice. I don't see why these would be any different.
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