Harley Benton’s new Aeolus offers should offer players sweet semi-hollow tone in a single-cut package, and has some pretty stunning features for the price point, including stainless steel frets and locking tuners.
Harley Benton Aeolus
This new semi-hollow electric model from Harley Benton is called the Aeolus. The two variants differ only on the finish, one with a glossy Bengal Flame and the other in a Frost Flame satin finish, both applied over a AAA flame maple veneer top. The main body uses mahogany and the C-shaped neck is made of roasted flame maple with a smooth satin finish that should be nice and fast, plus a great looking roasted maple fingerboard.
The neck on the Aeolus is loaded with 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets and has subtle Pearloid white dot fret markers on the fingerboard. This model has great-looking body neck joint that should give good upper fret access, which I think is always welcome. You also have a handy spoke wheel truss rod adjuster and glow-in-the-dark side dots, along with a Graphtech TUSQ Black nut – all nice premium features for a working instrument.
The twin humbuckers are a set of Tesla VR-2 Alnico 5 for the bridge and neck positions, wired up via a three-way toggle switch, plus a single master volume and tone control. You also get a handy push/pull coil split, which really opens up your tonal possibilities with this semi-hollow.
The hardware also includes a set of locking Grover tuners and a WSC Tune-O-Matic style bridge and tailpiece. If you are looking for a good all-around semi-hollow electric guitar and are on a budget, then this new Harley Benton Aeolus Frost Flame is certainly one to check out, as you are getting a lot of bang for your buck, including and some sweet pro hardware.
More about the Harley Benton Aeolus guitar
- Harley Benton Aeolus in Bengal Flame at Thomann (affiliate link)
- Harley Benton Aeolus in Frost Flame at Thomann (affiliate link)
- More Harley Benton news
- Harley Benton website
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- Harley Benton's new Aeolus in glossy Bengal Flame finish: Harley Benton
- Harley Benton Aeolus in Frost Flame: Harley Benton