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Harley Benton SC-Custom II Silver Burst and SC-550 Silver Burst  ·  Source: Harley Benton

Harley Benton has just introduced a new single-cut guitar, the SC-Custom II Silver Burst. It’s the first model in the new SC-Custom II line that will eventually replace the existing SC-Custom range. This twin humbucker single-cut model comes in a striking satin Silver Burst Finish and looks like it packs plenty of punch. Plus, the Harley Benton SC-550 also gets in on the Silver Burst look…

Harley Benton SC-Custom II Silver Burst

Harley Benton’s latest model has a mahogany body and neck, as is traditional for single-cut models. It comes in a fancy satin Silver Burst finish. The Modern C-profile neck that is fitted with a roasted Jatoba fretboard and 22 medium jumbo frets. This model also has a redesigned neck join for better upper fret access, which will be useful for those doing a lot of solos.

Harley Benton SC-Custom II Silver Burst

Harley Benton SC-Custom II Silver Burst

Roswell loaded

This model comes factory fitted with a pair of Harley Benton’s Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5  humbuckers finished in black. These are wired via twin volume controls and a single tone control via a three-way switch. Other hardware includes a black WSC Tune-O-Matic bridge, Grover tuners and a graphite nut, which will all help with tuning stability on this guitar.

Harley Benton SC-550 Silver Burst

Harley Benton has added the new Silver Burst finish as an option on its SC-550 model, bringing this great look to the already popular single-cut range. The differences here are the ’60s neck profile and the fretboard, although it’s also made from jatoba the wood isn’t roasted.

Harley Benton SC-550 Silver Burst

Harley Benton SC-550 Silver Burst

On the hardware side, the SC-550 uses chrome WSC Kluson-style tuners instead of Grovers, though you still get the same WSC Tune-O-Matic bridge and graphite nut. The pickups are also Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 in chrome, wired through two volume controls,  two tone controls to a three-way switch.

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Wojciech Pischinger
1 month ago

a lefthand version planned ?