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Harley Benton gets roasted maple upgrade  ·  Source: Harley Benton

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Harley Benton Fusion III HSH / HH roasted maple upgrade. All models from the Fusion-III HSH and HH series have been upgraded. Now they come with roasted maple necks and fretboards. Plus a subtle tweak to the overall design.

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Fusion III HSH / HH Roasted Maple

In addition to the most obvious feature, the neck and fretboard made of roasted maple, Harley Benton also decided to revise the electronics. For example, the previous mini-toggle switch was removed and replaced by a master tone control with a push/pull function.

This is a nice upgrade for players and the new control layout looks a lot better and should be easy to use. Roasted maple should also be less prone to warping over time, and is known for being a solid stable material for guitar necks.

Fusion III HSH Roasted Maple

Fusion III HSH Roasted Maple

HSH vs HH

Apart from that, this new series of Fusion III instruments are built according to the same specifications that made the original series so popular with fans and customers: an ergonomically shaped Nyatoh body, a bolt-on neck with 24 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets and a modern C-profile neck shape.

They all come with pickups come from Roswell: The HSH has a HAF-B AlNiCo-5 humbucker for the bridge, an S74-C BK AlNiCo-5 single coil in the middle and a HAF-N AlNiCo humbucker on the neck. This model comes factory fitted with a Wilkinson 50IIK 2-point tremolo.

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In the HH version, the middle single coil is omitted. However, you will get a Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo paired with a set of  Grover GH305 6L tuners.

Harley Benton HH version with Floyd Rose Tremolo

HH version with Floyd Rose Tremolo

Beautiful roasted maple neck

Beautiful roasted maple neck

Finish Options

Fusion-III HSH: Trans Flamed Blue Burst, Gloss Trans Flamed Cherry, Gloss Trans Flamed Bengal Burst, Gloss Trans Flamed Charcoal Burst and Gloss Flamed Natural (this version is also available for left-handers).

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBLB

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBLB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FCH

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FCH

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FCB

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FCB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBB

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FBB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FNT

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted FNT

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH LH Roasted FNT

Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH LH Roasted FNT

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Fusion-III HH: Gloss natural, Gloss Trans Flamed Charcoal Burst, Gloss Trans Flamed Bengal Burst, Gloss Trans Flamed Cherry*, Gloss Trans Flamed Blue Burst* and Gloss Trans Flamed Purple.

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FCH

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FCH

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FCB

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FCB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FBB

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FBB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FNT

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FNT

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FBLB

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FBLB

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FPU

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH FR Roasted FPU

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Harley Benton Fusion-III HH Roasted SSP

Harley Benton Fusion-III HH Roasted SSP

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4 responses to “Harley Benton Fusion III Roasted Maple upgrade for HSH and HH”

    Pillspills says:
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    Sorry but I don’t get what is the novelty. In the fusion III roasted series (wich has almost 1 year of age), the roasted neck was already there (otherwise it would not be named roasted) and the toggle switch was already replaced by a push/pull in the tone pot.
    You even did a news on it on july 02 2021:
    https://www.gearnews.com/harley-benton-launches-fusion-iii-series-with-five-new-models/

      Asad says:
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      Hi there! You are correct! As far as we are aware, the run was supposed to drop last year, but because of the global supply chain issues, only some of the models got shipped.

    Rick Papineau says:
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    What would be “Novel’ is Harley Benton offering Left Hand versions of the Fusion Run 4 models.

    Guitarnut says:
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    Sorry but the whole point for most people buying these guitars was that they were affordable and great value.
    Slowly but surely they are creeping into the £400 -£500 range and this will no longer be the case. As good as your guitars are,we might just as well go and look at Fenders and Gibsons and PRS guitars again…..!

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