The Harley Benton Fusion-III Run#3 is the latest batch of its popular Fusion series, adding even more colours along with some great specifications with modern guitar-styling and hardware. Let’s check ’em out.
Harley Benton Fusion-III Run#3
Following on from the Run #2 in August which introduced three new finishes, the latest Harley Benton Fusion-III Run#3 introduces some pretty hot colours. These include Dark Pink gloss, Ice Blue gloss, Shell Pink satin, and Daphne Blue satin for the Fusion-III HSS model. The HH HT models get two finishes, Ice Blue gloss and Sparkle Pink gloss.
All the models feature a Nyatoh body, with a Roasted Canadian hard maple neck and fingerboard with 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets and a Graph Tech TUSQ nut. I think that at this price point, you are getting a lot of guitar for your money.
All four of the Fusion-III HSS models in Run#3 are fitted withs steel Wilkinson WVS 50IIK tremolo and staggered locking tuners. Pickups on these HSS models are a Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 humbucker in the bridge position, plus a Roswell S74-M Alnico-5 single coil for the middle position, and the Roswell S74-N Alnico-5 single coil in the neck.
They are wired with a master volume, plus a master tone with push/pull split for that bridge humbucker. That’s a lot of variability.
Fusion-III HH HT
The two hardtail Fusion-III HH HT dual-humbucker models come with a WSC hipshot-style bridge instead of the Wilkinson and use two Roswell LAF Alnico humbuckers. Again, these are wired with a master volume, plus a master tone with push/pull split for the humbuckers.
Value for money
We sometimes get a bit of flack for championing Harley Benton, because Harley Benton is the inhouse brand of Thomann (our publisher is a Thomann daughter company). But I honestly think you are getting a lot of guitar for the money with these Fusion-III models. Sure, the new colours are going to divide opinions, but I like them! They remind me of ’80s Charvels, with those hot pinks and baby blues.
I doubt I could build a guitar for this price point and so if you want a solid workhorse instrument but don’t have a lot to spend, these Fusion-III models should be on your radar.
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