Today, Harley Benton is launching a new range of affordable MultiScale fanned fret 7 and 8 string models. These new guitars have an extended range and come factory fitted with the company’s Roswell humbucking pickups.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced multi-scale instrument, then the new MultiScale series from Harley Benton might just be what you’re looking for. The specs for all models are the same, where they differ is the number of strings. The main body material is basswood with a fancy looking quilt maple veneer, giving it a touch of class. This is already a proven combination among many companies, including Ibanez and EVH, so it is great to see it at these price points. The neck is a sturdy five-piece maple/nato affair with 24 medium jumbo fanned frets on a jatoba fretboard.
Each model comes loaded with a set of Roswell PFH7 ferrite magnet humbucking pickups, available in both 7 string and 8 string variants. These are wired via a single volume and tone control with a three-way switch. Other hardware includes WSC locking tuners, a black graphite nut and mono-rail bridge. The 7 string models are available in either Black Satin Burst or Trans Red, while the 8 string is offered in Black Satin Burst or Emerald Burst finishes.
If you are after a multi-scale guitar, then for the money, these new Harley Benton models deserve serious consideration.