These Harley Benton SC-550SL Gotoh Tribute models have all the right ingredients and a recipe for good tone. All without breaking the bank and they are available in a left-handed version on launch.
Harley Benton SC-550SL Gotoh Tribute
The new Harley Benton SC-550SL Gotoh Tribute comes in a classic Singlecut design. Reminiscent of the Gibson models of the 1950s and 1960s, just at a much more affordable price point.
The Classic Singlecut Formula
They come with a chambered mahogany body with a carved AAAA flame maple veneer top and they come in Autumn Flame Burst or Paradise Amber Flame finishes. Each guitar has a mahogany 60s profile neck with a Pau Ferro 12″ radius fretboard and 22 Blacksmith stainless steel frets plus a set of classic trapezoidal fret inlays.
I love that they are offering a left-handed version on launch, that is a great move and one I certainly welcome.
The Tesla Opus-1 Zebra Alnico-5 humbuckers are controlled via a standard 3-way switch, with twin tone and volume controls. Hardware includes the set of Gotoh Kluson tuners and a DLX Tune-O-Matic bridge and a stop tail. It is all good stuff and great to have at this price point.
Of course, both these guitars look like something Slash would have played on whilst recording Guns’n’Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. An album where he used a Kris Derrig copy of a Gibson Burst to record one of the most successful debut albums of all time.
Just going to prove that you don’t need an actual Gibson to make great music.
Harley Benton SC-550 II Gotoh PAF
Harley Benton SC-550 II Gotoh AFB
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