NGD On the way

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by MerleJam, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. MerleJam

    MerleJam Tele-Meister

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    Just recently heard about Harley Benton and was intrigued. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a guitar but thought what the heck..I could use a 335ish guitar. As cheap as it is, I’m not expecting the build quality of a $1000 guitar..but the negative things I’ve heard people say about them I have seen on Gibsons that cost 2k+. Sooooo when it arrives I’ll let ya know how it goes! I bought the black hb-35. It said it was 2-5 days to get in stock and I am not sure of shipping times.
     

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  2. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Played a HB SG Custom at GC yesterday. Very nice workmanship, congratulations!
     
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    Just arrived today. Overall I am pleased. Carrying it for a setup tomorrow as the strings are a tad higher than I like. Main issue I’m having is that it doesn’t want to stay in tune. Could be the strings, nut, the cheap tuners or most likely a combo of it all. I really like the neck. It’s a chunk. I’m surprised how much I like the 13.? Radius. I wouldn’t say it’s on par with the fit and finish of the CV Squier I had, at least not right out of the box. Some praise for Thomann...after hearing a lot of HB owners say their guitars arrived with rough frets, I contacted Thomann and asked that they make sure the frets are in proper order and not in need of a polish. It showed up with the frets in pretty nice shape and appears they polished them.
     
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    Pretty amazing that you have to remind a dealer to polish frets because the maker doesn't. Maybe they'll just ship you a box of parts and you can do the assembly, too.
     
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    I think the frets needing a polish is part of the sub 200 price tag.
     
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