Harley Benton R-457 BK Bundle 3 review: specs & price

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Harley Benton HB-80R

The Harley Benton R-457 BK Bundle 3 is a Harley Benton HB-80R with a Electric Guitar Combo, TEC tube-emulating circuit, 2 Channels with status LED, Channel 1...

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Name Thomann Guitar Set G47 LHHarley Benton R-457 BK Bundle 3Harley Benton Fusion-II HSH MN FBB Set 1Harley Benton Fusion-II HSH MN FCH Set 1Harley Benton Victory-BK Cl. Series Bundle 2Harley Benton Fusion-II HSH EB FBB Set 1Harley Benton R-457 BK Bundle 2Harley Benton R-10 BK Rock Series Bundle 3Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Bundle 3Harley Benton MS-60 Vintage White Bundle 1Harley Benton HB-35Plus Cherry Bundle 1Harley Benton TE-30 BE Bundle 2Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Serie BundleHarley Benton HB-35Plus Lemon Bundle 1Harley Benton TE-20 BK Lefthand Std. 1Harley Benton Victory Flames Classic BundleHarley Benton R-10 BK Rock Series Bundle 2Harley Benton HB-35LH BK Vintage Seri BundleHarley Benton Victory-BK Cl. Series Bundle 1Harley Benton TE-70RW Deluxe Set 2
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Description Harley Benton HB-40RHarley Benton HB-80RHarley Benton Fusion-II HSH MN FBBHarley Benton Fusion-II HSH MN FCHHarley Benton Victory-BK Classic SeriesHarley Benton Fusion-II HSH EB FBBHarley Benton R-457 BK Progressiv SeriesHarley Benton HB-80RHarley Benton HB-80RHarley Benton MS-60 VW Vintage SeriesHarley Benton HB-35Plus CherryHarley Benton HB-40RHarley Benton ST-20 SB Standard SeriesHarley Benton HB-35Plus LemonHarley Benton TE-20 BK LH Standard SeriesHarley Benton Victory Flames Classic SeriesHarley Benton HB-40RHarley Benton HB-35LH BK Vintage SeriesHarley Benton Victory-BK Classic SeriesHarley Benton TE-70RW Deluxe Series
Equipped with10" Custom voiced speaker12" Celestion speaker-----12" Celestion speaker12" Celestion speaker--10" Custom voiced speaker----10" Custom voiced speaker---
Dimensions (H x W x D)420 x 425 x 220 mm45.5 x 51.5 x 26.5 cm-----45.5 x 51.5 x 26.5 cm45.5 x 51.5 x 26.5 cm--420 x 425 x 220 mm----420 x 425 x 220 mm---
Weight10 kg14.5 kg-----14.5 kg14.5 kg--10 kg----10 kg---
HardwareChrome-ChromeChromeChrome-----Deluxe chromeChromeChromeDeluxe chrome---ChromeChrome-
ColourBlackBlackBrownRedBlackBrownBlackBlackBlackWhiteRedBlackSunburstYellowBlackGraphicBlackBlackBlackNatural
DesignST-StyleST-StyleST-StyleST-StyleV-StyleST-StyleST-StyleV-StyleT-StyleMustangHollowbodyT-StyleST-StyleHollowbodyT-StyleV-StyleV-StyleHollowbodyV-StyleT-Style
Pickup SystemSSSHHHSHHSHHHHSHHHHHHHSSHHSSSSSHHSSHHHHHHHHSS
Power in Watts40 W65 W20 W20 W40 W20 W40 W65 W65 W20 W40 W40 W1 W40 W10 W40 W40 W40 W20 W40 W
Speaker1x 10"1x 12"1x 8"1x 8"1x 10"1x 8"1x 10"1x 12"1x 12"1x 8"1x 10"1x 10"1x 3"1x 10"1x 6"1x 10"1x 10"1x 10"1x 8"1x 10
Channels22222222222212222222
Reverb
Effects
Headphone connection
Incl. Case / Gigbag
Incl. Cabel
Incl. Picks
Incl. Tuner
Incl. Strap
Incl. Educational Book
Power-65 W at 8 ohms, 80 W at 4 ohms with extension-----65 W at 8 ohms, 80 W at 4 ohms with extension65 W at 8 ohms, 80 W at 4 ohms with extension-----------
String strengths (ex works)-.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054----.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054-------------
Ergonomically shaped body--Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)----------------
Body--MahoganyMahoganyBasswoodMahoganyLime--BasswoodMaple-BasswoodMapleBasswoodBasswood-MapleBasswoodBasswood
Top--Flamed maple featuring an 'Ultra Flame' veneerFlamed maple featuring an 'Ultra Flame' veneer---------------Rosewood imitation veneer
Neck--Canadian hard mapleCanadian hard maple----------------
Neck attachment--Bolt-onBolt-on----------------
Fretboard--Canadian hard mapleCanadian hard mapleRoseacer (thermally treated maple wood)-Blackwood (Pinus radiata)--AmaranthPau Ferro-RoseacerPau FerroAmaranthRoseacer-AmaranthRoseacer (thermally treated maple wood)Amaranth
Fretboard inlays--Clay dotClay dot--------Dots-------
Neck profile--Modern CModern C"C"Modern C------Modern C-Modern CC--"C"C
Frets--24 Medium jumbo stainless steel24 Medium jumbo stainless steel----------------
Nut--Graph Tech TUSQ XLGraph Tech TUSQ XL----------------
Nut width--42 mm42 mm43 mm42 mm48 mm--41 mm43 mm-42 mm43 mm42 mm43 mm-43 mm43 mm43 mm
Scale--648 mm648 mm-648 mm648 mm--610 mm628 mm-648 mm628 mm648 mm628 mm-628 mm-648 mm
Fretboard radius--305 mm305 mm-305 mm350 mm---350 mm-350 mm350 mm350 mm350 mm-350 mm-350 mm
Binding--WoodWood----------------
Pickups--Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 (bridge) and Roswell HAF-N Alnico-5 (neck) humbucking pickups, and 1 x S74-C BK Alnico-5 single coil (middle)Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 (bridge) and Roswell HAF-N Alnico-5 (neck) humbucking pickups, and 1 x S74-C BK Alnico-5 single coil (middle)-Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 (bridge) and Roswell HAF-N Alnico-5 (neck) humbucker and 1 S74-C BK Alnico-5 single coil (centre)2 Hi-Gain humbuckers---2 Roswell LAF Alnico-5 Vintage-Style humbuckers-3 ST-Style single coils2 Roswell LAF Alnico-5 Vintage-Style humbuckers2 TE-Style single coils2 HB classic zebra ceramic Humbucker-2 Vintage-style humbuckers-2 Roswell TEA Alnico-5 vintage TE-style single coils
Pickup switch--Single coil / HumbuckerSingle coil / Humbucker-Single coil / humbucker--------------
Controls--1 x Master volume- and 1 x master tone1 x Master volume- and 1 x master tone-----Master Volume, Master Tone----------
Tremolo--Wilkinson 50IIK 2-pointWilkinson 50IIK 2-point----------------
Machine heads--WSC staggered locking diecastWSC staggered locking diecast----------------
Original strings--D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046----------------
Glued neck----Maple-------------Maple-
Radius----350 mm-------------350 mm-
Scale length----628 mm-------------628 mm-
Pickup----2 HB Classic ceramic humbucker----2 Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style single coils--------2 HB Classic ceramic humbucker-
Standard stringing----HB 010-046-------------HB 010-046-
Finish----High gloss-------------High gloss-
Ex-factory stringing-----D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046---D'Addario .009 - .042--.009 - .042--HB 010-046---D'Addario .010 - .046
Bolt-on neck---------Maple--Maple-Maple----Maple
Build----------Semi-Hollow with mahogany sustain block (Entandrophragma cylindricum)--Semi-Hollow with mahogany sustain block (Entandrophragma cylindricum)---Semi-hollow with mahogany sustain block and F-holes--
Arched top----------AAAA flamed maple--AAAA flamed maple------
Set-in neck----------Maple--Maple---Canadian maple--
Stringing----------D'Addario EXL .010 - .046 (article no. 104555)--D'Addario EXL .010 - .046 (article no. 104555)---Harley Benton .010 - .046--

Description

The Harley Benton R-457 BK Bundle 3 is a Harley Benton HB-80R with a Electric Guitar Combo, TEC tube-emulating circuit, 2 Channels with status LED, Channel 1 with controls for Gain, Voice, Bass, Treble and Volume, Channel 2 with controls for gain, bass, middle, treble, volume, Reverb (Spring Type), Headphone output, AUX input, Line output, Effects loop, Footswitch connector for channel switching (footswitch not included), Output for external speaker & Deluxe diecast machine heads. The retail price is 224.31 £.

Specifications

Power65 W at 8 ohms, 80 W at 4 ohms with extension
Equipped with12" Celestion speaker
Dimensions (H x W x D)45.5 x 51.5 x 26.5 cm
Weight14.5 kg
String strengths (ex works).009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054
ColourBlack
DesignST-Style
Pickup SystemHH
Power in Watts65 W
Speaker1x 12"
Channels2
ReverbYes
EffectsNo
Headphone connectionNo
Incl. Case / GigbagYes
Incl. CabelYes
Incl. PicksYes
Incl. TunerYes
Incl. StrapYes
Incl. Educational BookNo

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