Harley Benton R-457 BK Progressiv Series review: specs & price

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7-String Electric Guitar

The Harley Benton R-457 BK Progressiv Series is a 7-String Electric Guitar with a Progressive series, Bolted maple neck, Offset dot fretboard inlays, Speed-D...

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FretboardLaurelEbonyEbonyRosewoodMapleEbonyEbonyIndian LaurelEbonyEbonyMapleEbonyEbonyEbonyEbonyJatobaEbonyEbonyEbonyRosewood
Nut width47.60 mm48 mm48 mm-47.6 mm--44.5 mm48 mm-44.45 mm48 mm48 mm48 mm (1.89")48 mm48 mm48 mm (1.89")48 mm48 mm-
Pickups2 Jackson Blade humbuckers--2 x Humbuckers2 Sterling Modern humbuckers (body mounted)2 EMG 707 humbuckers-2 Jackson High Output humbuckers1 x Fishman Fluence Modern humbucker with ceramic magnet (bridge) and 1 x Fishman Fluence Modern humbucker with AlNiCo magnet (neck)-2 Jackson MM1 humbuckers-2 Solar humbuckersBare Knuckle Warpig 7st Tyger (bridge & neck)EMG 707 (bridge) and EMG 707 (neck) humbuckers-Fishman Fluence Keith Merrow Custom (bridge) and Fishman Fluence Keith Merrow Custom (neck) humbucker-2 Fishman Fluence Modern ceramic humbuckers-
ColourBlackBrownBlueWhiteGreenBlackBlackBlackSunburstGreenBlueBlackYellowPurpleBlackBlackBlueBrownBlack Aurora, burst matteBlack
BodyMahoganySwamp AshBasswoodMahoganyMahoganySwamp AshMahoganyBasswoodSwamp AshSwamp AshBasswoodAlderMahoganyMahoganyAlderBasswoodAshAsh, WalnutNyatohMahogany
TopNoneMapleNoneNoneMaplePoplarMapleNoneMaplePoplarNoneNoneNoneBuckeyeMapleNonePoplarMapleNoneNone
NeckMapleMapleMaple, WengeMahoganyMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple, Padauk, WalnutMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple, Purpleheart, WengePanga Panga, WalnutPanga Panga, WalnutMahogany
Frets2424242424242424242422242424242424242424
Scale648 mm673 mm686 mm648 mm648 mm685 mm673 mm648 mm673 mm685 mm673 mm685 mm673 mm648 mm648 mm647 mm673 mm673 mm-673 mm
Pickup SystemHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Tremolo
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Neck profile-Ultra Thin CWizard-7-Custom Sterling Petrucci---Ultra Thin C---CThin U-Thin U-Nitro Wizard-7Nitro Wizard-7-
Pickup-Schecter USA SuperCharger Mach-7 humbucker (neck and bridge)2 DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 humbucker--------EMG 81-7H (bridge) and Active EMG 85-7H (neck)-----2 DiMarzio Fusion Edge-7 humbucker--
Fretboard radius--430 mm16"16"400 mm---400 mm---305 mm (12.01")305 mm--400 mm--
Hardware--Cosmo black--------------Black--
Original strings---Ernie Ball 2621 Regular Slinky 7-String---------Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.056)------
Finish---Pearl White--Trans Black Burst----Black satin--------
Bolt-on 5-piece neck-----Maple amaranth---Maple amaranth----------
Multiscale-----648-685 mm (25.5"-27")---648-685 mm (25.5"-27")----------
Neck shape-----------Thin U----Ultra Thin C---
Bridge-------------Hipshot with string-thru----Single-rail-
Screwed neck-----------------Panga Panga (Millettia stuhlmannii)/WalnutPanga panga / walnut-

Description

The Harley Benton R-457 BK Progressiv Series is a 7-String Electric Guitar with a Progressive series, Bolted maple neck, Offset dot fretboard inlays, Speed-D neck profile, NuBone nut, Dual action truss rod, 24 Medium jumbo frets, 1 Volume control and 1 tone control, 3-Way pickup selector switch, Black hardware & Deluxe diecast machine heads.

Specifications

BodyBasswood
FretboardBlackwood
Fretboard radius350 mm
Scale648 mm
Nut width48 mm
Pickups2 Hi-Gain humbuckers
String strengths (ex works).009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054
ColourBlack
TopNone
NeckMaple
Frets24
Pickup SystemHH
TremoloNo
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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