Harley Benton has unveiled its latest single-cut model, the SC-Custom II – an update to its previous SC-Custom model. The first new models in the range come in an arresting Silver Burst finish, with a number of other upgrades to the first SC-Custom lines.
The SC-Custom II Silver Burst sports, as per general LP tradition, a mahogany body and neck. The 22-fret fingerboard comes complete with trapezoid inlays, and is made of roasted Jatoba. All 22 frets should be easy to access, too, as the SC-Custom II boasts Harley Benton’s latest set-neck join – with a deep bout in the back of the lower horn for comfortable shredding up high. The neck completes a 24.75-inch scale length, with a two-piece Tune-o-matic-style hardtail at the other end.
In terms of electronics, it’s loaded with two Roswell ‘LAF’ Alnico humbuckers, with black covers to match the black hardware. These are controlled by independent volume knobs, with a push-pull master tone control for coil splitting. The knobs are slightly recessed into the body for a more modern look and feel.
If you’re a fan of the Silver Burst, but fancy a slightly more traditional approach, Harley Benton’s SC-550 is also now available with the same finish job. This model again sports a pair of Roswell ‘LAF’ Alnico humbuckers, but this time finished in chrome to match the hardware. The control layout is also more traditional, with two volumes and two tones – without the option to coil-split.
The SC-Custom II and the SC-550 are both now available for €249. Find out more at harleybenton.com.