Big Tone Trem VW

Just take a quick look at this luxurious guitar - OK, now take another, closer look and drink in its inspiring aesthetics. The body of this classic semi-acoustic is made of maple and, of course, adorned with stylish f-holes, while the high-gloss Vintage White finish harmonises perfectly with the gold hardware. Plugged into an amp, this guitar holds all the promises it makes optically thanks to two rich-sounding HB DLX Alnico double coil humbuckers wired via a 3-way switch, three volume controls and one tone control. The Tune-O-Matic roller bridge and the gold 50s B-style DLX tremolo system are a joy, both visually and technically. Ambitious guitarists will love the set-in maple neck and purpleheart fretboard (648 mm) loaded with 20 frets. Anything goes! A wonderful instrument for fans of jazz, swing and blues - or any other genre, for that matter...

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Harley Benton Big Tone
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  • Hollow body design
  • Maple body
  • Canadian maple neck
  • Amaranth fretboard
  • "Blocks" fretboard inlays
  • Body, neck and headstock binding
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 2 Alnico deluxe double coil humbucker pickups
  • 3-Way switch
  • 3 Volume- and 1 tone control
  • Gold-coloured deluxe hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic roller bridge with a "floating" ovangkol base
  • 50s B-Style deluxe tremolo system
  • Transparent acrylic pickguard
  • Deluxe diecast Imperial-style machine heads
  • D'Addario EXL-116 strings, .011 - .052
  • Dimensions: 107.5 x 41.5 x 8.5 cm
  • Colour: Vintage white high-gloss
  • Matching case available under Article Nr #129726# (not included)
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"I was very impressed by the quality. I wasn't expecting much from this guitar but it played great out of the box even intonation almost bang on. action pretty good too. I was even more impressed by the sound plugged in it sounded awesome. plenty of tonal choice with the electronics, you can get sounds from jazz to rock within a few tweaks."

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"It resonates beautifully without being plugged in. The finish is Great, no cracks or dents, The Paintwork and bindings are really good and what I would expect of a much more expensive model."

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"Without amp this guitar sounds nice and jazzy, just like I expected. It's very solid built and quite heavy. With amp, (I use Fender Mustang) and with proper amp sound set, i prefer to use clean Fender Twin that sound great with this guitar, from jazz to rockabilly."

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Harley Benton Frequently Asked Questions

Want to find out more about Harley Benton? Here are the most frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Where can I order Harley Benton products?

    All of our products are exclusively sold at Thomann, Europe’s largest online retailer for musical instruments with over 20 years of experience. Thomann is located in Germany, Europe but ships worldwide. Every order at Thomann comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 3-year warranty.

  • 2. How much is shipping for one or more instruments?

    Shipping costs vary depending on your location. In many cases, Thomann offers flat rates. The flat rate applies to the whole order (up to a certain weight limit), no matter how many products you order. Please visit the international shipping info page to see rates.
    For example, as of December 2020, shipping to the US for up to two electric guitars is €60, while shipping costs for a guitar and a case are generally around €80. These are guideline prices only and may vary.

  • 3. What are the delivery times to my location?

    Delivery times vary, depending on your location as well as the size of the parcel. Please see the international shipping info page to find out the average delivery time to your location.
    For example, the average delivery time to the US is 6-9 working days.

  • 4. I’m ordering from the UK, what has changed since January 1st 2021?

    Now that the UK has left the single market and customs union with the EU, we’ve updated our procedures for orders placed from customers in the UK. Based on the feedback we have received so far, Government Charges will be collected by UPS and they consist of the 20% VAT plus a small amount for the paperwork involved (usually around 2.5%). There is also an additional amount to be paid to UPS for their service, which is a minimum of 11.50 GBP. As not every order has the same customs requirement, for further information we advise that you check the costs and procedures in advance with the courier locally. Please check the Information for non-EU countries.

  • 5. When will my order be shipped?

    If your desired products are in stock, most orders are processed the same day and shipped within 24 hours after you’ve placed it.

  • 6. What happens after my order is shipped? Do I get tracking information?

    When your product is shipped, you will receive a confirmation email including tracking information. If you have a Thomann account, all this information is available in your personal customer centre.

  • 7. What happens if I receive a damaged instrument?

    All our parcels are insured for loss and damage in transit. If you receive a damaged parcel, please fill out the “return product” form to get a free return label. Take it to the office of the package delivery company stated on the return label and Thomann will replace it as soon as possible.

  • 8. How do refunds work if I’m not satisfied?

    As with every order at Thomann you can take advantage of their 30-day money-back guarantee without any questions asked. If you’re not satisfied, simply fill out the “return product” form and a return service will be arranged for you.

  • 9. Do I need to worry about CITES?

    No. Since we don’t use wood that underlies the CITES regulations for any of our products, you don’t have to worry about contravening any regulations while importing a Harley Benton instrument into your country.

  • 10. Why is Harley Benton so low priced? Is it a scam?

    Of course not. You, as a customer, benefit from the fact that we sell exclusively through Thomann and therefore we don’t need to establish and maintain a huge and expensive distribution network. That brings us closer to our goal of crafting great instruments and bringing them to you at the best prices possible.

  • 11. What is the difference between A- and B-stock products?

    A “B-Stock” is a product which has been returned by a customer within their 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee or replaced under guarantee and can no longer be sold as “A-Stock”. These products are offered at a special, reduced price, are fully functional and come with a full 3 year warranty and 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Customers may find that these products show traces of use or scuffing and may not come in their original packaging but will always be checked prior to shipment.

  • 12. Do you have any shops where I can buy Harley Benton products?

    Yes, there is a big variety of Harley Benton products at the Thomann shop in Treppendorf, Germany. You can also use Thomann’s live video chat to talk to an expert and get personal advice, almost as you would when visiting the shop in person.

  • 13. I’m an influencer and I would like to use Harley Benton products in my videos/stories/posts. Who should I contact?

    Our community manager will handle your request. Please use our contact form to let us know your personal information and your ideas on how you would like to present Harley Benton products.

  • 14. I would like to suggest a new Harley Benton model. Where can I write feedback to?

    The opinion of our community is important to us. We are always active on our social media platforms and if you leave constructive feedback, we will take care of it. In addition, you can also use our contact form to drop us a note.

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