R-446 Blood Metallic

The R-446, with its sleek body shape and all black hardware, is certainly a looker. Its sculpted poplar body is made with player-comfort in mind, while the horns have been carved for improved access to the upper register. The bolt-on Canadian maple neck has a slim profile, making blazing fast licks and riffs effortless. The gorgeous Amaranth fingerboard features 24 jumbo frets and a 15.75” radius. At its heart are the two Artec Ceramic pickups, designed for high-gain definition and articulation. Use the master volume and tone control, and a 5-way switch, to choose between five different pickup settings, and dial in your tones exactly the way you like. Searing solos? Check. Brutal chugging? Also check.

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  • Poplar body
  • slim profile, Canadian maple neck
  • Large radius Amaranth fingerboard, radius: 400mm (15,75")
  • neck mount: bolt on
  • inlays: white offset dots
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 43mm (1,69") ABS nut
  • Closed black tuners, scale: 648 mm (25,51")
  • pickups: Artec Ceramic (bridge), Artec Ceramic (neck)
  • controls: master volume
  • master tone
  • advanced 5-way switch for optimal tone variation: (1: neck humbucker, 2: neck singlecoil, 3: 2x humbucker, 4: 2x singlecoil, 5: bridge humbucker)
  • hardtail bridge R-1001
  • hardware finish: black
  • color: Blood Metallic gloss
  • stock strings: 010-046
Harley Benton R-446 Blood Metallic Demo and Review.
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Harley Benton R-446 Blood Metallic Demo and Review.

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4.8 / 5.0
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Overall, it is amazing value for money. I bought it just so I can "throw" it in the back of the car when I go on holiday, or I am staying overnight in a hotel, whilst away on business and not have to worry about damaging it, rather than taking more expensive guitars with me. But actually, it is so nice I will make sure I look after it.

- LeedsCalling / Review by thomann.de
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This guitar is amazing. Not just for the money, it is amazing full stop. Consider that you are getting high output humbuckers that you can split; high quality hardware an immaculate finish all for £125

- this is a no brainer. I love it; it sounds great, looks great and feels great. Well done HB. / Review by thomann.de
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Absolutely a beast. Played worse for a lot more money.

- Neilly / Review by thomann.de

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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