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Harley Benton shows its punk rock side with new Mosrite-style MR-Series guitars

One look at Harley Benton's new MR Series and we're thinking The Ramones and Bleach-era Kurt Cobain. And these humbucker and P-90 electric guitars should get you there and more. With the added scope of a baritone model too. 

It's offered in two flavours; while the MR-Classic takes a vintage-friendly approach with P-90s, the humbucker MR-Modern is pretty suggestive in vibe to. Their spec differences are about far more than pickups, as we'll find out. And both are offered in left-handed models as well as baritone. 

Harley Benton

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Harley Benton MR-Classic (£209 / €248)

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Harley Benton

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  • Carved basswood body
  • 'A-grade' Canadian maple 'c' profile neck in natural satin finish
  • Roasted Jatoba 12" fretboard with dot inlays
  • 22 frets
  • 648mm (25.5") scale length
  • 42mm graphite nut
  • Double action truss rod
  • 2 x Artec P-90 Alnico-5 pickups
  • 1 x volume and 1 x tone controls, 3-way toggle switch
  • Fixed bridge
  • Wilkinson tuners
  • Fitted with D’Addario EXL110 010-046 strings
  • Finish options: Metallic Blue, Candy Apple Red, Pearl White, 3-Tone Sunburst and Black

Harley Benton

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The MR-Classic Baritone features a longer 27” (685.8 mm) scale length and comes with D'Addario EXL158 13-62 gauge strings. Like the 25.5" version, the MR-Classic Baritone is available as both a right hand and left-hand version, but only a gloss 3-Tone Sunburst finish.

Harley Benton

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Harley Benton MR-Modern (£293 / €349)

Buy the Harley Benton MR-Modern from Thomann (opens in new tab)

Harley Benton

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  • Harley Benton MR-Modern
  • Carved Alder body
  • A-grade Canadian maple neck in natural satin finish, "C" profile, matching
  • headstock
  • 12" radius Macassar ebony fretboard with dot inlays
  • 22 stainless steel frets
  • 25.5" (648mm) scale length
  • 42 mm Graph Tech TUSQ nut
  • Double action truss rod
  • 2 x Artec AHC-90 Soapbar Alnico-5 humbucker pickups
  • 1 x volume control, 1 x push/pull tone control for coil tap, 3-way toggle switch
  • Wilkinson VS-50 II precision tremolo
  • Wilkinson locking tuners
  • D’Addario EXL110 010-046 strings
  • Finishes: Metallic Blue, Candy Apple Red, Pearl White, 3-Tone Sunburst and Black

Harley Benton

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Again, a 27" scale model is offered in glass 3-Tone Sunburst with the MR-Modern Baritone.

Harley Benton

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

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Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.