Harley Benton has announced a signature guitar for Hunter Engel aka AguFish, a rising young Youtube guitarist who has collaborated with the German company on the single-cut model. And it's boasting an impressive spec of premium features.
Tonewoods are a AAA ash top on a mahogany body, a Canadian AAA flamed maple neck and macassar ebony fretboard. Frets are stainless steel and there's Grover locking tuners too. Plus what sounds like too very well voiced humbuckers.
“I wanted to design a guitar for anybody who likes my style of music," says Hunter. "But I also wanted it to be a guitar for anyone from any other style, too. I’ve always loved the single-cut shape; it makes anyone who holds it look good! We wanted to fit in as much great spec as we could at this price point.
"Some of the features – like the figured ash top – make it stand apart from your average single cut guitar. I’m hoping it brings out a different kind of inspiration. I’m really proud of this guitar. When I held the first one I was like, ‘Holy Crap!’ It was exactly what I hoped it could be. I can’t wait to see what art people create with it.”
It's certainly a stunning finish. A silky violet finish accenting the ash top's grain with a matching headstock. The brushed chrome hardware adds to a balance of classic and contemporary.
The custom-wound set of matched Roswell humbuckers feature a Seraphim Alnico V at the bridge and a Flanker Alnico V/ceramic neck pickup. The promise of "defined mids, smooth treble and plenty of crunch" sounds inviting!
The guitar is now on sale for €499 with a limited run of 350 instruments on offer at thomann.de