Harley Benton unveils the SC-Custom II guitar series with 10 affordable models

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

The SC-Custom has been a hugely successful series for Thomann brand Harley Benton, and now its follow-up models are ready with upgrades and options that should please any players looking for a single cut electric guitar at a very competitive price. Now the new and improved SC Custom II has arrived and Harley Benton has gone to town with 10 new models.

Overall spec upgrades to the series are a re-designed neck joint for better fret access higher up the new roasted jatoba fretboard. The mahogany neck profile on all models is a 'modern C'. They feature Grover tuners too. 

The best part? Prices are from £198 / €215.

The core 22-fret SC-Custom II models feature mahogany bodies with AAAA flame maple veneer tops and a pair of Thomann's Roswell brand passive LAF Alnico-5 (Bridge) and Roswell LAF Alnico-5 (Neck) humbuckers with coil-splits.

Let's take a look at those core models first…

SC-Custom II (£214 / €233)

Paradise Flame 

Paradise Flame  (Image credit: Harley Benton)

Lemon Flame 

Lemon Flame  (Image credit: Harley Benton)

Honey Burst Flame 

Honey Burst Flame  (Image credit: Harley Benton)

Vintage Black 

Vintage Black  (Image credit: Harley Benton)

Ocean Flame 

Ocean Flame  (Image credit: Harley Benton)

Classic Black left-handed 

Classic Black left-handed  (Image credit: Harley Benton)

SC-Custom II Silver Burst (£222 / €243)

(Image credit: Harley Benton)
  • Silver Burst satin finish
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Black hardware
  • 2 Roswell humbuckers with coil-split 

SC-Custom II P90 (£198 / €215)

SC Custom II P90 in Deep Black 

SC Custom II P90 in Deep Black  (Image credit: Harley Benton)
  • Roswell P-90s 
  • Deep Black finish 
  • 22 medium jumbo frets 

SC-Custom II Active (£208 / €225)


White (Image credit: Harley Benton)

Vintage Black

Vintage Black (Image credit: Harley Benton)
  • Available in Vintage Black (ivory binding) and White (black binding) satin finishes
  • Roswell LZ56B Ceramic (Bridge), Roswell HAF Zebra Alnico-5 (Neck) active pickups
  • 24 medium jumbo frets

SC-Custom II FR (£270 / €291)

Vintage Black 

Vintage Black  (Image credit: Harley Benton)
  • Available in Vintage Black satin finish
  • Original Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo
  • 24 medium jumbo frets
  • Roswell LAF Alnico-5 (Bridge), Roswell LAF Alnico-5 (Neck) pickups with push-pull coil split 

For more information on the SC-Custom II range head over to harleybenton.com

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

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 in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.