Left Handed Harley Benton Guitars 2021 – 27 Affordable Guitars

Left Handed Harley Benton Guitars - Body of a Harley Benton MS-60LH
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Last Updated on April 16, 2021 by Chris

In recent years, Harley Benton has fast become known for making great bang-for-buck guitars; quality acoustic, electric, and bass guitars for an amazing price. Better still, there are loads of left handed Harley Benton guitars too! Not as many as our right handed friends of course, but there’s definitely a nice variety for us to choose from.

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Who Are Harley Benton Guitars?

Musikhaus Thomann is the world’s largest mail-order company for musical instruments, based in Treppendorf, Bavaria, Germany. They sell just about anything to do with making music, including guitars, amplifiers, digital pianos, studio software, stage lighting, and brass instruments, among many others. Harley Benton is Thomann’s own brand of musical instruments and equipment, started by Hans Thomann in 1997.

Harley Benton’s products are produced by a number of well-known manufacturers, who make equipment for many other famous brands. These products are imported directly to Thomann, and as a result, they can sell these quality instruments and equipment under the Harley Benton brand at very low prices.

What Do I Think of Harley Benton Guitars?

Image of someone playing a Harley Benton  Fusion II guitar.

The very fact that Harley Benton offers left handed guitarists such a wide variety of guitars is enough for me to like the brand. Their 2021 left handed electric guitar range comprises 28 different models, many of which are inspired by iconic designs from rock history, as well as modern specced instruments for today’s progressive players.

Over the last few years, Harley Benton havs strived to maintain a high quality and at the same time, represent excellent value for money. As a result, they’re fantastic beginner and intermediate guitars, and also great to use as a basis for any mod/upgrade project.

Although many rate them highly, in terms of quality and finish they obviously won’t compare to standards of craftmanship of guitar that costs $3000! For the money though, they’re pretty unbeatable from a bang-for-buck point of view.

That’s not to say that these guitars don’t have their faults; much of the range cost less than $300, so it’s hard to expect top-notch quality from such inexpensive instruments.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Harley Benton Guitar

Image of a Harley Benton Fusion II HH guitar laid down on a workbench

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Harley Benton guitars are sold exclusively at Thomann; they are German designed and manufactured in various Far Eastern countries, including China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Considering both Thomann and their Harley Benton brand, here’s a list of pros and cons when thinking about buying a Harley Benton guitar.

Pros:

  • Some of the cheapest guitars available.
  • A large selection of left handed Harley Benton guitars are available.
  • Thomann have a generous 3-year warranty.
  • Thomann also have a decent returns policy. You have a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.
  • Buy as many products from Thomann as you like up to 31kg (or 68lbs), and shipping is free to the UK over £135. Shipping is also free to other parts of Europe (over a certain amount). Check Thomann’s website for details.
  • Shipping to the United States is only US$30, again as many items as you like under 31kg (or 68lbs).
  • Great guitars for modding and upgrading.
  • Generally speaking, most people report that their guitars are set up well and play nicely out of the box.
  • Most reviews report straight necks and level frets and no sharp fret ends.
  • Guitars are generally reported to have a nice finish, with some being excellent.
  • Some players say Harley Benton guitars are higher in quality than equivalent Squier or Epiphone guitars.
  • Many say they have good quality hardware, such as the Wilkinson bridges.
  • Guitarists generally like the quality of materials, such as wood types and electronics.

Cons:

  • With Thomann being an online store, you can’t try before you buy, unless you visit their store in Germany.
  • If buying outside of the EU, you may have to pay customs duty.
  • While many users say their guitars play very well straight out of the box, a few have found that they are not fully set up properly, and have had to make minor adjustments.
  • Some say that the Thomann returns policy is good but can be quite slow, so if you need a replacement guitar, you may not get it straight away.
  • Some say the pickups are adequate, but nothing special.
  • Some players have reported uneven finishes or even dings and scratches out of the box.
  • Doesn’t necessarily have the prestige of some other more expensive brands.
  • Some people find many of their guitars a little on the heavy side. Whether this is a bad thing though is up to you.
  • Some players say that the quality of the tuners can be inconsistent.
  • Quality control on some earlier models may not be so good as there have been some poor reviews for those compared to the more recent models.
  • Resale value is very low, as they are super cheap guitars in the first place.

Different Types of Harley Benton Guitars

Harley Benton’s guitars are mainly inspired by many of the major popular brands and include models inspired by Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, PRS, Ibanez, and Charvel. They have also produced a number of left handed acoustic guitars too.

Left Handed Harley Benton Electric Guitars

Below is the 2021 lineup of left handed Harley Benton electric guitars.

ST-20 LH Standard Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - Three Harley Benton ST-20 guitars in Candy Apple Red, Black and 3-Tone Sunburst

The ST-20 is based on the iconic Fender Stratocaster, which legendary guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many more are famous for playing. The Stratocaster is, without doubt, one of the most famous and iconic guitars out there!

This guitar is one of the cheapest left handed Harley Benton guitars available if you buy it in black. It is their cheapest full-size electric guitar. If you want that classic Strat sound on the cheap, then you may want to consider getting this.

The ST-20 LH has a Basswood body and a bolt-on maple neck, with a Maple, Roseacer or Rosewood fretboard (depending on which color you go for). The neck profile is a modern C and has 22 frets.

It has three Strat-style single coil pickups, chrome hardware and is available in Candy Apple Red, Black, or 3-Tone Sunburst.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: Candy Apple Red, Black, 3-Tone Sunburst
  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple (Red), Rosewood (Black), Roseacer (Sunburst)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: Die cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Synchronised tremolo system
  • NECK PICKUP: ST-Style single coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: ST-Style single coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: ST-Style single coil

TE-40 LH TBK Deluxe Series

Left handed Harley Benton guitars - A translucent black TE-40 LH

Based on another iconic guitar design, the Fender Telecaster is the guitar of choice for guitarists such as Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Albert Collins, Johnny Greenwood, Andy Summers, Muddy Waters and more.

Here is Harley Benton’s Deluxe series Tele, which looks fantastic! It has a super-glossy translucent black finish, through which you can see an attractive-looking ash arched top.

The body is made of basswood and bolted onto that is a 22 fret maple neck with a Pau Ferro fretboard. This is topped off with two nice sounding Roswell HAF AlNiCo V humbucking pickups and a Tune-O-Matic string-thru-body bridge. It features some great looking gold-plated deluxe hardware, and the white binding is a nice touch.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: Translucent black
  • TOP: Ash
  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Gold-plated deluxe
  • TUNERS: Die cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic string-thru-body
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell HAF AlNiCo V humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell HAF AlNiCo V humbucker

DC-580LH CH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A Cherry colored DC-580LH

Want to sound like Tony Iommi? How about Angus Young? Players such as Robby Krieger, Frank Zappa, and Derek Trucks are also known for playing the classic Gibson SG.

It’s recreated here in the form of the Harley Benton DC-580LH, which has a basswood body, a Canadian maple set-neck with a C neck profile and a blackwood fretboard with 22 Frets.

There are two vintage style humbuckers, chrome hardware, and it is available in a Cherry finish.

This guitar rocks!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Cherry
  • NECK: Bolt-On Canadian Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Blackwood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: Closed die cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Vintage style humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Vintage style humbucker

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HB-35Plus LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A Cherry colored HB-35Plus LH

Ever wanted a Gibson ES-335, but didn’t want the $$$$ price tag? You could do worse than to try the HB-35?

Otis Rush, Chuck Berry, B.B.King, Dave Grohl, and Noel Gallagher have all played the Gibson original.

This semi-hollow guitar has a maple body with a mahogany sustain block. Its maple set-neck features 22 frets on a Pau Ferro fretboard. On the body are two vintage-style humbuckers and chrome hardware. It’s available with an attractive Flamed Maple top in a high gloss Cherry finish.

This has the added bonus of a push/pull function on the two volume knobs to split the coils.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Maple – Semi-hollow with Mahogany sustain block
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Cherry
  • TOP: Arched AAAA flamed maple
  • NECK: Set-in Maple
  • FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe Chrome
  • BRIDGE: Deluxe Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell LAF Alnico-5 vintage-style humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell LAF Alnico-5 vintage-style humbucker

SC-400LH SBK Classic Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A matte black SC-400LH

Harley Benton’s version of the ’60s Gibson Les Paul Standard; another iconic guitar! Famous Gibson Les Paul guitarists include Jimmy Page, Slash, Gary Moore, Zakk Wilde, and many others.

Its arched top body is made up of basswood, rather than the Gibson’s mahogany, and has a set-in maple C-profile neck.

The roseacer fretboard has 22 Frets. It has two classic open humbucking pickups, and features chrome hardware and for us lefties, it’s available in matte black only.

A good recreation of the classic Les Paul sound.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: Matte Black
  • NECK: Set-in Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roseacer
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Classic open humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Classic open humbucker

SC-450Plus LH Classic Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - Two SC-450Plus LH guitars in Lemon Drop and Honey Burst finishes

This Harley Benton guitar is a Gibson Les Paul style guitar. The Les Paul is massively popular, with many famous players choosing it as their axe of choice, including Joe Bonamassa, Ace Frehley, and Randy Rhoads.

The SC-450Plus has a mahogany body with a AAA flamed maple arched top, which is complemented by a 22 fret set-in C-profile Sapele neck with Pau Ferro fretboard.

The two Roswell LAF Alnico 5 vintage style humbuckers sound suitably Les Paul-like, and the fact that you can split the coils is a fantastic added bonus for extra tonal variety.

Available in high gloss Honey Burst and Lemon Drop (Amber) finishes.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss – Honey Burst, Lemon Drop
  • TOP: Arched AAA Flamed Maple
  • NECK: Set-in Sapele with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome-plated DLX
  • TUNERS: Closed die cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 vintage-style humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell LAF AlNiCo-5 vintage-style humbucker

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DC-Junior LH TV Yellow

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A TV Yellow DC-Junior LH

The Gibson Les Paul Doublecut Junior was originally designed to be a student guitar. With its “Dog Ear” P90 pickups, it had a little more bite than the classic Les Paul humbucker.

This stripped back rocking guitar has been favored by the likes of Mick Jones of The Clash, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and many others.

The DC-Junior is Harley Benton’s take on this ear-splitting classic!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: TV Yellow
  • TOP: Arched AAA Flamed Maple
  • NECK: Set-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Amaranth
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: Graphite
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • TUNERS: Wilkinson vintage style machine heads with 15: 1 ratio
  • BRIDGE: Wrap Around
  • PICKUP: Roswell P90D Alnico-5 Dog Ear Single Coil

TE-52 NA LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A natural TE-52 LH

This is Harley Benton’s version of a 1952 Fender Telecaster, a guitar played by the likes of David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, and Graham Coxon, among others.

The TE-52 has an American ash body with a bolt-on Canadian maple neck with a roseacer skunk stripe. The fretboard is made from maple and has 21 frets. For pickups, there are two Vintage single coil Roswells and the guitar comes with deluxe chrome hardware.

This left handed Harley Benton guitar can provide you with that distinctive vintage twang from a legendary guitar!

There is just one available finish; natural.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: American Ash
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Natural
  • TOP: Arched AAA Flamed Maple
  • NECK: Bolt-on Canadian maple with roseacer skunk stripe
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 21
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe chrome
  • TUNERS: Kluson-Style machine heads
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell TEA Alnico-5 vintage TE-Style single coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell TEA Alnico-5 vintage TE-Style single coil

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TE-90QM LH Deluxe Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A transparent red TE-90QM LH

Another Telecaster-style guitar; this one having a chambered body. Harley Benton’s TE-90QM looks super-stylish with its flamed maple veneered top. The chambered body is made from mahogany, onto which a 22 fret maple neck with amaranth fretboard is bolted.

The P90S AlNiCo-5 vintage style single coils sound great and the ivory binding around the body and the F-holes is a great looking touch. The hardtail bridge does its job well.

The flamed maple veneer looks fantastic through the transparent red finish!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Mahogany, Chambered
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Transparent Red
  • TOP: Flamed Maple
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • FINGERBOARD: Amaranth
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: DLX chrome
  • TUNERS: DLX die-cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Hard Tail
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell P90S AlNiCo-5 vintage style single coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell P90S AlNiCo-5 vintage style single coil

CST-24T LH Deluxe Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - Three CST-24T LH guitars in Ocean Flame, Paradise Flame and Black Flame finishes

This great looking guitar is based on the PRS Custom 24. A fantastic and versatile guitar that costs at least seven times the price of this Harley Benton.

Notable fans of the PRS original include Carlos Santana and Dave Navarro.

Harley Benton’s version has a great-looking flamed maple arched top over a mahogany body. There’s a C profile, set-in mahogany neck featuring a Jatoba fretboard with 24 frets.

The bridge is a Wilkinson WVPC tremolo which only goes down.

There are two Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 Open Coil humbuckers that have a coil tap so you can switch between humbuckers and single coils. The hardware is chrome and it’s available in three different finishes; Ocean Flame, Paradise Flame and Black Flame.

Some have said that this is the best Harley Benton guitar available!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 635mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss – Ocean Flame, Paradise Flame, Black Flame
  • TOP: Arched Flamed Maple
  • NECK: Set-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roasted jatoba
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 24
  • HARDWARE: DLX chrome
  • TUNERS: DLX machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Wilkinson WVPC Tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell HAF Alnico-5 open coil humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell HAF Alnico-5 open coil humbucker

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JA-60LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - Two JA-60 LH guitars in 3-tone sunburst and Olympic white

This is Harley Benton’s version of a 60’s Fender Jazzmaster. Famous players of this classic offset guitar include, among many others, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Jim Root (Slipknot), J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Robert Smith (The Cure), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys).

The JA-60LH is great for recreating those indie/alternative sounds, as well as surf music from the late ’50s and early ’60s, and much more in between!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: 3-tone Sunburst, Olympic White
  • NECK: Bolt-on Canadian Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 21
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe chrome
  • TUNERS: Kluson style machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Fixed
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell AlNiCo-5 vintage-style P90 single coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell AlNiCo-5 vintage-style P90 single coil

ST-62 LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An ST-62 LH in black with tortoiseshell pickguard

This lefty vintage-styled Strat-type guitar has all the hallmarks of the classic iconic original. It looks pretty cool with its black finish, coupled with a tortoiseshell pickguard.

The double-cut ST-62 LH has a Basswood body, and comes with a bolt-on C-profile Canadian Maple neck, featuring a Pau Ferro fretboard. Along with the Alnico-5 single coils, these elements all come together to help recreate the classic tones the original is famous for.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Black
  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe Chrome
  • TUNERS: Kluson-style machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Synchronised tremolo system
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage single coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage single coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell STA Alnico-5 Vintage single coil

MS-60LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An MS-60LH in vintage white

The Fender Mustang has become an iconic offset guitar design over the years, thanks to many an alternative artist over the years. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) was a huge fan of them, and Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco), David Byrne (Talking Heads), Frank Black (Pixies), and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) have all owned Mustangs over the years.

The MS-60LH is Harley Benton’s lefty version of the classic Fender, delivering the goods when it comes to thick indie/alternative tones, as well as punk, progressive, and many more styles.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 610mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Vintage White
  • NECK: Bolt-On Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Amaranth
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 41mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: Graphite
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe Chrome
  • TUNERS: Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Tune-o-Matic bridge with DLX tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style single coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style single coil
Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An SC-550LH with a Paradise Amber Flame finish

SC-550LH Vintage Series

This guitar, based on a flame top Gibson Les Paul, is made of mahogany and has a AAAA Flamed Maple arched top; it has a set-in mahogany neck with 22 frets and a Jatoba fretboard. The neck profile is a ’60s C. For the pickups, there are two Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 Zebra humbuckers. It has chrome hardware and is available with a Paradise Amber Flame finish.

A great option for lefties who favor rock or blues!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 610mm
  • BODY: Mahogany (Sapele)
  • BODY FINISH: Paradise Amber Flame
  • TOP: Arched AAAA Flamed Maple
  • NECK: Set-in Mahogany (Sapele)
  • NECK PROFILE: ’60s
  • FINGERBOARD: Roasted Jatoba
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: Bone
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe Chrome
  • TUNERS: DLX Wilkinson
  • BRIDGE: DLX Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 Zebra humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell HAF AlNiCo-5 Zebra humbucker

SC-Custom II LH Custom Line Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An SC-Custom II with a vintage black satin finish

Harley Benton’s SC-Custom II takes its inspiration from ESP‘s E-II Eclipse. It’s aimed at players who love metal and shredding; great for lead tones and heavy chugging!

It has a mahogany neck and body with a roasted jatoba fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. The two alnico-5 humbuckers provide warm clean tones, and crank the gain up for some serious growl!

The vintage black satin finish looks awesome too.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Vintage Black Satin
  • NECK: Set-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roasted Jatoba
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: ABS
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE: Gold-plated
  • TUNERS: Grover
  • BRIDGE: WSC Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: LAF alnico-5 humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: LAF alnico-5 humbucker

HB-35LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A black HB-35LH

Gibson’s ES-335 Dot serves as inspiration for this semi-hollow Harley Benton axe. Guitarists such as John Mayer, Alex Lifeson, and Ritchie Blackmore have all played the ES-355.

The HB-35LH’s maple body has an arched top and mahogany sustain block within. It has a maple neck with an amaranth fretboard with 22 frets, and the two vintage-style humbuckers serve this guitar in embracing its heritage.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Maple – Semi-hollow with Mahogany sustain block
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Black
  • NECK: Set-in Canadian Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • FINGERBOARD: Amaranth
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Vintage-style humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Vintage-style humbucker

Fusion-II HSH NT LH Pro Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A Fusion-II HSH NT LH with a Flamed Natural finish

This guitar is inspired by Charvel‘s Guthrie Govan USA Signature HSH Flame Maple, and as such needs to be a super versatile and easy to play instrument.

The Fusion-II HSH NT LH comes with features including stainless steel frets, a modern C neck, locking tuners, and a Wilkinson 50IIK 2-point tremolo, so you can pretty much play anything!

Definitely a guitar for serious

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Sapele
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Flamed Natural
  • TOP: Flamed Maple featuring ‘Ultra Flame’ veneer with matching Headstock
  • NECK: Bolt-on Roasted Canadian Flamed Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roasted maple
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: Nubone
  • FRETS: 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: WSC Staggered Locking Die Cast
  • BRIDGE: Wilkinson 50IIK 2-point
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell HAF-N Alnico-5 Humbucker
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: S74-C BK Alnico-5 Single Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell HAF-B Alnico-5 Humbucker

SC-Junior LH Vintage Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An SC-Junior LH with a Vintage Sunburst finish

Based on the Gibson Les Paul Junior, a guitar often played by Bob Marley, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Keith Urban, among others.

The HB version has a mahogany body, a C profile glued mahogany neck, and 22 medium jumbo frets on an Amaranth fretboard. It features one Roswell P90D Alnico-5 Dog Ear single coil pickup, and is available in one finish; Vintage Sunburst.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Vintage Sunburst
  • NECK: Glued-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Amaranth
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: Graphite
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • TUNERS: Wilkinson Vintage-style Machine Heads with 15:1 ratio
  • BRIDGE: WSC Wrap-around bridge
  • PICKUP: Roswell P90D Alnico-5 Dog Ear Single Coil

SC-200LH Student Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A black SC-200LH

This Harley Benton SC-200LH SBK student series guitar is made to be a gateway guitar; a guitar aimed at guitarists just at the beginning of their journey. Inspired by the classic Gibson Les Paul, this is a great introduction to the world of rock guitar!

It’s easy to handle and comfortable to play, and you’ll be emulating your guitar heroes in no time!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Poplar
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Black
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roseacer
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • TUNERS: Closed die-cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Classic open humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Classic open humbucker

TE-90FLT LH Deluxe Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A TE-90FLT LH with a Translucent Vintage White finish

A single-cut guitar based on that iconic guitar again, the Telecaster. This Harley Benton model, however, has had some cool new features; it has a chambered ash body, making it really light, and a belly-cut adding to its comfort levels.

The reversed headstock is really eye-catching and is a nice addition to the translucent vintage white finish. It’s also fitted with two vintage-styled Roswell FLT Alnico humbuckers, which look very cool, for some nice classic rock tones.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Ash – Chambered
  • BODY FINISH: Translucent Vintage White
  • NECK: Bolt-on Canadian Maple with Reversed Headstock
  • NECK PROFILE: Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: DLX chrome
  • TUNERS: DLX diecast machine heads
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell FLT-NI Alnico humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell FLT-NI Alnico humbucker

Extreme-76LH Classic Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A black EXtreme-76LH

This Harley Benton guitar takes a Gibson Explorer style body and combines it with a Gibson Firebird style headstock, which work well together. The Extreme-76 looks suitably Metal with its angular, pointed body.

The body is made from basswood, with a 22 fret set-in C-profile maple neck with Roseacer fretboard.

The HB Classic ceramic humbuckers sound great, and the Firebird style headstock is a nice looking touch.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 629mm
  • BODY: Basswood
  • BODY FINISH: Black
  • NECK: Set-in Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roseacer
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • BRIDGE: Tune-o-matic bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: HB Classic ceramic humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: HB Classic ceramic humbucker

Fusion-T HH HT LH Pro Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A black Fusion-T HH HT LH

Yet another guitar featuring a classic Tele design, the Fusion-T HH HT LH comes with two Alnico-5 Humbuckers, giving this guitar crunching rock tones, but with the added versatility of a push/pull master tone control for coil-splitting.

The GraphTech TUSQ nut and Wilkinson Hipshot-style bridge helps keep your tuning stable, no matter how hard you play. The stainless steel frets and modern C-profile neck make this super easy and precise to play.

A high-performance instrument with some killer looks too.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Sapele
  • BODY FINISH: Black
  • TOP: Flamed Maple Veneer
  • NECK: Bolt-on Canadian Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • NUT TYPE: GraphTech TUSQ XL
  • FRETS: 22 Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: WSC Staggered Locking Die-Cast Machine Heads
  • BRIDGE: WSC HPS-6 Custom Hardtail
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell LAF-N-CR Alnico-5 Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell LAF-B-CR Alnico-5 Humbucker

Fusion-T HH LH Pro Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - Two Fusion-T HH guitars in Flame Natural and Black finishes

Just like the Fusion-T HH HT LH in the black finish, but also available with a natural finish and maple fretboard. However, these guitars are fitted with a high-performance Wilkinson 2-point floating tremolo, so you can dive-bomb, squeal or make elephant or horse noises to your heart’s content!

They’re fitted with two Alnico-5 Humbuckers, providing crunching rock tones, and an added bonus of a push/pull master tone control for coil-splitting, giving you extra versatility.

These guitars have bucket-loads of playability!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Sapele
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Flame Natural, Black
  • TOP: Flamed Maple Veneer
  • NECK: Bolt-on Roasted Canadian Flamed Maple (Natural), Canadian Maple (Black)
  • NECK PROFILE: Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roasted Maple (Natural), Ebony (Black)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • NUT TYPE: GraphTech TUSQ XL
  • FRETS: 22 Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: WSC Staggered Locking Die-Cast Machine Heads
  • BRIDGE: Wilkinson 50IIK 2-point tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Roswell LAF-N-CR Alnico-5 Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Roswell LAF-B-CR Alnico-5 Humbucker

DC-Junior FAT LH Vintages Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A DC-Junior FAT LH with a Faded Cherry Satin finish

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cut was originally introduced as an affordable model for students and beginners, but later was adopted by hard-rocking guitarists for its gritty, stripped-back sound.

The Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT, inspired by this classic guitar, has a mahogany body and chunky set-in mahogany neck, paired with a splittable “dog-ear” P90-style humbucker at the bridge, giving you plenty of growl – that mellows out as you roll the volume back.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Faded Cherry Satin
  • NECK: Set-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Fat ’59
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • NUT MATERIAL: Graphite
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: Wilkinson Vintage-style Machine Heads with 15:1 gear ratio
  • BRIDGE: WSC Wrap Around bridge
  • PICKUP: Roswell P90D Stack STK4P AlNiCo-5 Dog Ear humbucker

DC-200LH Student Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - A black DC-200LH

This unmistakably classic design; this time based on the Gibson SG, immediately conjures up visions of Angus Young or Tony Iommi.

Harley Benton’s student series version of that classic design is geared towards beginners looking to emulate these and many more hard-rocking guitar heroes. With the classic humbuckers and iconic double-cut design, you can’t help but churn out those hard-rocking riffs of the seventies!

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Poplar
  • BODY FINISH: High Gloss Black
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Roseacer
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 22
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: Closed die-cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Classic Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Classic Humbucker

SC-1000LH VB Progressive Series

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An SC-1000LH with a Vintage Black Satin finish

This modern Harley Benton guitar is based on the ESP LTD EC-1000 VB, which itself is a thoroughly modernized version of the classic single-cut Les Paul design.

Similarly, the Harley Benton SC-1000LH VB, with its two active HBZ high-gain humbucking pickups and smooth amaranth fretboard make this one versatile and seriously playable guitar.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 628mm
  • BODY: Mahogany with Arched Top
  • BODY FINISH: Vintage Black
  • NECK: Set-in Mahogany with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: C
  • FINGERBOARD: Amaranth
  • NUT WIDTH: 43mm
  • FRETS: 24
  • HARDWARE: Deluxe Gold
  • TUNERS: Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Active HBZ Hi-Gain humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Active HBZ Hi-Gain humbucker

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Amarok 6 LH BKNT Flame Burst

Left handed Harley Benton Guitars - An Amarok 6 LH with a Satin Black Natural Flame Burst finish

Although this guitar is from Harley Benton’s 2020 range, I’m including it here as it’s still available to buy at the time of writing.

The Amarok 6 is a Harley Benton guitar built for high-performance. It’s designed with every modern players’ needs in mind, especially those who play heavy! Shredding, riffing and chugging are what these guitars are all about.

This is Harley Benton’s most expensive guitar, and it shows in the quality and attention to detail. The transparent black natural flame burst satin finish covering an eye-catching flame maple veneer looks perfectly compliments its luxurious ebony fretboard, along with a reversed headstock with Grover locking tuners.

The pickups in this beast are a high output EMG Retro Active Hot 70 set, producing huge heavy tones as well as sweet cleans, making this every bit the high-performing axe it intends to be.

Specs:

  • SCALE: 648mm
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Satin Black Natural Flame Burst
  • TOP: Arched Flamed Maple Veneer
  • NECK: Neck-thru-body 5-ply (maple/mahogany/maple/mahogany/maple) with Double Action Truss Rod
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Modern C
  • FINGERBOARD: Macassar Ebony with Fluorescent glow-in-the-dark offset pearloid dot inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 355.6mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 42mm
  • NUT TYPE: GraphTech TUSQ
  • FRETS: 24 Stainless Steel Jumbo
  • HARDWARE: Black
  • TUNERS: Grover Locking
  • BRIDGE: WSC HPS-6 Custom Hardtail
  • NECK PICKUP: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 Alnico-5
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: EMG Retro Active Hot 70 Ceramic Humbucker

Harley Benton Guitars – Should You Buy One?

The keyword here seems to be “CHEAP“! If you’re on a tight budget, wanting a good platform to upgrade, or just fancy getting a quality guitar for cheap, you should seriously consider purchasing a Harley Benton. These left handed Harley Benton guitars are super-affordable, and a great place to start if you’re looking to save a few pennies.

They are a fantastic starting point for beginners. So if you’re just starting out and maybe you’re unsure if the guitar is “your thing”, then you haven’t spent a lot of money if you decide that the guitar’s not for you. Equally some of their higher-end models are suited to the more experienced player; there’s something for everyone in the range of left handed Harley Benton guitars.

So many players and reviewers have sung the praises of these guitars and by most accounts, Harley Benton guitars are excellent for the price. Most players seem to have had a fantastic experience with them, although it seems that it may be better to avoid some of the early models if you are buying second hand.

Do you have any left handed Harley Benton guitars? Or right handed ones even! If you do or have any opinions or recommendations for Harley Benton guitars, please comment below.

Left Handed Harley Benton Guitars 2021 – 27 Affordable Guitars

6 thoughts on “Left Handed Harley Benton Guitars 2021 – 27 Affordable Guitars

  1. I have been looking for a good and also nice looking left handed guitar that was also affordable, LOL. I think I’m putting to many conditions. But yeah, I’m quite on a budget. But on the other hand I need a guitar because I’m staying home all these days and I want to do something productive with my time. And here on your post, I think I found what I was looking for. The answer is SC-550LH Paradise Amber Flame. Thank you very much!

    1. That is a good looking guitar! The flamed maple top looks really nice and, of course, the price is really attractive too. The great thing about Harley Benton guitars is that they can match those conditions.

      Thanks for reading and commenting Ann; enjoy the guitar!

  2. It is usually difficult to get a left handed  guitar. most times when it is finally seen? the price becomes an hindrance. at harley benton guitar, the quality is guaranteed while the warranty is for 3 warranty. one interesting factor is the fact that there is a 30 day money back guarantee. thank you for this post.

    1. It can be more difficult, yes. Most guitar manufacturers will only offer a few models from their range of guitars to us lefties, just a fraction of what is available for right handed folks, and you are right, they can be more expensive too. While left handed Harley Benton guitars are slightly more expensive than their right handed counterparts, they are still incredibly good value for money.

      Thanks so much for commenting Kirkman!

  3. Hey man, just want to let you know that my brother has a Left handed Harley Benton electric guitar and he loves it. He thought it was going to be cheap and low quality cause of the low price tag but this was not the case. It is actually well made and lasted a pretty long time. He also likes the workmanship which makes him look after it even more. Thanks for such a great review.

    1. Yeah! That seems to be the general opinion of Harley Benton these days. It’s quite amazing that they can sell them for such a low price and yet, as you say, the workmanship is very good. I’m glad your brother is enjoying his guitar!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Brandon!

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