Electric guitar

Harley Benton unveils the R-446, a $150 electric guitar for “screaming leads to heavy beats and everything in between”

Harley Benton has unveiled the R-446, an all-new electric guitar aimed at the “modern high-gain player”.

Like the rest of the company’s product offering, the guitar sports a very affordable price tag – just $150 – and features a poplar body, slim-profile bolt-on Canadian maple neck, and a 24-fret amaranth fingerboard with offset white dot inlays and a modern 15.75-inch radius. “Burning solos? Check. Sudden blow? Also check,” says Harley Benton.

The electronics run through a pair of Artec Ceramic humbucking pickups, which promise a “tight, lively and articulate” tone and are controlled via master volume and tone knobs, and a five-way selector switch.

Harley Benton R-446

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Other features include a 25.5 inch scale length, hard chrome bridge, black chrome tuners, 43mm ABS nut and black hardware.

“The R-446 is a versatile guitar designed for the modern high-gain player,” says Harley Benton. “From howls to heavy beats and everything in between, the R-446 can do it all, and then some. The sleek beauty and aesthetics are just the icing on the cake.

Harley Benton R-446

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

The R-446 is available in five color variants: Blue Metallic, Blood Metallic, Plum Metallic, Green Metallic, and Graphite Metallic, with the latter also available as a left-handed model. For more information, visit Harley Benton (opens in a new tab).

Harley Benton has gone from strength to strength this year, releasing new ukulele models, from MR Series guitars – which put a 21st century spin on a punk favorite – to friendlier guitars for metal-minded players. and a new two-in-one series of effects pedals, to name a few.