Black Friday has been and gone, but as a dedicated gearhound, you'll already know that the deals don't necessarily vanish when the clock strikes midnight. That's certainly no different this year, as European music retailer Thomann – usually one of our first stops on the Black Friday discount trail – has kept its Cyberweek sale rolling, and will continue to do so until November 27, including some heavy discounts to its Harley Benton brand. But even better, the prices we spotted a few days back have dropped even further. Some by only a few pounds, but others by a decent chunk more!
The Harley Benton offers this year cover everything from acoustics and hybrid guitars through to affordable replicas of classic models (including this insanely low-priced HB-35 semi-acoustic), and contemporary electrics such as the Harley Benton Fusion III HSH Roasted.
Effects are included in the sale too, with some killer deals on Harley Benton's excellent 'Double' series pedals, as well as its DNA multi-FX units. We've trawled through the entire Cyberweek sale list to bring you the Harley Benton deals we think are the no-brainers, and at these even lower prices and with a time limit to consider, now could be the time to take the plunge.
Harley Benton Fusion-III HSH Roasted:
Wowzers! Just have a look at that spec sheet. Harley Benton's Fusion-III HSH Roasted in Trans Flame Cherry has been marked down by £90! This versatile double-cut with a bound body features a roasted maple neck and fingerboard, 22 stainless steel frets, and third-party appointments including a Wilkinson 50IIK vibrato, and a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut. The H-S-H pickup configuration (Roswell HAF humbuckers and an S74 single coil) is wired to a five-way switch, plus those humbuckers can be split via the push/pull tone pot making this guitar a bargain workhorse for all kinds of styles.
Harley Benton HB-35 BK Vintage:
Was £175, now £148
When it comes to Jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and classic rock, a semi-acoustic is a formidable instrument. Harley Benton’s affordable version of the most common semi of all delivers in all the right places, and you can get it today for well under £150. It's got a classic maple body with a feedback-fighting mahogany centre block, and keeping with tradition, it’s fitted with dual humbuckers, 2x volume and 2x tone controls and a Tune-O-Matic-style hardtail bridge. The discounted price applies to the black finish, which also happens to be one of our favorites thanks to its universal appeal.
Harley Benton CLA-15M SolidWood:
£259, now £225
Plenty of people pick up an affordable acoustic as a campfire/sofa strummer, reserving a higher-spec guitar for more serious use. Well, now you can do both with one guitar because this impressive Harley Benton Auditorium model is packing an all-solid construction (solid Okoume top, back and sides) that will sound great in any application. Other features include a 643mm scale length, antique copper tuners and a bone nut and saddle. The whole thing looks stunning in the Natural Matte finish, too.
Harley Benton Hybrid Steel NT:
Was £349, now £299
This 'hybrid' electric/acoustic delivers magnetic electric tones as well as genuine acoustic guitar sounds. Taking its visual styling from some much more expensive, US-made hybrids, the slimline body features solid African mahogany with a solid spruce top, and there's a rosewood fingerboard too. Electronically, it's equipped with a magnetic single coil pickup for the electric tones and an under-saddle piezo for the acoustic side. You can blend between the two with the on-board controls, making this an extremely interesting guitar for not-a-lot-of-money.
Harley Benton DNAfx GiT:
Was £129, now £111
At just over £110, the Harley Benton DNAfx GiT is packing some seriously heavyweight features. There are 55 amp emulations, 151 effects and 26 speaker cab impulse responses. an onboard 85-second looper, drum machine, and a full USB audio interface! You can use the OTG function, to connect it to your phone or tablet for audio/video recording and live streaming, and you even get an expression pedal built-in. Put your foot down before they're gone!
HB effects: Up to 60% off Double series pedals
Harley Benton's ‘Double’ series effects pedals give you two effects in one, with independent controls and switching. For Cyberweek, Thomann has slashed the prices in half, or better on select models. There's 50% off the Tag Team Blues Drive/Overdrive, Sidecar Graphic EQ/Overdrive and Double Vision Chorus/Tremolo, making all three of these pedals £34 each. Bassists can get in on the action too: the Loud & Louder Bass OD/Booster has 50% off, and Bass Camp - a dual Bass Chorus/Filter pedal also under heavy reduction at just £34!