Harley Benton launches left-handed EX-84 LH Modern and EX-76 LH Classic

Harley Benton EX-84 LH Modern and EX-76 LH Classic
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton has announced two new Explorer-style electric guitars for left-handed players.

The EX-76 LH Classic is described by HB as a “thoroughbred rock axe”, sporting a Natural-finished mahogany body and slim-C taper neck and 24-fret amaranth fingerboard. Electronics include a pair of passive Roswell LAF Alnico-5 humbuckers controlled via two volume knobs, a master tone pot and a five-way selector switch.

Described as the “darker, more aggressive” of the two models, the EX-84 LH Modern channels an unquestionable James Hetfield vibe. Available in either Black or Aged White, it features – like the EX-76 – a mahogany body and slim-C taper neck, but with an 24-fret ebony fingerboard.

The more aggressive tone of the EX-84 is likely due to the inclusion of a pair of active Roswell humbuckers – an LZ51 in the bridge position and an LZ56 in the neck. Controls include singular master volume and tone knobs and a three-way selector switch. Watch a video of a right-handed version of the EX-84 Modern in action below.

Other features present on both models include a WSC tune-o-matic bridge, Graph Tech nut and Grover locking tuners.

“We're delighted to offer three new guitars for all the left-handed rock and metal guitarists out there,” enthuses Benedikt Schlereth of Harley Benton. “And there's more to come!

“We're committed to providing more choice for left-handed guitarists and providing them with great guitars covering an enormous variety of musical styles. That's why we're going to be releasing many more LH models this year.”

The EX-84 LH Modern and EX-76 LH Classic are available now for $305 and $366, respectively. For more information, head over to Harley Benton.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.