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

Harley Benton R-446
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

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 super-affordable price tag – only $150 – and features a poplar body, slim profile bolt-on Canadian maple neck, and an 24-fret amaranthe fingerboard with white offset dot inlays and a modern 15.75” radius. “Searing solos? Check. Brutal chugging? Also check,” Harley Benton says.

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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.