Harley Benton Headless/Multiscale anyone?

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  1. I play music

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    I also find it annoying that he claims his reviews are unbiased. His opinion might be, but the product not. For example the Solar guitar he reviewed, Ola knew who was ordering it and in that situation I'd triple check to make sure the guitar sent is perfect, knowing what Arnold does with guitars ;-)
     
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    yeah... you're never going to get a 30" multiscale from a production guitar, I had to go full custom to get that. getting a 28" scale with stainless frets is easy, orsmby or strandberg both do that.
     
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    Check legator spain https://www.legatorguitars.com/
     
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    Cant really find any dealer in their website besides in the US.
     
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    Sounds like a gap in the market offering that someone could fill ;-)
    My impression is that the Ibanez M80M is very successful just for its scale length, even though QC seems to be so-so.
    But yeah I know that Harley Benton probably won't make a headless multi scale 30" guitar. Still, I can express what my dream guitar would look like ;-)
     
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    He was fair. He said if you're ok with the issues, and spending time and money to fix it, then go ahead and buy one. But he's quite clear that you should know what you're getting.

    And let's apply common sense. A multiscale headless 8 string for such a cheap price... it isn't going to be good. To sell for that low, incorporating profit margins down the chain, there are a lot of corners that need to be cut.

    I would see the value of these guitars as a toy or novelty item. I wouldn't lay down serious money for a fan fret headless 8, but a HB is cheap enough not to care.
     
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    Heh... at the end of the day the NK guitars seems the most honest solution to this.
     

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