Harley Benton looks to tempt Slash fans with new $315 Tribute Series single-cut

In today’s edition of ‘Harley Benton has released an affordable take on a popular electric guitar’, the champion of cheap gear has unveiled a new Tribute Series model that looks to be inspired by some of Slash’s go-to pieces.

Available in Paradise Amber Flame and Autumn Flame Burst – as well as in a left-hand configuration – the SC-550SL most likely looks to harness the aesthetics of both Slash’s Appetite For Destruction era Kris Derrig copy and November Burst Gibson Les Paul Standard, and it does a pretty good job of doing so.

The Autumn Flame Burst, with its black sunburst colorway and black open-coil humbuckers, is almost a dead-ringer for the ax Slash wielded while he toured with Velvet Revolver, while the subtly named Paradise Amber Flame version is a slightly darker take on the Derrig clone but with flipped zebra pickups.

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

In terms of specs, the SC-550SL features a chambered mahogany body with an arched, flamed maple top, as well as a pau ferro fretboard-topped set mahogany neck. Ergonomically, it flashes a 12” radius ‘board, 22 stainless steel frets and a ’60s-inspired neck profile, as well as a 24.72” scale – awfully close to Gibson’s own 24.75” scale.

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