Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

Electro-Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway

  • Body type: Auditorium with cutaway
  • Dove tail design
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Gabon Mahogany body (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Gabon Mahogany neck (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Modified oval C neck profile
  • Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
  • Black body binding
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated saddle
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Ovangkol scalloped X-bracing
  • Chrome DLX diecast machine heads
  • Fishman Isys + preamp system with internal tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-16
  • Colour: Natural matte
  • Corresponding case: Article Nr 208576 (not included)
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Model 000
Top spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup Yes
Colour Natural
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Too much G.A.S., 10.04.2018
I wanted a cheap but good recording acoustic guitar. This Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE fitted the bill very well. For the price it's amazing how good the PUP sounds? It's has a thinner body than regular jumbo acoustics which makes it a very comfortable guitar to play. Intonation is pretty good for non adjustable situation. And I must say it's a cool looking thing.
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13.01.2017
I have always been wary of purchasing acoustic instruments online without being able to play or see how they feel first. After having a look around the nearest music stores and not finding anything that was jumping out at me in the 200euro price range I said what the heck I'd give this one a try, even though there were no reviews on it yet.It was for my son to learn on so I figured it had to be good enough for that purpose and if he stuck with it he could always get a better one in a year or so.
Arrived in the usual prompt fashion from Thomann. At first glance it looks good -simple but nice, it obviously doesn't have fancy beading etc. but I think it is
still well finished and the only obvious flaw I could find was a tiny bit of roughness on the neck which I have to say wouldn't bother me but if you were being picky, maybe.
I left the strings that it came with on for a week or so, which were ok but I prefer 10's on an acoustic and these were I'd say 11's. The action on the strings as it came was again ok but I figured there was space to go lower. So when I changed the strings I took the action down and I have to say it's really nice to play now, not quite as good as my 4 times the price Tanglewood -but close.
As for the most important thing; the sound. It's very good. I teach guitar so sometimes I end up having to listen to beginners who are using guitars that are not up to much. Teaching my son on this Harley Benton I have marveled a few times at how good it sounds.
It's folky but clear without any muddiness and a nice medium sustain. Through the pickup it sounds good too with no feedback through a Roland cube amp..
For the money compared to others I've tried I was definitely surprised, this guitar is really good value.
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189 €

Electro-Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway Body type: Auditorium with cutaway, Dove tail design, Solid sitka spruce top, Gabon Mahogany body (Aucoumea klaineana), Gabon Mahogany neck (Aucoumea...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE
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199 €

Steel-String Guitar Body shape: Auditorium 000-14 with cutaway, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Scalloped X-bracing, Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: Mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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