Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41S WN

Steel-string Guitar

  • Vintage Solid series
  • Construction: Dreadnought
  • Dovetail construction
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Walnut body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Abalone body binding
  • White fretboard and headstock binding
  • Modified oval C-neck profile
  • Abalone hexagonal fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddles
  • Ovangkol bridge
  • Gilded DLX diecast machine heads
  • Ex-factory strings: Daddario EXP-16 .012 - .053
  • Colour: Natural matt
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  • Country
  • Picking
  • Strumming

Further information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Walnut
Cutaway No
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups No
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Superb and More Than That

Dusko, 12.06.2018
This is my 8th Harley Benton acoustic guitar and amongst those there were 2 worth mentioning; the CLD-15M and the CLA-16S. Fantastic guitars for the money but not entirelly my cup of tea as I wanted lots of clarity and sustain. I went on to search for my perfect guitar in guitar shops and played all sorts of stuff from expensive Martin and Gibson to Epi, Yamaha etc ... One guitar ticked all my boxes and that was a Yamaha LL16 but it was over my budget. Been told by some that this CLD-41S is a crazy good guitar not just for the money but a "crazy good guitar" for any money, so I went ahead and bought it!

Everything from the nut to the bridge is spot on and needed no adjustemtn of any kind expect me oiling the fretbaord! Tuners perfect, no blemishes in the finish fine comfortable action, fresh D'addario strings that zing well. No fret buzz. All 5 Starts!

The most important aspect for me was that sustain on low E and A strings above the 12th fret which usually on most acoustic guitars sounds as a dead "thump" sound without sustain! This guitar has no such issues! It rings and rings! Sustain for ages!
The over all tone when you strum the guitar hard is awesome! Its as if I have used a slight compression and a slight sweet Overdrive, yet still very satin like clean tone! When strummed gentle it still projects the sound well and very clear, very pronanunced! Also when strumming close to theneck the tone does not go muddy just warmer and of course when strumming close to the bridge the treble is more pronaunced but that is never much of an issue on any acoustic guitar. Its mostly that warm tone when strummed close to the neck that I was after, that stays clear but warm, no muddiness here folks!

This guitar can growl and is very loud outdoors! It also responds well to quiet finger picking, not loosing much volume as it resonates well! No boomy/boxy tones here!

Just a great buy! Well done Harley Benton for offering such an instruments for such price so even the poor can afford it!
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Why Thomann? Why Harley Benton?

Kowollik, 15.11.2017
After over 20 years of guitars abstinence, I had decided to return with the
To start playing the guitar.
I used to learn on a Framus western guitar from the early 1970s.
For a new instrument, I had set myself a price limit of about 300¤.
After a few visits to various music houses, the disillusionment was great, because of me
Instruments were recommended that were well above my limit, and in my
Price range unfortunately only a very limited selection was available, which I did not
really exciting (Fender).
On the internet I found some music houses that had guitars in my price range, unfortunately
Often I could not find sound examples.
To order a guitar on the internet, without having played it, not knowing the handle position,
not being able to see the processing, a risk. Fortunately, Thomann offers a 30-day program
Return Policy and has a wide database of sound samples.
On the website of Thomann I took the Martin D-41 as a reference instrument,
and compared them to my favorites Cort, Takamine, Epiphone, Baton Rouge and Harley Benton.
What remained after the sound examples was the HB CLD-41S WN for 249, -¤.

Shipping and packaging

On a Thursday I ordered the good piece, it was delivered on Monday in one
large cardboard in which was another box in which the guitar was located.
The packaging box was filled with more than enough bubble wrap in which the second box
lay with the guitar.

First impression

After unpacking, I examined the instrument.
Very good workmanship of all components, also the inner carcass has no defects.
The frets are cleanly incorporated, the handle is pleasantly low.
Inlays in the fingerboard are clean and accurately incorporated, the mechanics are smooth.
Have left the instrument before the first mood once a night.

practice

Mechanics are great and keep the tone, guitar is Bundrein and can be played comfortably,
the handle position is low, in no covenant there is a snarl.
Tail position is top set, and it does not have to be reworked anywhere? become.
The walnut body creates a pleasant warm sound that I like best.
The sound is very pleasant, beautiful, not dominating bass, soft midrange and clean, unobtrusive highs.
Of course you have to say that the Martin D-41 has a more penetrating bass and sounds more dynamic, also in the Martin the middle layers are clearer, but that costs the Martin D-41 also almost 20 times from the HB.
Since I'm not a professional musician and I bought this instrument for home use,
I'm excited about the Harley Benton CLD-41S WD!
I can only take the hat off Thomann to offer such an instrument for this price.
I certainly will not send this guitar back.
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Steel-string Guitar Vintage Solid series, Construction: Dreadnought, Dovetail construction, Solid Sitka spruce top, Scalloped X-bracing, Walnut body, Mahogany neck, Ovangkol fretboard, Abalone body...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Walnut
  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: No
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel-String Guitar Body shape: Dreadnought with cutaway, Solid spruce top, Back and sides: Mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Cream binding, Neck: Mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Scale: 648 mm, Nut...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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