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Harley Benton GS-Travel Mahogany

Acoustic guitar

  • Design: Mobile Mini Grand Symphony
  • Body: selected mahogany
  • Arched back
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck Profile: V
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 596 mm
  • Nut Width: 43 mm
  • 20 frets
  • Dot inlays
  • Bridge: Sonokeling rosewood
  • Rosewood Binding on Body and head
  • Black Deluxe DieCast machine heads
  • Strings HB .010 - .047
  • Colour: Natural Matte
  • Incl. Gigbag
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Model Mini Grand Symphony
Top Mahogany
Back And Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Blackwood
Width At Nut 43,00 mm
Pickup System No
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes

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My new constant companion

Danno79, 26.07.2017
I've had this little guitar for around a month now and I just can't put it down. It's the perfect companion for travelling around, or just chilling on the sofa - it really has rekindled my love for playing.

Pros - this is surprisingly well built, especially considering it only costs 75 euros! Having compared it directly to the Taylor GS mini (which it is pretty much an exact copy of the body and neck shape), it is just as well made, and actually more robust in some ways as it has proper binding on the edges of the body, where the Martin just has raw plywood edges. The finish on mine was great too - I really like the subtle satin lacquer. The case is well made too, and is also very similar to the taylor case. The sound is clear, loud and well balanced considering the body is so small and the mahogany top gives a great mellow roundness to the sound.

Cons - There are really only a few very minor niggles with this little guitar - it's really easy to play but for me the action was a tiny bit too high out of the box - that was easily fixed by sanding the underside of the plastic bridge a little. Also the factory fitted strings weren't great, a decent set of phosphor bronze ones fixed that though. Personally I'm not a huge fan of the shape of the head-stock, but that's just my taste and can be overlooked for the incredible value this guitar represents.

The only way this could be improved upon was if Thomann could offer an electro-acoustic version - then I'd buy the spruce version as well!

Overall I would highly recommend this product, just a bit of a shame I had to wait 4 weeks for it come back into stock, but I guess that just shows how popular and great value they are!
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Great Sounding Short-Scale Guitar

13.09.2016
Pros:

The guitar comes with a good quality gig bag, it is not one of those super cheap, thin bags, it has some thickness to it. It comes with an exterior pocket for storage of your accessories, etc.

The string action is great out of the box, which is unusual for this price range. I may make very small adjustments later on if I change string gauges though. The string height at the nut is good, could be lowered by a tiny bit to achieve a perfect setup.

The frets feel smooth with no sharp edges. They aren't perfectly level (I checked with a fret rocker), but there is no buzz while playing so this is not a big deal.

The v-shape neck feels easy to play.

The tuners are smooth and precise, the guitar holds tune without any problems.

The guitar seems well built with no apparent structural problems. The curved back looks cool.

The sound of the guitar is amazing. Obviously there is going to be less bass than with a dreadnought but to me the tone seems well balanced. I will probably use this guitar with nashville tuning for recording/overdubbing, it seems like it would perform well in that role.


Cons:

There are small finish marks/discolorations in the rosewood binding and a little bit around the neck joint. They aren't very noticeable but I can't complain at this price range. The finish of the actual guitar body/neck/headstock has no marks in it.


Overall:

I needed a short-scale guitar for recording and overdubbing multiple acoustic guitars. I already own full scale, bassier acoustic guitars, and this short-scale guitar will provide me with an additional tonal quality that I have been missing so far in my acoustic recordings.

It is very easy to play, stays in tune and seems well built. I doubt you'll be able to find a better short-scale guitar at this price range.

This guitar would also be a good choice for people with smaller hands, as I said, it is very easy to play straight out of the box with no additional setup required.
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Due back in stock on 01.09.2017
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