Harley Benton GS-Travel Spruce

Steel-String Guitar

  • Body shape: Mini travel grand symphony
  • Body: Selected spruce
  • Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Arched back
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck profile: V
  • Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus Radiata)
  • Scale: 596 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Bridge: Blackwood (Pinus Radiata)
  • Walnut binding on the body and head
  • Black deluxe diecast machine heads
  • Strings: HB .010 - .047
  • Total length: 94 cm
  • Maximum width: 36.5 cm
  • Height: 10 cm
  • Finish: Natural, high-gloss
  • Gig bag included
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Further information

Model Mini Grand Symphony
Top Spruce
Back And Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Blackwood
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Pickup System No
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes

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An Acoustic for all situations

Rickfrom76, 03.02.2018
I recently started teaching and wanted a small and light weight guitar to sling in the car and not really worry too much if it was knocked , it obviously needed to play to a certain standard. Having looked at a number of travel guitars I checked Thomann and found the Harley Benton and with a gig bag included I thought this looked like this would fit the criteria I had set and was less than a £100 . Has it met expectation?
I am pleased to say I am more than happy with the guitar although it needed a little bit of work to get it to how I wanted it to play which I will explain shortly. First off top marks for delivery , guitar was well packaged and quickly delivered .
Out of the box the guitar was well made with no obvious defects , fret ends had been filed properly, and I also could find no high frets which evidences good quality control. The lacquer was well applied and finished to a good standard . The action was a little too high for my liking however that being said it played well around the first 5 frets where it matters most especially to anyone who is starting to play. I have taken off about 2mm from the bridge which was quite easy with a sheet of sandpaper and digital callipers to make sure I didn't make it too low, I also adjusted relief and it is now has a playing action similar to my other more expensive acoustic. Strings are basic but adequate .
How does it play? Sound wise it is quite bright but fairly balanced, its also pretty loud although I would recommend buying the same guitar with the pickup installed if you considered you would be giging with the guitar. I fingerpick and strum and the guitar is suited to both producing acceptable tones . The neck is quite slim much what you would expect on an electric guitar which is a bonus for me as I also play electric lead guitar enabling me to be able to switch between instruments with ease, the slim neck is also ideal for people with smaller hands.
Final thoughts
I played the guitar now for the last 3 weeks and I am more than happy with my decision , I find myself playing the guitar more than I intended which is a clear sign it has exceeded my expectation, the gig bag is a nice addition and feels well made and has saved the additional expense of having to purchase a bag separately . I would recommend this guitar based on quality and playability versus price , all things considered I really don't think you could get a similar priced guitar elsewhere, 5 stars from me!
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A great guitar at a great price

Phase55, 29.06.2018
Ordered this guitar after purchasing an electric Harley Benton before which I was really pleased with. Wasn't too sure if the guitar would be of an acoustic quality that I required for the price I was paying but decided to give it a try as the cost was so low.
When it arrived i was blown away by it. Firstly the finish on mine was fantastic. on closer inspection I noticed how well the instrument had been fretted. No sharp edges and evenly set. The only adjustment I had to do was to tighten the truss rod slightly to achieve the playing action I required. After doing so the guitar was a dream to play and it seems to hold its tune really well. It also sounded much fuller than I expected and in my opinion would be good enough to perform with. When I read initially that it was supplied with a gig bag I was expecting some cheap looking almost throw away type but I was so wrong. The gig bag is of good quality and fits the guitar perfectly.

Pros

Fantastic value for money
Really good finish
Well set up
Easy to play

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All in all this is a fantastic guitar for the price paid and I would recommend this guitar for both advanced and learner guitarists. This is now my most played guitar
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