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Harley Benton HBMA-50E Mandoline BK

Electric mandolin

  • Bluegrass series
  • Body shape: A style
  • Spruce top
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Teak
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • 20 Frets
  • Dot-Inlays
  • Scale: 350 mm
  • Nut width: 30 mm
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Creme binding
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickup: Magnetic single coil
  • Volume and tone control
  • Colour: Black
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  • Traditional DI

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Shape A-Style
Colour black
Body Basswood
Top Spruce
Neck Teak
Pickup System Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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The more i play the happier i am

Nyli, 28.06.2014
When i first got the mandolin i would say i was pleasantly suprised. I think the colour and finish of the body was bright, and it had a fair amount of depth.
The hardware, mainly the tuning pegs feel and look a little cheap, but they do the job. I'm sure you could upgrade these if you really wanted to.
Whilst tuning the top e strings they broke, on both Harley Benton Mandolins i have bought. I urge anyone buying one to invest in at least 2 sets of spare strings, as i think there is a high chance of strings breaking , when you first tune. If you don't you'll probably wish you did, when it does break. There are some Martin strings @ around 5 euro, so it's not going to break the bank.
I would like Thomann to ship with better strings, and just charge a couple more euro, to save hassle and time changing strings. I guess the only positive thing about the strings breaking was that it made me change strings, investigate the instrument, take off tailpiece,basically get to know the instrument more than i would have done.
I think the acoustic sound of the mandolin is pretty good. Quite woody, and sparkly, especially when the strings were changed.
The amplified tone of the instrument is again not bad. I plugged in and played into my soundcard without issue. As it's a passive pick up the gain has to be turned up lots, but that's to be expected.
Overall i would say for the price it is pretty good. I don't think it's fair to compare this to mandolins which cost 5 or 10 times as much. Of course they will be 'better'. One problem i have had with both mandolins is the tailpiece keeps falling off. It was really annoying. To solve the problem i put tailpiece on the ground, and hammered it on the edges/side, to close it up, and now it's super tight and not going anywhere.
I think if you want to try out a mandolin, and don't want to break the bank doing it, this is a good product to start with.

PROS_Cheap, not bad acoustic tone, good introduction to mandolin....
CONS_Tailpiece constantly falling off, bad strings, cheap hardware.....
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Very Nice!

03.03.2017
This is a handy little instrument for a first time Mandolin buyer: good price and nice sound.

The sound is good and for the most part the quality of the build and the features were well made - all in working order.

Many hours of enjoyment.

Only drawback were the strings - broke almost immediately. So, good buy and very nice instrument, but be prepared for poor stings.
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