Harley Benton HBO-850BK

Steel-String Guitar

  • Design: Roundback with cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl
  • Neck: Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • 24 Frets
  • Cream coloured bindings on the body and neck
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Built-in pickup with 3-band EQ
  • Machine heads: Diecast
  • Strings: .010 - .047
  • Colour: Black High-Gloss
  • Corresponding case available under Article Nr 177639 (not included)
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Further Information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Plastic
Cutaway Yes
Body Depth Super Shallow
Fretboard Roseacer
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 22
Pickup System Yes
Colour Black
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Why did I wait so long?
Curreeney old boy, 28.11.2019
I've had my eye on these guitars for years and was hesitant to buy ,being put off by some poor reviews ,but I finally succumbed,
So what did I get?
A guitar that punches way above its price,I've owned a solid top guild dreadnought that didn't sound as sweet!
The set up was perfect sub2mm string height,super level fretwork,
Immaculate Finnish,
Slick machine head's,plus a nice sounding preamp.
I've only dropped 1star off this guitar for the sharp unfinished fret ends ,which was an easy fix,.
The only thing I would advise anyone buying this guitar to do is don't judge it's quality until you get rid of the weird strings it come fitted with! 10s my ear! I fitted Harley Benton coated 10s ,and gave the nut a quick dress with one of those small welding nozzle cleaning file kits you can pick up for 5 euros!.
Was I just fortunate to get a good one ,seems not because I bought my wife the blue one and it's just as good,if only I'd tried one before I'd have saved myself a fortune .
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Great roundback
kazhinsky, 16.10.2019
Used it for home playing, so I have to admit, I never plugged it into an amp, so can't really judge the quality of the pickup sound, but as a purely acoustic instrument it had a great, bright sound.

Had some slight cosmetic flaws, like the leaf detail on the top of it was a bit rough and not completely glued in one part, but otherwise the build quality was excellent. And I think the guitar overall looks beautiful.

Feels great to play, even with the roundback design, which is known to be a bit unstable when placed in your lap. So I would recommend just putting a strap on, even when playing sitting down, so it's kind of held in place.

Did not have any issues with how it was set up out of the box.
Great, inexpensive alternative to the Ovation roundbacks.
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Harley Benton HBO-850BK
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Harley Benton HBO-850BK

Steel-String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Blue
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Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Blue

Roundback Guitar With nylon strings, Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard:...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Blue
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Black
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Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Black

Roundback Guitar With nylon strings, Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), Fretboard radius:...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Natural
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Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Nylons Strings Model: Roundback with cutaway, Top: spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 400 mm, 23 Frets, Snow-flake...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton HBO-850SB
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Harley Benton HBO-850SB

Steel-String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton HBO-850NT
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Harley Benton HBO-850NT

Steel String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, ABS body with super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24 Frets, Cream coloured...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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