Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE VS SolidWood

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup

  • Design: Grand auditorium with Venetian cutaway
  • Top: Selected solid African A-grade mahogany
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Body with armrest: Selected solid African A-grade mahogany
  • Neck: Okoume
  • Fretboard: Composite
  • Fretboard inlays: 6 mm Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Construction: Dovetail
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Wood bindings
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Headstock inlay: Split rhombus, mother-of-pearl
  • 400 mm Double action truss rod
  • Bridge pins with mother-of-pearl dots
  • Machine heads: WSC DLX, enclosed
  • Pickup system: Fishman Flex Plus-T with built-in tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-16 .012 - .053
  • Top colour: Ultra high-gloss vintage sunburst
  • Body colour: Natural
  • Matching case available under Article Nr 122212 (not included)
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Design Grand Auditorium
Top Mahogany, Solid
Back And Sides Mahogany, Solid
Cutaway Yes
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Sunburst
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Snag66, 30.11.2019
This was my 8th HB guitar ordered from Thomann, and certainly the most expensive. That being said, I had high expectations that this guitar would my best purchase yet, and would require very little “correction” right out of the box. Other HB purchases usually needed small adjustments in intonation, string height, fret end dressing, or truss rod adjustment. Let me first say that the delivered CLG-650-CE VS is an absolutely beautiful guitar, with wonderful tone. It is well crafted with above average HB hardware. It does, however, have one glaring flaw- as delivered it had the absolutely worst fret treatment that I had ever seen. When trying to perform even a minor string bend, the strings actually catch on the frets, and the sound emanating when trying to bend a note sounds like fingernails running across a chalkboard.
I will have to turn this over to an experienced luthier because I think that trying to polish frets that are in such poor condition is beyond my capabilities. I had considered returning the guitar, but frankly, I’d rather not go through the hassle, and I believe that once the fret issues are resolved by a luthier, I’ll be completely satisfied.

Summary:
PRO- Beautiful guitar, great woods, fine craftsmanship, better than average hardware, and good initial setup.

CON- Terrible fret work- should have never passed QC.

Note.... I also need to mention that you must remove the guitar strings to replace the battery for the preamp. Ughhhhh!
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Great guitar!
GonzoRoach, 20.02.2020
I have been playing mine for a few months now and I am more than happy with it!

To start, the main feture of this guitar. The arm relife built in to the body is subtle yet super comfortable, it's even made playing other acoustics without the feature noticibly more unpleasnt, all the more reason to stick to this one!

I was really pleased with build quality:
Good stable tuners, easy to see built in tuner, very nice top, comfortable neck, action is set just right (imo)...
just all the details are nice,
even including a tidy pouch for the electronics inside.

All pros, esp for the price. No cons that I can think off.
You will find it difficult to put this guitar down, I do.
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Colour: Sunburst
Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE VS SolidWood
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Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE VS SolidWood

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Design: Grand auditorium with Venetian cutaway, Top: Selected solid African A-grade mahogany, Scalloped X-bracing, Body with armrest: Selected solid African A-grade...

  • Design: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Mahogany, Solid
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany, Solid
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE BK SolidWood
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Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE BK SolidWood

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Design: Grand auditorium with Venetian cutaway, Top: Selected solid African A-grade mahogany, Scalloped X-bracing, Body with armrest: Selected solid African A-grade...

  • Design: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Mahogany, Solid
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany, Solid
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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