Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

Steel String Guitar with Pickup

  • Build: Auditorium with cutaway
  • Dovetail construction
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Body: Gabon mahogany
  • Neck: Gabon mahogany
  • Fretboard: Pau ferro
  • Neck profile: Modified oval C
  • Fretboard inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Black body bindings
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Bridge: Pau ferro
  • Chrome-plated DLX die-cast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXP-16 .012 - .053
  • Pickup: Fishman Presys-II preamp system with integrated tuner
  • Colour: Natural matte
  • Suitable cases: Article no. 208576 or Article no. 414347 (both not included)
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Further Information

Model 000
Top spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Pau Ferro
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup Yes
Colour Natural
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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GrottonGuitar, 03.04.2020
Looks great and sounds even better.

Needed no adjustment...just took it out of the box, tuned it with the built in tuner and started playing.

Lovely action...no sore fingers with this.

I've played a lot of acoustics and I haven't played a better one for the money...it plays like a £300+ guitar.

The solid top gives it super resonance and tone.

Not plugged it in yet, so can't comment on that.

Overall, I am very happy with this guitar and would recommend it to anyone.
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Happy Customer!, 23.05.2020
This is a £175 guitar made of solid wood, which sounds fantastic and is beautifully constructed. Any criticisms at this price point are moot and I only include them to offer my limited advice to any new players thinking of buying this. I wish when I first started playing guitar that instruments of this quality were available for this price!

I bought this as a present for somebody who is learning to play, and it required a very small amount of maintenance (he could have easily done this himself with the help of google and youtube).

The frets were rough and needed polishing (I use those fret rubbers). The truss rod was loose when shipped so over the course of a day I brought it to tension and made sure the neck was straight. The nut was cut a little high (but this is a really small issue and I don't have the skill nor tools to make it absolutely perfect, so we can live with it for the moment).
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Too much G.A.S., 10.04.2018
I wanted a cheap but good recording acoustic guitar. This Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE fitted the bill very well. For the price it's amazing how good the PUP sounds? It's has a thinner body than regular jumbo acoustics which makes it a very comfortable guitar to play. Intonation is pretty good for non adjustable situation. And I must say it's a cool looking thing.
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How can Thomann do this????
joweerocks, 30.11.2019
My 8th Benton guitar, 9th on the way! Really how can Thomann afford to sell quality instruments at budget prices. Opened up this acoustic guitar yesterday and was thrilled. Beautiful finish, no issues whatsoever. Unless you consider tuning it up a half step and tweaking the trussrod 1/8th turn to get the neck perfectly straight with dead on intonation. Honestly the strings are a bit heavier gauge than I use but they are fine for now. If you compare the materials they use with other higher priced guitars they are similar. Craftsmen ship is top notch with Harley Bentons. Plugged it into my Line 6 UX-2 and sounds awesome. Next step record some tracks and see how it sounds in a mix. Summed up....Don't hesitate to buy one of these. I can't say I'm pleasantly surprised because all my other Thomann purchases have been all high quality at big bang for the $$$!
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

Steel String Guitar with Pickup Build: Auditorium with cutaway, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid Sitka spruce, Scalloped X-bracing, Body: Gabon mahogany, Neck: Gabon mahogany, Fretboard: Pau...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel String Guitar with Pickup Build: Auditorium 000-14 with cutaway, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid Gabon mahogany, Scalloped X-Bracing, Body: Gabon mahogany, Neck: Gabon mahogany, Fretboard:...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: massive mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel-String Guitar with Cutaway Design: Auditorium 000-14, acoustic/electric, Vintage Solid Series, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Body: Gabon mahogany...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: Mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel String Guitar with Pickup Vintage Solid Series, Build: Auditorium with cutaway, Top: Solid sitka spruce, Scalloped X-Bracing, Body: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Pau ferro,...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel String Guitar with Pickup Left-hand model, Body shape: Auditorium 000-14 with cutaway, Body: Gabon mahogany, Dovetail construction, Scalloped X-Bracing, Top: Solid Gabon mahogany, Neck: Gabon...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: massive mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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