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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE BK

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup

  • Auditorium design with cutaway
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays
  • Dovetail construction
  • Modified oval C neck profile
  • White body bindings
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Bone nut
  • 20 Frets
  • Pau Ferro bridge with compensated saddle
  • DLX diecast chrome machine heads
  • Fishman Presys-II preamp system with built-in tuner
  • D'Addario XTAPB1253 Light strings, .012 - .053 (Article Nr 471307)
  • Colour: Black high-gloss
  • Matching case available under Article Nr 208576 (not included)
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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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Outperforms it's price point
Outlier, 20.01.2020
I was shopping for a small body acoustic and although I had a higher budget I was still drawn to this for it's features, looks and top reviews and I am not disappointed. I have spent more on other brands in the past and been less impressed. To my ear,it is a much better instrument than the ibanez guitar it replaced in my collection.
The tone is less deep than a full size acoustic but I am willing to make this trade-off as I prefer the ergonomics and looks af this smaller body. It does not sound 'muddy' like many cheap / mid-range acoustic guiatars but rather it sings with impressive clarity of tone. Intonation is spot-on all the down the neck and action nicely set up. Very satisfied - glad I didn't send more - no need!
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A truly impressive guitar!
olansc., 09.04.2020
I am very impressed with this guitar. It arrived very well packaged from Thomann. There is obviously strict quality control with these instruments. The look and finish are excellent. After a quick tune up with the onboard tuner, I checked the intonation and it was perfect. The tone is very balanced , not at all "boomy" like some of the dreadnought style guitars. I would highly recommend this guitar. Well done Thomann!
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Absolut zufrieden.
Sedulo, 18.08.2020
Eine gute Gitarre, die hält was sie verspricht.
Ich bin mit dem Sound sehr zufrieden und kann mich über nichts beklagen.
Die Qualität des Sounds über den eingebauten Tonabnehmer ist auch gut.
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Mehr als eine Anfänger- und Übungsgitarre
Rubricanis, 02.01.2020
Mit einer Sattelbreite von 43 mm ist die CLA-16SCE für Fingerpicking für große Hände suboptimal, da wäre vielleicht 44-46 mm besser. Die Verarbeitung ist ordentlich, und auch der Fishmann Preamp tut seinen Dienst. Angenehm ist dass die Batterien des Preamp (im Unterschied zur CLG-650SM-CE solid wood) leicht ausgewechselt werden können, das eingebaute Stimmgerät ist brauchbar.Akustisch gespielt ist der Sound gut, aber wie erwartet nicht besonders laut. Die Saitenlage war bei Lieferung OK.

Ärgerlich ist dass vorne kein Gurtpin vorhanden ist was sich aber mit einrm handelüblichen Pin leicht ändern läßt (2-3 mm vorbohren nicht vergessen!). Wenn man aber den hinteren Pin austauschen will steht man vor einem ernsthaften Problem da der nicht wie üblich geschraubt ist. Vielmehr muss man den mit sanfter Gewalt herausziehen, z.B. mit Hilfe eines Kufußes. Zum Vorschein kommt ein konisches Kunsstoffteil das in eine konische 8mm Bohrung eingeleimt ist, glückicherweise nicht allzu fest.

Wer das nicht einem Gitarrenbauer überlassen will kann sich folgendermaßen helfen:
- man bohrt die Bohrung mit einem 8mm Bohrer vorsichtig auf.
- In die Bohrung wird ein hadelnüblicher geriffelter Holzdübel 8x40 mm o.Ä. an den Enden rechtwinklig geschliffen und mit Weißleim eingeklebt (min. 24 Std. trocknen lassen).
- Jetz kann der neue Pin nach dem vorbohren in den Dübel geschraubt werden.

Obwohl ich angesichts des Preises mit der Gitarre durchaus zufrieden bin und sie weiter empfehlen kann, hat sie deshalb einen Punktabzug bei der ansonsten ordentlichen Verarbeitung verdient.

Ich habe inzwischen 11er Tomastik Plectrum aufgezogen und die Saitenlage durch einen Gitarrenbauer optimieren lassen so das die Gitarre hinsichtlich klang und Spielbarkeit in hohem Maße befriedigt.

Die CLA-16SCE ist weit mehr als nur eine Anfänger- und Übungsgitarre und vermutlich auch gut für die Bühne geeignet. Sicherlich klingt die natur belassene Version etwas anders und viellecht auch besser, aber aber ich mag nun einmal schwarze Gitarren, - und schick ist sie allemal!
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