Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

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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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Highly Recommended
13.01.2017
I have always been wary of purchasing acoustic instruments online without being able to play or see how they feel first. After having a look around the nearest music stores and not finding anything that was jumping out at me in the 200euro price range I said what the heck I'd give this one a try, even though there were no reviews on it yet.It was for my son to learn on so I figured it had to be good enough for that purpose and if he stuck with it he could always get a better one in a year or so.
Arrived in the usual prompt fashion from Thomann. At first glance it looks good -simple but nice, it obviously doesn't have fancy beading etc. but I think it is
still well finished and the only obvious flaw I could find was a tiny bit of roughness on the neck which I have to say wouldn't bother me but if you were being picky, maybe.
I left the strings that it came with on for a week or so, which were ok but I prefer 10's on an acoustic and these were I'd say 11's. The action on the strings as it came was again ok but I figured there was space to go lower. So when I changed the strings I took the action down and I have to say it's really nice to play now, not quite as good as my 4 times the price Tanglewood -but close.
As for the most important thing; the sound. It's very good. I teach guitar so sometimes I end up having to listen to beginners who are using guitars that are not up to much. Teaching my son on this Harley Benton I have marveled a few times at how good it sounds.
It's folky but clear without any muddiness and a nice medium sustain. Through the pickup it sounds good too with no feedback through a Roland cube amp..
For the money compared to others I've tried I was definitely surprised, this guitar is really good value.
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Exactly what I needed
Alexi89, 18.06.2018
I highly recommend this guitar if you need a reliable acoustic guitar you can plug into an amp for gigs on a budget.

I have gigged it a few times and it has held up nicely!

The in-built tuner is OK for a rough tuning but I needed an external tuner for the gigs for it to be reliable. It mutes the signal when you turn it on which is a handy funtion when playing live!
The EQ is also pretty OK, does the job.
The overal sound is very pleasant, both acoustically and electric. Having also played a 1000 euro guitar which was lent to me, I can hear that this guitar is considerably more affordable, but that is not a very fair comparison.

In conclusion: i bought this because I needed an affordable and reliable guitar for gigs and it has impressed me!
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Amazing guitar
Goonz, 26.05.2017
I was pleasantly surprised plays great sounds awesome electronics are perfect it's beautiful machine heads are great nothing bad to say about the guitar it even has my initials on the headstock I would recommend it to anyone
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

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