Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15ME

Steel String Guitar

  • Vintage Solid Series
  • Build: 00-12 With dovetail construction
  • Top: Solid okume
  • Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Body: Okume
  • Neck: Okume
  • Fretboard: Pau ferro
  • Neck profile: Modified Oval C
  • Fretboard inlays: Snowflakes
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • 18 Frets
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Compensated saddle
  • Pau ferro bridge
  • Fishman Presys-II preamp system with integrated tuner
  • Stringing: D'Addario EXP-16 .012 - .053
  • Dimensions: 96.5 x 35.5 x 9.5 cm
  • Colour: Natural matte
  • Suitable case: Article no. 122211 (not included)
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Model 000-Style
Top Okume
Back And Sides Okume
Cutaway No
Fretboard Pao Ferro
Nut width in mm 45,00 mm
Pickup System Yes
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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A lovely little guitar at any price
Jimbike, 26.05.2017
I have been looking for a small guitar with a wider nut, comfortable for the sofa, that compressed sound but still sweet and have been looking at expensive ones I can't stretch to those at the moment so gave this a go.

Well my wife is sure they have sent me the wrong guitar.

From the box it looks beautiful, very neatly made, no stray glue, classy inlays, no sharp fret ends, bone nut and saddle. The nut was well cut, the action was a little high for me but easily sorted.
Playing, the sound is very good, the bass is clear and has that mahogany mellowness, strong midrange and not too trebly highs. All very clear with good sustain and volume.

The neck is comfortable and not too wide. I was amazed to find the frets are perfectly level. I have played a few guitars of various prices and very few have perfect frets. I cannot find a note that chokes even on the unplayable end. Plugged in sounds better than my expensive guitar.
The only thing that lets it down are the plastic bridge pins.

I love this guitar at any price

Update: After two years the neck is slightly twisting but not fatal yet.
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Excellent company and products!
09.02.2016
A superb quality guitar....amazing for the price ! Build quality is of a high standard ....action/playability is excellent..ideal for beginner or experienced guitarist.Sound is surprisingly good for a small guitar at this price. Good sound plugged in! Looks and sounds like a more expensive guitar.Communication and delivery to UK excellent!
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Not as I expected
Alessio_Innocenti, 28.09.2018
Persuaded by the many good reviews I bought this guitar.
Nothing to say about the aesthetics, but the sound is very very poor, flat, untuned (despite the several adjustment made to the truss-rod) and lacks of many overtones.
Surely the mahogany does its part, but the guitar appears to play with many cut frequencies so as to appear out of tune all the times.
I have also replace the current PB strings with 80/20 strings but the sound is still bad.
in addition the shoulder strap peg has slipped off during use and I have been forced and paste it to prevent it from repeating itself...
I think that it would need the intervention of a luthier whose cost would be higher than the cost of the guitar itself...
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Brilliant parlour guitar!
Rhinos3054, 30.07.2019
This is an exceptional little parlour guitar and wonderful value for money. All mahogany so a very warm sound. Needed some adjustment to truss rod (easy) to lower the action. Not tried the electrics but had fish man before and they’re usually excellent. Really playable right down the neck, great for blues, folk etc. Even the machine heads on this, whilst cheap are very good, smooth and holds tuning well. Well recommend! Would be great if it was marketed with a case but cant have everything. As a seasoned guitarist I would advise a lighter touch with these parlor guitars. I can play a bit aggressively on my Lowden, but these little beauts will rattle if thrashed, so go easy and you will get a brilliant response! Well done Thomann!
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Colour: Natural
Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15ME
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15ME

Steel String Guitar Vintage Solid Series, Build: 00-12 With dovetail construction, Top: Solid okume, Scalloped X-Bracing, Body: Okume, Neck: Okume, Fretboard: Pau ferro, Neck profile: Modified Oval...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: Okume
  • Back And Sides: Okume
  • Cutaway: No
  • Back and Sides: Okume
  • Fretboard: Pao Ferro
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Frets: 18
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Case: No
Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15ME VS
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15ME VS

Steel String Guitar with Pickup Vintage Solid Series, Build: 00-12, Top: Solid mahogany, Scalloped X-Bracing, Body: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Pau ferro, Fretboard inlays: Snowflakes,...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: massive mahogny
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: No
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Frets: 18
  • Case: No
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Case: No
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