Harley Benton D-120CE TB

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Acoustic Guitar

  • Type: Dreadnought with cutaway
  • Mahogany body
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Roseacer fingerboard
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Neck Profile: "C" Shape
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Nut width: 42.5 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Cream coloured bindings on body and neck
  • Roseacer bridge
  • Pickup system with pre-amp, volume control and 4-band EQ
  • Chrome die-cast machine heads
  • Factory strings: .011 - .053
  • Colour: Translucent Blue, high-gloss
Available since July 2019
Item number 456138
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Sapelli, Mahogany
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Roseacer
Nut width in mm 42,50 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Blue
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
£77
Including VAT; Excluding £10 shipping
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So good!
T0mmas 06.02.2022
I bought this guitar mainly for playing live, I've never used the pickups and the electronics. They say a good instrument is supposed to sound good acousticly before else. And yes - this guitar does just that!

For 9 months of playing I've not experienced any quality issues. The lacquer finish is great. The neck joint is stable, so are the nut and bridge. The tuning keys are quality as well. Frets are done pretty nice. None of them is sticking out. I can't really find anything flawed about this guitar. It just sings when played. It really got that high top end emphasis while maintaining the fundamentals of the tone. I really love it!

As a natural bass player I bought it with the intend of having a cheap guitar for live playing but there is not anything cheap about this guitar, besides its price, trust me! Harley Benton reminded me again their products should not be valued and measured by their price tags.

I can't really recommend this enough to every body!
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A beautiful blue guitar!
luftmietze 07.01.2023
I have had this guitar for over 1 month now and I have played it daily. It’s my first acoustic guitar, my previous guitar experience is with relatively high end classical guitars.
For the price it comes at, this Harley Benton D-120CE TB offers unbeatable value for money.
The blue finish is beautiful and, on my guitar, it was flawlessly executed. As with all similar finishes, fingerprints will show up on it and it should be wiped down with a micro-fiber cloth after playing. The package includes two pick-guard stickers. One plain black and one tortoise shell.
The guitar’s setup, out of the box, was perfectly playable and all I had to do was tune the strings. No buzzing and, according to my measurements, there was no need to adjust the truss rod. That may change as the weather changes but this is normal.
Since the first week of playing it has stayed in tune, no matter how long I played. It also sounds very good. Considering I am still using the original strings that is pretty remarkable.
The only downsides I can mention are that the fret edges are a bit rough, particularly in comparison to the classical guitars I am used to. But then this guitar costs a fraction of their price so I won't complain too hard. And, that the roseacer fretboard and bridge take a bit of getting used to, since it always looks like the wood is dry and in need of oil. However, after a bit of research, it seems that this is not the case and, apparently, roseacer always look like this.
I have no need for the pickup and pre-amp so I cannot comment on them personally. A number of Youtube reviews seem to show that they too offer good value for money.
I really wish that decent, value for money instruments like this had been available when I first learned to play guitar 35+ years ago.
In conclusion, I can only congratulate Harley-Benton and Thomann on a well executed, budget instrument that is perfect for anyone from a beginner to intermediate level.
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amazing value
KevJuice 21.05.2021
I use this guitar for practicing. I have been an amateur player for about 30 years, my first "nice" guitar was a 1987 Ibanez RG550 which I played in the early 1990's until I needed to sell it to make rent in college. I'm now 48, my day job is an IT Systems Engineer so I don't consider myself a musician but I do dabble.
My girlfriend has a $5000 Martin acoustic-electric, this is not a guitar in the same league obviously, but it's about the only thing I have to compare it to, as I haven't played much acoustic over the years. If I use that guitar as a reference, I would say this guitar is much more pliable, just grabbing onto it and holding the neck makes it bend a quarter semitone or so. I bought this guitar because I was already ordering a Fusion 2 HSH FBLB I had wanted for quite a while and had to wait several months for there to be stock.
TBH, this guitar has impressed me most of the two I ordered. The strings it came with are more than adequate. The sound is warm and bright. After the strings were broken in the guitar keeps tune pretty well. Cosmetically, it is a beautiful instrument, and you'd really have to be a guitar guru/snob/luthier to know that it is a really inexpensive guitar. I think the engineering on it is excellent. I haven't tried it plugged in yet. Machine heads seem to be a fairly adequate quality. Fretwork is excellent, no sharp edges or buzzes. The action from the factory is spot-on.

Pros - inexpensive, sound quality, playability, excellent setup, looks great

Cons - Could be a bit more rigid

I highly recommend this guitar, especially at this price point
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Best deal for the money
Dynosius 16.06.2020
Found this guitar and just said "I have to see for myself if this is too good to be true".
I was amazed when it came to how visually stunning it looks. It came perfectly set up and ready to play.
Great guitar for anyone who wants to pick up an affordable yet good quality instrument.

The pros:
- neck, action and fretboard all feel really good. No trouble or discomfort playing whatsoever
- lovely sound out of the box, tuners also feel great
- I like the fretboard material and it looks much more expensive than it really is
- you get pickguard stickers in both black, and red (patterned) so you can choose if you want to stick it there, or just leave it as it is without a pickguard
- there's a pretty decent sounding pickup with EQ controls on the top of the guitar, making this a very versatile instrument.

Cons:
- frets are kind of harsh, and I got a scratchy feeling when playing higher up on the neck (closer to the hole), but it's manageable and you get used to it
- the pickup gets noisy on higher output levels, and touching the metal part of my cable reduces the noise, making it seem like it's not grounded properly (if that's even a thing on pickups), but on mid/lower volume it's barely noticeable

All in all, this is a guitar that's meant for the people who want to get into playing whilst not breaking the bank, or for those who are curios what you can get for less than 100€ nowadays. Love it.
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