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Harley Benton D-120CE VS

Steel String Guitar with Pickup

  • Build type: Dreadnought with cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • X bracing
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: C
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Cream-coloured bindings on body and neck
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Nut width: 42.5 mm
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Pickup with preamp, volume knob and 4-band EQ
  • Chrome-plated die-cast tuners
  • Ex-factory string gauge: .010 - .047
  • Colour: Vintage sunburst, high gloss
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Top Spruce
Back and Sides Catalpa
Cutaway Yes
Saddle Width 42,50 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Sunburst
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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A good entry level guitar, great sound for the price

06.02.2017
I was in need of a cheap acoustic guitar and I already own a HB 35. So I decided to stay with a "Benton", the price and the characteristics oriented me toward this model.

Pros
The guitar ha a really great sound, I didn't expect such a brilliant performance. The sound is really a nice one for the price. I personally prefer the amplified sound, with the pre-amp you can set a sound well balanced on bass/high.
The pre-amp is good.
The neck is comfortable even when you play for a long time.

Cons
While it's normal for an entry level guitar to have some imperfections, the HB D-120CE has something more. The tuning pegs are pretty bad, to be honest, the tuning pegs are the worst I've ever seen... You have to tune the guitar frequently because the pegs are quite awful. It's almost impossible to keep the guitar in tune for a long time, you have always to tune the instrument.
Frets are badly shaped, when you play on the high strings, and doing a slide it's really annoying because you can cut yourself. While the neck and keyboard is really cool, sliding is almost blocked by this.
Another annoying stuff is that when I received the guitar something was wrong, there was something inside making a strange noise, like something inside the guitar not fixed. I guessed the cables of the pre-amp were not fixed and the sound was produced by them... After shaking a lot the guitar I discovered that there was a "silica gel" stuff inside... I had to take it out. Why putting a silica gel inside?

Conclusions
For an entry level the guitar is amazing for the sound. If you're going to play it for recording it's ok, but some adjustments should be made. First of all, changing the tuning pegs. But, for the price, this guitar is really good becuase the potential is great.
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Can't beat this

11.08.2016
I got this guitar for 77? from Thomann, and overall for the money it's simply amazing. I mean 77? - electric-acoustic??

I bought it only as a spare to keep in my trunk if something goes wrong on a gig with my usual axe.

So, I am into guitars seriously, especially into acoustics. My style is heavily influenced by Mark Knopfler and Tommy Emmanuel, so dynamics/fingerpicking is in my main focus. I play all of that stuff on this one.

Also, I have several guitars, each one significantly more expensive that this one.

Don't expect perfection when you unpack it, but after some adjustments this guitar will play more than nice. You will need to sand/polish the frets with some sand paper, check some Youtube videos to get the idea. It took me around 2 hours. After that adjust action a little bit, get a pack of new strings and go make music!

This guitar sounds GOOD. Pickup could be better, but with some mixer adjustment you will get a fairly decent sound. Don't hesitate, you will be surprised...
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  • Back and Sides: Catalpa
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Saddle Width: 42,50 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Back and Sides: Catalpa
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Saddle Width: 42,50 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Saddle Width: 42,50 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Back and Sides: Catalpa
  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Saddle Width: 42,50 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Back and Sides: Sapele
  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Saddle Width: 42,50 mm
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  • Pickups: No
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
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  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Catalpa
  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Saddle Width: 42,50 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: No
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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