Harley Benton Delta Blues T

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Steel String Guitar

  • Body shape: Vintage style travel size
  • Mahogany body with quarter sawn tapered spruce bracing
  • Dovetail construction
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Blackwood fretboard
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • Scale: 580 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • ABS nut
  • 20 Frets
  • Black / Green abalone rosette
  • Blackwood bridge
  • Chrome Die-Cast machine heads
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Ex-factory stringing: Bronze .011 - .052
  • Dimensions: 87 x 30 x 8.5 cm
  • Colour: Bourbon vintage satin burst
Model Travel
Top Mahogany
Back And Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Blackwood
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Pickup System No
Colour Vintage
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
available since February 2019
Item number 451682
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£75
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Poor quality instrument
Hanners 03.01.2022
Disappointing build quality and sound.

Is a plywood mahogany small bodied instrument and unfortunately sound is very poor as a result. The intonation was very poor at the 12th fret.

Build quality on the one I received was not good either. Bridge had thick unsightly paint smeared across half of it. It had several dents in the fretboard which is a rather unattractive composite material. The paintwork on the body and neck were okay.

The instrument has no edge binding and the top is not rounded over where it meets the sides. As a result the plywood top digs uncomfortably into your forearm after only a short time.

Value was not there for me. Does not come with a gig bag as standard.

There are better value full size and travel size instruments on Thomann website that come with gig bags included.

Returned for a refund.
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Has that Delta Blues sound, great for slide in open tunings
stimresp 27.04.2021
I bought the larger Delta Blues O model as a practice guitar, but I was so intrigued by the sounds I heard from this little guy that I also put it in my basket. What the hell, such a low price, it was worth a punt. Both guitars were delivered quickly and in good shape.

Setup was perfect, just some oil for the fretboard, bridge and a quick fret polish was required. I think if you were to buy this hoping for a typical guitar sound you may be disappointed, but this is also its strength. It really does have that tinny Delta blues sound, with an almost resonator/banjo-like tone.

I put medium Bronze strings on it, along with a bone nut and I play it in open tunings (D,G) with a heavy brass slide and metal fingerpicks. I give it a good bashing and it really does sound convincing! As a slide guitar it is very, very nice and I am spending may happy hours noodling away on it.

The tuners are not the best but they keep it in tune. Other than that, I am really pleased with it.

So, not a guitar replacement IMO, but a little extra tasty sauce to have at the ready. For the money, it's a winner.
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Incredible!
Great Dane 18.05.2021
I had gas for a nice little acoustic travel guitar and saw rage Delta Blues T . Based on reviews it seemed quite good and was super cheap so I went for it.
Glad I did . Honestly , I cannot believe the quality and sound of this little guitar. It looks great and is so fun to play. Has a nice popping sound to it.
It blows my mind how it can be this cheap . It stays in tune well , is light and easy to bring pretty much anywhere you want.
I'm exited to see how it will hold up in a years time. But if you have some spare change and are looking for a cool little guitar , you need to get this !
Around the same time I got the Martin backpacker which is also a great travel guitar in its own right . But if I suddenly had to do a solo acoustic set and had to chose Bergen that and the delta.........I'd almost have to go with the Harley Benton !
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Sweet lil' machine!
RyleeKatt 17.12.2021
The sound...oh my my my! I've a few stringed instruments that are absolute favs, and this one is creeping up quick. Only wish I'd gotten the package instead of just the Delta T alone (you're going to want to do what it wants you to...travel). Sound reverberates long after I hang it back on the wall, sweet!
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