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Harley Benton DS-10 Mini

Mini Steel-String Guitar

  • Conventional guitar tuning
  • Design: Mini dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany (Sapele / Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Neck: Mahogany (Sapele / Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 568 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Mini inlay on the 12th bund
  • Bridge: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Binding on the body
  • Machine heads: Chrome diecast
  • String gauges: .010 - .047
  • Finish: Natural matte
  • Includes a gig bag

Dimensions:

  • Total length: 88 cm
  • Lower bout: 31 cm
  • Upper bout: 22.5 cm
  • Height: 8.2 cm
  • Body length: 38 cm
  • Soundhole diameter: 8 cm
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Model Mini Dreadnought
Top Spruce
Back And Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Roseacer
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Pickup System No
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes

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Sofa/travel guitar
JohannesCLW, 08.05.2020
Bought as a short term instrument after moving country before getting my other instruments sent over at a later date. For the price a perfectly acceptable guitar. Sound is small/boxy as expected but not unappealing. The size means you can easily play it sitting in any chair or on any sofa. Never unwieldy like a standard sized guitar.
The overall build quality is fine. No issues with gluing of the binding/neck joints. The top seems to be a very soft piece of wood and will probably indent easily over time.
However, the nut wasn't properly cut so the intonation near the nut wasn't great - I was able to cut deeper slots for the two high strings and now it's ok. The neck didn't need adjusting - good relief straight out of the box. But overall the action is HIGH. Not much you can do unless you want to sand down the bridge (I don't). For this reason I wouldn't recommend as a guitar for a beginner, whose finger tips will naturally be much softer. They would probably find it quite painful to play for any extended period.
As a 3rd/4th/5th (...!) guitar to have around for noodling it's a perfectly good option, however, and could certainly be taken travelling without worrying about it getting damaged.
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it's not you, it's me
a muppet fan, 08.07.2020
unwrapping the box within the box, i was greeted by a well protected, well presented, quality looking guitar. It looks better than i had hoped for in terms of its satin finish, headstock and inlay style and overall appearance of the contrasting wood finishes. I couldn't fault the sound either, it's diminutive appearance does not lack any audible presence. If you have small hands or thin fingers you will do well with this as a travel instrument to be proud of and considering it's budget price it is in no way lacking. I on the other hand have sausage fingers and grossly underestimated what an 80cm long guitar would feel like for me. I will definitely buy another Harley Benson in a heartbeat as its replacement as, despite some youtube video review reservations, i have experienced first hand what great value for money and quality you can get from this brand.
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Great value, a real guitar at toy pricing
Bud L., 29.12.2018
I was pleasantly surprised by this little guitar. I bought it basically on a whim, since I already had shipping paid for with another guitar. For the money I figured it was worth the gamble. This is a solid little guitar. Out of the box it was nearly in tune and the action was a little high, but not too bad. The fretboard is a little dry and there is some minor fret sprout, but I've definitely seen worse on much more expensive guitars. It's an easy fix. The tuners are okay, nothing fancy but they work and seem pretty stable. Otherwise, it is a really well built instrument and is a perfect guitar for travel, practice at the office, campfires, kids, etc... It's a small body guitar with small body sound but for what it is it sounds pretty good. Definitely better than some of the full size "student" instruments I've tried at music shops. If you already have an order at Thomann you might as well throw one of these in as well since the shipping is paid for. It's absolutely worth the price if you're comfortable fixing minor issues yourself. I wouldn't buy one of these and pay to have a tech fix it, that seems like a waste of money. But again, if you can use a nail file on the frets and some lemon oil on the fretboard, that's about all you'll need to do.
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Amazing for the price
GreatGooglyMoogly, 19.11.2020
Got this for my little nephew as his first guitar. It's light, but everything feels well put together. The tuning machines were of good quality and the guitar plays beautifully.
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