Harley Benton GL-2NT Guitarlele

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Guitarlele

  • Classical Guitar in 1/8 size
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata)
  • Black binding
  • 17 Frets
  • Scale: 433 mm
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • Bridge: Blackwood (Pinus radiata)
  • Bridge inlay: 68 x 8 x 3 mm
  • Concert machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: "Medium tension" nylon strings
  • Total length: 71 cm
  • Width: 22.5 cm
  • Tuning: A/D/G/C/E/A
  • Colour: Natural, matte
  • Gig bag included
Cutaway No
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Pickup System No
Fretboard Blackwood
Nut width in mm 48,00 mm
Scale 433 mm
Colour Natural
Gig Bag included Yes
Case No
available since January 2016
Item number 371679
sales unit 1 piece(s)
tuning A, D, G, C, E, A
scale-length 475 mm
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£45
Including VAT; Excluding £8 shipping
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Great little Instrument!
Reviewing purchased item 07.07.2021
A real winner for € 49,00 and it comes with a bag!

Note that size does matter in this case, and a lot.
You have quite a lower tuning so you will have to maybe adjust it a bit based on your playing.
Will have to squeeze your fingers more tightly on the fret board.
Everything is there but at a smaller scale

Good or bad…….?
I think it is magnificent since I can train on those finger stretching cords at ease and get finger position memory for when the big guns come into place and I plug either full size guitar to an amp. But foremost......this thing is really fun!

Also purchased the Pyramid classic guitar 7strings to have the closest to regular tuning and hopefully a bit more biting tone. One of the strings is not needed so I will just use 6 of them. Will review once I actually change them since it sounds so nice already out of the box.

This instrument does not substitute a full guitar but it is the closest based on its size.
A real tiny guitar that will help with your more immediate playing needs. Whilst traveling, office guitar, friends and family gatherings of all kind, and of course the perfect instrument to have lying around for a quick riff.

Again I want to mention this is a € 49,00 item, yes it is also small and you do really get your money’s full worth, though you should also be aware it will not sound like a Gibson Songwriter, but it will get you as close as € 49 worth of the typical Thomann/Harley Benton Know-how, great standards and the tiny guitar body resonance can.

Out of the box requirement is but to tune a bit, admire the wood and enjoy this Guitarlele…..
Some parts are of course always possible to improve but that is up to each and everyone’s needs, possibilities, and playing style. Changing strings is always good, adjusting or carving maybe the bridge guard a tiny bit might be needed depending on your action and playing style.

As final consideration on the more artistic side, amazing DIY project options with opportunity to re-paint or stain, strip it bare, sandpaper ultra fine, and re stain, paint or cloth-epoxy it, and let your favorite bursts and designs out. On the cutest of tiny guitars that also sounds great!

This will be a great extra added value for my already excellent product soon with the most personal of touches.
Will eventually order another one to stain but let's get this one's face and soul out....then we buy more!
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Fun and durable!
Uncle Jaff 17.10.2021
Bought this for work (kindergarden) thinking it was fun to play and it looked neat, but this little sucker plays very well and is very durable.
Chose this one because the fretboard was wider than the others, considering my massive hands. Very welcome at parties.

It has taken a couple of hits and it still tunes up and plays at it should.
Feels sturdy, and the sound is great.
Should mention that tuning it feels weird at first, but its a scaled down guitar. Fine tuning it will require this smallest of turns.
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It is perfect (A+++)
Rukiruki 09.11.2021
Used to own a guitalele from one famous brand and the price were almost double compared to HB. let me tell you my friends, Harley Benton is better guitalele then the previous model i'we owned.

it is so fun to play even if i dont like classic guitars. I like electric and acoustics...
It stays in tune which is mind blown for me. I am a big guy with big hands but still I can play this. I havent found any flaws, that just blow my mind. I gave 4 stars for the sound cause i dont know how it realy should sound, but it sounds decent to me, but dont expect wonders from this short guitar. It sounds great to me.
Conclusion:
+price
+sound
+stays in tune
+no flaws
What more do you want??

Buy your self one even if you dont need it, keep it in a car, behid your sofa, in the kitchen, anywhere, it is handy.
The thing is, it is my first Harley Benton product and it blew me away. If the other HB products are the same qualiti as this little guy, I am looking forward to buy some of its older brothers (acoustic and electrics) or some other harley Benton gear...
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Good. With some quick fixes, great!
clevername 30.08.2021
I am pleased with GL-2NT, overall. For the price, I cannot complain. The instrument is well-built and looks nice in its plainness.

I intend to keep it in 'A' tuning. I understand many reviewers have purchased the GL-2NT as a travel guitar, but I cannot imagine it sounds nice in standard E tuning. The thing isn't built for it. Regardless, it is well worth the money, and is fun to play.

I had some minors qualms, however. The initial strings included were of poor quality, particularly the trebles (no sustain). Also, the action was too high, resulting in problems with the instruments intonation. I removed about 1.5mm-2mm from the saddle and voila; problem solved. 5 minutes of work to turn an OK purchase into a good one. I plan to replace the saddle and nut with higher-quality pieces and swap the strings. This isn't necessary. This guitalele is mostly fine out-of-the-box, but - as is the case with many budget instruments - it is easy to get even more out of your money. Thanks, Thomann!
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