Harley Benton GL-2NT Guitarlele

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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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Very worthy budget instrument
T. Escobedo, 04.07.2020
This is the second Harley Benton GL-2NT I have purchased. I have been very satisfied with both. They're nicely made, attractively finished, budget tiny guitars. Laminated construction featuring minimal adornment is handsome in its simplicity. The only adjustment necessary was to file down approximately 2mm from the plastic saddle to bring action down to a more optimal level. Being very light and small, it still has decent volume and a lively tonal quality.

Being a very small instrument, with a very short scale, it might be tight for players with large hands to manipulate a full six strings. However, the 48mm neck width and string spacing are wider than many comparable 1/8 and 1/4 scale classical guitars, which are more cramped, presumably to accommodate children's hands. The Harley Benton's wider spacing helps adult hands more easily navigate the short scale length.

Though intended to be tuned ADGCEA using common classical guitar strings, I found it can be successfully tuned EADGBE using the inexpensive Pyramid 7String Classical Guitar Set (No. 344 200) sold here, discarding the high E and using the remaining set tuned standard. Doing this makes for a heavier, higher tension set that intonates and projects reasonably. This makes for a *very* portable travel guitar rather than "guitarlele". If that's what you desire, I can highly recommend this instrument.
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Great for Travel and Fun, Amazing for the Price
Kostein, 28.06.2020
This guitarlele is by far the best quality for instrument that I've ever purchased. It has a clear, bright sound but with good depth of tone and surprising volume.

My wife purchased this to transition from ukulele to guitar, as she has mild arthritis and wanted something easy to play. I am a guitarist, with a dozen guitars, and was amazed at the how good this little guy sounds. It ends up on counters and tables because it is so fun to pick up and play, it goes in the car easily and my wife brings it on any trip longer than 10 minutes to play while we drive.

Pros:
Good sound, great value, easy to play, basically everything. Also a great starter instrument for kids or anyone with smaller or compromised hands.

Cons:
Not much, tiny amount of fret buzz, not noticeable and easily fixed.

We got this as a B-stock and it had a half centimetre nick on one side. It's barely visible and did not affect the instrument at all. I don't know if we just got lucky or if they're all this great.
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Great fun in a small package
TheRedGen, 29.12.2019
I was looking for a small guitar to comfortably travel and play around with anywhere. As an inexperienced guitar player, I specifically looked for a small instrument as close to a regular guitar, to keep things simple.
This guitarlele proved to be just that. I love playing it and it offers exactly the portable fun I was looking for.

Amazing value for money!
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Sweet little friend
Sacri, 15.10.2020
I bought that for myself. I m hobbyist. Playing guitar for over 25 years so I wanted to little travel size instrument. When I discover Guitelele I started to examine in youtube. Then I ordered.

Sound, a little thin to my ears but in that size of body and 6 strings strumming almost over heard harshness and you will hear your fingers more, but its ok. This is not a concert instrument. Take it to birthdays, holidays, friend gatherings, serenade to your girl under the window, (which I m planning to.XD) That is more than enough.

Holds tune, if you wondered. But be patient not on first day arrive. Nylon strings and wood needs to adapt temperature...

I think thats it. I Recommend for children. But I m 180cm Male, My hands a little hard to spot some positions I and I frets especcially. But I think I will adapt in time..

Tunign is A a littl weird If you are playing guitar often.. you have change all chord positions for that instrument but If you work your lessons thats not issue for you..

Shipping was fast. Germany to Turkey in 10 days.

Thanks Thomann. I like it. I will play Bard's Song In the Forest with it now..
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ZCrecords, 20.11.2020
Nice instrument for low price
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Highly recommended!
Sam the Gibson guy, 08.11.2020
I have it all the time with me. It sounds good. The finish is not so great but it's really a nice item to have.
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Not a guitar, not a ukulele
yilong, 08.01.2020
I wanted to have a small-sized guitar and tried this one. It's 5 semi-tones higher than a guitar, which was ok at the beginning but I started to play less and less and go back to my full-size guitar. Actually, a 3/4 guitar is better for me as I want to keep the standard tuning (and do not want to change my chord fingering while playing)
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reisgitaar in standard tuning
stefanflute, 30.05.2019
ik heb deze guitarlele gekocht als reisgitaar. Ik gebruik ze met de "pyramid quintbass guitar strings" waarmee ik ze in de normale standard gitaar stemming kan gebruiken. intonatie is vrij ok. de kleinere afstanden is wel wennen natuurlijk. ongelooflijk dat dit voor die prijs kan gemaakt worden.
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Travel Guitar
lordz, 28.04.2020
I mainly use this guitarlele for traveling since is very small. You can easily reach most of the frets and sound quality is amazing since is very cheap.
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Learning and playing
23.11.2016
A very nice instrument, it has a more opened sound than its Yamaha similar. That is because of its good woods. And dimensions are just fit to 4 year old up to adult. I really recomend it.
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Harley Benton Guitarlele
And.M., 01.08.2018
This "novelty" instrument is basically a smaller guitar, tuned as if a regular guitar had a capo on the 5th fret.

The sound is very close to a classical guitar (it has nylon strings), but a little less deep, due to the small size of the body. All in all, the sound is quite pleasing.

This little guitarlele is great to bring when hiking, traveling, camping and also working.

It could even be played while traveling in a van during the journey.

For those who'd like to tune it like a regular guitar:

Tuning it down with its original strings makes them a little "rubbery", but it can still be played well and sound good. Maybe a little fret buzz here and there, but nothing major.

I think it could benefit from higher tension classical guitar strings, if I'll ever try I'll update this review.

Very easily recommended little big intrument.
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