Harley Benton HBMA-50 Mandoline VS

Mandolin

  • Bluegrass series
  • Body shape: A style
  • Spruce top
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Teak
  • Fretboard: Blackwood (Pinus radiata)
  • 20 Frets
  • Dot inlays
  • Scale: 350 mm
  • Nut width: 30 mm
  • Blackwood bridge
  • Cream binding
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: High-gloss vintage sunburst
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  • Folk
  • Strumming
  • Traditional

Further Information

Shape A-Style
Colour Sunburst
Body Basswood
Top Spruce
Neck Teak
Pickup System No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Really glad I bought this!
RoBass68, 24.09.2018
I have had a hankering for a mandolin for a few years, more recently after hearing some virtuoso playing on YouTube!
The mandolin arrived incredibly well boxed and protected.
The finish is quite perfect on mine, the intonation is spot on and no adjustment was needed for the neck.
There was a bit of choking or fret-buzz on the second pair of strings (A) at the 9th and 10th fret, however, this was minimal and played out after a few days of scale practice and learning the fret board.
One initial let down were the machine heads (tuners). Six of them were fine, two were quite loose, however, a small adjustment with a screwdriver has them working perfectly.
My HBMA-50 holds it?s tune very well and the OEM strings fitted are bright and clear.
This is an excellent first mandolin and has raised my interest in the instrument.
I have played some slightly more expensive mandolins and I would say they are not 2-300£/¤ better than this and would wait to save more money to buy a ?much better? mandolin (if that makes sense?) ? [By the way the mid-price mandolins I tried were very good, but I?m trying to demonstrate how good my model seems to be].
Just a few of things, buy a tuner, buy a gig bag, buy a chord book and a song book. These can all be had for under £/¤100 if you chose well.
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Absolutely Brilliant! (for the price)
26.01.2016
Harley Benton HBMA-50 Mandoline VS is amazing for the money. Bought as an impulse purchase and now proudly in my collection of instruments. Ideal for a beginner or someone looking for an A-shape mandolin for travelling/festivals. If you're looking to learn seriously I would recommend purchasing a mid range upmarket model. I was pleasantly surprised with this purchase and recommend.

Pros:
- Spruce top, basswood body, teak neck, rosewood fretboard are surprising high quality.
- Rosewood Saddle is great.
- Attractive instrument

Cons:
- Finishing patchy and not perfect at times.
- String only "okay", if possible change
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